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Different materials hold different advantages. Acrylics, for example, offer exceptional chemical resistance while polystyrene offers good adhesive capabilities. PVC is the most common type of plastic used for plastic profiles due to its flexibility, allowing it to be used for numerous applications. Read More…

Plastic Profiles Plastic profiles are extruded stock shapes of plastics including HDPE, polystyrene, butyrate, vinyl, PVC, LDPE, nylon, polyurethane, acrylics and fiberglass.
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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. $$$
placeholder image Preferred Plastics, Inc. SFR Industries Inc. Absolute Custom Extrusions, Inc. GSH Industries, Inc. Britech Industries Pexco Northland Plastics, Inc. Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. International Polymer Engineering Polytec Plastics, Inc.

Plastic profiles are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes including shapes such as thin film, rods, wire sheets, trim, channels, rods, tubing and gaskets.

Plastic profile extrusions can be hot extruded, cold extruded or warm extruded through a die in either indirect or direct extrusion process. Each of these processes has its own benefits and drawbacks.

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Extruded plastic profiles are highly versatile and can be designed for specific applications such as pipes, hosing, fridge and freezer parts, packaging, gas and water piping, protective covers, light diffusers, display stands and point of sale holders.

Serving industries including construction, medical, aerospace, office furniture, manufacturing and transportation, most plastic profile extrusion companies also offer secondary services such as heat treating, printing, labeling, welding, anodizing and electroplating.

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 along toward the opposite end, shearing and heating the plastic through friction. Plastic pellets plasticize, or melt, as they move through the conveyor. As they near the end of the channel, the molten plastic leaves the screw and travels through a screen pack in order to remove any contaminants.

The screens are reinforced by a breaker plate, which is a thick metal puck with many holes drilled through it. A die is secured on the end of the conveyor channel, which forms the molten plastic into a specific profile as it is pushed, or extruded, through by the screw conveyor. The newly formed plastic profile is cooled, pulled through by a series of conveyors and cut to appropriate lengths. In this way plastic profiles are manufactured quickly and in fairly high volumes.

Plastic profiles can be made using various types of extrusion processes including reverse extrusion, in which the thermoplastic material is made to flow in the opposite direction of the screw, and coextrusion, in which multiple layers are extruded together.

In addition there are two main ways in which plastic profiles can be extruded: hot working and cold working. In cold working, plastic deformation is imparted to the thermoplastic material at room temperature or near room temperature. Hot working uses heated thermoplastic materials with good deformability.

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