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How does the Residential and Home Industry use extruded plastics?

laying plastic pipesThe residential and home industry extensively utilizes extruded plastics from Plextrusions due to their versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Here are several key applications of extruded plastics in this sector:

  1. Window Frames and Doors: Extruded plastic, especially PVC (polyvinyl chloride), is commonly used for window frames and door frames due to its excellent insulation properties, resistance to weathering, and low maintenance requirements.

  2. Piping and Plumbing: Extruded plastic pipes, including those made from PVC and PEX (cross-linked polyethylene), are standard in residential plumbing. These materials are favored for their resistance to corrosion, ease of installation, and long lifespan.

  3. Siding: Vinyl siding, an extruded plastic product, is a popular choice for home exteriors because it is lightweight, easy to install, cost-effective, and available in a variety of colors and textures. It also requires minimal maintenance and can withstand various environmental conditions without fading or cracking.

User How does the Marine industry use extruded plastics?

marine usesThe marine industry utilizes extruded plastics in various applications due to their durability, resistance to corrosion, lightweight nature, and ease of maintenance.  Plextrusions provides a wide variety of products to support the Marine industry.

Here's how extruded plastics are used in the marine sector:

  1. Dock Fenders and Buoys: Extruded plastics are used to make dock fenders and buoys that protect boats from damage while docking. These materials are resistant to saltwater corrosion and UV radiation.

How does the communications industry use extruded plastics?

laying fiber optic cableThe communications industry uses extruded plastics in a variety of ways, leveraging the versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness of these materials. Here are some key applications:

  1. Cable Insulation and Sheathing: Extruded plastics are widely used to insulate and protect copper and fiber optic cables. Materials like polyethylene (PE), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and fluoropolymers are commonly used for their electrical insulation properties, resistance to environmental factors (like moisture and UV radiation), and mechanical protection against physical damage.

  2. Conduit and Ducting: Plastic conduits and ducts are used to house and protect electrical and communication cables. These are often made from PVC or high-density polyethylene (HDPE) because of their durability, flexibility, and resistance to corrosion. They're used both underground and in buildings to route wires safely.

  3. Fiber Optic Raceways: Specialized extruded plastic channels or raceways guide and protect fiber optic cables within data centers, office buildings, and communication networks. These raceways are designed to manage and organize fiber optic cables, preventing tangling and damage, especially in high-density wiring environments.

  4. Connectors and Splice Closures: Plastic materials are used to manufacture various connectors and splice closures that protect the connection points of cables. These components ensure a stable and secure connection while protecting against environmental stress and mechanical strain.

How does the automotive industry use extruded plastics?

The automotive industry utilizes extruded plastics in various components and parts due to their versatility, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Plextrusions, Inc. can supply automotive OEMs or their suppliers with high quality parts.  Here are several ways in which extruded plastics are commonly used in the automotive sector:

  1. Weather Seals and Gaskets: Extruded plastic profiles are commonly used as weather seals and gaskets around doors, windows, hoods, and trunks to prevent water, air, and dust from entering the vehicle's interior. These seals provide a tight and secure fit, improving overall comfort and reducing noise levels inside the vehicle.

  2. Trim and Molding: Extruded plastic trim and molding are used for interior and exterior applications, including door panels, dashboard components, body side moldings, and decorative trim pieces. Plastic extrusion allows for complex shapes and designs, providing aesthetic appeal while also offering impact resistance and durability.


At Plextrusions, Inc., we offer a variety of capabilities for your professional plastic extrusion needs. While specializing in extruding a wide range of flexible and rigid PVC profiles, we offer extrusion for many different plastics.

We own our own manufacturing facility located in North Ridgeville, Ohio – just outside of Cleveland, only 25 minutes from Cleveland Hopkins Airport. 

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