The Extrusionists




The extrusion process involves feeding a polymer or blend to the extruder where it is heated and forced through an orifice with a die that transforms the molten plastic into a continuous desired shape. This extruded shape is then pulled through a cooling process that forces the extrusion to hold its shape and dimensional stability while it hardens.

Extruded plastic profiles are widely applied in automotive and household applications.

Materials vary and include polyolefins, polyurethanes, polyamides PVC, etc.

Shaping and manufacturing of profiles requires fundamental material knowledge and processing experience.



The Extrusionists - version 1.3 - September 2016