Pipe, Profile & Tubing Extrusion

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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What's New in Extrusion at K 2019
Article

K 2019 Preview: Green's the Theme in Extrusion & Compounding

Themes of sustainability and the Circular Economy will be visible at the booths of many suppliers of extrusion and compounding equipment—film, in particular.
Blog

'First' PBTs for Extrusion of Profiles and Thermoforming

BASF will showcase the new Ultradur PBT portfolio extensions at K 2019.
New Product Announcements
Product

Extrusion: 'Hybrid' Tool for Pipe, Tubing

New design incorporates the benefits of layer overlapping, while reducing unnecessary complexity and making the technology more cost-affordable.