Co-Extrusion Plastic Profiles & Tubing
Industrial applications for Co-extruded Plastic Profiles and Tubing
Co-extrusion is a process that allows two or more different plastics to be combined into a single product. Depending on the materials used, the process allows for the creation of products with unique properties, such as increased strength, resistance to corrosion, or insulation. The versatility of co-extruded plastic profiles and tubing makes it an ideal manufacturing process for a wide range of products.
Industries that Rely on Co-Extruded Plastics and Tubing:
Benefits of Co-Extruded Profiles vs Traditional Manufacturing:
- Improved durability
- Reduced manufacturing costs
- Shorter lead times
Co-extrusion has opened new frontiers in material engineering and addresses previously difficult manufacturing and processing needs. For example, a co-extruded tube could have an internal hardened tube through which a cable can be run along with a flexible outer layer to maintain maneuverability. Other applications benefit from a high performance liner impervious to corrosives, or an inexpensive coating to add bulk and stability.
In the construction and home improvement industries, co-extruded plastic parts expand options and reduce cost and bulk. For example, weather stripping for doors and windows require a combination of a rigid and flexible material for peak performance. Co-extrusion can provide a single profile with these contradictory properties. Co-extrusion can also reduce costs by using recycled and reground scrap inside virgin material for handrails, fences and other applications.
GLOSSARY: The extrusion of multiple layers of distinct materials simultaneously into a desired form.