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If your company is looking for a production partner that has access to a myriad of different materials, giving you flexibility in your production, then you need Extrudex. Since 1980, Extrudex has produced thermoplastic extrusions from a variety of materials including:
Acrylonitrile-butadine-styrene is a class of thermoplastic terpolymers including a range of resins, all prepared with usually more than 50% styrene and varying amounts of acrylonitrile and butadiene. The three components are combined by a variety of methods involving polymerization, graft copolymerization, physical mixtures and combinations thereof. Typical applications are found in appliances, automotive parts, pipe, and business machine and telephone components.
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
LOW & HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE (PE)
A widely used plastic, polyethylene is a polymer of ethylene, CH2=CH2, having the formula (-CH2-CH2-)n, and is produced at high pressures and temperatures in the presence of any one of several catalysts, depending on the desired properties for the finished product. Polyethylene is resistant to water, acids, alkalies, and most solvents. Its many applications include lawn mower stripping rollers, films or sheets for packaging, shower curtains, tubing among other things.
This widely used plastic is a polymer of styrene. Polystyrene is a colorless, transparent thermoplastic that softens slightly above 212° and becomes a viscous liquid at around 365°F. It is resistant to acids, alkalies, oils, and alcohols. It is produced either as a solid or as a foamed plastic marketed under the trade name Styrofoam. Its many uses include insulation and display signage.
Santoprene™ and Sarlink™
THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS AND VULCANATES (TPE/TPV)
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) and vulcanates (TPV) are a diverse family of rubber-like materials that, unlike vulcanized rubber, can be processed like thermoplastic materials. TPEs and TPVs are used in a variety of applications in the automotive, construction, medical, food and beverage and appliance markets.
Acrylic is a resign produced from the methyl methacrylate monomer (MMA). MMA is a transparent and colorless fluid substance. One of the main characteristic features of MMA is its high transparency. With its high weather resistance, it has been known to last over 30 years. It does not easily turn yellow or crumble when exposed to sunlight.
Noryl® is a modified PPO (Polyphenylene Oxide – Styrene); an alloy of PPO and styrene. Due to its inherent chemical composition, Noryl® exhibits unusually low moisture absorption, providing excellent insulating properties and dimensional stability over a wide range of humidity and temperature. It is widely used in electrical insulation.
Polycarbonates are a group of clear, thermoplastic polymers used mainly as molding compounds. Polycarbonates are prepared by the reaction of an aromatic difunctional phenol with either phosgene or an aromatic or aliphatic carbonate. The commercially important polycarbonates use 2, 2-bis (4-hydroxyphenol)-propane (bisphenol A) a diphenyl carbonate. This polymer is a clear plastic with a slight yellow discoloration. It has excellent electrical properties and high impact strength.
Provista/PETG is a clear thermoplastic copolymer (copolyester) with high melt strength used mainly for profile extrusion. Provista/PETG is often used as a replacement for acrylic due to cost and ease of processing. It has excellent chemical resistance and high clarity. It is also UV resistant and is FDA compliant for food contact and applications. It is also used in tubing, trim molding and clear window profiles.
Polypropylene is a plastic noted for being lightweight, less dense than water, and is a polymer of propylene. It resists moisture, oils, and solvents. Since its melting point is 250°F, it is used in the manufacture of objects that are sterilized in the course of their use. Polypropylene is also used to make tubing, profiles, trim molding, textiles and packaging material.
Rigid and Flexible PVC
POLYVINYL CHLORIDE (PVC)
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a thermoplastic that is a polymer of vinyl chloride. Resins of polyvinyl chloride are hard, but with the addition of plasticizers a flexible, elastic plastic can be made. This plastic has found extensive use in tubing, gaskets, signage and trim molding.
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