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Plastic Extrusion Material Selection

D W Plastics can offer advice on the selection of plastic extrusions materials, so please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Typical materials used include:

MATERIALKEY BENEFITSTYPICAL APPLICATIONS
UPVC (rigid PVC) Suitable for a wide range of indoor and outdoor uses. Windows, glazing, trims, cladding, packaging and trunking.
UPVC (100% Rechip) Reprocessed material can be extruded to make extrusion profiles where colour and excellent finish is not necessary Pipes, inserts and tubing
ABS Can withstand high temperatures and has good adhesive properties. Mainly used for indoor purposes. Pipes, hosing, fridge and freezer parts.
HIP High Impact Polystyrene is a low density, rigid, clear extrusion material mostly used for indoor applications Packaging and coving
WPC (Wood/Plastic Composite) Composite material made of recycled plastic and wood waste Outdoor decking, cladding, siding
POLYETHYLENE (PE) Can be supplied in high or low density depending on application. Suitable for indoor and outdoor uses. Tough with good resistance to chemicals and low temperatures. Gas and water piping, protective covers and packaging.
POLYPROPYLENE (PP) Tough thermoplastic material with good resistance to chemical environments. Can withstand high temperatures. Tubing and hinge components.
PVC (flexible) Variable flexibility for different applications. Pelmets, sleeves, trims and hosing, seals, handrails.
PVC/NBR (PVC Nitrile) Suitable for extrusions where the profile needs to be resistant to a wide range of chemicals and lower temperatures Gaskets, seals
TPE (Thermoplastic Elastomers) This extrusion material is available in different grades and hardnesses. It is non-marking & recyclable Tubing, straps, seals