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FORMPLAST® 2000 (thermoforming plug assist material)

FORMPLAST™ 2000 is a thermoplastic composite material with superior properties for use in thermoforming plug assist applications. FORMPLAST™ 2000 has a micro-porosity of 15-19 compared to 20-30 for Syntactic Foam. FORMPLAST™ 2000 eliminates many of the problems associated with Syntactic Foam, machined aluminum or wood to become the new material of choice for plug assists.

  • Superior toughness and impact resistance.
    Will not chip, crack or break during process.
  • Great machinability.
    Standard tooling can be used. Can save up to 50% in machining time. More dependable with less chance for breakout.
  • Machines to final finish.
    No maintenance required, does not become porous, never needs filing or sanding. Time saving over competitive products.
  • Excellent stability
    FORMPLAST® 2000 maintains it's color during process, is resistant to most chemicals and does not require special ventilation or hygienic precautions.

FORMPLAST®2000 is extremely tough, dimensionally stable, and chemically resistant making it an ideal plug assist material in the thermoforming or vacuumforming process of various plastics such as: PS, PETG, HDPE, PET, ABS, PVC, HIPS, PE, K (Crystal Styrene), PP and Vinyl.

  Properties Condition Units Value
Physical Chemical Designation PU
Density g/cm3 1.20
Mechanical Tensile Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 260,000
Tensile Strength @ Yld @ 73 °F PSI 10,000
Tensile Strength @ Brk @ 73 °F PSI
Shear Strength @ 73 °F PSI
Elongation @ Yld @ 73 °F %
Elongation @ Brk @ 73 °F %
Flexural Modulus @ 73 °F PSI 320,000
Flexural Strength @ 73 °F PSI 13,000
Compressive Modulus @ 73 °F PSI
Compressive Strength @ 73 °F, 10% strain PSI 12,000
Izod (charpy) Impact Strength @ 73 °F ft-lbs/in 7
Rockwell Hardness @ 73 °F M (R) Scale
Coefficient of Friction Static
Coefficient of Friction Dynamic, 40 PSI, 50 FPM
Wear (K) Factor in3-min/ft-lbs-hr
Limiting PV psi-fpm
Thermal Vicat Softening Point °F 291
Melting Temperature °F
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 66 °F
Heat Deflection Temperature @ 264 °F 241
Service Temperature Intermittent °F
Service Temperature Long Term °F 280
Thermal Expansion (CLTE) in/in/°F 3.7*10-5
Specific Heat BTU/lb-°F 0.26
Thermal Conductivity BTU-in/hr-ft2-°F 0.322
Electrical Surface Resistivity ohms/square
Volume Resistivity ohm-cm
Dielectric Strength V/mil
Dielectric Contant @ 60 HZ, 73 °F, 50% RH
Dissipation Factor @ 60 Hz, 73 °F
Other Moisture Absorption @ 24 hrs, 73 °F %
Moisture absorption @ Saturation, 73 °F %
Flammability UL 94
Food Grade N
Relative Cost $$ $