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Plastic extrusion material selection?

  1. Nov 14, 2011 #1
    plastic extrusion material selection???

    Hey all,

    I work for a curtain wall manufacturing and design company out of Canada. I've recently been presented with the task of creating a new extrusion to improve the thermal performance of our curtain wall system.

    My question to you all is, and excuse me if this isn't a very advanced question, what would be a good choice of material? I am looking for a strong, resilient, and thermally sound (low transmission of heat) plastic.

    We currently use PVC, but are interested in moving to another material due to some of the complications with PVC in a structural setting.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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