Lincoln, Neb. — Lincoln Plastics invested in a 1.5-inch coextruder that expands its capabilities for creating window stripes and layering multiple materials into plastic profiles.
Founded in 1948 as Geist Plastics Inc., the Lincoln-based business started out making electrical conduits and cord covers then added irrigation products and industrial power strips. The company is now focused on custom extrusion of plastic profiles and round shapes with widths or diameters from a quarter-inch to 13 inches using mostly polyethylene, ridged PVC, flexible PVC and polypropylene.
Lincoln also coextrudes products for a variety of end markets, such as pipe, sporting goods, industrial products and fencing. Parent company PCE Inc. supported the plan to offer additional services for window stripes and layering different materials.
"We are very excited to add this capability," Lincoln Plastics President Dominic Pynes said in a news release. "We have multiple requests per year for co-extruded products and we have wanted to make this investment for a long time."
Lincoln operates out of 24,000-square foot facility. The business is one of three PCE divisions along with injection molder HTI Plastics, also in Lincoln, and blow molder Apex Plastics, which is in Brookfield, Mo.
PCE changed the name of Geist Plastics to Lincoln Plastics in 2014 so the business would not be confused with another division it owned until 2018 called Geist Global, which produced data center power and monitoring equipment.