Plastrance uses many plastic materials for thermoforming and the manufacture of custom-made parts: polycarbonate (PC), methacrylate, PMMA, ABS, polystyrene, ...

Ground breaking plastics to innovate and transform

We make machined or thermoformed parts in single pieces, in small, medium and large series, with the most innovative techniques used in the following plastics and thermoplastics processing:

  • Polycarbonate (PC, standard, UV treated, excellent fire/smoke standards , anti-UV, anti-abrasion
  • Acrylic (cast PMMA, extruded PMMA)
  • ABS
  • Polyethylene (PE HD 300, PE HD 500, PE HD 1000)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • High performance materials (PA6, PA6G, POM, Kydex, F2000, F6000)

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  • Transparent, coloured, diffusing or opaque product.
  • Good dimensional stability, good hardness and rigidity, good resistance to shocks when extruded.
  • Thermal resistance: - 10 ° C / + 80 ° C.
  • Correct thermoformability.
  • Decoration: stickers, silkscreen.
  • Areas of application: display stands, illuminated signs, machine housings, wash basins, machine front panels.
  • Good UV stability.

Brands: Plexiglas®, Altuglas®


  • Polycarbonate is a material of very high mechanical and thermal resistance.
  • Very good shock resistance and very good hardness.
  • Very good thermal resistance: from -30 ° C to + 120 ° C.
  • Polycarbonate is available in many grades, adapting to multiple application areas: standard, UV treated for building, excellent fire/smoke standard for the aviation and railway industries, anti-abrasion coating treatment.
  • Fields of application: machine cowling, safety glazing for agricultural machinery and public works, signs, aeronautical and railway cladding, handling trays, ...
  • Brands: Lexan®, Margard®, Makrolon®, Makrolon AR®, Makroclear®


  • Good impact resistance.
  • Different colours and textures, grain coated, grained surface.
  • Can withstand temperatures: from -40 ° C to + 80 ° C.
  • Very good thermoformability.
  • ABS can be painted, screen printed, glued and soldered.
  • There are heat resistant, fire resistant products, good resistance to building standard.
  • M3 or American standards UL94 = V0.
  • ABS food grade standard available.
  • Numerous application fields: automotive thermoformed parts, machine covers, medical equipment, electronics, IT, industrial parts, ...


  • Polystyrene has a very good thermoformability and a certain hardness and rigidity.
  • Exists in version "Shock" and with many aspects and colours with choice of smooth surface or with multiple textures.
  • Good thermal resistance: from - 30 ° C to + 70 ° C.• PS
  • Can be painted, screen printed and glued.
  • Numerous fields of application: packaging, packaging, displays, point-of-sale advertising, sanitary products, casing.

PVC (polyvinyl chloride)

  • Good mechanical resistance, hard material.
  • Thermal use from - 20 ° C to + 60 ° C.
  • Correct thermoformability.
  • Good electrical insulation properties.
  • PVC can be glued and painted.
  • Available in industrial PVC, grey, ivory, black colours.
  • Transparent PVC available M1 fire / smoke standards.
  • Also available in expanded PVC: lighter and more economical for communication/decoration/Point of Sell applications.
  • Fields of application: boilermaking, laboratory and industrial parts for compact PVC.
  • Traffic sign, advertising and marking support for expanded PVC.


  • Good shock resistance but fragile below 0 ° C.
  • Available in food grade.
  • Good resistance to many chemical agents.
  • Medium thermoformability but good electrical insulation.
  • Area of application: hoods, presentation cases, auto parts, food articles/packaging, ...


  • Good resistance to mechanical shocks.
  • Medium thermoformability.
  • Thermal resistance: from - 50 ° C to + 80 ° C.
  • Good electrical insulation.
  • Fields of application: casing, transport, agricultural machinery, public works, bins, containers…

Polyesters and polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

  • Very good shock resistance.
  • Very good food protection caracteristics.
  • Good thermoformability.
  • Also has good electrical insulation properties.
  • Good resistance to flammability (M2).
  • Fields of application: food trays, machine housings, parts for the food industry and industry.


  • Very good shock resistance.
  • Very good food quality.
  • Good thermoformability.
  • Also has good electrical insulation properties.
  • Good resistance to flammability (M2).
  • Fields of application: food trays, machine housings, parts for the food industry and industry in general.

Other materials

The list of materials described above is given for information only. They represent the materials most commonly used in the transformation of plastics for thermoforming.

PLASTRANCE sells innovative, hi-tech and environmentally friendly plastics aiming for constant innovation, with features that meet the demanding requirements of the aviation, rail, automotive and food industries (fire/smoke, food requirements, UL94 V0).