Using propane as a heat source for injection
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.
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
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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