ApplicationsCure Epoxy on PVC

A manufacturer curing epoxy to attach PVC parts to the PVC door interiors of mini vans
  • Poor Quality - The existing method of using heat guns was producing a poor quality cure of the epoxy and the parts were not bonding to the doors.
  • Excessive Rework - The manufacturer had to rework an excessive number of doors to attach the parts a second time.
  • Limited Production Output - The heat guns were taking too long to cure the epoxy. This, combined with the amount of rework required, was limiting production output.
  • Heat - A Model 4185-25 Infrared Strip Heater was used to apply heat to cure the epoxy between the PVC parts and door interiors.
  • Instant On/Off - The Infrared Strip Heater heated up and cooled down instantly.
  • Improved Quality - The Infrared Strip Heater applied heat evenly to the epoxy and increased the quality of the bond between the PVC parts and the PVC door interiors.
  • Reduced Rework - With the Infrared Strip Heater, the manufacturer was able to reduce the amount of rework required by 80 percent.
  • Increased Production Output - The Infrared Strip Heater cured the epoxy more quickly than the heat guns had. Combined with the reduced amount of rework required, this time savings increased the manufacturer’s production output.
  • Responsive Heat Source - The instant on/off capability of the Infrared Strip Heater enabled the manufacturer to operate it only when required to cure the epoxy.