PT ZONE: Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

EXTRUSION: Multi-Layer Die For High-End Tubing
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AUXILIARIES: Use Lasers To Measure ID, Pitch of Odd-Shaped Parts

Unit is intended for coiled tubing or other corrugated or convoluted parts.

Conair Lab Devoted to Pipe, Profile, Tubing Extrusion

New lab can develop and test complete extrusion systems for precision medical tubing to siding.

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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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