Vacuum Forming uses heat and vacuum to form three-dimensional shapes using plastic sheet. Virtually all thermoplastic materials can be Vacuum Formed.
The process benefits from low tooling costs, cost-effective production runs and quicker tooling turn-around time.
Ridat vacuum formers offer a wide choice of machine sizes and degrees of automation.
Pressure Forming uses heat and compressed air to form three-dimensional shapes from plastic sheets.
The main advantages of pressure forming are improved part detail, in-mould texturing, better material distribution and surface finish. Cycle times are much less than that in vacuum forming.
Pressure forming permits the manufacture of extremely thin walled articles.
Ridat manufactures a range of pressure forming machines as well as plastic sheet extruders.
Blister and Skin Packaging allows products to be presented directly to the end-buyer. The product is sandwiched between see-through thermoformed plastic and adhesive coated card or film media.
In addition to the direct way that the products speak to the consumer, its transparency means potential buyers are not tempted to open the packaging before purchase. Product information and branding can be printed on the packaging directly.
Ridat manufactures a selection of inline blister packaging machines (as well as a wide selection of blister forming and blister sealing machines) to suit varying card/film sizes and degree of automation.
Inline Thermoforming Cut and Stack permits the manufacture of thermoformed components with only minimal labour involvement.
Ridat form-cut & stack series of machines are available in either vacuum forming or pressure forming variant.
Our fully automatic thermoforming inline processing includes vacuum forming (or pressure forming), trimming into individual components and stacking.
Sheet Extruders convert granules into a wide variety of thermoforming materials.
Examples of popular materials include HIPS, ABP, PP & HDPE.
Skin pack, or skin packaging, is a type of carded packaging where a product is placed on a piece of paperboard, and a thin sheet of transparent plastic is placed as a skin over the product and paperboard.
Skin packaging somewhat resembles a blister pack, with the major difference being that the plastic surrounding the product is formed over the product, instead of being pre-formed.
Ridat manufactures a selection of Skin Packaging machines to suit varying card sizes.