Plastic Material Properties for Thermoforming & Vacuum Forming


Material Specific Gravity* Flame Resistance UV Resistance Heat Distortion, °F Heat Distortion, °C
ABS 1.05 Pass Pass 190-222 88-106
ABS Capped 1.08 Pass High 198 92
Acrylic 1.19 High High 205 96
PETG 1.27 Good High 158 70
Polycarbonate 1.2 Good High 275 135
Polycarbonate/ABS 1.19 Pass Low 215 102
Polyethylene 0.95 Yes Average 160-176 71-80
Polypropylene 0.9 Pass Average 187 86
Polystyrene 1.03 No Low 185 85
PVC 1.47 Yes Average 154 68
PVC/Acrylic 1.35 Yes High 150 66
PVC/ABS 1.22 Low Low 170-190 77-88
PVC/Acrylic 1.34 Pass High 155 68
TPO Thermoplastic Olefines 1.14 Pass High 225-240 107-116
TPE Thermoplastic Elastomers 0.92 Pass Low 170-190 77-88

AMD Plastics Can vacuum form any plastic that can be thermoformed.
*Measure of weight. Water equals 1

Additional services at AMD Plastics include:

Secondary operations to plastic thermoforming

3D Printing (Stereolithography -SLA 5000)

Painting/Special Coatings/Finishes

Metal Machining