How it's made
Transforming resin into full-formed acrylic is what Plaskolite does every day to meet the world's demand for acrylic sheet. It's accomplished, most often, by a process known as extrusion.
Plaskolite extrudes acrylic sheets every day to meet the world’s demand. Extrusion is a continuous production method of manufacturing acrylic sheet. In the extrusion process, acrylic resin pellets are fed into the barrel of an extruder, which heats them until they are a molten mass.
This mass is slowly pushed by a screw drive the length of the barrel, and forced out of the end of the barrel through a die as a molten sheet, the spacing of which determines the thickness of the sheet and in some cases the surface finish. The continuous band of acrylic sheet passes through a set of cooling rolls, and cut or trimmed into its final size before it’s packaged and shipped.
Benefits of Extrusion
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Plaskolite’s proprietary additive blends allow for crafted solutions to meet your individual needs: color, texture, extra protection, or elemental resistance.