Choosing the perfect material for a new extrusion project can be an intimidating task. Intek works closely with industry-leading material manufacturers to offer you many different thermoplastic compounds to meet your project’s needs. Before you get overwhelmed, we can help walk you through the decision process to find your best fit.
The first thing you need to consider are the requirements you expect from the part. Think about what this project requires of this part in terms of:
Design output / main function Physical properties Weathering Compatibility with other materials Cost After you have nailed down the main requirements expected from your new part, consider other aspects that may affect your material choice by asking yourself questions like:
Is this part structural or strictly decorative? Will this part be exposed to weathering? What will the thermal environment be? Will this part be exposed to chemicals? Is high impact required of this part? How complex is this part? Is this part subject to long term stress?