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.
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 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.