2. Basics of Thermoforming and Thermoplastics

  1. Sven Engelmann

Published Online: 7 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118207086.ch2

Advanced Thermoforming: Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications and Automation

Advanced Thermoforming: Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications and Automation

How to Cite

Engelmann, S. (2012) Basics of Thermoforming and Thermoplastics, in Advanced Thermoforming: Methods, Machines and Materials, Applications and Automation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118207086.ch2

Author Information

  1. Gerhard Schubert GmbH Crailsheim, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 JUN 2012

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series on Polymer Engineering and Technology

Book Series Editors:

  1. Richard F. Grossman and
  2. Domasius Nwabunma

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470499207

Online ISBN: 9781118207086

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Keywords:

  • PET, PP, PS, PLA thermoforming, and thermoplastics basics;
  • thermoforming, method and process steps;
  • semifinished thermoplastics, and free and mold shrinkage;
  • thermoforming methods;
  • thermoforming machines and thermoforming methods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Thermoforming Methods

  • Positive Forming

  • Negative Forming

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Thermoforming

  • Thermoforming Machines

  • Semifinished Thermoplastic Products