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Plastic rods are sometimes filled with metal and used in industrial equipment and construction as structural support; in applications requiring little structural strength, plastic rods may be co-extruded with lower cost material on the inside, cutting down on the cost for both the manufacturer and the customer. Read More…

Plastic Rods Plastic rods are extruded in much the same way plastic tubing and plastic profiles are, except that plastic rods are solid instead of hollow. Used in a wide variety of applications from point of purchase displays to structural support, plastic rods can be coextruded with different types of plastic or other materials to strengthen the rod's core or to cut down on material costs.
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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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Many manufacturers of equipment for aerospace, transportation, electronics, marine and petrochemical use solid plastic rods as raw materials to be machined into parts for bearings, corrosion-resistant pieces, gaskets, seals, insulation, sleeving and static control.

Plastic sheets and blocks are also used to make parts in many of the same industries, although the types of parts can be different; rather than a support part for a building or machine, plastic sheets would be utilized for machine guards or windows.

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Both plastic sheets and plastic rods are ideal materials for these industries due to the unique properties of plastic, such as low density, structural integrity, non-conduction, low porosity and properties of heat and corrosion resistance. Plastic is not only light and easily shaped, but the different types of chemical combinations offer a broad selection of desired properties.

There are many varieties of plastic formulas, although most of them fall into one of two categories; thermoplastics and thermosets.

Thermoplastics include all plastics that melt when heated to a certain degree, but harden when they cool.

Thermosets also melt when heated and harden when cooled, although they can not be reheated, reshaped and rehardened as thermoplastic can, which gives the many types of thermoplastics the advantage.

Positive and negative characteristics make each plastic particularly attractive for certain industries more then others. Acetal plastic rods, for example, are chemically-resistant and have very low water absorption, making them popular for food processing applications. However, acetal has relatively low strength and resistance to high heat, and applications that require high strength and heat resistance use PVC or noryl.

PVC is commonly used in sewage treatment, building exteriors, metal anodizing and chemical processing because of its high heat, fire and chemical resistance. Other types of plastic, such as acrylic and HDPE, are valued for their flexibility, scratch-resistance and their ability to be easily machined.

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