. Thursoct (PTY) Ltd PVC FOAM BOARD APPLICATIONS
At Thursoct we manufacture our PVC products using Injection molding and Extrusion processes.
Injection molding is a manufacturing process for producing parts by injecting material into a mold. Injection moldingcan be performed with a host of materials, including metals, glasses, elastomers, confections, and most commonly thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Material for the part is fed into a heated barrel, mixed, and forced into a mold cavity, where it cools and hardens to the configuration of the cavity. After a product is designed, usually by an industrial designer or an engineer, molds are made by a mould maker (or toolmaker) from metal, usually either steel or aluminum, and precision-machined to form the features of the desired part.
Extrusion is a manufacturing process in which a softened blank of metal or plastic material is forced through a shaped metal piece or die to produce a continuous ribbon of the formed product. The shapes most often produced in this way include round objects like tubes, rods, and pipes, rectangular objects like solid and hollow bars, and plates.