Clearweld provides flexibility in laser welding plastics to circumvent the design and manufacturing issues arising from today’s traditional polymer joining methods. Due to Clearweld’s unique approach to assisting laser welding of plastics, clear materials can be easily welded together, whereas previously the part color was required to be black or a dark low-transparency colored material. Clearweld can be used in many applications and industries where unique optical qualities or transparent functionality is needed. Parts laser welded using Clearweld maintain a strong bond that is equal to if not greater than the native material welded. Using near infra-red absorbing coatings and compounding additives, Clearweld provides the ability to precisely laser weld clear, colored, multi-layer and complex-geometric plastic materials.
Particle free welding not limited by geometry. Clearweld allows the welding of electronic housings that require NIR light transmission such as in LIDAR or optic systems used in autonomous driving.
Non-contact and non-vibrational localized heating allow production flexibility while maintaining quality welds. Clearweld can be used with clear or colored parts and can be applied using a mask when spray coating. It can be used to seal flexible and wearable electronic devices.
Clearweld allows welding of plastic parts using biocompatible formulations. The welded parts will have a hermetic seal, preventing liquid leaks, acting as a barrier for electronic or optical parts. Clearweld solutions have undergone sub-dermal toxicity testing to ensure the use in medical devices.
Clearweld allows clear packaging with a hermetic seal. The welds are as strong as the natural material and are tamper resistant. Clearweld welds without the use of adhesives or energy inefficient thermal welding. Welds made using Clearweld are watertight, and have been shown to stay sealed for over 10 years with no leaks.
Clearweld allows the seamless welding of synthetic textiles to create a water-resistant bond with weld strengths comparable to other methods. It can be used with multilayered polymeric materials and assist the welding of foam-based materials, which are typically difficult to weld. Clearweld has been tested for dermal toxicity allowing for the welding of clothing, bedding and safety materials.
Clearweld can be used to seal the housing of photonic devices and affix membranes to lithium-ion battery housing. The seals are hermetic, preventing leaks. The Clearweld process ensures localized heating which allows a strong weld without the use of vibrational techniques that could damage the structure of the device.
The welds produced by Clearweld will hold up to the same environmental forces that the natural material can withstand. Plastic welding allows for part production not hampered by nails or screws. It also allows clothing manufacture without the use of adhesives that can degenerate. Although Clearweld has manufacturers in other countries, we can honor requests for manufacturing solely in America when required.