Plastic Extrusion

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.

Planned Innovation

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.

Services include:

  • 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.

Performance Portfolio

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.

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