Manufacturers of food and beverage and pharmaceutical packaging need to ensure materials, machinery and processes support the creation of packaging that is both effective and meets the required design aesthetics.
Thermoformed packaging such as drinking cups, food containers and pharmaceutical packaging are formed using plug assisted pressure forming, where the plastic substrate is molded over a specially designed plug using pressure forming, to create a thin-gauged thermoformed usable end product.
The Syntac® range of materials are designed specifically for fabrication of plugs and other associated tooling used in thermoforming manufacturing. Syntac® materials offer a high performance, high quality solution that is easier to machine and faster to hot-swap than alternative materials.
Available as a sheet or bar for CNC machining, materials can also be cast to shape as a service at our UK facility, instead of machining, reducing the amount of wasted material and saving you time by providing you with a finished plug. Customer specific inserts can be pre-fitted to cast plugs, providing you with a hot-swappable component option, supporting the easy attachment of the plugs to either the ceiling or bed plate of the manufacturing equipment.