List of Stocked Welding Rods (Many others available on request)
|RPEHD5TB||High Density Polyethylene||5mm||Triangular||Black||10 metres|
|DOLAVBLUE||High Density Polyethylene
For Dolav Box Pallets
|RPELD4TB||Low Density Polyethylene||4mm||Triangular||Black||50 metres|
|RPEMD3RN||Medium Density Polyethylene||3mm||Round||Natural||50 metres|
|RPEMD3RHR||Medium Density Polyethylene||3mm||Round||Honda Red||50 metres|
|RPEMD3RSR||Medium Density Polyethylene||3mm||Round||Suzuki Red||50 metres|
|RPEMD5TN||Medium Density Polyethylene||5mm||Triangular||Natural||50 metres|
|RPEMD5TN||Medium Density Polyethylene||5mm||Triangular||Natural||400 metres|
|RPEMD8X2N||Medium Density Polyethylene||8mm x 2mm||Tape||Natural||50 metres|
|RPP8X1.5B||Polypropylene||8mm x 1.5mm||Tape||Black||50 metres|
|RPPEPDM8X2B||Polypropylene/EPDM||8mm x 2mm||Tape||Black||50 metres|
|RPVC5TG||PVC Rigid Grooved||5mm||Triangular||Grey||50 metres|
|RTK||Rod Test Kit – 40 Materials||3mm||Round||Various||350mm|
Matching Plastic Welding Rod Materials
A mismatch of plastic welding rod material with the item to be welded will result in poor weld strength and weld failure. The best way to identify the correct material for your plastic welding rod is to weld a small test piece of rod on to the item to be welded, leaving an end of the rod free. Wait for the weld to cool. Grab the end of the rod with pliers and exert a reasonable pull. If the rod comes away from the item, you have a mismatch.
To find the correct material use the Rod Test Kit (last item in the table above). This kit has small sections of 40 types of plastic welding materials. You are able to easily identify the right material. The Rod Test Kit comes free with the Low Cost Plastic Welder Kit and the Industrial Welding Kit or can be purchased separately.
The Plastics Fix Book lists full material identification and matching methods as well as clear directions on how to prepare for welding and achieve the best results with your plastic welder.
See FDA page.