Plastic extrusion

The extrusion process is utilized to create fixed cross-sectional objects. Those goods, among which there are pipes, cables, gaskets, and profiles, can be used in many different industrial fields. The most used materials during the extrusion process are the plastic ones, which are extremely valued for their sturdiness, durability, usability, and low costs.

Plasticol, located near Varese in Samarate, is a firm whose core business lies in the extrusion of plastic materials; we export our products all over the world. The quality of the final goods is our main goal: the internal production of the materials, the personalized projects, and the care we put into each productive phase help us to reach this purpose.

Have you ever wondered which materials are the most used for plastic extrusion and why? Here are the answers to these questions.

Plastic extrusion materials: Plasticol’s most used

PVC: Very popular among our clients, PVC can be manufactured in a variety of colors, flexibility, and rigidity. Additives are needed to improve its stability. The most appreciated characteristics of this material are its longevity, insulating properties, both in the chemical and electrical departments, and its fire resistance. Plasticol uses it to manufacture electric wiring, films, packaging, and plastic profiles for windows.

ABS: Inexpensive, resilient, and very sturdy, ABS is commonly used in the manufacturing of household products. The material is utilized also for the production of children’s toys and in the 3D printing department.

Polyethylene: Polyethylene can be classified as a thermoplastic resin, and it is available in different densities (high, medium, and low density). Panels, electric cables, and sheets are only a few of the products created with this material. This type of plastic doesn’t deteriorate easily, even if it undergoes sudden temperature changes, and it’s also a great electric insulating material, which is why we use it to manufacture electric cables.

Polypropylene: The sturdiness, resilience to fatigue, and resistance to organic solvents of polypropylene make this material particularly useful in the engineering department. It is commonly used to manufacture ropes.

Thermoplastic elastomers: Easy to manufacture, especially because they don’t need additives, thermoplastic elastomers are appreciated mostly for their stability, thermosetting characteristics, and the customization process they can easily undergo.

Polyurethane: These polymers are greatly appreciated for their resilience and sound insulation properties. Moreover, their impact and abrasion resistance is outstanding, which makes them very useful in the oil and gas industries.

Plasticol’s team is always ready to help the clients to choose the material that perfectly suits their needs. To learn more about this topic contact us, please.


Location: Via San Carlo 35
21017- Samarate (VA)
Phone number: (+39) 0331 234 212
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