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What Industries Use Custom Plastic Extrusion?

Custom plastic extrusion finds applications in many industries due to its versatility, cost-effectiveness, and ability to produce complex shapes and profiles. In fact, plastic extrusion products are used in just about every industry, business, or home setting to some extent! But what industries use the most custom plastic extrusion products?

There are a few industries that rely more heavily than others on custom plastic extrusion for a wide range of applications. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest industries.


Plastic extrusions are widely used in the construction industry for applications such as window and door frames, siding and cladding, roofing components, trim and molding, decking, fencing, and drainage systems.


The automotive industry utilizes plastic extrusions for various interior and exterior components, including trim, seals, gaskets, weather stripping, body side moldings, bumper reinforcements, and interior panels.


Plastic extrusions are used in the electrical and electronics industry for cable management, wire ducts, conduit systems, electrical enclosures, insulating profiles, connectors, and housings for electronic devices.

Furniture & Fixtures

Plastic extrusions are employed in the manufacturing of furniture and fixtures, including edge banding, decorative trim, furniture components, shelving systems, display racks, and lighting fixtures.


Plastic extrusions are also used in the signage and display industry for manufacturing channel letters, sign frames, display cases, POP (point-of-purchase) displays, signage trim, and architectural signage elements.


Plastic extrusions play a vital role in the packaging industry for the production of flexible and rigid packaging materials, such as bottles, containers, jars, tubes, films, sheets, and trays.


In the medical industry, plastic extrusions are used for manufacturing medical tubing, catheters, IV components, surgical instruments, drug delivery systems, orthopedic implants, and prosthetic devices.

Consumer Goods

Plastic extrusions are found in a wide range of consumer goods, including household appliances, sporting goods, toys, kitchenware, gardening tools, pet products, and DIY products.


Plastic extrusions are utilized in agriculture for applications such as irrigation systems, greenhouse components, planters, mulch film, fencing, netting, and agricultural drainage systems.


The marine industry utilizes plastic extrusions for boat components, marine decking, dock edging, fenders, buoys, navigation aids, and offshore structures due to plastic’s resistance to corrosion and moisture.

Custom Extrusion with Inplex

Looking for quality custom extrusion products and services? Inplex is one of the leading custom extrusion services in the US, with over 50 years of experience. We pride ourselves on our ability to put the right talent and technology in place to perform the best possible job for our clients.

We own a 42,000 sq. ft. facility in Naperville, Illinois, that is temperature-controlled and features an environmentally friendly closed-loop water cooling system. If you have specific needs or questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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