Plastic Extrusion Process

How does plastic extrusion work?

The process of plastic extrusion is started when plastic pellets from a hopper are fed into the barrel of our extruder. As screws turn and heaters work along the barrel to produce mechanical energy, the plastic slowly melts. This melted plastic is then pushed into a die that shapes it and hardens.

Plastic Extrusion Process

What is plastic extrusion?

Plastic extrusion is the process of turning raw plastic into a molded continuous profile. Examples include Polyethylene used for sling spline, basket weaving profiles, and garage door guides. We can also use it to make PVC profiles for weatherstripping and custom work for residential applications.
Plastic Extrusion Process

Will you extrude other products outside your current offering?

Of course! We are constantly expanding and growing our facility. Just reach out for a quote on your desired custom product and we can let you know what options are available.

Would you use other products outside of Polyethylene and PVC?

We do have the ability to use other products other than Polyethylene and PVC. We’ve invested in extruders that can handle almost any material.

Can you reuse a product that does not meet the specifications of the finished good?

In most cases, we are able to reuse a product that does not meet the specifications of a finished good. We are able to grind up scrap pieces and reuse that in our extrusion process to create a low-waste and reusable product.

What does the plastic look like before it is extruded?

The raw materials come in plastic beads (pellets) or in powder form and are then melted by the extruder.

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