Important Facts to Know Before Buying A Used Plastic Extrusion Machine

What is Extrusion?

Extrusion is the process to create objects out of material that is forced through a series of steps. 

What is Plastic Extrusion?

Used plastic extrusion machine - extruder machine

Plastic extrusion is a manufacturing process of melting and re-melting plastic. A thermoplastic material (a form of powder, pellets, or granulates) is melted and then forced through several phases to form the desired shape. The process of using a used plastic extrusion machine offers an efficient, economical, and practical process for producing plastic. Some benefits include:

  • Fast, efficient, high-volume process
  • Produces continuous shapes in varying lengths 
  • Minimal waste
  • Produces large volumes

Used plastic extrusion machines are commonly used to make pipe, tubing, fencing, deck railings, window frames, weatherstripping, plastic films and sheets, and thermoplastic coating. 

Types of Used Plastic Extrusion Machines:

Below is a list of the wide variety of used plastic extrusion machines available at PlastiWin.

Rubber Extruder Machines

Rubber extruder machines are used to manufacture rubber products. Rubber extrusion is a continuous process that produces products of a variety of lengths and shapes. Benefits of using a rubber extruder machine include:

  • Makes lightweight, flexible, durable, and long-lasting products
  • Relatively cost-effective
  • Minimal material waste
  • Efficient and economical manufacturing process

Single Screw Extruder Machines

Used plastic extrusion machine - Single Screw machine

Single screw extruder machines are used to turn plastic into the required shape. The machine heats the raw material until it reaches its melting point, it is then pushed through a die that gives the material its specific shape. This type of machine is best used to make piping such as PVC, PP, HDPE, and different types of water pipes. Using single screw machines to produce piping is cost-effective and quick.

Twin Screw Extruder Machines

Twin-screw extruder machines have 2 intermeshing and rotating screws. This machine is used mostly in polymer, chemical, and food industries to combine products such as adhesives, sealants, mastics, spas/detergents, plastics, and chemicals. Advantages of using a twin-screw extruder machine are:

  • High efficiency
  • Self-cleaning
  • Lower energy use
  • High-quality compounding ability
  • Easy material feeding 
  • High-quality exhaust ability

Where to Find Used Plastic Extrusion Machines

Used plastic extrusion machine - extruder machine

Do you need a used plastic extrusion machine for a plastic extrusion job? Do you have a broken part of a used plastic extrusion machine? PlastiWin has a vast assortment of used extrusion machines and parts for sale.

Their most popular brands for extruders include: American Leistritz Extruder & Twin-screw Extruder, Entek Extruders, Werner & Pfleiderer Extruder & Twin-screw Extruder, Coperion Extruder, Milacron Extruder, and Berstorff Extruder.