With more than 30 years of experience, Axenics offers clean and repeatable plastic tube welding services which mirror our welding capabilities for metals.
Our certified welders are capable of welding polymer-based materials including:
- Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE/FPA)
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
- Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride (CPVC)
- Polypropylene (PP)
- High density polyethylene (HDPE)
- Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)
There aren’t many organizations with the skills necessary to bend and weld Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). When performing tube welding, Axenics uses our N2S100 Nitrogen Saver, which allows us to minimize nitrogen waste, resulting in a significant cost savings for us and our customers.
The Nitrogen Saver eliminates nitrogen waste by automatically switching to compressed air when the heating torch is not being used. Additionally, Axenics tests all of our welds to ensure that the integrity and strength of the welds meet or exceed customer expectations before the final product is delivered.
Plastic tube welding is commonly used to modify valves and fittings, as well as to create custom manifolds and assemblies. Tube welding allows for the joining of two units as an alternative to the use of bulky or expensive fittings, saving time, space and money. Tube welding, when done with precision, can be used to produce strong and complex systems that meet our customers’ exacting project requirements.
Axenics welds plastic tubing using a process called hot gas welding, which also can be referred to as heat fusion or butt welding. Our thermoplastic tube welding process involves the joining of two polymer-based units using nitrogen gas and heat to create the strongest possible bond. The two plastic units to be joined are heated simultaneously and pressed together. Once the pieces have cooled, they form a permanent bond.