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Capabilities and Services

Lighting OEMs face a number of challenges with changing regulations and competitive pressure.  Pexco clearly understands that technical expertise, speed in engineering development, product quality, service, delivery, and reducing overall cost are essential elements to helping our customers be successful.

Offering industrial lighitng design and services, we have the capability to produce lenses with widths ranging from 1/3” to 23” and up to 16 feet long. We can supply surface patterns such as customized linear prisms, or rolled on diamond pattern prisms. We are superbly skilled with complex hook and leg designs, co-extrusions, and custom colors.   

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Pexco offers a wide array of capabilities and services to provide our customers an edge in the market.

Pexco engineers help guide our customers through the entire design process. When it comes to choosing the optimal material blend and achieving just the right “hook to hook” dimension for a perfect “squeeze and release” or “snap over” fit, Pexco has the experience and knowledge to provide quick solutions. Visit our Lighting Design Support & Technical Resources page for helpful design documents. 

The name Pexco stands for Plastic Extrusion Company.  Plastic extrusion is our #1 core competency. We have multiple extrusion and co-extrusion machines within our company and many of those are dedicated to acrylic and polycarbonate components for the lighting industry. Lighting OEMs have been relying on Pexco for their customized linear lighting lenses and diffusers since the 1970s.

Pexco’s expertise in lighting starts with having tremendous knowledge and experience extruding acrylic and polycarbonate material blendsWith gravimetric blenders capable of blending 4 resins at one time, customers receive the perfect material formula with the right amount of diffusion, impact modifier, and color at a competitive cost.  We have built our capabilities around customers’ needs by investing in manufacturing floor space, machinery, technology, fabrication, and service.

Pexco specializes in the fabrication of extruded plastic components. For Lighting applications, we offer a wide variety of secondary operations such as CNC routing, notching, drilling, precision straight and angle cuts, ultrasonically welded end caps, gluing, assembly, kitting, packaging, etc. 

Looking for an extrusion seminar to help educate your engineers? Pexco offers educational presentations about the extrusion process and designing parts for extrusion.

Speed to market is a necessity when it comes to launching lighting products successfully. Pexco assigns a Program Manager to guide our APQP process and keep everyone on track. 

Pexco begins every project with an APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) meeting with our customer. Getting the details ironed out before we cut a die is essential to eliminating waste later. Pexco also provides FAIR (First Article Inspection reports) with initial samples, and PPAPs when requested.  Pexco develops a control plan for each project and uses calibrated measuring equipment to monitor quality throughout production. Pexco is ISO 9001: 2015 certified.

One of the biggest challenges our customers face is to be able to quick ship an order within a few days of receipt. Space to hold inventory is often difficult for our customers, so Pexco offers stocking programs on certain items to allow next day shipments from our facility.

Electronic Data Interchange is an important aspect of doing business with some customers. Pexco has EDI capability and embraces this for customers who use it.

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