Plastic Welding Services

Plastic Welding in Action

What is Plastic Welding?

Plastic Welding is the process of creating a molecular bond between two compatible thermoplastics. Plastic Welding creates a very strong bond and is often quicker than mechanical joining or chemical bonding. Plastic Welding happens in 3 stages:
  1. Pressure
  2. Heating
  3. Cooling

Pressure is used throughout the other two stages of heating and cooling and is used to keep the parts in place and improves the flow of melting across the surface. The heating stage allows the diffusion to take place from one part to the other. The cooling stage solidifies the newly formed bond. The cooling stage can be very instrumental in creating a strong bond. Plastic Welding can be used for many different applications in several different industries. Some applications for plastic welding include:
    • Repair on plastic tanks
    • Punching holes in plastic
    • Attaching sensor holders with plastic welding
    • Attaching a nipple to a molded part
    • PTFE membranes for the automotive industry
    • Agricultural tanks

Hot Air Torch welding

Hot Air plastic welding works by utilizing a hand held torch that has an electric warming component. Pressured air goes through the warming component and coordinates the heat towards the notch welding the plastic and the filler rod together.
  • Almost any plastic material that can be formed and molded with warmth can be welded with a hot air torch
  • Plastics that have a thickness of at least 1/16" can be welded using this method
  • Hot Air plastic welding can be utilized for either Plastic fabrication or repair

Let Plastics-Inc help you

Instead of throwing out that tank with the minor damage, bring it to us. We will weld it for you and save you the expense of buying a new one. We have fixed tanks for the agriculture, recreational vehicle and even the mechanical industry. Call us today to receive a free estimate for your plastic welding project. 208-497-5727    

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