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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Extruding Medical Tubing
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How to Improve Production of Catheters and Stents

Advances in downstream extrusion equipment have boosted production control.
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NPE2018 New Technology Focus: Pipe, Profile, Tubing

Check out what’s new in pipe, profile and tubing extrusion.
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Extrusion Tooling: Reciprocating Head Allows Profile-Shape Changes 'On the Fly'

Device eliminates the need to change tools to accommodate different profile shapes, eliminates assembly of finished profile.