Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Butt Fusion

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1721

n A method of joining pipe, sheet or other forms of a thermoplastic resin wherein the ends of the two pieces to be joined are heated into the lower end of the polymer’s melting range, then rapidly pressed together and allowed to cool, forming a homogeneous bond. ASTM D 2657 describes a recommended practice for butt-joining polyolefin pipe by heat fusion.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA