Combine two different raw materials into one extruded plastic profile.
Co-Extrusion is a specialized manufacturing process by which two thermoplastic materials are extruded through a single die with two openings arranged in such a way as to allow the extruded materials to merge together into a single fused part.
Examples of a co-extrusion could include a rigid and a flexible material or two rigid materials. Another example could be a multi-color part consisting of a clear and an opaque material.
Each extruded layer brings a different characteristic to the finished part. Some of these properties include rigidity, softness, flexibility, heat resistance, stiffness, or chemical impermeability -- all of which would be impossible to achieve using any single thermoplastic material.
The co-extrusion process has many benefits such as cost effectiveness, quality, and sustainability.
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