Hello and welcome to Formation Plastics!
We are a dedicated business with many years’ experience working and fabricating plastic from flat sheets based in Bradford, West Yorkshire
The company was started in 1995 by two partners in a small workshop in Rodley, Leeds with very limited machinery. They both had the knowledge and experience to take the company forward over the years.
We now employ 15 staff over two large premises equalling 15,000 sq ft of workshop including large Machine Departments & Large Fabrication Work Area.
The machinery has expanded over the years to include large saw cutting facilities, CNC machines including routing milling and turning. We put our success down to quality of work, fast turnaround times when require and working closely with the customer to understand exactly what their requirements are.
As well as offering the online quoting service, you can also upload a bespoke drawing and a member of our support team with a vast knowledge of the plastic product range will be able to offer a price and any advice required to meet your needs.
We stock numerous types of acrylic sheet, acrylic mirror, Foam PVC, polycarbonate sheets, aluminium composite and Polypropylene sheets. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website then please contact us as we are willing to look into any bespoke item, not just a flat piece! Our product range is constantly growing, so keep having a look and remember the ‘Formation Plastics’ for any plastic related products. We can even cut most wood sheets and MDF.
How we do it.
Formation Plastics has highly qualified fully trained hot gas plastic welders in PVC, Polypropylene, polyethylene, PETG, Polycarbonate and some fluoropolymers such as PVDF, FEP and PFA.
Hot gas welding…
Is a fabrication process for thermoplastic materials. It uses a stream of heated gas, usually air, to heat and melt both the thermoplastic substrate material and the thermoplastic welding rod. The substrate and the rod fuse to produce a weld.
There are four main welding parameters in the hot gas welding process: temperature, pressure, welding speed and gun position. Since the process is manual, it is important that the welder has a good understanding of the need to ensure that all four of these parameters are correct and controlled during the welding operation.
We also use extrusion welding machines for large tanks bunds
is a finishing technique where a bead of molten plastic is used to weld thermoplastic geomembrane materials. Extrusion welding machines use a heated barrel with a plasticating screw to deliver molten plastic to a specially shaped shoe.
The shoe is shaped to make a bead of plastic suitable for the material type and thickness being welded. A hot air blower is attached to the extrusion welder to preheat the weld area. The welder uses its own weight to create the pressure required for welding and the operator steers the welder manually.
Get in touch
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