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Polyvance's History With Nitrogen Plastic Welding
Established in 1981, Polyvance was the first company to commercialize nitrogen plastic welding. Since 2006, Polyvance has delivered more nitrogen plastic welders and trained more technicians to plastic weld than all other companies combined. Our expertise allows Polyvance to manufacture the most advanced nitrogen plastic welders and provide the best quality training in the industry.
You may be wondering, "Why use nitrogen to weld plastic? Why not just use hot air?" The reason is that welding with nitrogen makes a stronger weld.
Air is about 80% nitrogen and 20% oxygen. The oxygen in the air is what causes the problem. When you weld plastic with hot air, the melted plastic gets oxidized or burned in the process. When you weld with air, the plastic will literally burn. You can see smoke and sometimes even ash or sparks will form in the weld zone.
How do you make a fire? You need a source of fuel, you need heat, and you need oxygen. If you snuff out the oxygen, the fire goes out. That’s the idea behind using nitrogen for welding. Welding with hot nitrogen gas flushes the oxygen out of the weld zone. The plastic melts cleanly with no contamination, no smoke, no fire, no oxidation. The melted plastics can then fuse together with no contamination for maximum strength.
This video demonstrates the difference between hot air welding and nitrogen welding. You can see the plastic smoking and burning when it is welded with hot air, which doesn't happen when using nitrogen.
A Nitrogen Plastic Welder for Every Budget!
This page compares our newest line of nitrogen plastic welders. The chart makes it easy to determine which nitrogen plastic welder will be best for your shop.
Polyvance Nitrogen Plastic Welders vs the Competition
This page explains why it is more beneficial to purchase a Polyvance nitrogen plastic welder rather than another brand of nitrogen plastic welder.
When Will I See a Return on My Investment?
Use the following links to see how quickly the nitrogen plastic welder will pay off for you.
Courtesy training is offered at no cost to customers who purchase a new 6085-C or 6080-CG nitrogen plastic welding system. This training focuses on the proper use of the equipment and two basic welding techniques.
We also have several paid training courses available: