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Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303.322.0297
Toll Free: 1.866.742.7148
Fax: 303.322.3945
Email: Sales@UniversalPlasticsInc.com


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Plastic Extrusion
Material Selection Guide

Our extensive plastic extrusion material selection allows us to produce a wide range of sizes and shapes in both rigid and flexible custom profiles, rods and tubes. Materials are available in natural, clear, translucent, transparent, fluorescent and custom colors. We can manufacture to your specifications and/or assist in design and make material recommendations for your specific application.

Following are some examples of our manufacturing materials:*

ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene):
Features/Benefits: Good low temperature properties, good chemical resistance, flame retardant.

Flexible Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC):
Example Brands: AlphaGary, Teknor Apex, Geon, Georgia Gulf, Unichem
Flexible, chemical and weather resistance, lightweight, FDA 21 CFR Compounds and NSF-listed, wide range of durometers, hardness.

Example Brands: Huntsman, DuPont™, Chevron Chemical, Eastman Chemical, Equistar Chemical, Westlake Chemical and PolyOne™
Features/Benefits: Chemical resistance, light-weight, high and low temperature range, ease of fabrication and formability, FDA 21 CFR Compounds, NSF-listed and durable.

  • Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)
  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Polypropylene
  • Homopolymer
  • Copolymer

General purpose high impact styrene
Example Brands: Bayer, Dow® Plastics
Features/Benefits: Impact strength, chemically inert, machine-ability, non-toxicity, toughness, mechanical properties.

General purpose (ether or ester base)
Example Brands: BASF, Dow® Plastics
Abrasion resistance, wide range of durometer hardness, high and low temperature, lubricant/fuel/oil/grease resistance.

Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC):
Example Brands: AlphaGary, Teknor Apex, Georgia Gulf, Geon, Unichem

Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE):
Example Brands: Santoprene®, DuPont™ Hytrel®, Kraton
 UV/Ozone resistance, chemically compatible, weather resistance, high and low temperature range, resists abrasion.

*The above list is not all-inclusive, for other material specifications please contact us.

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