PVC Extrusions

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There are many kinds of synthetic polymers, and many of them are plastics like PVC. The defining characteristic of PVC is its versatility. Read More…

PVC Extrusions PVC extrusions are specially-designed shapes made of PVC by a plastic extruder. PVC is an abbreviation for polyvinyl chloride, which is a synthetic polymer.

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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Raw PVC, depending on its specific properties and the method by which it is formed, can be made into any shape and can feature varying qualities of rigidity, flexibility, clarity or opaqueness.

In the case of rigid PVC, it can be extruded into a limitless variety of strips, tubes and profiles. Extruded PVC pipes are among the most widely used plumbing materials in the world. Flexible PVC can also be extruded into tubing, which is used in food processing, wastewater treatment and in many other applications.

Flexible and rigid PVC can be manufactured to be almost completely transparent or completely opaque, making it ideal for use in some chemical processing applications. Like all plastic varieties, PVC resists corrosion from exposures to some chemicals better than others, and some studies suggest that PVC products can leach toxins into their contents.

For this reason, careful consideration should be given to the application of a PVC product before it is employed. The PVC extrusion process is very similar to that of other plastic extrusion processes. Some differences of operating temperature and duration may apply, but the basic concept of extrusion remains the same regardless of materials.

PVC extrusion begins with the collection of raw PVC stock in a hopper suspended above a conveyance channel. The PVC is released from the hopper into the channel, and a long shearing screw forces the PVC down the channel as it turns. At the end of the channel is a die, which is a tool that shapes raw materials into usable products.

In the case of plastic extrusion, a die is a metal plate with a specially-designed hole. The PVC can be forced through that hole once it becomes molten. The turning of the shearing screw combined with heat generated from electric heating elements causes the PVC to melt by the time it reaches the die. The molten PVC is then forced through the die, and it takes its shape.

When it emerges on the other side of the die, it is newly extruded PVC. The extrusion is then allowed to cool; it can then be cut to length and shipped or prepared for additional processing.

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