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Using propane as a heat source for injection

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Using propane as a heat source for injection

29/03/2018 at 14:12

Has anyone experimented with using propane as a heat source for melting plastic for injection molding? The area I’m looking to implement this in does not have a reliable electrical grid, so I’m trying out other methods of heating for the plastic. Any comments on experience with this sort of thing would be appreciated.

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07/04/2018 at 21:08
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I would imagine controlling the temperature would be difficult. I tried melting PP on a stove in a flask, and it crumbles and falls apart upon solidification. Once I strated controlling the temperature it was better.

Since you have gas I would use a generator to power the moulding machine

starter
20/04/2018 at 18:30
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Same as above for the reply above, on paper it would be possible to melt plastic using propane as the heat source but I feel the amount of difficulty going into controlling your temperature would not be worth it.

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