Hot air rotary heat sealing, hot wedge welding and impulse welding are all welding processes that can also be used to seam acrylic fabrics for the fabrication of awnings, boat covers, etc. Miller Weldmaster offers a special laminated tape that has a very strong adhesive on both sides. Perfect for acrylic welding, the adhesive is heat activated followed by pressure from the acrylic bonding rollers, producing a very strong bond.
What is Acrylic?
Acrylic is synthetic fibers made from a polymer. A man-made, high performance material, acrylic is known for its moisture wicking property.
Why Weld Acrylic?
Acrylic welding is common in a number of applications. Many industries use acrylic for the following benefits:
- Oil and chemical resistance
- Moisture resistance
- UV resistance
- High tenacity and strength
Fabric Bond Tape
The Fabric Bond Tape and Fabric Bond FR Tape was designed for awnings, shades and marine products. It eliminates the need for thread matching, is proven with multiple welding technologies and creates a clean, waterproof seam. It can be used on multiple materials including Sunbrella®, Sunbrella® Plus, and Firesist®.
“After a lot of years trying and using different welding tape, I find this tape to be the best so far! It is very flexible after welding, does not cause material to change shades of color and is more pliable. I highly recommend the Fabric Bond Tape”
– Phil Russel, P.C.R. Restorations, Inc