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Thermoforming vs Composites and Fiberglass Materials

Thermoforming is an excellent alternative to composites. We typically see parts that are hoods, covers, and/or guards offering great opportunities for conversion.

  • Cost of part is less
  • More design flexibility
  • Ability to handle larger production needs without investing capital in additional tools
  • Weight savings (up to 50% less)
  • Thermoformed parts have a recyclable content
  • Large variety of materials available
    • Paint (gel coat replacement) with superior weather ability and UV resistance
    • Monolithic color in which scratches are less noticeable
    • Texture availability of the raw sheet or in the tool