Custom Thermoplastic Extrusion Solutions

BIXFORM BX™ ‐ A THERMOPLASTIC EXTRUSION PRODUCT

BixForm™ BX is a proprietary thermoplastic compound that is extruded and sold as film and sheet products. Sheets can be heated at low temperatures and formed to any shape. After forming, BixForm™ BX cools quickly into a rigid polymer similar in stiffness to ABS or polypropylene. It also can be injection molded into 3-dimensional products that are reheated, allowing them to be fine-tuned and customized into final shapes.

BixForm™ BX is a proprietary thermoplastic compound that is extruded and sold as film and sheet products. Sheets of BixForm™ BX can be heated at low temperatures (~170°F tap water) and formed by hand to any shape, and feel like clay. After forming, the product cools quickly into a rigid polymer similar in stiffness to ABS or polypropylene. It has even been injection molded into 3-dimensional products that are re-heated for fine tuning and customizing the shape of the final product.

BixForm™ BX can be made with any surface finish (i.e., glossy, matte, embossed) or laminated with fabric, felt, foam, adhesive on one or both sides to give additional aesthetic appeal or functionality.

BixForm™ BX is processed at widths up to 72" wide and in any gauge, from only a few mils thick to over 200 mils thick. The resin also can be formulated in any color or with common polymer aesthetic effects. Once formed, BixForm™ BX has a modulus of 200,000 psi, like that of rigid PP. When greater stiffness, but similar low-temperature forming characteristics are required, Bixby’s BixForm™ HiMod, with over two times the stiffness of BixForm™ BX, is the intelligent choice.

BixForm Advantages

  • Low-Temp Formable in Hot Air from Blow Dryer or Hot Tap Water
  • Rigid Plastic Sheet with Properties Similar to ABS or PP
  • Produced in Any Color or Polymer Aesthetic
  • Laminated In Process at Bixby with Any Roll-Good Substrate (i.e., films, fabrics, foams, adhesives, etc.)
  • Laminated with Other Polymer Substrates (i.e., elastomers for “soft touch”)
  • Sheets Extruded in Thicknesses from 0.004" to 0.200" and Any Width to 72" Wide

For greater stiffness, look into Bixby's BixForm HiMod thermoplastic extrusion solution.

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