Materials for Custom Plastic Extrusion
Since 1982, Crafted Plastics Inc. has met or exceeded the plastic extrusions needed by manufacturers and distributors worldwide. Crafted Plastics Inc. has years of experience producing high quality plastic extruded profile to customers’ stringent requirements. With a wide range of production capacities including co-extrusion, dual-durometer and tri-extrusion capabilities in a broad variety of colors (limited only by the color spectrum), Crafted Plastics Inc. can take virtually any customer concept and produce the custom plastic extrusions to client specifications. From the simplest to the most complex extruded plastic tubing or extruded profile, Crafted Plastics Inc. can manufacture quality custom extrusions on schedule and at a reasonable price every time.
Crafted Plastics Inc. manufactures custom plastic extrusions in an extensive selection of plastic materials, including rigid PVC (polyvinyl chloride), polyurethane, ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), acrylic, styrene (high impact polystyrene), polycarbonate, polyethylene, PETG (polyethylene terephthalate glycol), polypropylene, flexible PVC, butyrate and thermoplastic elastomer.
Industries that Crafted Plastics Inc. has manufactured custom extrusions for include construction, medical, point-of-purchase, refrigeration, commercial trucking, and water purification industries, to name a few.
In designing the tool to manufacture the extruded plastic part, Crafted Plastics Inc. can work from a rough sketch as well as offer suggestions as to what plastic extrusion material would be ideal for the customer’s extruded plastic application. In addition to our standard materials, we also offer custom extrusion applications.
More Information on Standard Materials:
ABS is popular given it is easy to machine, offers low production costs, is impact-resistant and performs well in high and low temperatures.
Acrylic is a stronger, more impact-resistant alternative to glass. It has a high level of clarity, resists electrical current and UV radiation, and is cost-effective.
Butyrate is a semi-rigid plastic offering excellent clarity, chemical-resistance, and is available with UV protection and FDA approvals.
Polyethylene terephthalate glycol is a rigid plastic offering excellent clarity and impact-resistance but doesn’t stand up to chemicals.
Polycarbonate is shatterproof and resistant to high temperatures. It is transparent but can be tinted.
Polyethylene is a highly versatile yet low-cost plastic. Polyethylene is translucent, chemical-resistant and often used in healthcare applications.
Polypropylene is a low-cost, recyclable and durable plastic offering temperature- and chemical-resistance. Polypropylene is available in several grades, including those appropriate for food packaging.
Polystyrene is a hard plastic with excellent insulating and cushioning properties. It doesn’t react with metals, is low-cost and long-lasting.
Chemical-, oil- and fuel, and abrasion-resistant - polyurethane is appropriate for use in low and high temperature applications. It’s also flexible, with a range of durometer from 60 – 95 shore A.
High Impact Rigid PVC
Polyvinyl Chloride is the most widely used extrusion-grade material. It is rigid and offers excellent chemical- and impact-resistance. It comes in two grades for indoor or outdoor applications.
Thermo Plastic Elastomers
TPE is a flexible plastic that offers excellent chemical-resistance in low or high temperatures. It is available in 60 to 80 durometer range for a shore "A" scale.
We also work with additives like UV, antistat, and antimicrobial to enhance the properties of our stock materials. Our team routinely collaborates with suppliers and customers to find the best extrudable material to meet their unique physical and functional requirements.
Crafted Plastics Inc. is a worldwide leader in manufacturing cost-effective plastic extrusions that outperform alternative components across a wide array of applications. We invest heavily in R&D for thermoplastic extrusion, helping us extend our capabilities and deliver a superior product. Request a quote or get in touch to begin your project today.