PT ZONE: Sheet Extrusion

EXTRUSION: Thermoformer Supplier Now Building Sheet Lines
Specializing in PP mono and coex systems. More (+)
New Roll Lock-Out System Protects Sheet Operators
First-of-a-kind system prevents rolls from closing accidentally. More (+)


National Plastics and Seals Buys Innovative Acrylic Design

Companies combine to form "one-stop" source for plastic fabrication.

Slideshow: Extrusion 2015

Did you make it to Charlotte for Extrusion 2015? If you were among the 350-plus or not, check out the event slideshow.

Slideshow: Extrusion 2015

The inaugural Extrusion conference held last week in Charlotte was a sold-out success.

Why & When Should You Re-Crystallize PET Scrap?

Whether you’re blow molding PET bottles or extruding APET sheet, you’ll produce amorphous scrap in the process. How you handle it will impact your production costs. Re-crystallizing it will help.

Don't Be Left Out: Register for Extrusion Conference 2015

  The thing with most successful companies is that they get involved.  This is no different among plastics processors.

View More Content in This Zone  |  RSSRSS  |  AtomAtom

Sheet Extrusion


Sheet is distinguished from film by its thickness: anything over 0.25-mm is considered sheet. The process closely resembles cast film extrusion. Thinner sheet is typical thermoformed into trays, clam shells, cups or bowls, whereas thick sheet may be used for signage, refrigerator liners and truck bed liners. Common sheet extrusion materials include PET, high-density polyethylene, polystyrene and ABS. Sheet can be produced in either single or multi-layer formats.

more (+)

» Blending & Dosing

Is dosing good enough? Do I need a Blender? Let Maguire walk you through the basics, process integration and more.


» Plastics Conveying

Watch video, download datasheets and more in the Plastics Conveying Knowledge Center.

» Plastics Drying

Novatec shares their knowledge of dryers and drying techniques.

All rights reserved. Copyright © Gardner Business Media, Inc. 2015 Cincinnati, Ohio 45244