A lot of different types of businesses do all they can to show how beneficial or useful whatever you buy from them will be. Interesting enough that's not always the case. Having some research done on different businesses I'm glad to say the results came in and the process of extrusion businesses seemed to be kicking the most products out. The reason these companies are in such high demand is the fact that they are 100 percent American made with no foreign exports. Polymer is often the most abundantly product that goes through this process and it's great because the customer can get custom extrusion services all to match their needs! A big part of these different companies is the process in which the plastic goes through, and is quite interesting for those how-it's-built geeks.
Throughout our history it wasn't until the past 20 years that the use of extrusion had become popular and the huge list of products became known, therefore, profits rose. While focusing mainly on plastic extrusion, which is the manufacturing process through which plastic is melted, shaped into a continuous profile and cut to the desired length, I found out some interesting stuff!
Some examples of products manufactured by these companies range from window frames, storm shutters, and piping all the way to adhesive tape and small toy figures. Bet you didn't look at your window today, or play with that small action figure and thought to yourself "this was extruded"!
While briefly describing products and some history I think the actual manufacturing process it goes through is the most important part. Companies purchase an abundance of small plastic pellets, which are fed to a heated cavity which will allow it to reach its melting point.
Colorants and UV inhibitors are added to the plastic whiles it's in this form and the certain kind varies from different extruder. All of this material is then fed into an extruder cavity which is forced through a screw mechanism.
The screw mechanism is pretty interesting; it forces the plastic out with a great deal of pressure from specially designed hydraulics. The plastic is melted by three sets of heaters to cancel out any fear of over burning. But my favorite part to share is the action taken when the extruder cavity reaches 400 degrees.
Sometimes while making these plastic molded parts, friction and pressure may build up so high that the need for the heater is gone, and the extruder cavity maintains the same temperature. Cooling fans are added as well to keep from overheating. A special screen is then put in place and filters any contaminants from the plastic.
The die which is responsible for giving the molten plastic its profile is then added. After the die, it must cool in a water sealed bath, but in some cases for more delicate products such as plastic sheeting cooling rolls are used to prevent any collapsing.
If you're one of the millions of people still tethered to a bulky, cumbersome box spring, its time to come to grips with the fact that you no longer need this fabric-covered wooden apparatus. You've been led to believe that these rectangular monstrosities are necessary to properly support your mattress, and in turn, you, when you sleep. This is simply just not true, at least not anymore. If you join the growing movement (don't worry, it's not a cult or anything like that) to switch to a sleek, contemporary platform bed, you can ditch your needless box spring and free yourself from its evil, elevating grasp.
If you haven't noticed, low profile is in right now. Low profile tires, low-cut jeans, and ultra-slim mobile phones are just a few examples of how all things "low" are sweeping the nation. The platform bed is no exception, my friend. The average platform bed sits 2-5 inches lower than a standard bed, and when you factor in the 6 inches, or so the box spring isn't raising you, you have a serious lack profil kesim of altitude. And sleeping closer to the ground has its advantages. Ever fall out of a standard height bed? Carpet or no, you're in for a hell of a bruise. With a low-profile platform bed, you don't fall out so much as roll out and onto the floor. You probably won't even wake up.
You might be wondering how a platform bed can support your mattress without a box spring. The secret is a series of sturdy slats spanning the width of the frame. These slats are all the support your mattress needs to do its job. Think about it, there is nothing "springy" about a box spring. All the comfort and support comes from your mattress. In fact, not only is the box spring not a spring, it's also not a box, it's a rectangle. The box spring has been lying to you for years.
A new platform bed is the ideal choice if you're in the market for a bed. Besides adding some contemporary flair to your bedroom, you'll save anywhere from $200-$700 by not having to purchase a box spring. That money can be better spent adding some matching case goods like a new dresser and night stand.