Plastic Strip Manufacturers and Companies

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of plastic strip manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source plastic strip manufactures with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate plastic strip companies that will design, engineer, and manufacturer plastic trim for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading plastic strip manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for plastic stripping, acrylic strips, or vinyl strips.

  • Plainwell, MI 269-783-4068

    Our plastic strips are created using the latest technologies for assured productivity and consistency. We offer a variety of services and we are excited to work with you to produce the best quality plastic strips to meet your parameters. Our company is proud to be a custom extruded products manufacturer which means we can handle any request involving plastic extruded creation. Let us know how we can help you today!

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  • Cadott, WI 800-369-9410

    Are you searching for a turnkey supplier? We produce the highest quality plastic strips and we guarantee the reliable these products. Our engineers create plastic strip and other plastic extrusion supplies. These unique units are designed for optimum efficiency and easy assembly. You can trust our engineer experience and we are eager to work with you! Contact us today for more information!

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  • Milwaukee, WI 414-332-8133

    We are a leading supplier for plastic strip and other plastic extrusion equipment. Our plastic strip can be utilized for a variety of applications and we serve a multitude of industries. You will always receive assistance from our customer service team without any delays. We offer fast quotes and material recommendations. Give us a call today and learn how our company can best serve you!

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  • Cleveland, OH 440-238-3009

    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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  • Stuart, FL 772-286-9278

    Britech does custom manufacturing and our stock items come in a variety of shapes, colors and designs. Our goal is to meet your specifications and we have highly trained engineers to do just that. We are partnered with different companies for maximum extrusion options and we are available for our customers at anytime. We are the plastic extrusions experts. If you need to speak with an extrusion specialist then please give us a call!

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  • Johns Creek, GA 770-777-8540

    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 800-776-7163

    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 800-229-3338

    Petro specializes in plastic strips, offering our customers many capabilities, such as customized shapes & plastic strips, along with tape application, coiling & angle cutting. We have a full staff of engineering who can assist you & ship out stock products within 24 hours of your order. At Petro, we take extreme pride in our service and quality. We will delivery a product on time – every time.

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  • Tempe, AZ 877-410-3265

    IPE manufactures custom profile extrusions made from Fluroflex™ ePTFE and a variety of melt thermoplastic materials. We use the latest techniques to reduce costs and shorten manufacturing lead times for tubing, rods, and sheets. When looking for a flexible, lubricious, chemically inert, hydrophobic plastic for critical applications, few can meet or exceed the flexural properties needed in barrier, instrument delivery, and bending sections of instruments like IPE’s Fluoroflex™.

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  • St. Charles, IL 630-584-8282

    We process all types of materials from graphic holders to plastic strip. Our high quality plastic strip is very durable. Our goal is to make each customer completely satisfied and we are eager for you to give us your projects. These plastic strip systems are lightweight and easy to develop. We have a wide variety of stock options that are available for you. We can also custom make any extrusion. Please give us a call for more information!

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businessIndustry Information

Plastic Strip

Technically, any narrow, long and solid plastic shape is defined as a plastic strip. However, since this is not strict criteria, similar plastic shapes, such as a sheet or a channel, may sometimes also be called a plastic strip. However, when plastic strips are adhered to building components like doors, flooring or windows, they are usually then called trim. In addition, those long and narrow sheets of plastic, found placed in in public places, industrial settings and doorways, keeping heat in or out, are sometimes called strips as well. The choice of how to labels these shapes often goes case-by-case, per an individual’s or organization’s opinion or preference.

No matter the exact nature of the plastic strip, it was most certainly manufactured via a continuous fabrication process, since continuous processes are well-suited to the creation of long strips. Almost always, this fabrication process is the plastic extrusion process. Plastic extrusion begins with the collection of raw plastic material, usually gathered in the form of pellets or flakes, and continues with its placement in a hopper that is suspended above a machine called an extruder. Then, the plastic is released from the hopper into the barrel of the extruder, which contains a shearing screw and is connected to a conveyance channel. The force generated by the shearing screw pushes the plastic into the conveyance channel as the channel turns. The screw also generates friction, which causes the plastic to become molten as it travels down the channel. At this point, some, but not all, plastic extruders will aid in the plasticization process, or the melting of the plastic, through the inclusion of electronic heating elements. At the end of the conveyance channel sits a die, also called a mold/mould or die mold. The die is a precisely designed metal plate through which the molten plastic is forced via a specially cut hole. The shape of the die is predetermined, as the plastic will take its shape as it passes through it. Once the plastic has passed through the die and emerges on the other side, it is considered a plastic strip. Before it undergoes any further processing, it is allowed to cool and harden. After this, it is cut to length and either sent on for shipment or prepped for secondary processing, like labeling or painting.

Shearing screws do a lot of work, and to accommodate these responsibilities, they usually have three sections: the feed zone, the melting zone and the metering zone. The feed zone, which is also called the solids conveying zone, is the region of the screw that feeds the plastic resin into the conveyance channel. The melting zone, alternatively known as the transition zone or the compression zone, is the area in which most of the plastic melts; this is also the area in which the channel narrows significantly, in order to apply pressure to the plastic. Finally, the metering zone, or the melt conveying zone, is the zone in which the last of the plastic particles melt and mix to form molten plastic that is uniform in composition and temperature.

It is important to note that most plastic strip varieties are characterized by their length and width, as well as qualities like weather resistance, strength, durability and other application-relevant qualities. These latter qualities rest largely on the material chosen. For example, plastic strips that will be exposed to large amounts of sunlight will likely be made of polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, a plastic polymer that is highly resistant to UV rays. Acrylics, on the other hand, are frequently selected for their optical clarity. Other common plastic materials used in plastic strip, especially rigid plastic strip, extrusion include: PET, polypropylene, polycarbonate polystyrene, low and high density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE, respectively), acetal, nylon polyamides and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).

Plastic strips are useful for applications in a large number of industries, including: automotives, at-home construction, architecture, industrial construction, furniture and OEM. Specific applications include belting components, vehicle trim, collators for nails in nail guns, building trim, weather strips, window components, door components, vinyl floor tile, edge and wall trim and more. The custom options of these versatile plastic shapes are nearly endless. They may be painted a variety of colors; they may be labeled; they may be coated with any material; they may be cut to any length. Manufacturers looking to enhance their application with plastic strips cannot go wrong. Plastic extrusion is a fairly inexpensive and efficient procedure that can be counted on to make strong, durable pieces.

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