Plastic Strip

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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.

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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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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