plastic products take many different forms - known as plastic profiles to us - but they all start as material called resin. plastic extrusion is a complicated process that takes many forms, but here's a quick breakdown of how it works.
plastics extrusion is a high-volume manufacturing process in which plastic is melted and formed into a continuous profile. extrusion produces items such as pipe/tubing, weatherstripping, fencing, deck railings, window frames, plastic films and sheeting, thermoplastic coatings, and wire insulation. this process starts by feeding plastic material (pellets, granules, flakes or powders) from a
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the extrusion process. in the plastics extrusion process, thermoplastic material, or resin, is gravity fed from a top mounted hopper into the barrel of an extruder. additives, such as colorants and uv inhibitors, in either liquid or pellet form are often used and can be introduced into the resin below arriving at the hopper.
over 300 million tons of plastic is produced annually, and only about 3 percent of it gets recycled. the rest is simply trashed, taking centuries to degrade, or left adrift in the ocean. an
the plastic extrusion process involves melting plastic material, forcing it into a die to shape it into a continuous profile, and then cutting it to length. the process is a good choice for applications that require a final product with a constant cross-section.
in 2016, 760 million tons of our scrap plastic went to china, but that figure plummeted by 95 percent last year after china tightened its standards for the recycling materials it would accept.
plastic extrusion materials (thermoplastics) are used in a wide variety of applications, each having their own unique properties. as a specialist in thermoplastic extrusion, lakeland produces high quality, precisely engineered custom plastic extrusions out of virtually every thermoplastic material available, from commodity grades such as pvc and polyethylene to engineering grades such as
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