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Extruded plastics can be made into window profiles, building siding and trim, gutters and channels, sealing sections, hoses, curtain rods, tubes, pipes, drinking straws and many other common products. Read More…

Extruded Plastics Plastic profiles, plastic channels, plastic rods, plastic tubing, plastic trim and plastic sheets are all extruded plastics that play a vital role in virtually every industry, from consumer products manufacturing to automotive parts fabrication. Because plastic extrusion is a continuous process, plastic channels and profiles are not limited in terms of their possible lengths.
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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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Extruded plastic sheets are used in packaging and are often thermoformed into consumer products and packaging. The extrusion process is highly customizable and is capable of high volume production as well as short runs, making plastic extrusion one of the most versatile and economical methods of plastic fabrication.

Plastic Profile Extruded Plastics - GSH Industries, Inc.

Plastic rods and thick gauge sheets are machined by automotive, aerospace and construction industries into parts for close tolerance applications. Since the extrusion process uses a continuous output of smooth, thoroughly heated and mixed material, extruded plastics seldom have bubbles or inconsistencies, and they are therefore valued for their structural integrity and consistent profiles.

HDPE, LDPE, PETG, PVC, butyrate, vinyl, polypropylene and polystyrene are all plastics that are commonly extruded. The extrusion process begins with raw plastic pellets or flakes being fed into a hopper placed atop a closed extruding channel.

Gravity feeds the raw plastic material down into the extruding channel. Running through the length of the channel is a screw conveyor that moves the raw plastic toward the opposite end, shearing and heating the plastic through friction.

The plastic pellets plasticize, or melt, as they move through the conveyor, and on the end of the conveyor channel a die is secured that forms the molten plastic into a specific profile as it is pushed through. The newly formed plastic profile is cooled and pulled through by a series of conveyors and cut to appropriate lengths.

In this way plastic profiles, channels and tubing are manufactured quickly and in high volumes. Plastic sheeting is extruded in a similar way, except the molten plastic is pushed through flat or semicircular dies and then stretched into flat sheets, cooled through a series of rolling calendars and wound around spools.

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