Our Vinyl Extrusion Process

Why Extrude Our Own Vinyl

Any window is only as good as the sum of its parts. And since vinyl is the primary component in our windows and doors, it has to be the very best from raw material to finished product. We have committed substantial resources to insure that every part of every window is the highest quality.

There are very few vinyl window manufacturers in the country capable of extruding their own vinyl components. They must use outside suppliers for the most critical of components. We extrude our own vinyl profiles through European crafted dies to ensure you a reliable source of high quality products.

Design begins in-house. From initial CAD designs to final production, we have complete control over a product's design and construction.

Our formula is of hte highest quality, with optimum Titanium Dioxide content for the best weather-ability, color control and impact resistance.

Our high capacity, state-of-the-art vinyl extruders operate smoothly in a clean, isolated environment.

European equipment and extrusion dies provide a leading-edge advantage and offer the latest technology to our facility.

 

Assurance of Quality

We have complete control of the entire extrusion process. We start with virgin vinyl - only the best will do. And, since we buy in such volume, we are able to maintain cost stability.

A computer-controlled formula of raw vinyl and ten other premium grade ingredients is precision blended into one of our high-capacity, state-of-the-art extruders. This compound contains optimum levels of Titanium Dioxide (Ti02), the key component in maintaining consistent color, maximum weather-ability and high impact resistance. We even have our profile forms custom made to fit our specifications and tolerances. And because we are in complete control, we can supply our window and door production on a daily basis.

Defective lineals are detected immediately. Our quick response to quality correction avoids interruption of our window production and keeps our window quality at the highest level. Because the vinyl extrusion is in-house, we are not dependent on delivery constraints of outside suppliers. This gives us immediate quantities of replacement extrusions in the event sub-standard materials are produced. Most competitors must wait for new shipments of lineals to arrive or risk making a window with potentially defective materials.

Quicker to You and Your Customer

From concept to production other manufacturers can take over two years to develop a new product. Because our engineering and product design are all in-house we can introduce a new window in less than a year. More importantly, we encourage your input in a new product's design. This enables you to stay way ahead of the market with new and innovative window and door products.

Hourly testing cycles for impact resistance, weather-ability and color match ensure you quality standards that are consistently monitored. All extruded lineals are the result of multiple processes, from design to the raw formula to the extrusions and ongoing audit procedures. Our finished lineals are created with your finished product in mind.

Hourly testing cycles for impact resistance, weather-ability and color match ensure you quality standards that are consistently monitored. All extruded lineals are the result of multiple processes, from design to the raw formula to the extrusions and ongoing audit procedures. Our finished lineals are created with your finished product in mind.

All extruded lineals are the result of multiple processes, from design to the raw formula to the extrusions and ongoing audit procedures. Our finished lineals are created with your finished product in mind.

All of this and Environmentally Friendly Too

Since, we use the highest quality compound, our vinyl scrap may be reground and used internally for single wall accessory profiles such as sill angles and head expanders. Efficient use of materials helps us keep costs down and prices stable. We also filter and recycle all of our water used in the extrusion process to help preserve the environment.

On-Site Vinyl Compounding

Whereas there are only a handful of window manufacturers with the ability to extrude their own vinyl, there are even less that have the ability to compound the raw resin into a formula that may be extruded. Ellison's manufacturing facility has this capability and it is one of the significant features that separate its product composition from its competitors. Vinyl resin is compounded on-site and pumped directly into the extrusion building where the lineals for fabricating the windows and doors are produced.

Ellison's products are literally constructed from as close to scratch as is possible in the industry. By having this self-sufficient advantage, Ellison products are not reliant on a supplier's production, quality or distribution capabilities and limitations. Internal control of the manufacturing process from the most basic vinyl formulation properties through the fabrication process allows Ellison products to be produced consistently to the same standards and delivered to its customers without the dependability factors of an external supply chain.