Frequently Asked Questions
Why types of plastics are used in your extrusion profiles?
We work with a variety of materials including Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), rigid PVC, flexible PVC, low coefficient of friction flexible PVC, High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE), Thermal Plastic Vulcanizates (TPV), and High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS).
How do you determine the most appropriate materials for a custom extrusion project?
Our engineers and designers examine the project’s requirements and objectives before recommending a material with the desired rigidity, flexural, strength, or hardness properties.
What is co-extrusion dual durometer manufacturing?
It’s what we specialize in! The dual durometer co-extrusion process combines two different materials with different properties into one. For example, it’s common to blend a flexible material with a rigid one, adding strength and function to the finished profile.
Why are dual durometer extrusions beneficial?
These parts take advantage of the two distinct properties of their individual components, often allowing a single part to serve two functions such as provide structural integrity and flexible sealing. Having one part rather than two helps to bring assembly costs down and can simplify the design and maintenance requirements.
Which industries does Advanced Plastic serve?
Our most extensive experience is focused on the manufacture of custom extruded seals for the commercial and residential construction and the truck trailer industries. However, we have worked with manufacturers from across multiple industries, developing custom extrusions for a variety of applications.
Do you produce your own tooling?
Yes, we have our own in-house tooling department and resident experts on staff.
I’m not sure which seal to order. Where can I get help?
Please call our office at 847-674-2070 or send us an email here and we will be happy to help you select the correct part.