FORM/TEC Plastics began in 1975. A family business started by William and Jacki Shields. FORM/TEC began making their patented Silhouette Fairing System for motorcycles. This acrylic fairing was an immediate success, forever changing the motorcycle windscreen field. Using years of experience, FORM/TEC expanded from forming acrylic parts (for all types of industry) and general forming of all plastics, to include the forming of polycarbonate optically correct. Polycarbonate, the world’s strongest optical plastic, is difficult to work with (to form optically correct) and the surface readily scratches. To address both issues, FORM/TEC introduced their SHIELDS® line of optically formed polycarbonate, protected with their exclusive SUPERCOAT™ hard-coat. The combination of strength and clarity with abrasion and chemical resistance levels near that of glass make SHIELDS® windshields highly demanded.
SHIELDS® products are used in many industries from lightweight face shields to 3/4″ monolithic windshields. SHIELDS® products can be found worldwide serving the needs to customers that demand optical quality, protection, innovation engineering, and satisfying customer service.
In January of 2014, Brad Shields was named President and Karen Shields was named Finance Manager.