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Why PVC For Your Next Extrusion

Polyvinyl chloride (also known as vinyl or PVC) is a very versatile thermoplastic that is utilized in the production of lots of products that consumers encounter in everyday life and many more that are encountered less frequently, but are nevertheless very important in appliance, building and construction, electronics, healthcare, packaging, transportation, and…

Plastics for High-Temperature Applications

Question: What material can a product be constructed of in order to withstand damage, abuse, harsh conditions, low temperatures, high temperatures, and everything in between?

Answer: Plastic.

Okay, we may be biased, but we truly believe that plastics are the most prolific, universally-effective materials that exist; designed for the most delicate…

Why Plastic Bags Shouldn't Be Banned

Whether in a supermarket, department store, or restaurant, when it comes to carrying items, there has been one constant staple over the years: plastic bags. Recently, plastic bags have received a lot of negative attention, due to the fact that there is a misconception about the negative environmental impact plastic bags carry. However, we want to combat that theory—are bags made of other materials…

Preferred Plastics Custom Extrusions: Meeting Any and All Needs and Applications

The quality of your products is crucial to your success, and we know that. It’s equally important that you stay ahead of the competition, maintaining the best position in the market. We understand that as well.

Through our superior custom extrusions, our clients achieve this, receiving the highest quality products that are tailor made to their exact specifications and application, ensuring…

The World-Changing History of Plastics

What do hair combs, Barbie Dolls, car interiors, jet engine parts, and the first American flag to be planted on the moon have in common? All are made from plastics.

Of course there are myriad of other products that fill both our history and our daily lives that are made from plastics—too many to list here—but the point is that plastics are one of the most widely used, indispensible materials…

Reshoring in the Plastics Industry

You’ve most likely heard a great deal about reshoring and manufacturing by now; it’s a buzzword and a popular trend, for good reason.

In fact, when the founder of The Reshoring Initiative, whose mission is to “bring good, well-paying manufacturing jobs back to the United States,” spoke at the Plastic News Executive Forum, he stated that…

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