Plastic Strip is common in other materialsPlastic Strip, plastic Strips and Plastic Tapes, Plastic Bar

A common standard item in the metals industry is ‘strip’. Strip is normally a piece of material that is 1/16″ – 3/8″ thick and 1.0″ – 4.0″ wide, although thicker and wider materials can also be referred to as strip. The metals industry produces various metals in these sizes of strip. In the plastics industry, strip is something we cut from larger sheets. The sizes are the same as listed above, but are cut from 48″ X 96″ or 48″ X 120″ sheets.

The a few of the most common plastics materials we cut to plastic strips are:

HDPE (High Density Polyethylene)

PTFE, TFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene)

UHMW – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene

Acetal / Delrin

Nylon – Polyamide

PVC – Polyvinylchloride

Polycarbonate – Covestro (Bayer) Makrolon

Most plastics can be cut to these strip sizes, with various lengths available depending on type of material. In some materials and in some sizes, depending on quantity, special run to size plastic strip is available. These special run plastic strips can be run to almost any length. Specifically, in the UHMW and PTFE materials, much longer lengths are available in rolls of material. The UHMW can be purchased in standard and adhesive back varieties. This UHMW with adhesive is a commonly used item in the wear strip applications because of its ease of installation. A large market for this kind of strip is in the food processing industry for all wear points and to reduce noise in the plant. Some of these same sizes with adhesive on the back are available in the PTFE, and are available in long tape style rolls. In some cases, colors other than natural are available, contact us for details. Plastic Strip, plastic bar, excellent in food processing and material handling

Plastic Strip and Strips are available in special sizes

With the massive range of plastics available, and most of these materials available to be cut to strips, the nearly unlimited amount of choices in plastic strip availability make this post difficult to be all inclusive. Great material for the industrial, food processing, material handling, automotive and recreational industries.

Most plastics are available in large sheets, and we can cut these sheets to strip for you. Also, depending on the material, size and quantity, we can custom extrude your strip in longer lengths and to your requirements. Decide on a type of plastic, determine the size and quantity, and give us a call. Use your imagination, we can help.

If you have a project where strips would be ideal, please contact us to see if the type of material you need is available in the strip configuration that would be beneficial. Call us at: 866-832-9315 or drop us an email and we will be happy to go to work on your requirement.


Topic: Plastic Strip and Plastic Strips – Strip Plastics

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5 Responses to “Available Materials Plastic Strip and Strips For Food Processing and Material Handling”

  1. Michael Machado

    Good morning, I am looking for hard plastic strips 1 1/2″ x 5/16″ x 8′ as a glide to support approx. 600lbs. I need 20 pieces. Can you help?

    Quixote Studios MM LLC GA
    East Coast Service Manager
    818 652-5951

    • Jesse

      We will be happy to assist you with this inquiry. A member of our staff will contact you shortly.Thank you!

  2. Alfred Mendez

    I’m looking for nylon or something compatible, for the bunk boards on my boat trailer. 3/16 thick x 3″ wide x8’3″ long do you have anything that I could use?

    • Plasticman

      We have supplied a variety of materials for replacement bunk boards. Most clients ask for black with a bit of UV stabilizer to maintain the black color for a few years. The issue we have run across is the thickness clients want to use. Most clients ask for .500 – 1.0″ thick, enabling easy mounting with the fasteners below the surface of the plastic material.
      Most clients choose to use UHMW sheet materials and is stocked in 48″ X 120″ sheets. UHMW Polyethylene is soft enough to ‘mold’ to the supports, but rigid enough once mounted. Also, the UHMW has a very low coefficient of friction, allowing for easy movement of boat for loading and unloading. The size you requested is not a problem with the UHMW material.
      Please let us know the number of parts, and the best thickness for you to allow for mounting.


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