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plastic extrusion

the long & short of plastic production


What is Plastic Extrusion?

the long & short of it...

Plastics extrusion is a high-volume manufacturing process in which raw plastic is melted and formed into a continuous profile (Wikipedia). Extrusion can be used to produce pipe and tubing, fencing, plastic films and sheeting, thermoplastic coatings, wire insulation and a great may other items.

The process begins with feeding plastic material (granules, pellets, powders or flakes) from a hopper into the barrel of the extruder. This material is gradually melted via mechanical energy generated by turning screws and further by heaters arranged along the barrel. The molten polymer is then forced into a die, producing the desired shape, which then hardens during cooling. At Fastrak, we’re capable of producing the most complex shapes to meet all of your requirements.

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At Fastrak, we’ve taken every step to ensure that totally prepared to give you exactly what you need. Our fully equipped in-house die tooling facility means that we’re always ready to produce custom extrusions to your exact specifications, with all dies custom made by our highly skilled technicians using the latest CAD-CAM software and EDM (Electric Discharge Machining). What’s more, this facility means we’re also able to make modifications to tooling prior to client’s approval and guarantee extremely rapid turnaround.

Quality control is also fully guaranteed, by our ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System accreditation. And, of course, by our own highly demanding standards and reputation for excellence. Custom tooling normally takes between three and four weeks.

If your next project calls for plastic extrusion, call Fastrak now on 01625 439966 or simply fill in the contact form online right now. We’re ready to help.

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