Providing Custom Plastic Extruded Profiles In Many Colors
Formtech has the ability to provide custom plastic extruded profiles in most colors. By working closely with our resin and color suppliers, Formtech is able to extrude colored profiles that match a specific PMS number, the color of a mating part, or the color of another product.
During the development of your profile, or at any time a new color is needed, Formtech will work with its suppliers to match the color specified. Formtech will provide samples of your profile in your custom color for approval. This allows our customers to see the finished product before the color is ordered in larger, production-sized quantities.
After the color is approved for production, Formtech continually monitors the color (and, if applicable, the gloss level) to ensure that the product meets your specifications. Formtech uses spectrophotometers and gloss meters at each manufacturing facility to check the color and gloss level during each production run. This information is also recorded and maintained for future reference.
Specialty tooling, including vacuum calibration, is generally necessary in order to extrude hollow type profiles. However, with Formtech’s own tool building capabilities and its relationships with world class tooling vendors, hollow profiles can still be a viable and cost effective solution for your need.