Plastic Welding & Plastic Fabrication
Leister plastic welding and fabrication equipment is used for the joining of thermoplastic materials (plastics that can be welded) using hot air/gas to effect the welding process. There are a wide variety of plastic materials that can be welded using the hot air process including HDPE, PP, PVC, ABS to name a few, and surprisingly many different types of structures can be fabricated using plastic.
There are two main categories of equipment used during the plastic welding process, either hand tools or a hand extruder. Generally a hand tool is used for materials that are between 3-7mm thick, but can be used to join thicker materials if multiple runs are made with the plastic welding rod. However for a more professional and quicker production process, once the thickness of material reaches 7-10mm it is more efficient to use a hand extruder.
The LEISTER range of hand tools and hand extruder for plastic welding are categorised below: