Industrial Plastic Solutions can plastic weld Thermoplastics. Using quality welding rod Industrial Plastic Solutions’ tradesmen are able to plastic weld a variety of plastics including HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PP, ABS, etc.
By using the following steps Industrial Plastic Solutions is able to determine whether a particular plastic can be welded.
First the plastic to be welded is identified by using the floating water test. Using a small piece of plastic taken from the component to be welded it is dropped in a container of water. If it floats, then the plastic is likely to be Polypropylene, or Polyethylene. If it sinks, then the plastic is likely to be PVC, ABS or Polycarbonate.
The adhesion test can be used with welding rod. By heating up the welding rod, and the plastic sample to be repaired, press the welding rod onto the plastic part by applying hot air. Push the welding rod onto the plastic part to begin plastic weld. If the cooled down rod stays firmly in place or can only be pulled off with difficulty, both plastic materials are the same.