Leading Plastic Cover Manufacturers

Covers such as these come in a number of different types and styles. Lids, for example are made to attach to a specific type or size of container such as a drum, barrel, storage, bin or pail. Caps are similar in purpose, but often simple rest atop a surface rather than adhering to it. Read More…

Plastic Covers Plastic covers are vacuum formed plastics designed to secure, contain and protect objects from environmental conditions such as weather, lighting, dust, water or other debris.

Valk’s policy is “to meet or exceed our customer’s requirements, working together as a team with honesty and integrity.” Valk’s success is due to their long standing focus on quality & customer service.

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Since 1960, Profile Plastics Inc. has been at the forefront of thermoforming technology. Utilizing the latest software and technology, our expert staff of engineers can design custom vacuum, pressure, and twin-sheet thermoformed solutions. Over the last 60 years, we have developed a process that allows us to deliver consistent, high volume, and precise products with superior quality. Our high...

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Quality Plastics has been a leading manufacturer of vacuum forming since 1976. Whether you need a small batch of custom vacuum-formed parts or a large-scale production run, we have the capabilities and expertise to deliver. We are committed to providing our customers with exceptional vacuum-formed products and services that meet their needs and exceed their expectations. Contact us today to learn ...

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Engineered Plastic Products custom forms & fabricates sheet thermoplastic materials, standard & specialized, for any number of industrial & commercial requirements. EPP has been widely recognized for outstanding manufacturing & service since 1958 for companies such as GE, NASA & AT&T. Custom fabricated parts can be as large as 72"x108" down to 2"x2" in any thickness up to 1 1/2". Post-forming...

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Founded in 1986, SAY Plastics is a plastics processor specializing in OEM thermoforming. Our state-of the-art facility, located in South Central Pennsylvania, houses the latest manufacturing technologies. From our computer controlled forming equipment and our vacuum molding capabilities, to our brand new high speed CNC Routers, SAY Plastics has the tools for your next project. Our team will work...

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RapidMade is a leader in thermoforming and vacuum forming solutions, offering unmatched customer experience, quality, and speed. We cater to diverse needs with a broad material and equipment portfolio, ensuring cost-effective, engineered parts. Trust us for reliable, timely delivery of your small to medium batch plastic projects, meeting the highest industry standards. Choose RapidMade for...

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Robinson Industries offers thermoformed and injection molded reusable, heavy duty plastic pallets, packaging and more. We are one of the largest suppliers of reusable pallets to many industries.

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One of the most complete custom plastic thermoforming companies in the nation, Spencer also offers custom vacuum forming, custom pressure forming, custom twin sheeting and in-house extrusion. We have a complete assembly division, including painting, sonic welding, hot stamping and more.

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Plastic covers may be as simple and versatile as tarps, which can be securely tied down in order to protect objects. This type of covering is not, however, easily applied in situations requiring a complete or airtight seal. Plastic covers are found in electronics, manufacturing, food processing, packaging, storage and shipping industrial settings where they may cover items such as bins, keyboards and large equipment.

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These items reduce contamination and prolong the working life of machinery as well as the shelf-life of certain food items. Domestic covers are also popular for such uses as furniture covers as well as storage and packaging. To suit such varied applications, plastic covers may be rigid or semi-flexible and may be clear, translucent or opaque. Colored covers are also popular as they allow for easy organization and identification. A wide range of sizes and dimensions are also available.

While several manufacturing processes may be used in the production of plastic covers, vacuum forming is ideal as it allows for the inexpensive production of lightweight elements that fit exactly to an object, product, machine or container. This thermoforming technique begins with extruded or rolled plastic sheets of the desired thickness that are fed into a pre-heating machine.

Electric, infrared or natural gas heaters warm the materials to the temperature at which they become soft and pliable, but not fluid. Next, the still warm sheets are carefully guided into a form station that holds a pre-made mold. Presses, stamps or air pressure force the material to adhere and conform to the shape of the mold, often the inverse of the intended cover.

A vacuum is employed to suction all excess air from the confined space, further pulling the plastic material into the mold. While in place the plastic is cooled until it reaches the desired rigidity. The final cover is ejected with reverse air flow before being trimmed or otherwise finished. Plastics such aspolycarbonate, noryl, PVC, royalite, polyurethane and vinyl are commonly formed into covers, but may require additional protective coatings for special properties such as UV blocking and moisture resistance.

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Thermoforming

Thermoforming

Thermoforming is the process of heating thin plastic sheets to its forming temperature and stretching it over a mold which takes its shape. After cooling and setting of the molded plastic sheet, each part will be separated from its batch to form a single unit or product...

Vacuum Forming

Vacuum Forming

The process of heating and shaping the plastic material using a vacuum is called vacuum forming. Vacuum forming is one of the oldest and cheapest methods for plastic molding and is widely used in our everyday life, from smaller objects to huge industrial machinery...

Blister Packaging

Blister Packaging

Blister packaging, or blister packs, are pre-formed packaging materials composed of a thermoformed plastic cavity and a pliable lid. In this type of packaging, the product is placed in deep-drawn pockets or cavities resembling a blister...

Plastic Bags

Custom Merchandise Plastic Bags

A plastic bag is an unwoven single piece poly fabricated container for storing, carrying, and packaging of a wide variety of items and materials. Though they are very thin and easy to carry, plastic bags are strong, waterproof...

Contract Packaging

Contract Packaging

Contract packaging involves putting a specific product into its completed packaging using a contracting business. It is also known as co-packing or co-packaging. A company can hire another business entity for the production of its packaging, product assembly and...

On-Demand Manufacturing

The manufactured demand definition, often known as on-demand manufacturing or manufacturing on demand (MOD), is a relatively new idea in the manufacturing industry. In an on-demand manufacturing system, goods are only produced as...

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