Plastic Trim Manufacturers and Companies

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  • Plainwell, MI

    Do you need durable plastic trim? Our company provides some of the best plastic trim on the market. We have a history of quality assurance and we stand by our products. We ambitiously develop the latest innovations in our industry and we offer very affordable plastic trim options. Let us know your exact requirements and our engineering team will manufacture just what you need. Please let us know how we can help you!

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  • Cadott, WI

    Are you seeking the best plastic trim? Our machines are able to create a wide variety of plastic trim. Our unique manufacturing methods are energy efficient which saves you money. We place our customer’s needs at a high priority. We work with you to determine which models work best for your facility. Our company offers the ultimate extrusion solutions. Find what you need from us today! Please visit our website 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

    Our plastic trim is utilized in a wide array of markets. From automotive to medical we can serve your industry. These engineered thermoplastics are extremely reliable and we can use recycled materials to save you money. Our products are designed from the most cutting edge technologies and we guarantee these units will last. Please visit our website for more information 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 trim, offering our customers many capabilities, such as customized shapes & plastic trim, along with tape applications, coiling and 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 and quality. We will delivery a product on time – every time.

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  • St. Charles, IL

    We develop long lasting plastic trim. Our engineers work hard to bring you the best plastic trim solutions and we are eager to meet all of your needs. We offer affordable rates and fast delivery for all of our quality products. These units are Polytec Q-1 certified. We are your supplier for all things plastic extrusion and we have many customizable options. Contact us today!

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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 Trim Industry Information

Plastic Trim

Plastic trim products are linear extruded profiles that can be extruded to any length. Plastic trim has many uses as a result of its ability to attach, hold, guard and seal. A wide variety of industries use various types of plastic, HDPE, LDPE, butyrate, PVC, acrylic and vinyl trim in a diversity of applications, and plastic extruders are often capable of catering to multiple industries due to the versatility of the plastic extrusion process. PVC is the most common material used to form plastic trim.

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Process of Plastic Trim

In order to begin the plastic extrusion process, thermoplastic pellets or flakes are fed into a hopper placed atop a closed extruding channel. Gravity feeds the raw plastic material down into the extruding channel; running through the length of the channel is a screw conveyor that moves the raw plastic along towards the opposite end, shearing and heating the plastic through friction. Electric heaters built into the extruding channel often help the screw conveyor to plasticize, or melt, the plastic pellets so that the plastic is completely molten by the time it comes to the end of the channel.

Near the end of the channel, the molten plastic leaves the screw and travels through a screen pack in order to remove any contaminants. The screens are reinforced by a breaker plate, which is a thick metal puck with many holes drilled through it, because the pressure at this point can exceed 5,000 PSI. The molten plastic must pass through the breaker plate before entering the die. The die is secured on the end of the conveyor channel and forms the molten plastic into a specific profile as it is pushed, or extruded, through by the screw conveyor.

The newly formed plastic profile is instantly cooled, often by pulling the newly extruded trim through a water bath, pulled through by a series of conveyors and cut to appropriate lengths. Plastic trim is often co-extruded, combining hard plastic with softer plastic or molded rubber to create soft sealing trim with hard fixtures.

Types of Plastic Trim

Many different types of plastic trim with fairly close tolerances can be fabricated with plastic extrusion simply by changing the die through which the molten plastic is pushed. Construction industries use plastic trim quite extensively, not only for window trim and insulation, but for outdoor siding, indoor and outdoor trim, door frame trim and insulation, and for guards and bumpers around sharp corners and edges. Appliance manufacturers use flexible PVC and vinyl trim for refrigerator and stove door sealant, while automotive industries use profiled trim for interior and exterior trim and fenders. In addition, furniture, marine and recreational industries use plastic trim for numerous incidentals. Common types of plastic trim include J trim, edge trim, decorative trim, fender flare trim, brush guard trim, lip trim and drip rail trim.

Variations of Plastic Trim

3-D printing has become a very interesting and desirable aspect of the plastic industry. Many people, consumers and manufacturers alike, have been impacted by the effects of this revolutionizing technology. 3-D printing has become more affordable in recent years which allow a wider range of users to not only utilize this machinery but expand it into a multitude of industries. 3-D printing has the potential to make an impression on how everyday products are obtained. For example if a consumer is renovating his or her home it may be beneficial to have a 3-D printer to make plastic items such as plastic trim, fixtures and other components. However manufacturers can also benefit from the unique aspects of 3-D printing.

The additive manufacturing feature of 3-D printing allows for products to be formed in layers instead of the product being carved out a larger chunk of material. This newer style results in very little waste which contributes to a smaller carbon footprint while creating a more sustainable product. Creativity is also one of the key factors revolving around 3-D printing and plastic manufacturers could benefit from the ability to have a greater level of control over their products.

Innovations like 3-D printing contribute to less plastic waste which is extremely beneficial to our environment. In 2011 the EPA estimated the United States generated nearly 32 million tons of plastic waste. However many communities, lawmakers, and manufacturers are making great strides to reduce our plastic waste through better recycling programs and new innovations.

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