Custom extruded polycarbonate profiles, parts and products
HPE Extrusion Solutions, specialists in complex plastic extrusions, has a long track record of experience in the custom manufacturing of plastic profiles, parts and products from various grades of polycarbonate.
Polycarbonate is often selected for extruded plastic profiles because of its properties of stiffness, toughness, impact resistance, electrical insulation , heat resistance (temperatures up to 300° F.) and dimensional stability. Although polycarbonate is typically clear, it can be readily colored and produces an attractive glossy finish.
Some of these same properties– toughness, clarity and heat resistance— make polycarbonate an excellent choice for many tubing applications. Some of polycarbonate’s other properties—moisture resistance, impact resistance, rigidity and transparency – lend themselves well to electronic applications, as well.
Among the many applications for extruded polycarbonate are electrical components, automotive parts, trim parts, corner guards, housings, fairings, frames, equipment housings, marine goods, cable raceways, sporting goods and outdoor lighting equipment.
The polycarbonate grade appropriate for a particular application depends on the service conditions to which the part or products is exposed; the need, for example, for chemical resistance, temperature resistance, flame retardancy, weather resistance or stiffness.
HPE’s machines’ single screw units range from 3/4″ to 2 1/2″ which permits extrusions of a wide range of sizes and shapes, including profiles ranging in size from 1/16″ to 3″ pipe or 5″ profile with a virtually unlimited length.
Polycarbonate is just one of the many common and advanced thermoplastics resins that HPE is capable of extruding. Others include flexible and rigid PVC, HDPE and polypropylene; and innovative engineering resins, such as ABS/PVC alloys and difficult-to-run elastomers, such as Santoprene, nylon and glass-filled ABS.