Plastic Extruders

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Extruders are machines that use the physics of friction and pressure to partially melt, or plasticize, raw plastic material, squeezing the molten material through a shaping die at the outputting end. Read Moreā€¦

Plastic Extruders Plastic extruders are machines that melt and shape raw plastic pellets or flakes into channels, tubes, sheets or other shapes.

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. $$$

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. $$$

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 $$$

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. $$$
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During the extrusion process, gravity feeds plastic pellets or flakes through a hopper down into the extruder's enclosed screw conveyor channel. This conveyor moves the raw plastic along toward the opposite end, shearing and heating the plastic; electric heaters built into the conveyor often aid the melting process.

The molten plastic is formed into a specific profile as it is pushed, or extruded, by the die at the open end. The newly formed plastic profile is instantly cooled with cold water, pulled through by a series of conveyors and cut to appropriate lengths.

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Extruded plastics manufacturers use plastic extruders to make plastic profiles, plastic channels, plastic rods, plastic tubing and plastic sheets, all of which play a vital role in virtually every industry, from the consumer products manufacturing industry to the medical device development industry.

Plastic channels and profiles can be manufactured continuously and are used in window profiles, building siding and trim, gutters and channels, sealing sections, hoses, curtain rods, tubes, pipes, drinking straws and many other common products.

Extruded plastic sheets are used in packaging and are often thermoformed into consumer products and packaging. Plastic rods and thick gauge sheets are machined by automotive, aerospace and construction industries into parts for close tolerance applications.

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 diverse and economical methods of plastic fabrication.

Plastic extruders can extrude any thermoplastic material (that is, plastic material that changes its form under various levels of heat), including HDPE, LDPE, PETG, PVC, butyrate, vinyl, polypropylene and polystyrene.

The plastic extrusion process is responsible for the production of everyday necessities like PVC pipes, indoor and outdoor window trim, sealing bars, siding, plastic gutters, plastic sheeting, toys, recreational accessories, and much more.

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, precise profiles.

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