Custom Plastic Extrusions for Hydroponics, Horticulture, & Agriculture

Custom Extruded Plastic Channels and Components

Intek Plastics is the leading North American manufacturer delivering cost-effective, custom extruded plastic hydroponic channels, trays and other polymeric indoor growing components. Our expert team collaborates closely with designers, integrators and growers to engineer Nutrient Film Technique (NFT) trays, growing channels and components for optimized farming systems. These custom plastic extruded components precisely meet your unique requirements for vertical or horizontal cultivation.

Extruded Plastics for Horticulture, Hydroponics, & Agriculture


  • Hydroponics
  • Horticulture
  • Indoor agriculture
  • Vertical and container farming
  • Greenhouses
  • Fodder systems
  • Aquaponics
  • Aeroponics
  • Traditional systems

Intek offers a diverse selection of materials that are durable, chemical- and UV-resistant, and safe for hydroponic and other agriculture applications. When more than one material is required, we expertly provide co-extruded and tri-extruded options.

MaterialsHydroponic Systems

  • PVC
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
  • High-density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Environmentally friendly bioplastics
  • And others


  • Customizable: shape, size, and color of extruded plastic profiles can be easily customized to suit your design
  • Safety: Custom plastic extrusions can be engineered to meet safety standards
  • Corrosion resistant: Resistance to corrosion is imperative for hydroponics and agriculture.

Following the design, material selection, prototyping and testing phases, we consistently manufacture high-quality parts. With our production based in the United States, we ensure swift delivery, underscoring our commitment to efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Plastic Extrusion ComponentsIndoor Growing Systems

Plastic extrusions are commonly used in the following applications for horticulture, hydroponics, and agriculture:

  • Greenhouse panels
  • Greenhouse channels
  • Irrigation piping
  • Growing tray systems

Plastic extrusion materials that have been deemed safe for use in these industries include:

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is utilized for its rigidity and durability, solvent resistance, and weatherability. PVC is a great material for long-lasting agricultural trays that will be consistently cleaned. PVC is available with a food-grade NSF capping layer to guarantee your plants are safe for consumption.

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Polypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene (PP), also referred to as the #5 plastic, is widely used due to its strength and resistance to chemicals and moisture. Often considered a safe choice, PP is commonly used in food storage containers. PP is known not to release harmful chemicals that could affect plants, food, or the like.

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)

Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) is rigid and durable, but without the UV-stability afforded by PVC. ABS can yellow and become brittle with long-term UV exposure but will typically last for several years. Similarly to PVC, ABS is available with a food-grade NSF capping layer.

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High-Density Polyethylene

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is considered safe for the uses of horticulture, hydroponics, and agriculture. Known for resistance to moisture and chemicals, it does not leach harmful chemicals that could potentially attack plants. HDPE is often used for plastic plant containers.

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Bioplastic Composites and Recyclable Plastics and Polymers

Intek is one of the first plastic extruders to offer customers bioplastic materials, including composite materials made with unrecycled household waste and other organic matter, such as wood particles. In addition, Intek offers recycled plastic materials that are also sustainable and reduce environmental impact.

Your Premier Custom Plastic Extrusion Company

Our experience is your advantage. We’ve worked with some of the world’s best OEMs in lighting, appliances, construction, and telecommunication. We pride ourselves on comprehensive, yet simple solutions. Our goal is to deliver a product that sets you apart from the competition.