Line bending is a thermoforming process, which requires softening a thermoplastic material until malleable. The substrate can then be bent to an angle using a jig or a former. Line bending is an efficient low cost process to create straight bends which involves very little tooling. Materials suitable for line bending include, acrylic, polycarbonate, PETG and foam PVC.
Due to the need to dry polycarbonate before line bending, NE Plastics does not currently offer this service for this material.
Line bending is used frequently to produce display items such as card/leaflet holder, A4 – A0 portrait and landscape display units and phone stands.