Plastic is probably one of the most universal products in the world today. You will find plastic products in every home and in every industry. The U.S. manufactures over 100 billion pounds of plastic products each year which, when taking into account the lighter weight of plastic compared to other materials, makes it one of the most used materials in our world today.
The reason plastic is so popular is because of its durability and flexibility. Plastic can be used to make just about anything. Unfortunately, just like any other manufactured product, plastic products can and do break, either due to natural aging and weakening of the material or because of pressure from some outside force.
Because of the nature of plastic, making repairs is not always simple. In the family of plastics, glue is very ineffective. Even the strongest solvents do not break down this material. Although, in some cases, special screws and fasteners can be used to make plastic repairs, these solutions are typically temporary and can actually further harm the integrity of the plastic. The most effective way to make plastic repairs is through high-quality plastic welding in Utah. There are several advantages of plastic welding compared to other plastic joining methods. Let’s take a look:
- It saves money: Having to replace plastic products and parts every time they crack or break is simply not economical, but using glues or fasteners to repair plastic is only a temporary solution. By repairing your plastic products through the use of welding, you can ensure a repair that will stand the test of time and can avoid the high cost of replacement.
- It’s fast: Plastic welding is a fairly simple process that involves the heating and fusion of the plastic to make repairs. The process from start to finish, depending on the size and severity of the repair, can typically be accomplished in a matter of minutes, which will reduce downtime and lost profits.
- It’s long lasting: Welding is the only repair option that does not involve the further breakdown of the plastic. Both glues and fasteners can actually further harm the integrity of the plastic, making it weaker and ultimately leading to a need for additional repairs down the road. Plastic welding, on the other hand, simply fuses the plastic back together without causing any further damage.
- It’s versatile: Welding is a method of repair that can be used on nearly any type of plastic product. In addition, welding tools are easy to control and can be used on both large and small products or in hard-to-reach places, all while still maintaining the highest levels of precision.
Plastic is a durable, versatile and inexpensive material that can be found at work nearly everywhere you look, but even the strongest plastics are still susceptible to breakage. If you are in need of a plastic repair, call D&D Plastics. We specialize in making plastic repairs through the use of high quality plastic welding in Utah. To learn more about our services, give us a call today!
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