Plastic Extrusion: Innovative Processes and Polymers
Innovative plastic extrusion is mission-critical for process and product improvements across a range of shapes, tubes, hoses, profiles, filaments and other parts.
Making a better match between performance materials and extrusion processes can help enable high output rates and production of complex shapes for products in a variety of lengths, widths and thicknesses, including multilayer products. It can also make more effective tube design possible, and support optimization of properties through combining materials.
DuPont develops application-specific solutions at our global Innovations and Technology Centers. We provide a globally accessible portfolio of enhanced polymer formulations, with test laboratories and an experienced technical team.
- Application-based materials specification and adaptation
- General extrusion processing guidelines
- Design and extrusion process support
- Prototype manufacturing
- Extrusion production training
We collaborate with customers on plastic extrusion and co-extrusion for multi-layer constructions for a wide range of uses -- including corrugation needed for automotive, industrial hoses, tubes and cables for the oil and gas industry.
DuPont offers many grades of plastics for a range of extrusion methods and final products, from durable stock shapes to flexible conveying applications. Material choices include Hytrel®, Zytel® PA, Zytel® LCPA, Delrin®, Crastin® and Rynite®.
In addition to its broad range of oil based polymers, DuPont is helping to reduce dependence on fossil fuels with the industry’s largest portfolio of renewably-sourced biopolymers made from a renewable plant source, or biomass. The versatile offering includes several families of Hytrel® RS renewably sourced thermoplastic polyester elastomer, and Zytel® RS renewably sourced long chain nylon products. They offer a broad extrusion processing window.