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Plastic Thermoforming Services on the Gold Coast

Thermoforming services Australia-wide

Thermoforming is one of the oldest methods of shaping and fabricating plastics into different shapes and useful products. Similar to vacuum forming, our thermoforming process is performed by heating a thermoplastic material until it reaches a pre-set melt flow index at which point the material can be drape formed over a Tool / Mould and clamped into position, meaning we can form plastics to create our client’s chosen designs. 

P&M Plastics is privately owned and operated since 1991, right here on the Gold Coast. Based in Burleigh, we’ve been providing thermoforming for almost all plastics and services for individuals and businesses Australia-wide.

For reliable results and plastic projects, consider P&M Plastic’s thermoforming services and contact us.

Thermoforming Services


Thermoformed shapes and plastics must be made out of materials that can be heated to a pre-set melt flow index. These include materials such as:

  • Acrylic
  • Perspex
  • High Impact Acrylic
  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • ASA (Acrylic Styrene Acrylonitrile)

TOOLING: All 2D vacuumed plastic components are made from a tool. During the prototype stages, the tool is made from wood or MDF and made in-house on our 3D routers or made in our Tooling Department.

After trials have been run, adjustments made and samples approved the tool is then manufactured from either fibreglass or an Aluminium Epoxy material.


P&M Plastics and Rubber can fabricate plastics and other materials using thermoforming to shape acrylic and mould according to your specifications. Depending on your requirements, our fabricators can construct moulds or use pre-supplied moulds that we have prepared.

With this same process, we are also able to "blow" half spheres to diameters from 50mm up to 2000mm Diameter.

Thin-gauge thermoforming:

  • Plastic or disposable cups and food packagings like containers and lids
  • Scoops for laundries or powders
  • Seedling tubes
  • General purpose tubs
  • Trays
  • Blisters

Thick-gauge thermoforming:

  • Panels for various applications
  • Liners 
  • Plastic pallets


We have several specialised Thermoforming ovens that can be used for a variety of applications, utilising different jig & plate sizes.

Thermoforming is performed by skilled tradespersons who can accurately adjust the individual heaters, the time, to ensure that the thermoformed part is consistent every time. We can create both large and small components up to 3x2.5 metres.

Price for thermoforming and quote

For an accurate estimate of your thermoforming job, we may ask about the desired material, size, thickness, and quantity for your project. 

To start your quoting process, reach out to our Gold Coast-based team by contacting us online, or using the button below.

Thermoforming plastic letters on the Gold Coast
thermoformed tool boat on water
P&M Plastics team using thermoforming machine

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