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.

  • Plainwell, MI

    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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  • Cadott, WI

    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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  • Modesto, CA

    Our profile extrusion capabilities are vast and adaptable to meet your specific needs. Whether you require rigid, flexible, dual, or tri-profile extrusions, we have the expertise and technology to deliver. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what's possible in plastic extrusion, and we welcome the opportunity to tackle even the most challenging projects.

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  • Milwaukee, WI

    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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  • Middlefield, OH

    At Plastic Extrusion Technologies, we specialize in the production of extruded plastics, catering to both large-scale manufacturing needs and smaller custom projects, all tailored to your precise specifications. We understand the importance of high-quality products, prompt delivery, and responsive service in today's fast-paced business landscape, and we are committed to meeting these expectations.

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  • Johns Creek, GA

    As our name suggests, we are a leading custom extruder of plastic shrink tubing, flexible and rigid tubing, and profiles in standard or custom colors in a multitude of material options. We use state-of-the-art machinery for our extrusions and perform secondary operations on site, such as drilling, slotting, notching, etc. Pexco is ISO 9001 certified.

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  • Sheboygan, WI

    At Northland Plastics, we are the experts in unique custom plastic extrusions. We specialize in single and dual durometer profile extrusions, vacuum calibration, automated inline fabrication, custom fabrication, and more. Custom colors and various additives are also available. As an ISO 9001:2015 company, we value product quality, timely delivery, competitive pricing, and excellent customer service above all else. Contact Northland Plastics today for all your extrusion needs!

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  • Middlesex, NJ

    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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  • St. Charles, IL

    We develop the most affordable and long lasting extruded plastic rods available. All of our products are Polytec Q-1 certified, and we offer fast delivery on quality parts, all at a competitive price. Additionally, our engineering staff offers product design assistance. We can work from your simple hand sketch, to a sophisticated blueprint or cad file. Contact Polytec today!

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  • Strongsville, OH

    At GSH we know plastic, rubber and aluminum extrusions. We do tubing, injection, plastic, aluminum and rubber fabrication. We serve a variety of industries with our products, including automotive, consumer, electrical and marine. We know plastic extrusions! Come to us for superior customer service, product knowledge, on-time delivery and competitive pricing!

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Plastic Rods Industry Information

Plastic Rod Manufacturers

Plastic rods are solid plastic shapes made either through the process of plastic extrusion or 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 are also used in industrial, construction, and commercial industries, serving applications related to the structural support of industrial equipment and point of purchase displays.

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Benefits of Plastic Rods

Each plastic grouping presents pros and cons. For instance, thermoplastics are generally easier to mold and faster to produce than thermosets. On the other hand, thermosets tend to have superior strength components and, unlike thermoplastics, they retain their strength when heated. Furthermore, each plastic material offers manufacturers different attributes that they may want their product to have as well. For example, PVC has high fire, heat, and chemical resistance and is popular for 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.

Thermoplastics and Thermosets

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 plastics that can 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.

Types of Plastics in Plastic Rods

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. In doing so, they can create products with the particular properties that they want.

Plastic Coextrusion Method

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 pointed at a single die melt the polymers intended to 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 co-extrusion 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 strengthen the rod's core. Low-cost coextrusion 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. Co-extruders frequently seek other qualities, including increased stiffness, increased wear resistance, and oxygen permeability.

Secondary Processes for Plastic Rods

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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