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Frequently Asked Questions

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Jamestown Plastics was founded in 1958, so we’ve been in the thermoforming business for quite a while!

We have production facilities in Brocton, New York; Meadville, Pennsylvania; and Brownsville, Texas that provide redundant capacity, along with logistical and geographical advantages for our customers.

There are many factors that determine the time needed to complete your project. A complete design and tooling for a new product will require more time than making parts from existing tooling. In addition, material lead times need to be factored into the production timeline. Depending on these variables, project completion could be anywhere from 4-6 weeks up to 14-16 weeks.

Since our founding in 1958, Jamestown Plastics has made products for many different industries. For the past 30+ years we have produced a variety of products for the medical industry including healthcare packaging, medical trays, organization / storage products, and other miscellaneous medical-related products. In addition, Jamestown Plastics has experience in the Automotive, Electronics, Consumer Goods, and General Industrial industries that help us bring knowledge and innovation to the medical market.

Yes! We have ISO Class 7 and ISO Class 8 Clean Rooms, producing plastic components requiring control of particulate and contamination.

We can ship products however it works best for each customer, including small parcel (UPS or FedEx), LTL and FTL.

Yes! Contract packaging, or contract pack out, is one of the value-added services that we have available for our customers.

Typically, all project work is completed in-house by Jamestown Plastics team members, including Design, Tooling, and Manufacturing. The vertical integration of these processes allows us to control those variables and provide a quick turn-around on programs. In some instances, specialized services on projects are completed by our third-party partners, but that does not happen very often.


Jamestown Plastics produces products from a variety of light and heavy gauge materials (see Material Options), including many that can be recycled. While the recyclability of a finished part is ultimately determined by our customers’ designs and specifications, we encourage design and material choices that increase recyclability.

Yes! We can work with you to design packaging that will pass Certified Child Resistant testing. In fact, our Clamtainer® is a solution that works extremely well for retail packaged products that need to be CCR .


Jamestown Plastics uses a variety of light and heavy gauge materials in the thermoforming process. While we can work with most any thermoformable material, the most common materials used in light-gauge medical applications are Medical Grade and FDA Compliant PETG, PET, HIPS & PVC. In heavy-gauge applications ABS, HIPS, Acrylic, Polycarbonate & autoclavable Polysulfone are most common. You can see a list of the most common materials used here.

Yes! We can source materials for your static-sensitive or ESD specified products. Typically, anti-stat or ESD material is RPET, PET, or PVC.

Jamestown Plastics makes both light-gauge (aka thin gauge) and heavy-gauge thermoformed products! We can use material with thickness from 0.005” (0.127mm) to 0.5” (12.7mm). In addition, we can make parts up to 30” x 60” with our in-line production and up to 5’ x 10’ with our single station and rotary machines. Whether you need light-gauge / thin gauge thermoforming or heavy gauge thermoforming, look no further than the experts at Jamestown Plastics!

Compliance / Sustainability

Yes, Jamestown Plastics has held ISO 9001 certification since 2004 and achieved ISO 13485:2016 certification in 2024.

Yes! We partner with our customers on their projects to meet their goals and can be most helpful when we are part of the team from the start. We pride ourselves on recommending ways in which parts can be designed to use less material or can be made with sustainable material alternatives. Learn more about our Sustainability initiatives here.

Yes, as part of our commitment to Sustainability we are registered with and have completed a current Sustainability Assessment with EcoVadis. If you’d like to have access to our report, please request it through your EcoVadis account.

Yes, whether you need Prop 65, RoHS, or REACH we most likely can provide the documentation you need to comply with your specific regulations. Please discuss this with us at the start of your project so we can ensure that all documentation is gathered throughout the project and the correct material choices and recommendations are made

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