Knowing that some customers may be unfamiliar with our plastic profile extrusion capabilities, we have made a list of questions we are frequently asked.
What is a co or tri-extrusion?
Co-extrusion is the process of pressing two or more materials through the same die to produce a single piece. Co-extrusion has opened up new frontiers in material engineering and addressed several previously difficult manufacturing needs.
Which industries do you serve?
As a manufacturer of custom plastic profile extrusions, we serve many different industries. We work closely with our customers to provide the highest quality plastic extrusions, whether for electronics, furniture, office furnishings, store fixtures, POP displays, industrial markets and many more.
What is the average tool cost for an extrusion profile?
Τhere are many factors involved that prohibit a direct answer to the question. However, depending on the part complexity and raw materials, one could estimate the costs starting at 1.500,00 €.
What is the minimum quantity?
This is a typical example of “it depends.” We attempt to limit the minimum production quantity to 1.500 meters. However, this quantity may vary depending on the dimension of the plastic, and is remarkably higher for small dimensions. We are able to quote for various order quantities and deliver partially upon request.
What is a calibrator?
Calibrators are a significant part of many plastic extrusion tools and specific to each custom profile. The calibrator determines the final part dimensionally by using vacuum to shape the profile during the cooling process. While the initial cost may seem high, the calibrator ensures manufacturing cost controls and the same size every time.
Which material is best for creating a plastic profile?
The goal in material selection is to determine which balance of physical properties best match the end use requirements of your plastic extrusion profile. One must consider many attributes such as environmental, use temperature, chemical exposure, flammability requirements, impact, aesthetics, and the overall part function. We will work with you to select the optimum balance of material properties, function and cost.