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Plastic extruder machine [2011-04-11]

Plastic extrusion is a manufacturing process through which plastic is melted, shaped into a continuous profile, and cut to length. This process is used in the production of a wide variety of items, including piping, wire insulation, and plastic sheeting. Even adhesive tape and window frames include plastic extrusion as part of their manufacturing processes.

In the plastic extrusion process, raw plastic is fed into a heated extruder cavity or cylinder. Typically, the raw plastic is in bead form and may be mixed with colorants before the extrusion process begins. In some plastic extrusion processes, ultraviolet (UV) inhibitors may be added to the raw plastic beads as well. Once inside the plastic extruder machine, the plastic beads, and any accompanying material, move through an opening in the extruder cavity towards a screw mechanism. The screw rotates, forcing the plastic material to advance through the extruder cavity.

PVC Profile Extrusion Line