Plastic Channels Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Record Breaking Plastic Extrusion

    The term plastic extrusion channel sounds like a very industrial/technical term but you would be surprised how commonplace these items truly are. If I had to explain the purpose of these channels to an adult I would most likely talk about gutter systems on a house or maybe plastic trim that you can find in office settings. To a child I would compare plastic channels to something they might be a little more familiar with, toy race car tracks. We know that these plastic tracks are the product of the...

  • Long Plastic Pieces

    Extruded Plastic Manufacturers create many different plastic pieces that we come into contact with everyday. Just a few items they make are hoses, pipes, tubes, drinking straws and many other plastic profiles. The process of plastic extrusion is commonly used when the piece must be long or continuous. If the piece is supposed to stay long it will, but if not they are simply cut to the right length and this can make for faster production of a product. Although there are various methods of plastic forming and shaping, plastic...

  • So Many Plastic Channels...

    While I do not mind most spring cleaning, the one thing I am not at all a fan of is cleaning the gutters. I actually enjoy cleaning out my room and living room, scrubbing down the kitchen, getting the screens out of the attic and doing everything else that needs to be done to get the dust out of the house. I love the clean, fresh start of summer that spring cleaning brings out. Except as I mentioned before, cleaning the gutters out. I had to help my dad do...

  • Preparing for Winter

    As winter continues to approach, many are inspecting their homes to make sure they are prepared for the bitter cold ahead. The main place to check is around windows. Around 25 percent of heat reduction within homes is believed to be accounted for by windows. On the coldest days it is possible to walk past windows and even feel the cold air through them. This is especially true in old homes. Many place an extra lining of plastic around the windows to help seal in the heat and prevent it...

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Plastic Channels

Extruded plastics are among the most popular and most useful shapes in the world. Raw material plastics cost very little obtain, require comparably little energy to manufacture and form, they contribute a very small carbon footprint and they offer flexible design options. There is little to not love about plastic extrusions. High on the list of frequently utilized plastic extrusions are the linear extruded plastic profiles known as plastic channels. These versatile shapes can be extruded to any length and can hold, seal, direct, guard and attach the flow of any liquid their material composition allows.

Plastic channels are not just one shape. Rather, they are available in many types of profiles, including, but not limited to, H-channels, U-channels and J-channels. Plastic channels like these are perfect for use as any number of products, including sealants, window trim, gutters and connectors. Applications that require multiple internal gaps and chambers for sound and heat insulation, as is the case with window insulation, require plastic channels on the more complicated end of the spectrum. The applications of plastic channels are nearly endless. In construction industries, plastic channels are used broadly, for, in addition to window insulation and trim, applications such as: indoor and outdoor trim, outdoor gutters (almost universally known by their channel name: U-channel), outdoor siding, door frame trim and insulation, bumpers and guards for sharp edges and corners and indoor gutters and drains. In the consumer and commercial appliance industries, manufacturers make stove door and refrigerator sealant from flexible vinyl and PVC channels. Other commercial manufacturers extrude plastic channels into products like: point of purchase displays, shelving, guards, drinking straws, curtain rods, partition holders and picture frames. In addition, automotive manufacturers often use profiled plastic channels to adorn vehicles as interior and exterior bumpers and trim.

As mentioned, plastic channels are made through the continuous process of plastic extrusion. This process begins with the collection of raw plastic and/or polymer material in a hopper located in suspension above the barrel of an extruder, or extruding machine. After it is collected, the plastic material is released into barrel of the extruder, where it is compelled into and forced down a conveyance channel via the pressure of the shearing screw of the extruder. This long shearing screw turns, causing a level of friction that in turn produces heat, causing the plastic to become molten. (Some plastic extruders include heating elements in this area to help the plastic melt.) Once the plastic material reaches the end of the conveyance channel, it has become fully plasticized, or molten. Here, it encounters a die, specifically designed and positioned to produce the shape the manufacturers intend. A die, also called, a mold (mould) or die mold, is a shaped metal plate with a hole through which the molten plastic material is forced so that it will take on the die’s shape. Once the plastic emerges on the other end of the die, it can be officially be called extruded plastic. Said newly extruded plastic must be given the chance cool and harden before it is touched or further tooled.

In addition to being produced through standard plastic extrusion, plastic channels can be, and are frequently, fabricated via coextrusion. The process of coextrusion involves forcing two or more different plastic materials through the same die, thus producing a single piece that contains the properties and qualities of more than one material. To get the materials to the die, manufacturers enlist two or more extruders to melt and move the materials separately, at an even volumetric pace, towards the single die. When they enter the die, they form multiple layers. Because materials are not mixed prior to coextrusion, their individual properties are not altered. Rather, they are retained in the layers of coextruded, homogeneous products. Coextruded plastic channels often combine hard and soft plastic or rubber to create soft sealing channels that feature hard fixtures.

Plastic channels are reliable and incredibly handy plastic extrusions that have been counted upon by manufacturers and consumers alike for many years. For these same number of years, these plastic channels have been made by methods that have changed very little. Now, the plastic extrusion industry is experiencing an exciting infusion of new and innovative technologies. Manufacturers are learning new ways to manipulate plastic products in order to extract more versatility from them. They are also focusing on developing methods that yield more lightweight but durable products. Finally, these new methods and equipment also focus on green manufacturing. Many companies are, for example, creating and promoting new recycling programs. They are also, in generally, seeking and implementing new ways to reduce resource and energy usage. Between the historic relevance of plastic extrusions and these aforementioned advancements, plastic channels are sure to launch to even greater heights of popularity.

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