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MSFFL2001: Use flooring technology sector hand and power tools

Heat iron operation

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A heat bond iron is used for thermal bonding of carpet seams.

A bonding tape is placed under the seam first, and the iron is then pushed along the seam, melting and spreading the adhesive as it goes.

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The tail of the iron is designed to bring the carpet edges together, which allows them to bond as the adhesive cools.

The link below will take you to a basic SOP for a heat bond iron.

Heat bond iron SOP

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Learning activity

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Carpet manufacturers specify the required temperature for thermal bonded seams.

Can you name a carpet product and the recommended temperature setting for the heat bond iron?

If you don't know this information offhand, do some research and find out what the recommended temperature is for a specific product.

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