Global Thermoforming

Where Solutions Are Formed.

Whatever your manufacturing needs may be, Global Thermoforming can put engineering, design & manufacturing expertise to work to create quality products for you.

Speed

Speed

We build our own tools and machines and extrude our own material, which means we can design and develop faster, fix production problems faster, and ensure you meet your deadlines.

Customization

Customization

We provide a broad array of manufacturing capabilities. Whether your part calls for design, post-production machining, finishing, tooling manufacture, assembly or packaging, we can handle all your needs on-site. We’ll make all the components!

Quality

Quality

Quality is Global Thermoforming’s most important attribute. We take pride in delivering the best quality in our industry. We are constantly striving to improve. At Global Thermoforming, quality is everyone’s job.

Customer Experience

Once your product is delivered, we will be by your side until it is fully integrated with your manufacturing processes. If complications occur, we are available within 24 hours to get it right and have your systems up and running.

Global Thermoforming Factory Tempe AZ

LET US EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

Your Thermoforming Experts

With over 30 years experience in custom thermoforming, our plants in Nashville, Tennessee and Tempe, Arizona consistently produce high-quality and distinctive retail packaging, component parts, and POP displays. We offer a full range of concept development to production services for small-run to high-volume projects. Recognized for our close tolerance forming and trimming capabilities, we fulfill your quality requirements in both thin and heavy gauge materials at competitive pricing. Although we are a privately-held company, we view our customers as shareholders. Your satisfaction is our primary focus.

CAPABILITIES

Custom Tooling and Thermoforming

Thermoforming is the most cost effective and quality solution for your manufacturing needs.

Thick Gauge Thermoforming

Thick Gauge Tooling and Thermoforming

Global Thermoforming has capabilities of forming up to 1” thick. We’ve formed all thermoplastics in our industry and have helped our customers form their ideas into solutions they never dreamed of.

Thin Gauge Thermoforming

Thin Gauge Tooling and Thermoforming

Thin-gauge thermoforming is primarily the manufacture of disposable cups, containers, lids, trays, blisters, clamshells, and other products for the food, medical, and general retail industries.

Thermoforming Secondary Operations

Secondary Operations

In addition to our custom thermoforming, we provide a variety of secondary services including CNC trimming, assembly, printing, painting, and drape forming.

TYPES OF FORMING MACHINES

In-house Equipment and Machinery

In-house capabilities feature multiple of the following machines.

Rotary Thermoforming Machine

MAAC | FORMS UP TO 4'X5' - 11'X7'

Rotary Thermoforming Machine

Rotary thermoforming equipment can introduce even greater productivity in forming operations by arranging three or four workstations around a central area. Rotary machines with five stations are sometimes used but are far less common than three- and four-station machines. Only one mold and one forming station are needed on a rotary machine.

In-line, Roll-fed Thermoforming Machine

SENCORP 2500 | SENCORP 2500 ULTRA

In-line, Roll-fed Thermoforming Machine

A continuous web of material is fed from a roll and then clamped into a chain conveyor. The web moves through a bank of heaters, gets formed, and is moved out. The part is trimmed during cooling.

5 Axis CNC Routers

THERMWOOD | CUTTING UP TO 10’ X 5’

5 Axis CNC Routers

Our Thermwood 5-axis CNC Routers are specifically developed for three-dimensional machining and holding tight tolerances. A computer numerical control (CNC) router is a computer-controlled machine that can hold much tighter and more consistent tolerances than held by hand routers.

Shuttle Thermoforming Machine

BROWN | SIZES RANGING FROM 1’X1’ - 11’X7’

Shuttle Thermoforming Machine

Here, the sheet is clamped into a movable frame. The frame is located to the side of the stationary heaters. The sheet is then moved into the heater; when it reaches forming temperature, the sheet is moved back to the loading station and pressed into contact with the mold. The part is formed and cooled. The part is ejected after the mold is retracted.

OUR PROCESS

Quality and Consistency

Quality is Global Thermoforming’s most important attribute. We take pride in delivering the best quality in our industry. We are constantly striving to improve. At Global Thermoforming, quality is everyone’s job!

ONGOING SUPPORT

Customer Experience

At Global Thermoforming, we stay involved through the entire process. Once your product is delivered, we will be by your side until it is fully integrated with your manufacturing processes. If complications occur, we are available within 24 hours to get it right and have your systems up and running. Our goal is to deliver products with speed, quality, and customer-centric experiences at the forefront.
Let us exceed your expectations.

Initial Meeting or Call

Welcome! We’d like to hear all about your products and the vision you have in mind. We pride ourselves in having a great sales team that will help you throughout the process of your entire project. Our sales team works closely with our production team to make sure we hit our lead times and produce the highest quality parts in our field.

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Production – High or Low Volume

We have state of the art equipment! From high speed “inline” thermoformers along with 3-station rotary machines that give us high volume capability. Our smaller shuttle machines allow for lower volume projects.

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Design and Engineering

Design & Engineering are very important in thermoforming! We take your vision and try to improve it by reducing costs, improving manufacturability, and adding value to your end customer. We have over 50+ years of combined experience on our engineering team.

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Lead Times

Because accurate and timely information is vital in any business strategy, we make sure our customer’s priorities are put first! Typical production lead times in our industry can vary from 4 – 10 weeks pending on the particular project.

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Prototyping

Rapid Prototyping! As soon as your design is completed and approved, we can get you prototypes in as little as 2 days! Most companies we’ve worked with over the years have found prototyping is vital in the process to launch a new product. We offer a variety of mold options, all depending on your particular project.

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Final Product

The duration from prototype approval to final product delivery varies anywhere from 2-14 weeks, dependent on the scope of work and complexity of the part. No solution is out of reach; your finished product will be beautiful, high quality, and completed with speed and efficiency.

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NEWS AND KNOWLEDGE

Learn More About Thermoforming

Read how thermoforming can cut costs, improve your business and increase your bottom line.

Thermoforming VS. Fiberglass

Thermoforming VS. Fiberglass

Thermoforming and fiberglass are similar processes. Both have low startup costs compared to other methods, allowing cost-effective creation of lower quantities of parts.

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Process of Thermoforming

The Process Of Thermoforming

Thermoforming is the process of taking a sheet of plastic material, heating it up until its pliable, and forming it to a three-dimensional shape, then trimming and finishing it into a usable product. Here’s how the process works.

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CUSTOM

Point of Purchase Displays

Contact us today for all of your point of purchase custom thermoforming needs.

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ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION

Recycling Opportunities & Green Technologies

Our warehouses feature LED High Efficiency lighting with motion-activated sensors to help with energy consumption, and are heated using our ovens to reduce energy.

Global Thermoforming recycles 100% of recyclable materials. If you need help with recycling plastic waste, please contact us.

Member of The AZ Green Tier Program.

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WHERE SOLUTIONS ARE FORMED

TEMPE LOCATION

735 West Knox Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
P. 480-753-5680
F: 480-753-5681

NASHVILLE LOCATION

1631 Corporate Place
LaVergne, TN 37086
P: 615-641-7000
F: 615-641-7076

TEMPE LOCATION

735 West Knox Road
Tempe, AZ 85284
P. 480-753-5680
F: 480-753-5681

NASHVILLE LOCATION

1631 Corporate Place
LaVergne, TN 37086
P: 615-641-7000
F: 615-641-7076

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