HYTAC® Plug assist Materials
For Thin Gauge thermoforming
Each material is optimized for performance with different types of plastic, temperature use, machining conditions, surface finish, durability or even pricing. The right material choice reduces machining costs, improves material distribution, enhances clarity, reduces plastic residue sticking to the plug and maximizes plug life.
HYTAC Selector Guide
Select the best material for your
thin gauge thermoforming application
Porous aluminium composite with a high temperature rate and a great surface finish.
High density porous aluminium with smooth surface characteristics for clear products.
Extremely fine porous material, commonly used in vacuum clamping and air cushion devices.
Air-permeable porous aluminium for unique design considerations in prototyping and production applications.
Most durable thermoplastic syntactic foam for excellent material distribution and smooth surface finish.
High-temperature resistant, epoxy syntactic foam.
Entry level of syntactic foam materials. Commonly used for low volume applications and easy geometries.
Epoxy syntactic foam designed for plug assists and pushers in heavy gauge thermoforming applications.
Epoxy syntactic foam designed for plug assists and pushers in heavy gauge thermoforming applications
High durable thermoplastic syntactic foam for excellent material distribution in all-round applications.
PTFE-impregnated copolymer syntactic foam for high transparency and sticky materials.
Most common used copolymer syntactic foam for excellent material distribution and machinability.
High friction copolymer syntactic foam for deep draw products and challenging part geometry.
High-temperature resistant, PTFE-impregnated epoxy syntactic foam for easy sheet release.
Epoxy Tooling Board for constructing forming tools, master models, fixturing and other heat resistant applications.
Our innovative tooling materials are used by leading toolmakers & thermoforming companies around the world.