Process Control System supports flexible PVC extrusion.

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By eliminating lay-flat issues, width and gage variations, uneven shrinkage, and tendency of material to curve slightly to one side when unwound, Process Control System ensures complete dimensional uniformity and tension throughout bulk PVC rolls produced. Prior to control, operators would have to manually adjust line to maintain consistency on product-to-product basis. Control eliminates guesswork.



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Proprietary Process System Provides Superior Quality for Extruded Flexible PVC



TMI, LLC has developed a new proprietary process control system for its flexible PVC extrusion process. This new system ensures complete dimensional uniformity and tension throughout the bulk PVC rolls produced.



The new process eliminates “racetracking” (i.e., the tendency of the material to curve slightly to one side when unwound), lay-flat issues, width and gage variations and uneven shrinkage, resulting in an entirely uniform product.



“It takes the art out of the plastics process and makes it more of a science,” Bill Habeck, General Manager of TMI’s PVC extrusion facility, said. “Prior to the new control, operators would have to manually adjust the line to maintain consistency on a product-to-product basis. This takes the guesswork out,” Habeck said.



TMI extrudes a wide variety of flexible PVC strip, sheet and panel ranging in gage from .030” up to .500”. Additional information on TMI’s extrusion capabilities is available by calling 1.800.888.9750.



About TMI, LLC

Founded in 1988, TMI, LLC is a fully integrated, leading international manufacturer and supplier of innovative products and solutions designed to manage customer environments by improving work safety, cleanliness, comfort, efficiency and energy savings. TMI’s comprehensive product line includes strip doors, exclusive PVC-based strip, film, panel and sheet products, PVC-coated and laminated fabrics, air curtains, insect screens, swinging impact doors, curtains, modular enclosures and dock accessories. Services include slitting, heat sealing, interleaving, sheeting and die-cutting. The business is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA with operations in Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Anaheim, CA and Norcross, GA. For more information on the complete group of TMI Companies, visit www.tmi-pvc.com.



Diana Werkmeister

Senior Marketing & Sales Communications Associate

412.787.9750

dianaw@tmi-pvc.com

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