Barton International

Plastic Thermoforming



Plastic thermoforming is a manufacturing process where a plastic sheet or roll is heated to a malleable forming temperature, formed to a specific shape in a mold, and trimmed to create a usable product. Heated in an oven to a high-enough temperature that permits it to be stretched into or onto a mold and cooled to a finished shape.

There are several mold tool types that we can use for plastic thermoforming, what we choose depends on the number of production cycles required. The four key mold materials are plaster of paris mold, wooden mold. plastic mold and aluminium mold.

There are several advantages to plastic thermoforming moulding:

  • Low tooling costs due to usually only needing one mould half.
  • The quality of injection moulded products but faster.
  • High speed suitable for JIT (just-in-time) production strategy.
  • Easier to make larger parts so a wider design scope.
  • Process and materials optimised for cost effectiveness.
Plastic Thermoforming - Barton International

Technical & Project Support

Barton International calls upon the combined experience of Midlands based manufacturing as well as utilising global, low-cost partners. Supplying medium to high volume precision manufactured products. Utilising a diverse range of metal fabrication, metal forging, metal formwork, metal casting, rubber and foam conversion and plastic moulding manufacturing techniques.

Your valued enquiry will be managed by a designated Project Manager, who will offer technical support and full collaboration throughout your project. With on-site support if required, advising the best product solution to suit your application. Barton International have a wealth of manufacturing knowledge and offer CAD support, ensuring cost competitive quotation.

The next phase would be tooling and product testing, supporting our customers with fast-efficient tooling and precision manufactured samples. Upon sample approval Barton International will support with our partners medium to high volume production, with full assembly available within the UK if required.


Years trading
Established in 1898


Parts supplied
per annum




British owned
and managed



An established and fully sustainable supply chain network formed over the past 100 years with a rich history, based at the very heart of the United Kingdom.

Our service doesn’t stop when a project has been awarded, it is just the beginning. With warehousing and logistics managed by your designated Account Manager, ensuring that parts are delivered OTIF and to schedule. With tailored packaging available to suit your on-site requirements ensuring efficient product handling.

Quality you can trust, accredited with ISO9001. With quality inspections at factory base and on- site at Barton International. Ensuring product durability and optimal high performance within product application.  

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