Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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1. How do you pronounce Jifram Extrusions, Inc.?

Jif - like the peanut butter and Ram - like the animal. Jifram is an acronym representing the three original owners, Jim (Ji) Frank (fra) and Merlin (m.) Jifram Extrusions, Inc. is a family owned privately held company that has been manufacturing custom plastic profile extrusions for over 30 years.  Our goal is to be your “Benchmark Supplier” rather than your “preferred plastic profile extruder.”

2. What are your lead times?

Our standard lead time is 4 to 6 weeks for plastic profiles that require new tooling and 2 to 3 weeks on plastic profiles from existing tooling. Many times we can improve upon our standard lead times! Just give us a shout (920)-467-2477 or email us at jifram@jifram.com) once you place your P.O. We will then see if we can work your requested ship date into our current production schedule.

3. What is your Minimal Order Quantity?

We do not require you to order any minimal quantities! We will quote, run, and ship any order quantities.

4. What are the size limitations of your custom plastic extrusions?

We can manufacture custom plastic profiles up to 7 inches tall and 22 inches wide. We also have the capability to extrude custom plastic tubing up to 4 inches round and plastic channels of all sizes shapes and colors.

5. What materials can you extrude?

We can extrude custom plastic profiles from the following materials:

  • ABS - (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene)
  • Clear Acrylic
  • CAB - Cellulose Acetate Butyrate
  • Polycarbonate
  • LDPE - (Low Density Polyethylene)
  • HDPE - (High Density Polyethylene)
  • Polypropylene
  • HIPS - (Hi - Impact PolyStyrene)
  • Polyurethane
  • PETG (Polyethylene Terephthlate Glycol)/Copolyester
  • Eastman Provista Copolymer
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) - Rigid
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) - Flexible
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) - Transparant
  • Styrolux® - (Clear Styrene-Butadiene Copolymer)
  • TPR - (Thermo Plastic Rubber)
  • TPE - (Thermo Plastic Elastomer)
  • Others - By Request

Unfortunately, we do not extrude any custom plastic channels from nylon.

6. How much does your custom profile tooling cost?

Tooling costs can range from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousand dollars depending on the size and the complexity of the tool.

7. Can I receive a sample of my custom plastic profile?

Yes! Upon our receipt of your tooling payment and for a minimal set up fee, we will manufacture and ship production samples of your custom plastic extrusion. If you do not want to invest in tooling costs or set up fees, we can construct a PROTOTYPE of your new plastic profile. Click here for details on Jifram's plastic extrusion prototypes.

8. Do you have the capability to co-extrude or tri-extrude?

Yes, co-extrusions and tri-extrusions are a core competency of Jifram Extrusions, Inc.

9. Is Jifram Extrusions, Inc. ISO certified?

Jifram Extrusions, Inc. is not ISO certified; however, we would be delighted to review with you our quality assurance program and the processes that we have in place to deliver a quality product, on time, and at a competitive price.

10. Where is Jifram Extrusions, Inc. Located?

Our facility is located 55 miles north of Milwaukee.

  • Address:¬†Jifram Extrusions, Inc.
  • 320 Forest Avenue
  • Sheboygan Falls, WI¬†53085
  • Phone: 920-467-2477

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11. How can I receive a quote for a custom extruded plastic profile?