Extrusion

Extrusion is a process that transforms plastic from a flake form into sheet form. Plastic flakes are fed from a hopper into a machine with an internal auger (known as a screw). As the flakes are fed through the screw, they are heated to their melting point. After reaching the melting point the plastic is pushed through holes and fed onto 2 chrome rollers spaced the desired distance apart as the sheet thickness you want to produce. Then the sheet is fed into a sheet puller as well as an automatic sheet break that automatically cuts the sheet to desired length when it reaches the photo eye. Different thickness’s take different amounts of time to manufacture. We are limited up to ½ inch thickness and a 48 inch width, although lengths may vary. The process produces sheets that are moisture proof, smooth, solid and do not harbor disease because they are non-porous.