I have some very broad questions about getting some items mass produced using plastic, and I really don't know where to start. I do not know anything about the various kinds of plastics out there, or their properties, let alone which manufacturing technique might be used to produce these items.
I hope that this doesn't sound too broad or vague, but I am looking to have the following manufactured, hopefully these descriptions will enable someone to help me determine what kind of company might be able to help me out...
Item is to be a sheet of plastic, approximately 1/16th of an inch thick, with a texture on one side to like that of 40 grit sandpaper with parralel ridges running the length approximately 1/8th inch apart (picture a combination of corduroy (like the fabric) covered with sand). The other side is to be completely flat. The piece should not warp - it should lie perfectly flat. These should have the overall measurements of anywhere from 8.5"x11" up to 24"x24", assuming the sheets could be rolled (and not warp). Not sure if color is a consideration, but a dark brown would be best.
As I said, I don't know anything about the properties or manufacturing processes, so I am not sure if this is something that would need to be molded, stamped, extruded?
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I live in Western Mass., and there seem to be lots of plastic mfg companies out here, but I don't even know where to start....