Plastic extrusion is the process of creating plastic profiles and tubes by forcing melted plastic through a die. The process is used to create a wide range of products and component parts that are utilised for both industrial and domestic purposes. Due to the need to force these plastics into a shape, thermoplastics will be used, as they are the best type of material for melting down and cooling to form a rigid shape. Polypropylene and PVC are two of the most commonly used thermoplastics for plastic extrusion purposes. In this blog post, we take a look at a few ways in which plastic extrusion can be used.
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There are a number of factors to consider when selecting the material to use for your plastic extrusion design. Plastic extrusion products will be custom made to order, so the right plastic type will be selected to fit your specific requirements or needs. Selecting the right material for the project will ensure that your design works as it is intended, as well as allowing you to have a more cost-efficient product. As such, it will be important to disclose your exact purposes for the product and all that you will expect from it when in the design stage of the process. Here are some of the factors that you should be considering when looking for a plastic extrusion quote: Continue reading “How to Select the Best Material for Your Plastic Extrusion Design”
Plastic extrusion offers a versatile process that can be tailored to suit a range of applications across many sectors. Depending on the specific requirements for a project, plastic tubes or profiles can be created to be either rigid or flexible. In this article, we take a look at the different types of plastic extrusion processes and what these options can offer you or your business!
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One of the most commonly used materials for plastic tube extrusion is polypropylene. In this article, we take a look at why polypropylene is used for plastic extrusion purposes and what can be made from it.
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Here at Opus Plastics, we are injection moulding and extrusion specialists with over 35 years of proven and tested experience in the field of plastic manufacturing. As such, we’ve learnt all about the necessary prerequisites for delivering high-quality extrusion design for customers in a variety of industries. From the intricacies of the finer details to dedicating enough time at the start of the project to ensure desirable results, we’ve put together just seven of the factors we think make for the best standard of extrusion design.
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When it comes to the manufacturing of plastic, there’s several different processes that are suitable for various client requirements. In recent blogs, we’ve look at both plastic and tube extrusion and how we use it to create cost-efficient, high-quality products for our brilliant customers. This week, we’re looking at liquid injection moulding, what it is, why it’s used and how the machines work, alongside the various considerations that need to be taken into account when deciding upon the process that’s best for you. Continue reading “What is Liquid Injection Moulding?”
Here at Opus Plastics, we love to teach people all about the efficient plastic manufacturing services that we offer, including how it could revolutionise the way in which your business operates today. Many will opt for more expensive alternatives because of a lack of education on other potential methods or an unfounded negative view on the plastics industry. We use our blog as a space to show you exactly what we do and why, so you can read up on various processes before deciding what’s right for you and your company. Today, we are looking at tube extrusion, so read on to find out everything you need to know about how it works, what we do and why!
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Plastic extrusion is a complex plastic manufacturing process that, at its most basic, involves solid plastic mass being converted into a shape that can be made into usable products or used as first produced. Despite its useful and economic nature, many businesses are naïve to what it is, the various benefits it offers and how it can transform the way small, medium and large companies operate. Below, we’ve created a guide for everything you would want to know about plastic extrusion, so you can understand more about what the process actually consists of and what we here at Opus Plastics can do for you.
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