thermoforming Plug assist material

FORMPLAST 2000 is a thermoplastic composite material with superior properties for use in thermoforming plug assist applications. FORMPLAST 2000 has a micro-porosity of 15-19 compared to 20-30 for Syntactic Foam. FORMPLAST 2000 eliminates many of the problems associated with Syntactic Foam, machined aluminum or wood to become the new material of choice for plug assists.


Chemical designation
PU (Polyurethane)
light blue
1,2 g/cm3

Main Features

  • excellent impact strength
  • high toughness
  • easily machinable to tight tolerance
  • very good mechanical strength

Target industries

Technical details

  • Mechanical properties
    Mechanical propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Tensile strength at yield10,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Modulus of elasticity
    (tensile test)
    260,000psi1% Sec, @ 73 °FASTM D 638
    Flexural strength13,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Modulus of elasticity
    (flexural test)
    320,000psiTangent @ 73 °FASTM D 790
    Compression strength12,000psi@ 73 °FASTM D 695
    Impact strength (Izod)7.0ftlbsin@ 73 °FASTM D 256
  • Thermal properties
    Thermal propertiesValueUnitConditionTest Method
    Deflection temperature241F@264 psi, 1/4ASTM D 648
    Vicat softening point291F-
    Thermal expansion (CLTE)3.7*10-5ininFASTM D 696
    Thermal conductivity0.322W/(k*m)-
    Specific heat0.26butlbf-
    Service temperature280FLong Term-

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