Extrusion

KB Components produces extruded parts at our site in Zilina, Slovakia. The department was expanded/upgraded in 2019 and today offers a wide assortment of extruded products. Our main focus is on producing parts for the lighting industry in materials such as PS, PMMA and polycarbonates, but we also produce products made from PP, PE, ABS and opalic LED materials. 

The technology of extrusion is based on a single-screw extruder with a melt pump unit attached. This provides a stable output for the tool with less problems for the weight, thickness and flow on the profiles.  

Tooling consists of a heated anticorrosive steel dye system and a series of dry callipers made from brass with cooling water and vacuum. This is mainly to ensure clearness for our lighting customers’ products, but we also use water baths/ cooling units for non-transparent materials such as PP and PE. The products are additionally cooled by inline air coolers along the extruder line. This ensures less stress on the parts. 

Our pullers are made with belts from materials which do not make any markings on the profiles. The sawing unit is made for precision cutting in lengths from 350 mm to 6 m. We also offer co-extruded parts, where we combine two materials together in different colours. 


Machines Fleet

Our machinery consists of 4 extruders and 2 co-extruders from German manufacturers Kuehne and IDE.

Sizes:

  • 3 ø 60 mm extruders with gear pump for better flow control
  • 1 ø 72 mm extruder with gear pump for better flow control
  • 2 co-extruders, ø35 and ø45, both with gear pump


Product portfolio

STANDARD PRODUCTS
• Standard single-material parts
• Single extruded profiles
Standard material types:
Clear PC with UV
Clear PMMA with UV
Clear PS with UV
Coloured PC (white/opal/diffused)
Coloured PMMA (opal transparent white/diffused)
Coloured PS (white/opal)

Standard sizes:
Width 40 mm–275 mm
Height 10 mm–100 mm
Thickness 1–3 mm



Special Products

  • Co-extruded profiles (two-coloured profiles)
  • Special prismatic pattern on the parts
  • Non-standard tubes in clear materials or LED material (PC clear, PC diffused LED material)
  • Special products in materials like:
    • PP for GWT 950 degrees
    • PC for LED diffusion
    • PMMA for LED diffusion
  • Sizes:
    • Tubes up to ø100 mm with thickness from 1.2 mm to 5 mm
    • Co-extruded parts from 15 mm to 100 mm in width


Service

  • Co-extruded profiles (two-coloured profiles)
  • Special prismatic pattern on the parts
  • Non-standard tubes in clear materials or LED material (PC clear, PC diffused LED material)
  • Special products in materials like:
    • PP for GWT 950 degrees
    • PC for LED diffusion
    • PMMA For LED diffusion
  • Sizes:
    • Tubes up to ø100 mm with thicknesses from 1.2 mm to 5 mm
    • Co-extruded parts in widths from 15 mm to 100 mm
    • Precision cutting in lengths from 350 mm to 6 m
  • Printing (barcode, date stamp, etc.)
  • Customer-specific packaging adapted to production layout
  • Individual solutions for special demands on customer products (punching, holes, foiling, etc.)
  • Technical knowledge/knowhow in producing technical extruded parts for lighting industry

Contact

Anders Abrahamsson
anders.abrahamsson@kbcomponents.com