Ultrasonic welding of oriented polypropylene (OPP) using tie‐layer materials has been examined. The thermal cycle at the joint interface was evaluated using a high speed data acquisition system, and concurrent changes in horn displacement (penetration) and the output power were monitored. The model explaining process operation involves four phases, i.e., I–where heating occurs because of the stresses generated in asperities on the contacting surfaces; II–where the whole tie‐layer reaches the melting …
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