Thermoplastic compatibility for ultrasonic welding

Use this resource to see if a certain thermoplastic works well with a certain ultrasonic welding application

E=Excellent, G=Good, F=Fair, P=Poor, NO=Not suitable for ultrasonic welding

 

THERMOPLASTIC SPOT WELDING STAKING INSERTING NEAR FIELD WELDING FAR FIELD WELDING
AMORPHOUS POLYMERS          
ABS E E E E G
ABS/polycarbonate G G G G F
ABS/PVC G G F G F
Acrylic G F G G F
Acrylic multi-polymer-xt polymer G G G G F
Acrylic/PVC G G F G F
Acrylic-impact modified F F P F P
AMORPHOUS POLYMERS SPOT WELDING STAKING INSERTING NEAR FIELD WELDING FAR FIELD WELDING
Butadiene-styrene(bds) G G G G F
Cellulosics-ca,cab,cap P G E P NO
Modified phenylene oxide E E E E G
Polyarylate F F G G F
Polycarbonate G F G G F
Polyetherimide G G E E G
Polystyrene, g.p. F F G E E
AMORPHOUS POLYMERS SPOT WELDING STAKING INSERTING NEAR FIELD WELDING FAR FIELD WELDING
Polystyrene, impact modified F F G G P
PVC-rigid F G E P P
PVC-flexible P NO NO P NO
San-nas-asa F F G E E
Styrene-maleic-anhydride E E E E G
Sulfone polymers F F G G F
THERMOPLASTIC SPOT WELDING STAKING INSERTING NEAR FIELD WELDING FAR FIELD WELDING
CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS          
Acetal copolymers F F G G F
Acetal homopolymer F F G G F
Fluoropolymer NO NO NO P NO
Nylon F F G G F
PC-pet G G E E G
Polyester-pbt F F G G F
CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS SPOT WELDING STAKING INSERTING NEAR FIELD WELDING FAR FIELD WELDING
Polyester-pet F F G G F
Polyetheretherketone G G E E G
Polyethylene (ldpe,hdpe) G F G P P
Polyethylene (uhmw) NO NO NO NO NO
Polymethylpentene G F E F P
Polyphenylene sulfide F P G G F
Polypropylene