Plastic Profiles

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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.

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. Preferred offers a wide range of secondary & in-line services, including cutting, drilling, punching, routing, stamping and more. By choosing preferred plastics as your custom extrusion manufacture you will be relying on someone you can trust!

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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. We will assist you with your unique requirements. We`ll make your ideas take shape! We know how to remain a leader in custom plastic extrusion profiles – by keeping up with change.

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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. These units are optimized for design, performance and quality. From pre-prototype to post production, we do it all. Please visit our website for more information!

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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 at competitive pricing & on-time delivery. With our experience in the plastics field & our facility, we have positioned ourselves into the next century.

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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. If you are concerned about your budget then rest assured that our products are affordable. Please visit our website for more information!

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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. We are partnered with different companies for maximum extrusion options and we are available for our customers at anytime. We are the plastic extrusions experts. If you need to speak with an extrusion specialist then please give us a call!

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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. We have a full staff of engineers who can assist you & ship out stock products within 24 hours of your order. At Petro, we take extreme pride in our service & quality. We will deliver a product on time – every time.

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Petro Extrusion Technologies, Inc. $$$
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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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