Plastic Extrusion Guide

Plastic extrusion is a highly customizable fabrication process that uses thermoplastic resins and a pre-shaped die to create components at high volumes. This manufacturing method can utilize different extrusion techniques based on the needs of the end application.

Everything Under One Roof

In today’s manufacturing world, few companies have the capabilities and resources to handle turnkey jobs, all under one roof. Many aspects of jobs are outsourced to 3rd party contractors, and the personalized touch, first hand control, and cost savings opportunities of a project can be lost.

At New Process Fibre, we have been a leader in non-metallic stamping since 1927.  Over this time we have accumulated knowledge and expertise unmatched by our competitors.  We have developed a customer service strategy that sets us apart from other companies. We call it “Everything Under One Roof”.

When a customer comes to us, our “Everything Under One Roof” philosophy enables our in-house team to quickly offer the best solution.  Here at New Process Fibre, we have created a vertically integrated structure of services that allows us to provide the necessary resources to complete the job, all under one roof!  As an ISO registered manufacturing company, we make sure our quality never wavers, while always looking to expand and provide the best service for our customers.

Simply put, we believe in providing on-time delivery of high-quality solutions and products at a great value.

Our in-house services include:

With all of these capabilities, and an experienced and highly trained staff, you need to look no further than New Process Fibre! With the ability to work with numerous materials including Nylon, Teflon, Polypropylene, along with many others, our team can find a solution that will meet your needs.  No job is too big for our team, and we are adding new equipment this year to further serve our customers.

Please contact us here to learn more about our in-house capabilities, or download our Company Overview guide to get an in-depth look of all our capabilities.

Understanding Sheet and Coil Extrusion

What is Extrusion?

Extrusion is a manufacturing process in which raw materials are pressed through a cross-sectional die to form one continuous profile. This process allows for the creation of highly complex cross sections from brittle materials. Extrusion is used to produce items such as tubing, fencing, seals, railings, sheets, and window frames.

When extruding plastic products, the material is first ground up into tiny chips and dried out in a hopper before being heated to a molten state. The molten polymer resin is then forced into the desired shape with a consistent pull through a die and cooled, either with air or in a water tank.

tinted plastic granulate for injection moulding processPlastic extrusion can be performed on a wide variety of polymers including:

  • High-Density Polyethylene — Corrosion-resistant material used for its high tensile strength, impact, and chemical resistance, and ability to withstand extreme temperatures.
  • Flame Retardant Polypropylene — A cost-effective material offering a combination of strength, impact resistance, and flexibility.
  • Nylon 6, 6/6, MDS — Also known as Polyamides, a strong polymer with good electrical, abrasion, chemical, and impact resistance.
  • Acetal Copolymer (POM) — An easily machined synthetic sheeting material with a low coefficient of friction and high strength and resistance properties.

New Process Fibre’s Extrusion Capabilities

New Process Fibre is able to extrude all of these plastics in-house to specifications as thin as 0.008 inches. We offer widths ranging from 0.650 inches to 40 inches based on material type and thickness, as well as both standard and custom colors.

Our team is continually improving our processes in order to accommodate a wider spectrum of customers, applications, and industries. We pride ourselves on our ability to expand our material selection specs, and, as an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer, we are constantly working toward more precise operations with tighter tolerances and greater repeatability. We also ensure that all of our operations are eco-friendly; nothing ever gets sent to a landfill, and all excess materials are reground and extruded again.

To learn more about plastic extrusion or to discuss how New Process Fibre can help get you started on your next project, contact us today.


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