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Help to identify table plastic?12/31/12
I have an idea for a specialized table I am researching the practicality of manufacturing. I am looking for a material to make the tops from that is 100% non-absorbant and very inexpensive.
Can anyone make reccomendations?
Can anyone identify the specific type plastic the top in this photo is made from? Can you tell me anything else about this plastic? Does it mold? Does it cut, and how. Does it mend together with an adhesive like solid surface?
If nothing else, can anyone provide me the proper commercial terminology for this type material that I have a starting point for researching it.
Any help or information on this is appreciated.
I would think that will get little response on this as most of us are experts in wood, not plastic. I would search for a plastics forum..
Looks like a thermo-formed top, made by draping a heated piece of sheet plastic over a mold, then trimming the borders. ABS (if i remember: acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) is a common use non-uv exposure plastic. Look in your area for a vacuum form or thermo-forming plastics job shop.