Plastic Extrusion Profiles, Extruded Plastic Profiles
Plastic Extrusion Products
One-time-use plastic products are harming the environment but using plastic for long-lasting products is perfectly justified. Plastic is a boon for some industrial products. It is generally reasonably priced and is easy to fabricate. In order to create these products, plastic needs to go through a process called extrusion. It involves melting plastic, sculpting it into the shape of your choice, and solidifying it. For this process, one can only use thermoplastics.
Lih Kuang Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. is one of the few companies that offer custom plastic extrusion in high and low volumes. Some of the common thermoplastics used in this process are polythene (polyethylene), polystyrene, PVC, nylon, and polypropylene.
Here are a few plastic extrusion applications that we provide:
- Pipes and tubing
When it comes to industrial equipment, plastic can handle all kinds of liquids and gasses. Sewer pipes, external gutters, and micro-miniature medical tubes come under the hollow pipes and tubing section. Plastic tubes can be applied to sip soda from a can and also to transport oxygen to the ICU.
- Insulated Wire
Thermoplastics have exceptional electrical insulation and thermal stability making them perfect for cable insulation and extruded wire. Electrical as well as non-electrical cables need to be corrosion resistant and abrasion resistant. The plastic extrusion also ensures the safe and smooth handling of wires.
- Solid shapes
Here, plastic can get extruded in different shapes like circles, squares, and rectangles. A few examples include fencing, outdoor furniture, and park benches. Using plastic extrusion helps in making these items weatherproof and splinter proof making it easy for those items to outlast any other item with a wooden exterior.
Automotive trims, windshield wipers, squeegee blades, and plastic rain gutters come under the long cross shapes that are extruded. We provide multiple extrusion products like air tubes, soft hoses, and other hardware products.
- Plastic tubes
Hollow plastic tubes go through a stable state for plastic extrusion and convert a thermoplastic raw material into a finished product. Here, a homogeneous molten mass is made by melting plastic pellets or powder.
This mass is then forced through an extrusion die orifice under pressure. This process helps in defining the shape of the tubes. It is suitable for horizontal as well as vertical applications and provides excellent airflow.
We also provide pre-forming for our range of plastic tubes, which can help in eradicating the need for tube fittings, thus reducing costs. You can also add colours and customize your plastic tubes however you want.
- Air tubes
Our air tubes are abrasion resistant and have exceptional flexibility and coil shape retention, making them ideal for air-operated hand tools. Air tubes are also known as pneumatic tubes. A pneumatic tube system is used for transporting physical objects. Here, a cylindrical container is pushed through a complex network of tubes by air or vacuum.
Numerous hospitals use this system to transport test tubes, tissue jars, medicines, and blood samples. A large number of banks and financial institutions use the same for the purchase and withdrawal of cash and valuable papers.
- PVC Soft Hose
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) has replaced rubber in a lot of applications. It is a thermoplastic polymer that is produced by polymerizing vinyl chloride. It has rightfully taken over rubber’s empire because it is a lot lighter, less expensive, and contains less petroleum than most polymers. PVC hoses are commonly used to spread fluids and chemicals through irrigation lines.
They are used as transfer hoses for powders, grains, gas, and fuel. PVC hose has been successful in receiving FDA and USDA approval as the designated means to transfer fluids used in the pharmaceutical as well as biotech industries.
Plastic is perhaps one of the most incredible inventions in human history, and extruded plastic has made life convenient for decades now. We extrude plastic to create products of a fixed cross-sectional profile that we can modify to meet customer requirements. Although the process of extrusion is quite complex and scientific, the results are rewarding as we can adapt the plastic into tools like:
- Electrical Wire Puller
An electrical wire puller is used in construction and electrical jobs to draw a wire through narrow spaces and reach distances too strenuous to access.
Modern pullers contain steel wires covered with plastic material, which offers better hardness, a smooth surface inside and outside, with improved penetration.
- Road Work Safety Equipment
At Lih Kuang, we aim to provide versatile and powerful plastic extrusion products to various industries. The plastic extrusion process helps us create products with specific characteristics to suit your needs.
We manufacture essential road safety pieces of equipment such as traffic cones, traffic wands, soft tube warning lights, cone bars, etc., to ensure you remain safe on the roads. We extrude various materials like polyethene, polypropylene, and PVC, which offer high versatility for application.
- Hardware Tools
We use the extrusion process to melt down plastic through a die into a solid shape. Extruded plastic finds applications all around the world and is essential in both industrial as well as domestic product applications. We produce many hardware tools, such as toolboxes, PVC water inlet, outlet hose, drill vacuum, filler, etc., to help make your everyday routine much easier.
Lih Kuang Plastic Industry Co., Ltd. aims to offer efficient and effective plastic products that can help your company enhance its business operations. We take up both original equipment manufacturing and original design manufacturing customization requirements and develop products to fulfil any specific need.