Hematite has grown its customer base to include more industrial applications. Packaging, trays, covers, cases, container components, and assemblies are all part of the product mix which can now be manufactured at Hematite. In many cases, our solutions can replace metal parts that often require multiple stages, such as stamping and forming, welding and metal finishing processes. With in-house 3D CAD design, full production and testing, Hematite offers the distinct benefit of a single supply source.
Materials Used in Vacuum Forming
Hematite’s vacuum forming materials provide a water resistant, rigid, and temperature resistant product.
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) – Broad spectrum of resin used across a number of applications. can be formulated to meet UL flammability standards.
- Polycarbonate/ Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene – Alloy delivers UL approval in addition to high impact performance.
- High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) – Cost effective material for industrial applications requiring high impact strength.
- Thermoplastic Olefin – High impact material delivering performance in cold and high heat applications.
- High Impact Polystyrene – Low cost resin used in many POP applications requiring excellent forming characteristics.
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)/ Acrylics – widely used resin in micro-processor based equipment housings. Meets most stringent UL standards for flammability and can be made in wide range of colours and textures.
Materials Used in Sheet Extrusion and Die Cut
Hematite’s heavily filled EVA sheets are ideal for sound deadening applications. As Hematite’s PVC sheets are ideal for water resistant membrane and if married with sound absorbing backing (i.e. PET, foam, shoddy, etc.) the composite is great for acoustics.
- Polyvinyl Chloride – is a synthetic plastic polymer, considered more ‘natural’ than other plastics as it relies greatly on recyclable materials, and not so much on petroleum based derivatives. PVC also carries excellent fire resistance properties.
- Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate – is a co-polymer product, usually made up of between 5 and 40% vinyl acetate, is a thermoplastic elastomer materials. While it is not a vulcanized product, it does often resemble rubber-like properties. Depending on the specific EVA composition, this product offers good clarity, low temperature durability, both stress crack and UV resistance, and excellent waterproof properties.
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) – is a clear plastic commonly known for its use in the bottling industry. it’s even more prevalent in the manufacturing of synthetic fibres.