Plastic Extrusion Materials - Custom Thermoplastic Extrusions | Preferred Plastics

Materials Used for Plastic Extrusion

Preferred Plastics is an industry-leading extruder of custom plastic products, parts, and components for industrial and consumer applications. We have the capabilities to extrude your product using a wide range of thermoplastic materials, including specialty compounds. 

At Preferred Plastics, we are committed to sustainable, environmentally-responsible practices in our manufacturing practices and material selection. We can assist you in selecting environmentally friendly alternatives or compounds for your project.

Plastic Extrusion Process

Composite windows, vinyl fencing, and freezer gaskets are all examples of the wide variety of products that are produced using the high-volume plastic extrusion manufacturing process.

Plastic extrusion is continuous and capable of high volume output, making it a more economical plastics manufacturing method than other processes. In addition, tooling costs are relatively low.

Plastic extrusion works particularly well for production of plastic parts that have consistent wall thicknesses, and for profiles that are wider and longer than those produced by other types of manufacturing. Plastic films, bags, piping, tubing, rods, weather stripping, and deck railing are just a few of the many products that are successfully and economically produced by plastic extrusion.

We have the capabilities to extrude your product using a wide range of thermoplastic materials, including specialty compounds, from PVC and ABS to TPE and Polypropylene, and much more.

Plastic Extrusion Materials

Our materials can be matched to virtually any color imaginable. Some materials are matched in-house by our own color experts, and others are matched through relationships with our world-class pigment and colorant partners.

Our extruded plastic parts are used in the automotive, processing, medical device, construction, marine, RV, and household appliance industries. Some of the materials available are:

  • PVC (rigid and flexible)
  • ABS
  • TPE (thermoplastic elastomer)
  • HIPS (high impact polystyrene)
  • PETG (polyethylene terephthalate)
  • Noryl® PPO
  • Polyethylene (HDPE, MDPE, & LDPE)
  • Polypropylene
  • EHMW (extra-high molecular weight polyethylene)
  • TPO (thermoplastic olefin)
  • TPV (thermoplastic vulcanizates)
  • TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane)
  • Custom compounds

 

At Preferred Plastics, a key component of our turnkey extrusion and finishing services is our dedicated customer support from your initial call through delivery of the finished product. We work with you to ensure that your part’s tooling and engineering is accurate before manufacturing begins.  Our turnkey capabilities include:

  • Two manufacturing facilities with a total of 200,000 square feet of capacity. Our 38 technologically advanced extruders provide the capability for profile extrusion, co-extrusion, crosshead, and tube extrusion services.
  •  Sizes from small components to larger, structural profiles 
  • Quantities ranging from prototypes to short runs and full production runs
  • In-house tooling design and manufacturing
  • Wide range of thermoplastic materials, including PVC, ABS, HIPS, HDPE, TPU, and TPE. We also offer custom compounding.
  • Custom part configurations, including metal on the inside, cloth on the outside, multi-colored profiles, dual durometers, textured surfaces, and other configurations
  • Physical testing during and after production to ensure consistency in product quality and that product specifications are met
  • Finishing services, including close tolerance cutting, precision drilling, notching, punching, trimming, welding, stamping, and custom packaging
  • ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing

At Preferred Plastics, we are committed to manufacturing a high quality part that meets your expectations, is delivered on time and on budget – all supported by superior customer service. We understand that the components and parts we deliver you are critical to the performance of your finished products and that the quality of our products impacts the quality of your products – and that it’s your reputation on the line. It’s that commitment that keeps our customers coming back.

Call today to see how we can help you! Kentucky Facility: (502) 935-3070 / Michigan Facility: (269) 685-5873

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PVC

Preferred Plastics, a leading extruder of high quality custom thermoplastic parts, offers an extensive inventory of plastic materials.

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ABS Plastic

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is a terpolymer consisting of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene.

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TPE (Thermoplastic elastomer)

Thermoplastic elastomers are copolymers that consist of materials with thermoplastic and elastomeric properties.

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High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

Preferred Plastics extrudes high quality custom plastic parts using high impact polystyrene (HIPS).

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PETG (Polyethylene terephthalate glycol-modified)

Preferred Plastics is a leading extruder of custom PETG, or glycol modified polyethylene terephthalate, parts and components.

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Noryl® PPO

Preferred Plastics extrudes high quality custom plastic parts using Noryl® PPO.

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Polyethylene (HDPE, MDPE & LDPE)

Preferred Plastics extrudes high quality custom plastic parts using polyethylene.

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Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a versatile thermoplastic polymer resin that is used throughout industry as a structural and a fiber-type plastic.

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EHMW (Extra-High Molecular Weight)

Extra high molecular weight polyethylene (EHMW) is a thermoplastic polyethylene.

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TPO (Thermoplastic olefin)

Preferred Plastics extrudes high quality custom plastic parts using TPO, or thermoplastic olefin.

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TPV (Thermoplastic vulcanizates)

Preferred Plastics is a leading extruder of custom TPV, or thermoplastic vulcanizates, parts and components.

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TPU (Thermoplastic polyurethane)

Thermoplastic polyurethane is a thermoplastic elastomer that exhibits properties that are valuable for many industrial applications.

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Plainwell, MI

Address:
800 E Bridge St
Plainwell, MI 49080

Phone
(269) 685-5873

Louisville, KY

Address:
8301 Cane Run Rd
Louisville, KY 40258

Phone
(502) 935-3070