Plastic Extrusion Frequently Asked Questions
Here at Plastic Extrusion Technologies, our ultimate priority is your satisfaction. We hope these answers to common questions will satisfy your curiosity, however, please call if you have any other questions or seek additional information.
Q: Do you offer custom packing?
A: Yes. Like every aspect of our company, we strive to provide our customers with a professionally tailored, personal experience and perfect product result for your specific plastic extrusion project.
Q: Does Plastic Extrusion Technologies work with any alternatives to the standard plastic extrusion materials?
A: Yes. We offer wood-filled plastic compounds and have worked with nanocomposite and green initiative materials. We also stay current on composite material development as well as increase our understanding and use of non-PVC green materials.
Q: What if I want my plastic extruded product to incorporate more than one color? Is that possible?
A: Yes. Using our state-of-the-art machinery and finely tuned expert plastic extrusion production process, we are able to make plastic extrusions with two different colors.
Q: How wide can you produce plastic extrusions?
A: We can extrude up to an 18” width, and in some cases, even wider.
Q: What are the length limits of the plastic extrusions and tubing you produce?
A: We can run lengths of 24’.
Q: Does Plastic Extrusion Technologies offer blanket ordering programs?
A: Yes. We do offer blanket ordering programs. Because we assess every project and request on an individual basis we will need to talk more with you about your project needs and requirements. Please contact Plastic Extrusion Technologies via our P.E.T. Contact Us Form to further discuss your plastic extrusions project.
Q: What types of plastic material and polymers does Plastic Extrusion Technologies work with?
A: We have the ability to work with RPVC, FPVC, TPR, HIPS, ABS, NORYL, ACRYLIC, polyethylene, polypropylene, , and other raw materials.
Q: Why is the plastic extrusion process necessary?
A: Plastic extrusion is used to produce a large range of products on the market today, from building materials to consumer products. Pipes, tubing, fence, edging, and weather stripping are just a few of the common items. Plastic Extrusion Technologies creates high quality objects using thermoplastic material in order to protect against corrosion and improve its tensile strength.
Q: How does the plastic extrusion process work?
A: During the plastic extrusion process, resin beads are melted down, filtered, pushed through an extrusion die, and then cooled. Raw plastic is fed into a hopper with colorants, additives, and UV inhibitors that are required for that particular job. The plastic beads or granules flow from the hopper down into the feed throat. They are dispensed onto a large spinning screw extruder. The beads move from the high pressure rotating screw while being heated to the melting temperature based on that plastic’s mechanical properties. The molten plastic flows across a breaker plate and screen. The screen removes any contaminants or inconsistencies. The plastic flows smoothly from the cylindrical profile of the extruder into the final shape.
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