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The Power of Custom Plastic Extrusion: Breaking Things Down

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Every project that you’re working on is unique unto itself – meaning that there really is no “one size fits all” approach to what you’re doing. That, in essence, is why custom plastic extrusion is so important. Not only does it offer you the superior flexibility you need to handle projects with even the most precise requirements, but it also brings with it a host of other benefits (not to mention opportunities) that are absolutely worth a closer look.

Why Custom Plastic Extrusion Matters

For those who are unfamiliar, custom plastic extrusion is a process where plastic materials are converted from solid into liquid form, at which point they can then be reshaped into finished products and other helpful items.

As stated, the major benefit of this comes by way of the superior flexibility it offers over alternative methods. Your materials partner will be able to use dies of various shapes, along with different types of plastic materials, to help accomplish nearly any goal you have with your project. Because of that, it’s a process that is useful in just about every industry you can name. Automotive companies, for example use custom plastic extrusion to help make everything from car seats to windshield wipers. Those in construction rely on it for rain gutters, decking, vinyl siding and more. It’s also commonly used in the medical industry, where it’s an invaluable part of the tubing needed to help provide oxygen to people in intensive care.

Another major benefit that custom plastic extrusion brings with it has to do with the very high rate of production that it is known for. Because of the nature of the process, any partner you choose to work with will be able to provide you with A) a large number of finished products, with B) reliable, consistent results, C) with very fast turnaround times. This is a great way to put yourself in a position to better meet sudden increases of demand in terms of your own customer orders. You can manufacture these parts quickly, all so that you can put them to good use just as fast.

But for most organizations, one of the most important advantages of the custom plastic extrusion process has to do with just how cost-effective it really is. Even though finished parts are being made with an almost extreme level of accuracy, the types of plastic materials that are used in the process are themselves quite inexpensive. This, coupled with the fact that custom plastic extrusion is a largely automated process, means that there is less labor involved than there would be through other methods. This drives the cost down even further, allowing you to get fast access to the parts that you need while driving up your own return on investment at the same time.

The Spiratex Approach

Of course, success in terms of custom plastic extrusion depends on your ability to find the right partner in the first place – and at Spiratex, we’re honored for the opportunity to be that partner for many businesses just like yours.

Since all the way back in 1955, Spiratex has been a proud leader in custom plastic extrusion. We even pioneered the extrusion process for UHMW/PE – breaking new ground and setting new industry standards that are now commonly used in markets all across the globe.

If you’d like to find out more information about the major benefits that Custom Plastic Extrusion brings to the table, or if you’d just like to speak to someone about your own situation in a bit more detail, please don’t delay – contact Spiratex today.


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