General thermoforming applications

windmill_drip_tray.jpgThe diverse Vispec™ range offers products to suit most applications. In addition, with 50 years of sheet extrusion experience combined with the technical ability and willingness to develop tailor-made solutions with its customers, VitasheetGroup is committed to finding the right product for your application.

With the benefits of multi polymer extrusion, VitasheetGroup has products that are durable, attractive and serviceable for any thermoforming application.

  

 

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Some Examples of Application

  • Luggage and boxes
  • Cutlery trays
  • Equine accessories
  • Protective equipment
  • Trays and containers

……and many other thermoforming applications

 Key Products 

Main productsDescriptionTypical ApplicationKey benefits
ViSpec HD 2100
ViSpec HD/T 2102
ViSpec HT/ET 2104
A range HDPE sheet with excellent impact properties at very low temperatures, and very good chemical resistance and stiffness. Particularly resistant to stress whitening when bent. HD/T and HT/ET versions have improved flow characteristics.  Hard wearing, impact resistant applications
Suitable for external applications
- Very high impact resistance
- Very tough
- High chemical resistance
 ViSpec Mineral 2110 HDPE sheet filled with high quality mineral fillers, for improved rigidity and forming characteristics. This product offers excellent impact properties at very low temperatures, has good chemical resistance, with very good stiffness.  Similar application as HD 2100 when an improved forming performance is required  - Very high impact resistance
- Very tough
- High chemical resistance
- Improved thermoforming performance 

 ViSpec Mineral 3110

A modified PPC sheet filled with a high quality mineral for greater rigidity and improved forming characteristics than our standard range of PPC materials.  High chemical resistance applications - Easy to form
- Very tough and  improved stiffness
- High chemical resistance
- Easy to thermoform 
 ViSpec Soft feel 3170 A PPC sheet with excellent impact strength and heat resistance, modified with a flexible soft layer which imparts anti-slip and pleasant soft touch properties. It also has excellent thermoforming characteristics  Application when the durability of PP is required with a soft feel surface  - Cost effective vs ABS/TPE and ABS/TPU
- Easy to form
- Good matt finish
- Pleasant soft touch feel 
 ViSpec FR 3550

A flame retardant PPC sheet that has excellent physical characteristics, particularly for applications where impact strength and heat resistance is important. 

Similar application as PPC 3110 when fire retardant properties is required

- FR resistance
- Chemical resistance
- Very tough 

 ViSpec HI 5100

An opaque High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) sheet that offers a good balance of stiffness and toughness.  It has very good impact strength and is ideal for general-purpose applications. It is very easy to thermoform and fabricate.  General applications when aesthetic apearance is important and a good compromise on cost, ease of process and stiffness is required  - Easy to form
- Wide range of colour
- Balance of cost, stiffness and toughness 
 ViSpec Décor 5190 A HIPS sheet laminated with a printed PS film or Acrylic film which gives improved UV and scratch resistance.  Visually appealing sheets for decorative application 

- Easy to form
- Choice of high quality decor

 ViSpec LT 5200

An opaque HIPS sheet that has improved low temperature impact strength and resistance to cyclopentane expander making this material ideal for the refrigeration and sanitary markets.  Low temperature applications for PS 
High chemical resistance

 - Easy to form
 - High impact strength at low temperature 
- High chemical resistance

 ViSpec Eco 5400

A mix of recycled HIPS grade, available in black, provides a cost effective solution when aspect is not an issue. 

Economic solution when surface finish is not important and physical properties are not critical 

- Economic
- Easy to form and fabricate 

ViSpec 5610
ViSpec 5620

An opaque HIPS material with improved UV resistance.  The 5620 has a coex layer on top of a standard HIPS base, offering a good compromise on cost and UV resistance.  External applications when aesthetic appearance is important and a good compromise on cost, ease of process and stiffness is required  - Easy to form
- Wide range of colour
- Resistance to UV 
 ViSpec HI 6100 High impact ABS sheet that suits most applications. Very easy to thermoform, it is much more robust and impact resistant than PS. It is available in many colours and embossings.  General applications when a high impact performance is required - Easy to form
- Tough
- High impact resistance
- Wide range of embossing and colours

 ViSpec HH 6120

A high heat resistant ABS sheet, particularly suited for those demanding applications.  It is also has particularly high rigidity.  Similar applications as 6100 when a higher temperature resistance is required  - Easy to form
- Tough
- Impact resistance
- Heat resistance 
 ViSpec SHI 6150

Superior impact strength ABS, particularly suited for low temperature applications, deep thermoforming or whenever a high resistance to shock is required. 

Similar applications as 6100, with improved impact resistance 

- Easy to form
- Tough
- Very high impact resistance 

ViSpec Soft feel 6170
ViSpec Soft feel 6172

A soft capped ABS sheet, which gives excellent soft touch properties but has the toughness and stiffness of ABS. 6172 is the high heat version.  Similar applications as 6100 when a soft touch is required  - Soft feel surface
- Superb matt finish
- Good abrasion resistance 
 ViSpec Eco 6400 ABS sheet manufactured from post-industrial recyclates that offers an economic alternative to virgin ABS, where colour and physical properties are not critical.  Economic solution when surface finish is not important and physical properties are not critical  - Easy to form
- Tough
- Economic
- Impact resistance 

 ViSpec Eco 6410

ABS sheet manufactured from post-industrial recyclates that offers an economic alternative to virgin ABS, where physical properties are not critical. 6410 has an improved surface aspect (colour & surface quality compared to the Eco 6400) due to a virgin capped top layer. Economic solution when physical properties are not critical. This version has an improved surface finish compared to 6400.  - Economic
- Tough
- Impact resistance 

ViSpec W 6610

ABS sheet capped with an ASA layer.  This combination offers the outdoor resistance of ASA, with the superior impact resistance and rigidity of ABS.  It gives the benefit of extended weathering performance giving long service to exposed environments.  External applications when a robust material with an attractive textured finish is required - Resilient
- UV resistant
- Wide range of embossing and colours 
ViSpec Sun 6700

Acrylic capped ABS sheet offering excellent weathering properties with high UV and scratch resistance, ideal for meeting the demands of exposure to the elements of the outdoors.

External applications when a robust material with an attractive gloss finish is required

 - Lightweight
 - High gloss surface
 - High range of colours including metallics
 - Cost advantage vs painted metal

 ViSpec Int 6740

Acrylic capped ABS sheet with excellent heat and scratch resistance. It offers excellent surface aspect, which can withstand the rigors of rough handling.  Internal applications when a robust material with an attractive gloss finish is required  - Resilient
- Easy to form and fabricate
- High gloss quality finish 
 ViSpec Frosted 6750

An acrylic capped ABS sheet with excellent UV and scratch resistant properties, finished with a rough embossed surface.  Also available with a natural ABS base which imparts a very good translucent effect. 

Decorative material for transluscent applications 

 - Resilient
 - Easy to form and fabricate
 - Transluscent frosted effect 

 ViSpec VHI 9300

An ABS-Polyamide blend with very high impact strength even at low temperature. It has similar forming characteristics as ABS.

Applications where high impact resistance, at low temperature and good forming characteristics are required

- Easy to form
- Very high impact resistance at low temperature (-30°C)
- Suitable for painting
- High chemical resistance

 ViSpec FRPC 9800

ABS/PC blended sheet that has been modified with a flame retardant grade of ABS/PC and has NF 92501 M1 and NF 16101 F2 Certification and Yellow card V0.  This material has easy processing properties of an ABS but with the heat resistance and mechanical properties of Polycarbonate. 

Material of choice when fire and smoke resistance is required 

- Halogen and chlorine free
- Fire and smoke certification
- Very resistant 

ViSpec PC 9845
ViSpec PC 9865
ViSpec PC 9880

An ABS/PC blended sheet which is easily processed with similar processing properties of ABS but with the high heat resistance and excellent mechanical properties of Polycarbonate.  It has excellent impact resistance, which allows for some reduction of its thickness compared to ABS. Similar application as ABS when reduction of weight or very high siffness is required  - High rigidity
- High impact resistance
- Weight saving (downgauging)