Butt fusion welding is the name given to hot plate welding of thermoplastic pipes (HDPE welding). The process involves heating up the two plastic (polyethylene) pipe ends simultaneously by pressing them against a ptfe coated heater plates.
After the pipe ends have reached a sufficient molten/melt state temperature the hot plates are removed and the pipe ends brought together under controlled pressures to form a sealed fully resistant fusion joint.
For many years AFT Fluorotec Coatings Ltd have been providing the coating for these heater/surface plates, both new and old (re-coating). The range of plate sizes start at around 180mm diameter up to 1200mm diameter.
Our AFC 2128 is the chosen coating by many of the market leaders and distributors of the butt fusion welding machines and provides the customer with the key non-stick, heat resistance and surface toughness necessary to stand up to the arduous operating conditions.
On many occasions AFT have been asked to re-coat heater/surface plates at short notice. By using our Rapid Response Service we are able to ensure the customers butt fusion welding machines are back up and running asap. Please contact one of our team members to discuss your project.