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Any long, narrow, solid plastic shape is likely to be considered a strip, though when plastic strips are affixed around windows, doors or flooring they are often called trim. Read More…

Plastic Strip Plastic strips are plastic shapes manufactured during continuous plastic fabrication processes. The criteria for plastic strip qualification are not universal; the words strip, sheet and even channel are applied largely according to preference or opinion.
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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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Long, narrow sheets of plastic are sometimes also referred to as strips. Such plastic strip varieties are often placed in doorways for climate control purposes in industrial settings and even in public places. Most other plastic strip varieties are characterized by length and narrowness.

They are used as building trim, components in furniture, collators for nails in nail guns, vehicle trim and for many other purposes. Rigid plastic strips can be made from many plastic materials.

These include high and low density polyethylene, PET, polystyrene and many other plastic materials. Each material is chosen based on its qualities of strength, durability, weather resistance and other relevant qualities. PVC, for example, is often chosen because of its resistance to UV rays.

Plastic strips are manufactured by a process called extrusion. Extrusion is a continuous plastic fabrication process, which makes it especially suited to the creation of long plastic strips. At the beginning of the plastic strip extrusion process, a collection of raw plastic material, usually in the form of flakes or pellets, is placed in a hopper suspended above an extruder.

When the plastic is released from the hopper, it enters a conveyance channel where a large shearing screw forces the plastic down the channel as it turns. As the plastic moves down the channel, the friction caused by the turning of the screw causes the plastic to become molten.

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Some extruders will feature electronic heating elements to aid in the plasticization of the material. By the time the plastic reaches the end of the channel, it is ready to be formed. At the end of the channel is a die, which is a specially designed tool that turns raw materials into useful products.

In the case of plastic extrusion, a die is a metal plate with a specially-cut hole through which the plastic is intended to pass. As the plastic is forced through the die, it takes its shape.

When it emerges on the other side of the die, it is a newly extruded plastic strip. The strip is then allowed to cool and harden, after which point it is cut to length and either sent for shipment or prepared for additional processing like painting or labeling.

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