Choosing a Plastic Pipe Extrusion Line
Plastic pipes are becoming increasingly common in the majority of industries, this is largely because the extrusion process means a plastic pipe line can be created to suit the specific needs of the client needing a plastic pipe. The process of creating a plastic pipe extrusion line is not a new one, with the first manufactured lines being created in 1820 as the precursors to the modern pipe extrusions techniques. In recent years the benefits of plastic pipe extrusion techniques have seen more and more applications for this pipe construction technique that is similar to the technique used in injection molding.
Materials Used in Plastic Pipe Extrusion Line Production
Plastic pipe has become a catch all term that is used to describe a number of different material used in pipe construction. Different plastic materials have different properties that allow the perfect material to be chosen for any plastic pipe extrusion projects. Amongst the plastic materials used in extrusion line manufacture are:
- Polyvinyl Chloride
- Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Benefits of Choosing Plastic Pipe Extrusion Line Options
The resins, a combination of powder and pellets depending on the type of material being used, are poured into the machine holding a large screw that is used to produce plastic pipe extrusion products.
As the plastic material is poured into the machine a large amount of pressure is added to the interior screw that can exert pressure on the interior or exterior of the forming pipe to make sure it is manufactured correctly.
This production technique is well known for creating pipes that retain a common size and shape, which can be of benefit for those who are looking for a standard size and shape of their extrusion line pipes. Plastic pipe extrusion line production techniques can also create long, uniform lengths of piping that cuts down on the number of couplings and attachments used in pipe line assembly.