Like every other supply industry, plastic extrusions and profile processes are rapidly changing with advances in technology and commercial and consumer needs. Knowing what is available in terms of specialty processes will help you to determine the best option for your next project. Here are just a few of the newest processes that we can offer to help you to get the best results:
- Overjacketing can save you time and money in production. What is overjacketing? It is the process of covering an item with a protective extruded layer of plastic. This process is commonly used for electrical wires. Everything from commercial grade exterior cabling to an overjacket on a charging cable for a cell phone can now be accomplished with this easy process.
- Need hollow areas? In the past, it has been difficult to create hollow areas in extruded plastics. With the newest developments in tubing extrusion, hollow areas can now be created with ease. To accomplish this final product, the die is adapted to include interior pins and mandrels that give the extruded piece hollows in areas that they are needed.
- Multiple materials mean more options. Using multiple materials, or coextrusion, means that different characteristics of more than one plastic can be combined into one final product. This is completed using new technology that allows two or more extruders to feed multiple materials into the production line, resulting in one material by the time it gets to the extrusion head.
- Grocery and food bags are now extruded. Blown film extrusion is the newest technology that allows plastic engineers to create these thin products. The die is what makes the process possible. Positioned vertically, the process involves pulling the plastic up, rather than pushing it through the line. As the plastic cools, it maintains the bag shape.
Looking for the newest in plastic extrusion technology? Call us now to speak to a professional plastics engineer who can assist you with your specifications and needs.