Choosing The Right Plastic Angle Trim

At MKM Extrusions we have 45 different sizes of plastic angle trim, and each is available in both white and black. So that’s a lot of choice! How do you decide which best suits your project?

How Many Metres of Plastic Angle Trim Do I Need?

Firstly, you need to know how many metres of plastic angle you need in total. All our stock products are sold in packs of 75 metres. Each pack of plastic angles contains 25 lengths of 3 metres. 

Due to the high quantity of products we sell, and in order to keep our prices as low as possible, we are unable to split packs. Selling our products in this way really does keep the cost for our customers as competitive as possible.

What Dimension of Plastic Angle Trim Do I Need?

We have a huge range of plastic angle with legs ranging from 5mm to 100mm with many sizes in between. The thickness of the product is also a consideration. We have plastic angles with thicknesses of 1mm, 1.5mm, 3mm, and 5mm. The most popular thickness is 1.5mm but it depends if you require a heavier duty solution. In which case the 3mm or 5mm thickness could be more suitable. All sizes of plastic angle are listed on our online shop.

On this page you will see a ‘description’ column. If you click on the description, or hover your mouse over the description, you will see a measurement guide. 

Measurements are in millimetres (mm).

Plastic Angles have 3 measurements:

  • The 1st measurement is the external depth
  • The 2nd measurement is the external depth
  • The 3rd measurement is the thickness

Plastic angles are L shaped, with a square 90 degree right angle. They are suited to fixing over corners and edges.

The terms ‘external depth’ means that the measurement is taken from the external edges of the profile. As opposed to the internal edges which are shorter as the thickness of the profile is not taken into account. This is an important factor when choosing the size you need. If you are unsure then please request free samples to check, see details on how to do this below.

Do I Need An Equal Or Non-Equal Angle Trim?

The majority of our plastic angles are equal angles, which means that both legs are the same length. But we do offer several unequal angles where one leg is longer than the other leg. This may be a consideration where the fixing leg needs to be longer than the shorter visible leg. An example of this is Plastic Angle Trim 50mm x 25mm x 1.5mm

Plastic Angle Trim Sizes

From our experience the most popular sizes of plastic angle are:

  • Plastic Angle Trim 10mm x 10mm x 1mm
  • Plastic Angle Trim 25mm x 15mm x 1.5mm
  • Plastic Angle Trim 30mm x 30mm x 1.5mm
  • Plastic Angle Trim 50mm x 50mm x 1.5mm
  • Plastic Angle Trim 50mm x 50mm x 3mm

But obviously this is a generalisation. We offer many other sizes all of which can offer a solution depending on your specific requirements. These and all other sizes are available on the Plastic Angle Trim shop page.

What Colour of Plastic Angle Can I Buy?

All the products on our online shop, including plastic angle trims, are available in the colours white and black. We make large quantities of these two colours and the completed packs are stored in our warehouse. This means that we offer fast delivery times to UK addresses.

We also manufacture other colours but this then becomes a custom extrusion. Due to the nature of the extrusion process this requires a minimum production run. This is an average of 1500 metres, but it does depend on the size of the profile so it is worth making an enquiry. For custom production larger profiles could be less meterage, and smaller profiles could be a higher meterage.

For custom production of plastic angle trim we can manufacture in any colour and we offer a range of standard colours. We can match to RAL or Pantone numbers and also provide a colour matching service if you send us a sample of an existing product that you would like to match.

If you think that a custom production run is needed please let us know the colour you require and we will provide you with a quote.

Do You Provide Samples?

We have a whole room in our factory which is dedicated to samples. Each stock product has its own container and whenever we make a product we make sure that we also make more samples. 

Samples of plastic angle trim are pre-cut and are around 5 inches in length, although some of the larger profiles are slightly shorter for ease of posting. But in all cases they allow you to check the profile dimensions, colour, shape and quality. We are unable to split completed packs to provide longer samples. 

The best way to request samples is to email [email protected] and tell us the product description or codes of the plastic angles you are interested in. Remember to include your name and the address for us to send the samples. We will then package the samples for you with an accompanying letter and post it to you by Royal Mail. Alternatively you can call us on 01208 873566 weekdays between 9am and 5pm to request samples.

Still Not Sure Which Angle Trim You Need?

When you receive your sample package you will be able to see if the plastic angle is suitable for your needs. If you find you need a different size then just get back in touch to request further samples. Or after seeing the sample maybe you think a different profile shape may be better. Let us know, we can arrange for you to discuss your project with a technician. It may be that you require a custom plastic angle, which is possible, although it is subject to tooling costs and a larger production run.