DERFLEX extrudes acrylic sheets every day to meet the world’s demand. Extrusion is a continuous production method of manufacturing acrylic sheet. In the extrusion process, acrylic polymers are fed into the barrel of an extruder, which heats them until they are a molten mass.
This mass is slowly pushed by a screw drive the length of the barrel, and forced out of the end of the barrel through a die as a molten sheet, the spacing of which determines the thickness of the sheet and in some cases the surface finish. The continuous band of acrylic sheet passes through a set of cooling rolls, and cut or trimmed into its final size before it’s packaged and shipped.
Benefits of Extrusion
Fast, Flexible Production