Vacuum & Thermoforming is the process we use to describe the converting of solid sheet plastic through heat & vacuum.
Today's electronics, consumer items and custom manufactured parts require exact fit, physical protection, and in some cases static protection and cleanliness when shipped or handled. From light gauge trays, blisters and clamshells (.010” in thickness) to heavy duty, deep draw totes and pallets (.500” in thickness), the capabilities of Kiva Container are unmatched by any other thermoformer nationally. In addition, our in-house engineering, tooling, and pattern making can significantly shorten the pre-production sampling and lead time.
Industries served include aerospace and defense, automotive, general warehouse material handling, medical part manufacturing, medical sterilization, makeup displays and packaging, cannabis packaging and shipping.
Kiva Container converts a wide range of substrates, including, but not limited to, Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC), Poly Ethylene Terephthalate (PET), Stat-Rite, Styrene (HIPS), Conductive HIPS, KYDEX, High Density Poly Ethylene (HDPE), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Flocked Styrene. The wide spectrum of converted plastics is to answer an equally diverse product spectrum. Kiva Container has manufactured high end items as cosmetic displays for Sebastian, as utilitarian as luggage handling totes for major airports across the nation and as specialized as technical Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) inserts for cochlear implants manufactured by Advanced Bionics.
- Die cutting
- Roll Fed Inline Forming (Max Size 23 x 18)
- Sheet Fed Forming (Max Size 46 x 54)
- In House Tooling
- Secondary routing and trimming
- Hot stamping
- In house design to production tooling
- ESD processes
- Cleaning and bagging
Light Gauge Forming
Light Gauge Forming is the forming of substrates from thicknesses of .01 to .08. We can and have formed everything from .010 PVC to .08 Styrene. Other substrates that can be formed as light gauge are PVC, Styrene, PETG, PET, RPET, Conductive Styrene, M809, S680.
Heavy gauge forming includes the vacuum forming of substrates from .09 to .5 yes half an inch. Everything from heavy duty handling trays, airport luggage tubs, to custom ballet boxes and voting booths, heavy gauge vacuum forming does it all. Materials include Styrene, ABS HDPE, and KYDEX.
In-house design and tool making
In house design and tool making decreases your quote to production lead time, and the overall cost of new tooling. It also gives us, and ultimately you, direct control over design, function, and finish of your part. We pride ourselves on quick turn tools, made right the first time, which produces beautiful thermoformed parts.