A sheet extrusion apparatus for producing an extruded sheet with varying thickness including one or more sheet rollers and a strip material affixed to one or more of the rollers. The strip material rotates coextensively with the cylinder it is attached to, such that it engages the plastic passing between the rollers and forms a notch in the plastic sheet at that location. In a preferred embodiment, the strip material is a length of conventional tape, such as Teflon tape, that is capable of adhering to both the cylinder and itself, having sufficient durability to last a required amount of cycles. The present invention is easily retrofitted to an existing sheet extrusion apparatus, as the tape can simply be taken off of a shelf and added to the rollers. The present invention is preferably installed after an analysis to determine which sections of the plastic sheet may structurally withstand a reduced thickness.
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