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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Mark Your Calendars for Extrusion 2020
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Mark Your Calendars for Extrusion 2020

Preeminent event for all extrusion processes taking place Oct. 13-15 in Chicago area. New partnership with TAPPI promises a deeper dive into film.

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Still Time to Submit Papers for Extrusion 2020

Stage is set as conference devoted to all things extrusion heads for Chicago area. New partnership with TAPPI promises a deeper dive into film. But the March 13 deadline for submitting papers is fast approaching.