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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Medical-Tubing Innovator Bets on Silicone Solutions

Trelleborg gains footprint in silicone-based implantable medical extrusions.
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IoT Strategy Cuts Human Error at Teel

Controlling up to 20 parameters from a single web interface has slashed setup time and increased output at a leading profile processor.
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Extrusion: Pilot Film Line And Flexible Die

Die can be used for lab work and for medical-tubing production.