Leading Plastic Extrusion Manufacturers in the UK
At Windmill Extrusions, we are experts in manufacturing plastic extrusion profiles. We have a wide range of existing tooling and work with an extensive list of materials, so it is likely you’ll find the right plastic extrusion profiles for your needs here.
Our experts are available to advise on extrusion profiles, materials, colours and alternative solutions where needed, so don’t hesitate to give us a call and get qualified, experienced guidance. If you can’t find an extrusion that will fit your project, our in-house tooling facility is well equipped to provide bespoke plastic extrusions upon request.
Our expertise saves you time & money
We have over 35 years of industry experience as plastic extrusion manufacturers, providing custom and standard profiles to sectors including retail, construction, sports and leisure, food and beverage, transport and more.
Our on-site toolroom enables us to create almost any shape with efficiency, working with the best material for the job. With experience and expertise like ours, we don’t waste time or material in our production sequences, meaning our plastic extrusion services are among the most cost-effective in the industry.
We have an extensive range of standard tooling
Our existing range of standard tools mean we have the capabilities to create a wide range of plastic extrusion profiles both quickly and efficiently.
Extruding a range of materials from PVC to HDPE
As plastic extrusion manufacturers, we work with a wide range of plastic types to provide suitable extrusions for all applications. Plastics we use for our extrusion profiles include:
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
- High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polystyrene (PS)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- Polycarbonate (PC)
We are specialised in extruding many different plastics, but are especially skilled in extruding polycarbonate extrusions for tough, lightweight and optically transparent parts.
Follow this link for a full list of materials we use for extrusions.
‘H’ Section Profile
‘J’ Section Profile
64mm ID Tube Profile
Shelf Talker Profile
Swing Ticket Holder Profile
Single-position Ticket Holder
Dual-position Ticket Holder
Self-adhesive Ticket Holder
What products can be made from plastic extrusions?
Plastic Extrusion is the process of pressing liquid plastic through a profiling tool and cooling it once outside the die to keep the shape of the profile. This generates an elongated piece of plastic with the shape of the profile all the way along.
Because plastic extrusions can have an almost infinite range of profile shapes, the uses are extremely varied. We provide extrusion profiles to transport, food & drink, logistics and other sectors we work with, creating products including:
- Signage and display components
- Window frames
- Wire insulation
- Various Retail Components
- Wall cladding trims
- Tile trims
Signage and Display Components
Plastic extrusions are often used in the creation of signs and displays that require trims, tubes and edging. This includes ticketing and point-of-sale displays, which can be achieved using plastic extrusions easily.
Where devices use tubing, such as catheters, dialysis machines and drips, these are made using plastic extrusions in flexible and easily cleaned materials.
Hoses and Tubes
Many types of tubes, from garden hoses to industrial fluid transports, are created using plastic extrusion. We can create tubes and hoses of any diameter and thickness, using materials to create flexible hoses or rigid tubes.
This page details our standard plastic extrusion profiles, but we also offer custom options. Manufacturers can create bespoke plastic extrusion profiles to meet specific industrial or consumer needs.
Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.
How are plastic extrusions made?
In simple terms, the process of manufacturing plastic extrusions goes as follows:
- Melt the plastic material
- Press melted material through a mould to shape it
- Cool it down quickly to retain the shape
- Cut the extrusion into the desired lengths
- Check for quality
After all these steps, our plastic extrusion profiles are ready to be used.
Should you use our plastic extrusion services?
As with all products, there are advantages and disadvantages that come with plastic extrusions. To help you assess whether plastic extrusion services suit your needs, here are some of the pros and cons.
Advantages of Plastic Extrusions
Plastic Extrusion profiles are efficient and quick to manufacture, so they provide a cost-effective solution for creating complex profiles, when compared to other manufacturing processes.
The plastic extrusion process operates continuously, extruding the plastic to the correct shape. Because of this, there is minimal material waste.
Various plastic materials can be extruded, including PVC, HDPE, PE, PP and PC. This allows flexibility in the material selection based on application needs. If you need help choosing a material, let us know and we’ll be more than happy to advise.
Disadvantages of Plastic Extrusions
There may be limitations on the size of profiles that can be extruded, both in terms of width and thickness.
Different types of plastic are suitable for different applications. For instance, we would not recommend PVC for applications in areas that are below 0°C but are well placed to offer suggestions of suitable alternatives.
Why choose Windmill Extrusions?
At Windmill Extrusions, we’ve been plastic extrusion manufacturers for over 35 years. We have a fantastic team of experienced and knowledgeable people, working with our customers to achieve high-quality plastic extrusions at the best prices.
We are proud of our team’s meticulous attention to quality and build on our great reputation for customer service and quality products year on year.
By investing in technology as well as people, our capabilities only grow.
Windmill Extrusions is working to develop innovations that make our manufacturing practices more sustainable, working together with industry leads to create a supply chain that cares for our environment.
We welcome all enquiries, so contact Windmill Extrusions with any questions you have about our services and products.
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