News | May 11, 2017

Metal To Plastic Thermoforming Comparison And Conversion Guide Now Available From Productive Plastics

Productive Plastics, Inc., a leading heavy gauge plastic thermoforming company, announces that its new Metal to Plastic Thermoforming Comparison and Conversion Guide is now available. The guide can be downloaded at no charge from the Productive Plastics website:

Mount Laurel Township, NJ (PRWEB) - Productive Plastics, a leading heavy gauge plastic thermoforming contract manufacturer, announces the release of its new Fiberglass to Plastic Thermoforming Comparison and Conversion Guide. This design guide is available to be downloaded in PDF format from the Productive Plastics website at at no charge.

This design guide was developed to provide insights for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), design engineers and anyone considering the use of heavy gauge plastic thermoforming ( for their products as an upgraded replacement for metal. Topics covered in this guide include: 

  • Fiberglass and Plastic Thermoforming Process Overviews
  • Process Comparisons
  • Material Weight Considerations
  • Material Performance and Other Considerations
  • Upgrading From Metal to Plastic Thermoforming

"This metal to plastic thermoforming conversion guide can really help customers that are considering changing to the lighter plastic material and thermoforming manufacturing," said Evan Gilham, Productive Plastics COO. “Productive Plastics has a wealth of accumulated knowledge and experience from many projects converting metal to plastic thermoformed components for our customers, and this guide captures that well.”

Thermoforming is the plastic production process that heats a two-dimensional rigid thermoplastic sheet and uses vacuum and/or pressure to form that sheet into a three-dimensional shape. Productive Plastics’ core competency is in cut-sheet heavy gauge thermoforming with sheet materials ranging from .060 to .500 inches thick. Typical applications for custom heavy gauge thermoformed components include transportation (rail cars, buses, trucks), aerospace, industrial equipment, medical device , kiosks and many types of plastic enclosures.

About Productive Plastics 
Headquartered in Mt. Laurel, NJ and established in 1955, Productive Plastics offers thermoformed plastic components through pressure thermoforming and vacuum forming. Productive Plastics is a leading contract manufacturer of heavy gauged thermoformed parts for medical equipment, transportation, kiosk, industrial, and plastic enclosure markets. For more information, please visit or call 856-778-4300.


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