All you need to know about pvc welding technique

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Image courtesy of Miller Weldmaster   Erez offers a wide variety of PVC/PU-coated, polyester-based technical textiles that can be used in wide array of applications.  These materials stand up to extreme weather conditions, chemicals, abrasion and punctures, as well exhibit high flexibility and UV stability. This makes them ideal for rescue boats, pontoons, ribs, flexible storage tanks suitable for most … Read More

Hypalon vs. TPU Coating for RIBs – What Builds a Better Boat?

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Rigid-hull inflatable boats (RIBs) can be over 12m long and hold more than 20 people. But most RIBs are smaller, designed to be stable on ocean waters and reach short-range destinations fast. Common uses for RIBs are rescue boats, dinghies for larger boats, and as pleasure crafts. RIBs usually have v-shaped hulls surrounded by inflatable gunwale tubes that are constructed … Read More

What is Hot Wedge Welding and is it Right for My Application?

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Image courtesy of Miller Weldmaster   Hot Wedge (HW) Welding Hot wedge welding, also known as bar welding, uses a heated metal wedge to provide the required heat for melting the thermoplastics. The wedge is precisely positioned at the weld point as two sheets of fabric or film are pulled across the heated wedge. The material is moved across the … Read More

Improving Welding Thermoplastic Coated Fabrics

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The process for all thermoplastic welding consists of the same basic elements: heat, pressure, and cooling. These three elements are controlled based on the materials being welded, the welding method, and the speed of the manufacturing process. However, many other factors affect the strength and seal quality: Tooling layout Weld thickness Material thickness Machine controls Operator experience In the technical … Read More

Welding Thermoplastic Coated Textiles – An Introduction

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welding thermoplastics

Welding is a widely used form of material joining thermoplastic-coated materials coated used in the technical textile industry. Virtually all thermoplastics exhibit excellent weldability. The process of thermoplastic welding consists of the same basic elements: heat, pressure, and cooling. These three elements are controlled based on the materials being welded, the welding method, and the speed of the manufacturing process. … Read More