Rigid Plastic Tubing Applications
Flexible, rigid plastic tubing and tube extrusion manufacturing are our specialties. Plastic tubing can be designed for a wide variety of applications in a multitude of markets, including medical, industrial, retail, packaging, and food and beverage. Depending on your needs, certain resins can fulfill both NSF and FDA requirements. We work with a range of PVC tubing, nylon tubing, and plastic tubing materials, such as:
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Plastic Extrusion Technologies manufactures parts for the following industries:
- Brush Products
- Cable and Wire
- Safety Products
- Point of Purchase Displays
- Commercial Construction
Rigid PVC plastic tubing is used to transfer liquids, air, or solids. It is crimp-resistant and varies in flexibility, chemical resistance, and wall thickness. The tubing is either transparent, translucent, or opaque. The tubing’s color may indicate which application it is used for.
Polycarbonate tubes are rigid tubes that offer toughness, abrasion resistance, corrosion resistance and impact resistance but they lack flexibility. Acrylic tubes are used in the food processing, fabrication, and engineering industries. Flexible tubes include nylon and PVC flexible tubing which is commonly used for fluid handling and filtration. Rigid plastic tubing can be drilled, cut, and bonded to other tubes.
Manufacturers load raw plastic materials onto a hopper. The conveyance channel uses a long screw to push the raw material from the hopper into the turning screw. The friction from the turning screw and heat melts the plastic into a liquid state before it reaches the end of the channel. The melted material is then shaped using a metal die. It forces the molten plastic into hole that is shaped for the size and shape of the tube needed (round tubing or square tubing). The plastic cools into desired lengths of plastic tubing. Manufacturers then cut the tubing to the length that is needed for the application.
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Trust Plastic Extrusion Technologies for All of Your Plastic Extrusion Needs
Since 1997, Plastic Extrusion Technologies has provided extruded plastic tubing in various sizes. We extrude a wide range of plastics and materials. Our 45,000 square foot facility allows us to have the capacity to have plastic materials in stock and produce a large variety of plastics products for clients nation-wide. Offering high quality, competitive pricing, and responsive service, Plastic Extrusion Technologies continually strives to be a leader in the custom plastic extrusion industry.
Streamline your production and save on downtime and costs for your extruded tubing, vinyl tubing, and PVC pipe products by choosing Plastic Extrusion Technologies for your plastic extrusion, fabrication, finishing, and plastic tubing needs.
If you require plastic extruding services, contact Plastic Extrusion Technologies for more information. With over 100 years’ experience, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have and meet your business’s needs. Contact us today!