Believe it or not the process of plastic extrusion is fundamental to the smooth running of a variety of businesses/ industries. Plastics and other materials are pushed through an extrusion machine cut to desired shapes creating bespoke plastic products that can be used in a huge variety of instances. This blog entry highlights a selection of industries and example in which the plastic extrusion process is likely to have been used.
Electrical – Plastic coloured tubing created in a variety of colours to protect wires and help engineers distinguish different wires.
Medical – Test tubes and other plastic medical products are commonly produced by the process of extrusion
Packaging – Creating plastic bags, labels and other products used to transport goods.
Toys – Many children are lucky enough to play with a scalextrics, the plastic toy track in which you drive cars around, again this is down to the plastic extrusion process.
Automotive – Extrusion is commonly used to create a variety of seals including sunroof seals, door seals, roof seals