At Lauren Plastics, we use a variety of high quality materials to create your custom extruded plastic profiles. Work with us to choose the plastic material that best fits your product’s purpose and to withstand years of wear and tear.
Tough and Economical, Rigid PVC is inherently flame retardant and resistant to most chemicals. Rigid PVC can be offered in clear, opaque, weather resistant, high tensile strength, and impact resistant formulations that are easily machined.
Offered in a wide range from rubbery soft to semi-rigid, Flexible PVC is widely used for plastic profile extrusions because of its resistance to abrasion and ability to insulate. Flexible PVC is commonly used for impact resistant bumpers, weather stripping, cushioning devices, and flexible tubing.
ABS - Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene is a versatile, rigid, and high-impact plastic with good chemical resistance to most non-aromatic compounds. It is used primarily in plastic profile extrusion applications where your material will be indoors. ABS has a satin finish and is available in standard or custom colors.
ASA - Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate
Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) - ASA is produced by introducing acrylic elastomer during the reaction between styrene and acrylonitrile. ASA material has great toughness and rigidity, good chemical resistance and thermal stability, outstanding resistance to weather, aging, yellowing, and high gloss.
HIPS - High Impact Polystyrene
High Impact Polystyrene is a rigid, economical, light-weight plastic which is used for rigid plastic profile extrusions and plastic tubing extrusions. High Impact Polystyrene typically has a flat finish and is available in natural (translucent white), standard, and custom colors.
PE - Polyethylene (HDPE, MDPE, & LDPE)
Polyethylene ranges from flexible (LDPE) to semi-rigid (HDPE). A very economical material, Polyethylene is good for plastic profile extrusion applications requiring low surface resistance. It is available in both FDA and industrial grades. Polyethylene also has very good chemical resistance and is available in natural (translucent white), standard, and custom colors.
PP - Polypropylene
Polypropylene is a semi-rigid, light weight, economical plastic with excellent chemical resistance and a fairly high service temperature. Polypropylene is available in natural (translucent white), standard, and custom colors.
TPE - Thermoplastic Elastomer
Thermoplastic Elastomers are a unique class of engineering materials combining the look, feel, and elasticity of conventional thermoset rubber with the processing efficiency of plastics. As elastomers, TPEs exhibit true elasticity. TPEs are very suitable for the custom profile extrusion process. The available range of grades encompasses rubber-like properties and offer a wide range of durometers, low compression set, and high elongation.
Fillers and Additives
Talcum, Calcium, and Glass can be added to a material to increase dimensional stability, improve strength, and lower cost. It can also help with certain issues like shrinkage and warping. Additives can change the properties of a material in a useful way. Additives include: UV, Slipcoat, Impact Modifiers, Flame and Temperature Resistance, and Colorants.
Our iDea® seal technology combines the rigid properties of a PVC base with the dynamic performance characteristics of a sponge or dense bulb into one part and is revolutionizing the way original equipment manufacturers (OEM’s) are thinking about component assembly. This unique process which stands for "Innovative Design Engineering Applications” saves manufacturers money through reduced labor requirements during the assembly process, increases seal performance through better materials, and adds to aesthetic appeal when looks matter. Click here to learn more about the iDea® Seal.
Lauren Plastics’ parts can be found in just about any product made that needs a thermoplastic seal or gasket. We serve many markets including: Automotive, Building & Construction, Marine, Pets, Consumers, Heavy Equipment, and many more. Our commitment to our customers is to continually work on their behalf to provide outstanding value for them. We achieve this by utilizing our creativity and innovation to provide ideal solutions. Contact us today at 616-935-3960 or click here to contact us online.