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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Nordson Expands Worldwide Capabilities for PPS Business Unit

Parent firm establishing Polymer Processing Systems group as global ‘go-to’ source for multiple components required by companies across the plastics manufacturing value chain.

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Graham Shows Advances in Controls, Extrusion, Blow Molding

New extruders and systems for sheet and tubing along with the first showing of an accumulator-head blow molder.
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Measurement Systems for Large-Diameter Pipe, Other Extrusions

Display includes range of systems for quality control, process optimization and cost savings for hose, tube, and sheet.