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Is melting Tyvek safe?

  1. Jul 22, 2010 #1
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  3. Jul 23, 2010 #2

    alxm

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    It's a sort of polyethylene, which is a thermoplastic, meaning it can be melted without it decomposing, as long a you keep the temperature low.

    However, this will lead to changes in the crystalline structure, so don't count on retaining the material properties in the melted part.
     
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