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

    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

    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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  • 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

    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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  • 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 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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  • St. Charles, IL

    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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  • Manchester, NH

    Since our founding more than 55 years ago, we at Keller have been the most innovative thinkers in the plastic profile extrusion industry. Our continued investment in new technology continues to pay off for our company and our customers; we are able to offer programs that eliminate tooling costs, we offer stocking and inventory programs and we can provide concept to tooling in less than five days.

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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 Strip Industry Information

Plastic Strip

Technically, any narrow, long and solid plastic shape is defined as a plastic strip. However, since this is not a strict criterion, similar plastic shapes, such as a sheet or a channel, may sometimes 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 in public places, industrial settings, and doorways to keep heat in or out are sometimes called strips. The choice of how to label these shapes often goes case-by-case, per an individual’s or organization’s opinion or preference.

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Plastic Strip Benefits

It is important to note that most plastic strip varieties are characterized by their length and width and 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. On the other hand, acrylics are frequently selected for their optical clarity. Other common plastic materials used in plastic strips, especially rigid plastic strips, extrusion include PET, polypropylene, polycarbonate polystyrene, low and high density polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE, respectively), acetal, nylon polyamides, and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).

Plastic Extrusion Process

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 collecting 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 or 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.

Sections of Shearing Screws

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 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.

Applications for Plastic Strips

Plastic strips are useful for applications in a large number of industries, including automotive, 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, etc. 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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