solvent-weld joint

solvent-weld joint

solvent-weld joint
A pipe joint made by spreading a cement on two plastic surfaces to be joined. The cement reacts chemically with these surfaces, thereby dissolving the material. Then these two surfaces are placed in contact; a solid joint is formed when hardening takes place.
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