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Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you want to know... and more!

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Types Of Plastic?


What type of plastic products do we manufacture?


We can design and create plastic pieces in varying sizes and complexities for a wide range of industrial or commercial plastic needs. From the smallest and most delicate plastic pieces to large components, Qualiplast can quickly, efficiently and affordably handle all your plastic manufacturing needs. From product concept to the shipping department, your plastics project is in the hands of highly experienced designers and production staff concerned in giving you a competitive edge in your market; our goal to make your plastic project financially viable and stress-free.

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Designing a Part?


What do we need to start designing a part?


If you have a concept, no matter how rough it is to begin, our experienced design team can start to create a design around it – including detailed drawings, CAD models and renderings. If you already have the CAD model or detailed design we can also start from that.

Essentially, we can assist at any stage in the design process to move you onto prototype and production as smoothly as possible

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Need Assistance?


Can we provide design and engineering assistance for your project?


Yes, we offer complete, end-to-end packaging solutions. Our dedicated staff have years of experience in thermoforming can provide a high level of design and engineering assistance for your vacuum forming project.

We will work with you to improve your products right from the concept stage to the final production, to ensure an improved part and cost-effective approach – our customers say that this is what sets us apart from other companies

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Size? Thickness?


What size of parts and plastic thickness can we thermoform?


What size of parts and plastic thickness can we thermoform?
Qualiplast has the capabilities to form vacuum parts from the smallest to as large as 9 feet by 13 feet.
Any thermoplastics sheet, with the appropriate strength at melting point can be vacuum formed.

Our dedicated staff has the technical knowledge and expertise to help you select the best material for your part. We typically work with materials in the range of 2.0 mm to 10.0mm, however we can be flexible on this if required for specific projects and have also worked with materials as thin as 0.5mm to 12.0mm.

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Tooling Cost?


How much will my tooling cost?


Tooling costs vary dramatically; it depends upon the complexity of the mold design and material requirements to meet your needs. We can provide you with an estimate, once you provide us with some initial information about your product and estimated volume.

Also, Qualiplast can amortize the complete development cost (Custom design, tooling and molds) based on a firm purchase order volume. Any subsequent re-order, pricing is reduced as the unit tooling cost is already paid. With no initial capital outlay for tooling, you can increase your product inventory for increased sales.

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How Many?


Do you have minimum quantities?


Do you have minimum quantities?
We don’t have a set minimum; it really depends on your requirements. However, keep in mind that the larger the order, the more we can save you in per-part costs, including tooling costs.

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Lead Times?


What are average lead times?


Our sales and design team will work closely with you to understand your time constraints and do everything possible to meet or exceed your expectations. Lead times can vary based on the complexity of the projects, the lead time of raw materials, and the needs and requirements of each customer.

Some extensive projects have taken months to get to final production while our regular customers can enjoy one week turnaround on an order. The best way to determine what your lead time will be is to contact us regarding your project.

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Sub-assembly?


Do we provide sub-assembly of products?


Yes, we are used to dealing with a wide range of plastic products and parts, from small to large, from simple to extremely complex.

Because of this, we have a variety of final part assembly procedures that we can provide for you, including the integration of additional parts/hardware.

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Applications?


Where does plastic thermoforming apply? 


We can design and create plastic parts for a wide range of industrial/commercial applications. Large panels, housings, enclosures, trays and similar packaging parts are especially well-suited to the thermoforming process.

Tooling costs for these parts is considerably less than injection molding, which may have cost-prohibitive tooling costs.

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Cosmetic Features?


What kind of cosmetic features can be achieved with thermoforming?


We can achieve sharp, crisp detail with close tolerances. Undercuts, formed-in texture, formed-in logos, formed-in hardware, and custom colors are just a few of the many features that can be accomplished with thermoforming.

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Why Qualiplast?


Why should you choose Qualiplast as your preferred supplier for plastic forming needs?


Qualiplast has been exceeding customer expectations for over 20 years. We have the experience, expertise, and technology necessary to bring your custom thermoformed part into reality. We pride ourselves on product quality and can provide your turn-key part with minimal lead time. 

For all of these reasons Qualiplast is your best choice because we are a complete full service manufacturer that can do both small and large scale custom plastic projects from concept to finished products. We are committed in being your quality driven yet low cost OEM supplier and provide you with an exceptional customer service, plastic products that are attractive, cost effective and durable that meet or exceed your market requirements.

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Found the Answer?


Have you found the answer you were looking for?


If you didn’t find the required information on our website, we encourage you to call us so that we can we address any inquiries or questions that you might have. No project is too technical or too small for our team: we love a challenge, give us a call at 450 370-9588 or send an email to  mdrouin@qualiplast.com !