THERMOFORMING

ROTATIONAL MOLDING

CUSTOM THERMOFORMING

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Rotovac is one of the largest plastics molding companies in Canada. Rotovac is a custom manufacturer of plastic components for companies across North America. 

We are the only company offering rotational molding AND thermoforming processes. By having both processes, Rotovac is able to produce the broadest range of plastic components for the widest group of applications and industries.  Our specialists will work with you to design the optimal mold materials and provide you with objective advice on which process is right for you.

The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) benefits economically from the rotational molding and thermoforming processes as these can cost significantly less for tooling and initial start-up, than other plastic processes, such as injection molding. Click here to see our video comparing thermoforming vs. injection molding.

We also have an in-house line-up of commercial grade products such as storage tanks, industrial bins, salt/sand bins and tilt carts, ensuring our customers have access to the broadest selection of plastic solutions available.  Rotovac’s team has over 25 years of experience, earning us a reputation synonymous with product quality and industry leadership.

Everyone at Rotovac takes pride in the work they do for you. Because we know that when you succeed, we succeed!

THERMOFORMING

Rotovac is a trusted manufacturer of custom plastic components to industries across North America and around the world. Rotovac’s experience, expertise and eye for detail has turned into an extensive and diverse customer base. By having the largest thermoforming equipment in the Canada, Rotovac is able to exceed even the most demanding customer needs for thermoformed parts. Rotovac’s wide range of thermoforming machines, independent rotary and shuttle thermoformers means efficient production of your parts. We have customized our machinery with our own operating software, zoned ovens and pre-stretch techniques enabling us to form a wide variety of materials and complex products. Rotovac’s production capabilities enable us to work with a variety of materials and gauges up to 1/2″ (1.27cm) in thickness and up to 6’ X 11’ (1.83m X 3.35m) in size. Our equipment coupled with a quality process and outstanding customer service has made Rotovac an industry leader in thermoforming.

Rotovac remains committed to exceeding your expectations, every time. Rotovac’s process provides quick turnaround on orders and low production minimums. Our customers benefit from our process because thermoforming offers a shorter lead time from design to production and lower tooling costs and short run requirement save you both capital and operating costs versus other processes such as injection molding.  Click here to see which process is right for your business?

Rotovac is a key thermoformer supplier to the following markets:

 

Agriculture

 

Aerospace

 

Automotive & Truck

 

Aviation & Marine

 

Construction

 

Government

 

Heavy Equipment

 

Home & Garden

 

Landscape & Amenities

 

Medical

 

Military

 

Pool & Spa

What is Thermoforming?

Thermoforming (also referred to as Vacuum Forming), is a process whereby a sheet of plastic is heated to a specific temperature, stretched onto or into a single-surface three dimensional mold and held against the mold by applying a vacuum between the mold surface and the sheet. The thermoforming process can be used to make packaging trays and pallets, equipment panels, interior cab components (mass transit, heavy equipment and aviation), food packaging or almost any shape that a sheet of plastic can be stretched or vacuumed over a mold.

Custom made plastic sheet - size, thickness, finish and colour are as per the customers specifications

Custom made plastic sheet – size, thickness, finish and colour are as per the customers specifications

The sheet is heated to a specific temperature.

The sheet is heated to a specific temperature.

It is then formed over or into a custom mold using vacuum pressure.

It is then formed over or into a custom mold using vacuum pressure.

After cooling the mold, the plastic piece is removed and excess plastic trimmed off and the edges finished.

After cooling the mold, the plastic piece is removed and excess plastic trimmed off and the edges finished.

The final product is then packaged up for shipping to the customer.

The final product is then packaged up for shipping to the customer.

 

Custom Rotational Molding & Thermoforming

The ongoing need to improve quality and develop internal processes that further improve the final product never stops at Rotovac. We work with the industry’s leading mold makers to ensure your needs are met every time.

Rotovac manufactures large & small storage tanks

Rotovac manufactures large & small storage tanks

Working alongside our customers, we examine product concepts, designs and drawings for rotational and thermoformed molds, looking for ways to optimize our customer’s costs, while designing a superior part and without jeopardizing product integrity. New products and unique designs require a molder that can translate ideas into practical and efficient applications.

Rotovac’s team of professionals has a proven track record of tackling solution oriented projects; working with industry leading mold makers that will successfully perform in a production environment. Rotovac works with a number of mold makers, each specifically chosen for their expertise in design and mold materials. Thus ensuring our customers receive the highest quality of molds designed by right experts. Rotovac’s rotational molding and thermoforming processes offer the customer not only a choice of processes that will best meet their needs, but also can be significantly less expensive than either injection molding, blow molding or extrusion processes. Click here to see a side-by-side comparison to help you decide which process is best for your needs.

For over 25 years Rotovac’s team has been meeting customer challenges in providing formed plastic parts for the most demanding and technically precise applications. We’re proud of our accomplishments, but continue to look to the future and the challenges that lay ahead.