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Heating rubber

  1. Nov 2, 2015 #1
    I'm not sure if I'm supposed to post this here, if I'm not, I'm sorry.

    That being said, what kinds of rubber can be heated up to 30 degrees c without degradation but can be melted. I would like to sandwich a heating filament between two sheets of rubber and seal them together with heat.
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  3. Nov 2, 2015 #2
    I don't think there is any form of rubber which melts at only 30C.
    That is just an average daytime temperature in summer for some parts of the world.
    You might find some plastics with a low melting point though.

    A strong flexible adhesive might be a better way to join rubber sheets, (or a rubber solvent?)
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    I think super glue sticks rubber quite well but isn't very flexible. The glue used to stick a patch on a bicycle tyre inner tube may also work.
  6. Nov 2, 2015 #5
    If cold flow is not an issue, poly-ether polyurethane.
    Injection molded, The melt point is over 200 C.
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