PT ZONE: Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

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. More (+)
Dynisco Extends Machinery Directive Compliance to 4-20mA Pressure Sensors
Billed as 'ideal choice. for extrusion OEMs and processors that need to comply with the European standard. More (+)


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Omega Plastics Acquires Vinylex

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

SPE Extrusion Group Annnounces Two New Scholarships

Division scholarships honor long-time members Steward, Gould

MATERIALS: Conductive Extrusion Compounds for ESD

Available in PVC, TPU, TPE, PC, PE, PP, PS, and ABS.

Mergers in Extrusion, Thermoforming

Brown Machine, Lyle Industries team up. Also NDC and Beta LaserMike.

Switch to AC Drives & Save Energy, Maintenance Costs

Smaller, cooler AC packages can be retrofitted to existing lines to slash energy use and maintenance costs.

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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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