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Plastic Rod Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of plastic rod manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top plastic rod manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any plastic rod company can design, engineer, and manufacture plastic rods to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach plastic rod companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of clear plastic rods, flexible plastic rods, and plastic welding rods.

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Preferred Plastics is an ISO 9001:2000-certified custom plastic extruder, specializing in rigid, flexible & co-extruded products, including plastic rods. We offer a wide range of secondary & in-line services, including cutting, drilling, punching, routing, stamping and more. By choosing Preferred Plastics as your custom extrusion manufacturer you will be relying on someone you can trust!
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Since 1973, Polytec Plastics has been a leader in the manufacture of high-quality plastic extrusions, plastic profiles & more. Our engineer team offers design assistance. Polytec Plastics can help you select the best possible material to fit your budget & application needs. Whenever possible we suggest using our selection of standard part tooling which consists of thousands of channels, rods, etc.
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Since 1978, SFR has been a leader in custom plastic profile extrusions, manufacturing plastic rods and other extruded products to your unique specifications. We are your experienced turn key resource of all plastic profile extrusions. We also offer custom profile extrusions based on your unique application requirements if necessary. We have developed new eco-friendly materials and services to accommodate the ever changing marketplace.
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As the name suggests, Absolute Custom Extrusions specializes in custom orders and building unique plastic rods and extruded products. Our flexible production systems accommodate small, medium, or large runs, and we also offer recycled materials. No matter your industry or the unique requirements you have, we offer the solution! Call or visit our website today!
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We can manufacture your plastic extrusions with various materials including: PVC, PU, PE, ABS, styrene, TPE, TPU, urethane and more. We can provide you with extruded profiles in a variety of shapes and sizes designed to be durable, flexible or rigid, while being compatible with almost any application. Our solutions and products are competitively priced and we will always provide you with outstanding after-sale support.
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Britech is a manufacturer of standard and custom plastic rods and related plastic extruded parts. With over 20 years of experience, we are known for our excellent customer service & quick turnarounds on stock & custom extrusions. We can manufacture in many different textures, materials, and colors, so contact us with your requirements and we will find or make you the perfect part!
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Here at GSH Industries we offer an extensive product line of plastic extrusions, plastic rods, tubing, and molding. We create diverse products while always providing punctual deliveries. We are recognized for our quality and we work hard to supply our customers with top-notch products and services.
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Petro specializes in plastic rods, offering our customers many capabilities, such as customized shapes & extruded tubing, along with tape application, coiling & angle cutting. We have a full staff of engineers who can assist you & ship out stock products within 24 hours of your order. At Petro, we take extreme pride in our service & quality. We will deliver a product on time - every time.
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Here at Waltech Engineered Plastics, plastic extrusion is our specialty. We have the capability of fulfilling the detailed requests of our clients. We believe variety is vital in providing the best for our clients, which is why we offer our extrusions in a multitude of colors and materials. Contact us today!
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Plastic Rod Manufacturers

Plastic rods are solid plastic shapes, made either through the process of plastic extrusion or the process of plastic coextrusion. They contrast plastic profiles and plastic tubing, which are hollow. They are used in a variety of industries, such as aerospace, electronics, marine, petrochemicals and transportation. In these industries, plastic rods often serve as raw materials to be machined into parts for gaskets, seals, bearings, corrosion-resistant pieces, sleeving, static control, insulation and more. They also have use in industrial, construction and commercial industries, serving, for example, applications related to structural support of industrial equipment and point of purchase displays.

No matter the exact material or materials used to extrude or co-extrude plastic rods, all plastic rods share some of the unique properties of plastic materials. These properties include: non-conduction, low density, low porosity, structural integrity, corrosion resistance, heat resistance and ease of shaping. However, manufacturers have the opportunity to produce rods with different materials and chemical combinations, and, in doing so, they are able to create products with the particular properties that they want.

The plastic formulas used to extrude plastic rods are diverse and many, but despite this, most formulas still fall into one of two groupings: thermoplastics and thermosets. Of the two, thermoplastics hold the majority of plastics. Thermoplastics consist of all plastics that can both soften and melt when heated or reheated, and harden when cooled. They may be heated and remolded over and over again. This category includes plastics such as PVC, ABS, polyethylene, polycarbonate, polypropylene and polystyrene. Thermosets will also become molten when heated and will also harden when cooled, but, unlike thermoplastics, they cannot be successfully reheated, reshaped or rehardened. Examples of thermosets include polyesters, phenolics, silicones and epoxies. Each plastic grouping presents pros and cons. For instance, in general, thermoplastics are easier to mold and faster produce than thermosets. Thermosets, on the other hand, tend to have superior strength components and, unlike thermoplastics, they retain their strength when heated. Furthermore, each individual plastic material offers manufacturers different attributes that they may want their product to have as well. For example, because PVC has high fire, heat and chemical resistance, it is popular for use with building exteriors, metal anodizing, chemical processing and sewage treatment. Acetal plastic rods have very low water absorption and they are chemically resistant, but they are relatively weak and susceptible to the effects of high heat. Therefore, they work well for food processing applications that do not require especially high heat resistance or strength. Manufacturers that produce flexible and/or scratch resistant products are likely to use plastics like HDPE or acrylic. Both of these plastics are also valued for the ease with which they can be manipulated.

In addition, despite having the word "plastic" in their name, plastic rods are not actually always completely made of plastic. Instead, they can sometimes be coextruded with materials other than plastic, like metals. What, exactly, is coextrusion? Coextrusion is an altered extrusion process by which single products are made from two or more different materials. To make this happen, multiple extruders that are pointed at a single die melt the polymers intended to be make up the product. After they become molten, the materials are forced into the die at an even pace and volume. They enter the die at the same time, where they fill it out in layers. In general, the goal of coextrusion is to endow a product with properties or qualities that it cannot get from just one polymer. The choice to co-extrude a plastic rod with a different type of plastic or with another material altogether is usually made either to lower material costs or to strengthen the core of the rod. Low-cost co-extrusion materials are usually only used with applications that require little structural strength. In the case of applications requiring structural support, metal is usually the material that fills the rod. Other qualities frequently sought after by co-extruders include increased stiffness, increased wear resistance and oxygen permeability.

While it is not needed every time, some manufacturers may choose to further fashion their plastic rods with secondary processes, such as drilling, deburring, powder coating, painting, labeling, notching and industrial finishing. Generally, plastic rods may be clear or come in any color, including custom-matched colors. This versatility and plastic extrusion's wealth of material choices are two of the many reasons that manufacturers love working with extruded plastic rods so much. Plastic rods are an excellent choice for people looking for quick, inexpensive, durable parts and products.

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