There are many benefits to our rigid plastic extrusions.
Our rigid PVC extrusions are a fraction of the cost of aluminum. This is the biggest reason we began manufacturing our t-slot extrusions in the first place. Everyone wants to save cost, and who can argue with lower prices? Our prices are shown on the "shop" tab.
There are many environments where our plastic modular framing performs better than structural aluminum framing. For example:
1. In high saline environments, aluminum begins to pit and corrode
2. Chemicals such as Sodium Hydroxide or Lye are very reactive with aluminum
3. Hydrochloric acid will eat through aluminum, but according to vp-scientific.com our plastic extrusions are quite resistant to the acid.
If you have any chemical applications where you are not sure if Modular Extrusions is a good fit, contact us and we can send you a small sample to test.
Our plastic framing has an extremely low conductivity. So low in fact that they use variants of the same plastic as wire insulation.
If you have an application where you need a safety frame that is non-conductive, Modular Extrusions would be perfect for you.
Weighing only 0.68 lbs per foot, Modular Extrusions are a great choice where weight may be an issue.
|Weight Per Foot||0.69 lbs|
Modulus of Elasticity
|Moment of Inertia||Ix=.2375 in4|
|Iy= .2375 in4|
Modular Extrusion Applications
Because our Modular Extrusions are non-corrosive, non-conductive, and lightweight, there are many instances where using them is a better option than using aluminum. Here is a breakdown of some applications of our rigid PVC extrusions.
Trade show booths
Lean work stations
EMI/EMC Test Stands & Fixtures
Non-metallic enclosures & fixtures
...and many more
Aluminum Extrusion Applications
There are a couple instances when using aluminum would be better than using our rigid PVC extrusions. The two instances are for heavy weight-bearing applications and applications where there is high heat involved. Although rigid PVC is strong, it is not as strong as aluminum. It is also not as heat-resistant as aluminum. In these applications, please use aluminum instead.
Click on the picture below to follow a link that will take you to a PVC chemical compatibility chart provided by spilltech.com. This should only be used as reference. Please make sure that you test the extrusions with any chemical they may come in contact with, Different types of PVC may react differently from what is shown in the chart.