PT ZONE: Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

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Get Ready for the Extrusion '15 Conference

Two-day event slated for Nov. 2-3 in Charlotte.

New Extrusion Equipment Supplier Combines U.S. Management with Chinese Production

Starting up in 2011, Uway Extrusion has begun its commercial push this year, with plans to exhibit at NPE2015 next March.

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Custom profile processor Omega continues its expansion plans with purchase of 62-year-old profile maker.

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Division scholarships honor long-time members Steward, Gould

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Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

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Pipe is formed when plastics is extruded through a round shaping die, cooled in a water bath, and either cut and coiled. The most commonly used pipe materials are PVC and high-density polyethylene. Rigid PVC pipe is commonly used in building and construction for drain, waste and vent applications, and is processed on specialty twin-screw extruders; HDPE pipe is used for a wide range of industrial, electrical and drainage applications. Flexible pipe is often considered tubing. Tubing can be used in industrial (hoses), food (straws), medical (catheter) and a variety of other applications. Profile extrusions are typically used for windows, doors, siding and are typically made of PVC.


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