Materials

MATERIALS | THERMOPLASTICS

Gemini Plastics offers a wide range of materials for your plastic extrusions. Whether you need a PP extrusion, HDPE extrusion, PVC extrusion, or something entirely new, our FEA engineers can recommend the ideal design and materials for your particular application, which helps to optimize performance and drive cost out of your product.

Gemini Plastics specializes in extruding the following materials:

  • TPE, TPV, TPO
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Glass-filled
  • Talc-filled
  • Polyethylene (HDPE, MDPE, LDPE)
  • PVC (rigid and flexible)
  • ABS

  • Nylon
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Acrylic
  • +50 specialty resins
  • Class A – color matched

Beyond merely offering a multitude of materials from which to extrude your design, we are also glad to provide our application-specific expert advice on what materials you should consider and why. These aren’t pet materials for us; rather, we simply have extensive experience with them and have learned how each operates, the relative strengths and weaknesses, and more. And we’re glad to pass that knowledge on to you.

Material Type Rigidity Heat Stability Chemical Resistance Impact Strength Relative Cost
Polypropylene (PP) Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Low
Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) Poor Poor Good Excellent Low
Medium Density Polyethylene (MDPE) Good Poor Good Excellent Low
High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Excellent Poor Good Excellent Low
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPV, TPO) Varies Excellent Excellent Excellent High
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Excellent Poor Poor Excellent Medium
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Varies Poor Poor Excellent Medium
Polycarbonate (PC) Excellent Excellent Fair Excellent High
Nylon (PA) Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent High

Profile Extrusion Material Selection

With literally thousands of material and color variations available for use in extruded products, it can be a daunting task to determine the optimal combination for your particular application. If you are unsure about the best option, or even where to start with the selection process, we are here to help. You can get started by answering our Material Selection Questionnaire, available for download below.

A checklist for plastic material selection.

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