Certain plastics, such as PVC, polyethylene and polypropylene are fabricated through the process of hot gas welding. Other plastics, such as polycarbonate and PETG can also be hot gas welded.
While the basic process is simple, quality welding of rigid plastics is a skill developed over many years. Our team have a wealth of experience in all the above materials, and we have CSWIP certification for the hot gas welding process.
PVC welding is common in chemical and water industry applications and in glovebox applications. Polypropylene welding is common in water industry and heavy-duty industrial applications. Polyethylene welding has niche applications in oil & gas. Polycarbonate welding and PETG welding are used when superior joint strength is needed compared with bonded joints.
One of our engineers will be happy to discuss the welding and material options available to you when designing your assembly.