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Available Materials Of Extrusion Services Overview

Release time: Jun. 25, 2023

Pros & Cons Of Extrusion Services

Extrusion is a manufacturing technique in which material is pushed through a die to form a continuous profile or shape with a consistent cross-section. This process can be used for a variety of materials, including metals, plastics, rubber. By using this technique, we can create complex parts in a highly accurate and consistent manner, completing your design concept.


 Available Materials Of Extrusion Services :Pros

Overview of the benefits of extrusion services:

  • Cost-effective for mass production of continuous shapes.

  • Wide range of materials to choose from.

  • High production speed and efficiency.

  • Precise control of dimensions and cross-sectional shapes.

  • Ability to produce complex contours and intricate designs.

  • Minimal material waste.


Overview of disadvantages of extrusion services:

  • Limited to continuous shapes with consistent cross-sections.

  • Some materials may require additional processing steps or equipment.

  • Initial setup costs for custom dies and tooling can be high.

  • Achieving tight tolerances can be a challenge.

  • Some materials may have limitations in terms of temperature or chemical resistance.

Applications of materials commonly used in extrusion services:



Polyethylene (PE)

PE is versatile, cost-effective, and has good chemical resistance. It is commonly used for packaging, pipes, and construction materials.

Polypropylene (PP)

PP offers good chemical resistance, high-temperature stability, and low moisture absorption. It finds applications in automotive parts, packaging, and fibers.

Polystyrene (PS)

PS is lightweight, rigid, and has excellent insulation properties. It is used for packaging, disposable utensils, and insulation.


PVC is durable, weather-resistant, and flame-retardant. It is widely used in construction, electrical cables, and window profiles.


ABS combines strength and rigidity with good impact resistance. It is used in automotive parts, electronics, and toys.


Aluminum extrusions offer excellent strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, and versatility. They are used in automotive, construction, and aerospace industries.


Steel extrusions provide high strength, durability, and heat resistance. They find applications in construction, transportation, and manufacturing.


Copper extrusions offer excellent electrical and thermal conductivity. They are used in electrical components, heat sinks, and plumbing systems.


Silicone rubber extrusions offer high-temperature resistance, flexibility, and electrical insulation properties. They find applications in automotive, aerospace, and medical industries.


EPDM rubber has excellent weather resistance, UV resistance, and durability. It is commonly used for seals, gaskets, and automotive components.


Nitrile rubber offers good oil and fuel resistance, as well as high tensile strength. It is used in hoses, seals, and O-rings.

Pros & Cons Of Each Kind Materials




Polyethylene (PE)

Versatile, cost-effective, good chemical resistance, lightweight.

Limited temperature resistance, lower strength compared to some other plastics.

Polypropylene (PP)

Good chemical resistance, high-temperature stability, low moisture absorption.

Can be brittle at low temperatures, limited UV resistance.

Polystyrene (PS)

Lightweight, rigid, excellent insulation properties.

Limited impact resistance, susceptible to degradation from UV exposure.


Durable, weather-resistant, flame-retardant.

Limited temperature resistance, potential for release of toxic gases when burned.


Good strength, rigidity, and impact resistance.

Can be prone to warping, limited heat resistance.



Excellent strength-to-weight ratio, corrosion resistance, versatility.

Lower strength compared to steel, higher cost compared to some other metals.


High strength, durability, heat resistance.

Susceptible to corrosion, heavier compared to aluminum.


Excellent electrical and thermal conductivity.

Expensive, prone to oxidation and discoloration.



High-temperature resistance, flexibility, electrical insulation properties.

Relatively high cost, limited tear strength.


Excellent weather resistance, UV resistance, durability.

 Limited chemical resistance, lower heat resistance compared to silicone.


Good oil and fuel resistance, high tensile strength.

Limited flexibility at low temperatures, may not be suitable for high-temperature applications.

Some common thermoplastics used in extrusion processes:

Polyethylene (PE)

Polystyrene (PS)

Nylon (Polyamide)


High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE)

General-Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS)

Nylon 6 (PA6)

Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT)

Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE)

High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)

Nylon 66 (PA66)

Polyurethane (PU)

Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)

Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF)

Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)

Polypropylene (PP)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Polycarbonate (PC)

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)

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