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Aluminum Extrusions: Uses and Applications

Although you might have some ideas as to the uses and applications for aluminum extrusions, you may be surprised to learn just how beneficial they are after reviewing the provided information. For example, there are numerous aluminum extrusion shapes, which benefit different industries and work for multiple applications. Even the plastic extrusion process is critical, with products often used in conjunction with aluminum profiles.


For both aluminum and plastic extruded products, the list of uses and applications is quite impressive. A few examples include:

  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering
  • Exploration
  • Horticulture
  • Lighting
  • Medical
  • Packaging
  • Partitions and Office Furniture
  • Retail
  • Sports
  • Transportation

To better understand just how far-reaching plastic extrusions are, consider the construction industry. Using the plastic extrusion process, manufacturers create profiles for roofing; electrical equipment housing; cable ducts; joints; plumbing; shower seals; decorative trims; stairway railing; and trims used for heating, refrigeration, and ventilation.


Regarding aluminum extrusion shapes, the cross-sectional design commonly is used to manufacture a multitude of products. As an example, these extrusions are essential for the automotive industry considering that aluminum is highly resistant to corrosion and rust caused by exposure to the elements. Because of this, aluminum profiles are ideal for frame and body components, drive shafts, cylinder liners, radiator enclosures, and so on.


Just as with plastic profiles, aluminum extruded profiles are a big part of the construction industry. Interior design elements, guide rails, paneling, furniture, sheds, and trailers all feature aluminum extruded parts and components. However, these profiles are also important for the exterior, including things like elevator shafts, stairwells, and lighting fixtures.


Regardless of your need for plastic or aluminum extruded products, we can help. RPM Industries is an industry leader in extrusions and moldings made of plastic, aluminum, and rubber. For information about our services, please visit our website or contact us by phone.