A step-by-step process for how the industry’s leading hoarding solution is created
Our patented Plasloc product is renowned across the industry for its eco-friendliness, outstanding durability, and ease of installation. As it enjoys such a glowing reputation, we are often asked how it is made. So, to give you an idea of how we create the outstanding Plasloc product, we have covered the process below.
Step 1. We start by putting granules of PVC into a hopper. These granules are then heated until they are in molten state, before they are forced through our specialist machine by a large screw.
Step 2. The large screw pushes the molten PVC into a die, which is made up in stages to ensure the material flows into the final profile shape.
Step 3. As the material swells out of the die, it goes into a calibration unit which sets it to the required dimensions. This takes place within a water bath, so the material cools and returns to its original, rigid state.
Step 4. The rigid PVC profile then exits the bath whilst air blades blow away any excess water from it. Next, customer/batch information is ink-jetted onto the profile.
Step 5. For the next step, the PVC profile is drawn through a haul-off unit that has been carefully set to the perfect speed. The right speed is essential as it keeps the profile under enough tension to stay straight but not too much that it starts to stretch and become misshaped.
Step 6. As the profile makes its way out the haul-off unit, it goes through a computerised saw unit, which cuts it to the specified length.
Step 7. The section is now complete, so it drops down onto a lower table, ready to be carefully and securely packed by our expert team before it is shipped out to one of our many clients.