uPVC Profiles Manufacturing

Understanding the manufacturing process of uPVC profiles

Jan Sun, 2021

uPVC window and door profiles have gained tremendous popularity among architects and builders as one of the best options for windows and doors for commercial and residential spaces alike. And this is no surprise, considering the vast array of benefits uPVC profiles come with.

uPVC, also known as Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, is a low-maintenance material, which is a perfect modern day substitute for its traditional counterparts. uPVC windows and doors are regularly preferred over traditional profiles made of wood, metal and other materials, since they are extremely durable, high-performing, require very minimal maintenance, and are very cost-effective in the long run.

High-quality uPVC windows and doors are considerably energy-efficient, water tight, can withstand high-velocity winds, can reduce outside noise, and do not require frequent maintenance unlike profiles made with traditional materials.

The manufacturing process of uPVC profiles:
The process of manufacturing uPVC profiles begins with the raw materials being mixed accurately to make a strong resin compound, and then later getting extruded in moulds at high temperatures, and casted into a die where the profiles are shaped before they are cooled, tested, packed and distributed for fabrication.

Important factors to consider:
While it may seem like an easy task to select a good quality window or door profile, it is one that should be considered with care, as a poor quality profile may appear the same as a high-quality one if you don’t know what to look for. The process of manufacturing uPVC profiles is often standard and uniform, but there are certain factors that impact the quality, strength, performance and finish of the profile.

Raw materials: Quality of the raw materials can make a considerable amount of difference in the quality of the end-product, as uPVC profiles made from low-quality raw materials are more prone to cracking and flaking. High-quality profiles are more robust and long-lasting.

Technology: The technology used in the manufacturing of the profiles can play a significant role in the quality of the end-product. Profiles made from world-class technology will produce a far stronger product, and provide better shape and structure of the final uPVC window or door.

Wall thickness and number of chambers: Being durable, strong and capable of withstanding harsh testing conditions are some of uPVC’s USPs, and without the precision in production to give these profiles the appropriate amount of thickness, it will be rendered pointless. Thickness of a profile ensures strength, noise-reduction and heat-insulation. When it comes to the number of chambers, the more the number of chambers, the stronger the profile.

Ökotech lead-free uPVC profiles
Ökotech is one of the leading uPVC profiles manufacturers in India that uses high-quality raw materials and world-class technology to manufacture  precision-engineered uPVC window and door profiles that are strong, durable and high on performance. All Ökotech profiles are made from a high-grade lead-free uPVC compound. Our extrusion stage uses German technology and large scale mixing equipment that are automated to ensure the uniform mixing of ingredients. The high-precision moulds deliver dimensional accuracy and a smooth surface finish. And finally, all the products go through multiple quality checks before they are cooled and packed for distribution to our fabricators. Additionally, we also provide tailor-made reinforcements in any type of thickness, based on your need and requirement.