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Common products of extrusion include: pipe/tubing, weatherstripping, fencing, deck railings, window frames, plastic films and sheeting, thermoplastic coatings and wire insulation. Read More…

Coextrusions Plastic extrusions are made through the high-volume manufacturing process in which raw plastic is melted and formed into a continuous profile.

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Leading Manufacturers

Plainwell, MI  |  269-783-4068

Preferred Plastics is an ISO 9001:2000-certified custom plastic extruder, specializing in rigid, flexible & co-extruded products, including extruded tubing.

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Preferred Plastics, Inc. $$$

Cadott, WI  |  800-369-9410

Since 1978, SFR has been a leader in custom plastic profile extrusions, specializing in vinyl polymers for a variety of industries ranging from commercial furniture and store fixtures to industrial applications.

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SFR Industries Inc. $$$

Milwaukee, WI  |  414-332-8133

We have a long history of providing plastic extrusions. We will proudly serve you and we are committed to quality customer service. Our plastic extrusions are used in industries ranging from automotive to medical.

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Absolute Custom Extrusions, Inc. $$$

Cleveland, OH  |  440-238-3009

A plastic extrusion manufacturer of extruded plastic products, GSH Industries manufactures custom plastic extrusion profiles. We have continually expanded & attained our position as a preferred supplier of quality products & engineering ingenuity.

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GSH Industries, Inc. $$$

Stuart, FL  |  772-286-9278

Britech does custom manufacturing and our stock items come in a variety of shapes, colors and designs. Our goal is to meet your specifications and we have highly trained engineers to do just that.

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Britech Industries $$$

Johns Creek, GA  |  770-777-8540

As our name suggests, we are a leading custom extruder of plastic shrink tubing, flexible and rigid tubing, and profiles in standard or custom colors in a multitude of material options. We use state-of-the-art machinery for our extrusions and perform secondary operations on site, such as drilling, slotting, notching, etc. Pexco is ISO 9001 certified.

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Pexco $$$

Sheboygan, WI  |  800-776-7163

At Northland Plastics, we are the experts in unique custom plastic extrusions. We specialize in single and dual durometer profile extrusions, vacuum calibration, automated inline fabrication, custom fabrication, and more. Custom colors and various additives are also available. As an ISO 9001:2015 company, we value product quality, timely delivery, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service above all else. Contact Northland Plastics today for all your extrusion needs!

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Northland Plastics, Inc. $$$

Middlesex, NJ  |  800-229-3338

Petro specializes in plastic extrusions, offering our customers many capabilities, such as customized shapes & extruded tubing, along with tape application, coiling & angle cutting.

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Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. $$$

Tempe, AZ  |  877-410-3265

IPE manufactures custom profile extrusions made from Fluroflex™ ePTFE and a variety of melt thermoplastic materials. We use the latest techniques to reduce costs and shorten manufacturing lead times for tubing, rods, and sheets. When looking for a flexible, lubricious, chemically inert, hydrophobic plastic for critical applications, few can meet or exceed the flexural properties needed in barrier, instrument delivery, and bending sections of instruments like IPE’s Fluoroflex™.

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International Polymer Engineering $$$

St. Charles, IL  |  630-584-8282

We develop the most affordable and long lasting plastic extrusions. These extruded materials come in a variety of options and are Polytec Q-1 certified. We offer fast delivery and our customer service team is willing to design a perfect solution for your industry.

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Polytec Plastics, Inc. $$$
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Coextrusions are made through the extrusion of multiple layers of material simultaneously. The process of coextrusion utilizes two or more plastic extruders to melt and convey an even-paced volumetric throughput of different viscous plastics to a single extrusion head, or die, which extrudes the material into its intended form. In short, coextrusions are uniquely formed extrusions.

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Coextrusions may be made from a number of materials, which commonly include rigid or flexible PVC, polyurethane, polyolefins and FEP, among other standard and custom options. Coextrusions can also have a variety of custom feature options, like sizes, colors and color coding.

To meet your requirements and specifications, most manufacturers also offer options related to flexibility, differing levels of gas or fluid barrier properties, conductive layers, mechanical requirements, chemical resistance, lubricity and cost efficiency.

Coextrusions make for a smart investment for a number of reasons. One polymer cannot satisfy all the needs of all applications. Coextrusion works around this problem by optimizing a wide range of properties, like oxygen permeability, strength, stiffness and wear resistance.

Coextrusions eliminate the need for complicated engineering and multiple extruded components by combining elements into one single design. They also reduce production costs by using less expensive polymers in non-essential areas of the custom design.

What's more, extruded materials may be used with other extrusion processes, such as blown film, overjacking, sheet and tubing. Layer thickness is controlled by the relative speeds and sizes of the individual extruders being used with the materials. Coextrusions are incredibly useful in a number of industries, such as medical, aerospace, electrical, automotive, fiber optics, oil and gas, critical fluids transfer and defense.

Coextrusion applications within these industries are nearly endless. Here are just a few of the countless applications: profiles, tubing, living hinges, RFI/EMI gaskets and shielding, electrostatic discharge (ESD), ground water monitoring, specialized medical tubing and electronic and electrical parts used in cameras, computers, switches, displays, instrumentation and controls.

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