Plastic production - "thermoplastic"

Thermoplastics are made from a single type of plastic formulated for specific requirements.
This type of plastic can be formulated into powder or beads.

It is melted and formed in a mold - usually made of metal.
Rotational molding allows custom thickness strength in different areas.


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Many different forming techniques have been developed for heat-sensitive plastics.  Most require elaborate and expensive equipment.