What is Solvent Cement?

PVC solvent cement, sometimes referred to as PVC cement, PVC Glue or PVC Solution is an adhesive-like substance used to join (glue) two pieces of PVC together. Typically it is used to join fittings to PVC pipe or/and individual pieces of PVC pipe to each other. While referred to as cementing, it is more similar to welding, as it fuses the two pieces of PVC into one piece in much the same way a welding does. Some cement contains colors depending on local code requirements or local tradition

How does it Work?

PVC solvent cement contains solvents (Chemicals) which breaks down (softens) the top layer of both the pipe and fitting to be (glued) cemented. Softening of top layers of pipe and fitting causes them to swell. Swelling continues until gap between pipe and fitting is closed. It also contains PVC resin, which is essentially liquid PVC resin. The resin fills any gap left between pipe and fitting. Solvents then evaporate and the two pieces (pipe and fitting) are fused permanently.

What Plastics can be Solvent Welded?

The most common plastic pipe and fitting that can be solvent welded are:

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride, vinyl, uPVC)

CPVC (Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride )

CEMENT TYPES AND BODIES (GRADE):

There are two basic types of Solvent Cements:

- PVC used on PVC pipe and fitting ( Usually cold water systems )

- CPVC used on CPVC pipe and fitting ( Usually hot water Systems )

All of the above cements can be divided into three categories or grades:

Regular Bodied (thickness of cooking oil)

This cement is commonly and perhaps the most widely used for Cement It is used for cementing (gluing) 3" and smaller diameter pipes and fittings. The gap between pipe and fitting of smaller diameter pipes and fittings is snug. For this cement to make a leak proof joint the gap between pipe and fitting should be very snug. If there is any doubt regarding the snugness of the pipe and fitting use either Medium or Heavy Bodied cement. It is very important cement (PVC Solution) is fluid when pipe is inserted into fitting.

Medium Bodied (thickness of heavy duty engine oil)

This cement is commonly used for the pipe and fitting between 3" and 6" in diameter. If gap between pipe and fitting is loose a second coat should be applied or heavy bodied cement should be used. It is very important cement (PVC Solution) is fluid when pipe is inserted into fitting.

Heavy Bodied (thickness of syrup or honey)

This cement is commonly for 8" and larger diameter pipes and fittings. If gap between pipe and fitting is loose a second or a third coat should be applied. It is very important cement (PVC Solution) is fluid when pipe is inserted into fitting.

OUR PVC CEMENT GRADES:
  • Ramolene 605 PVC Cement Clear Regular is a regular bodied, fast set PVC Solvent Cement. This is the most commonly used product of the solvent cement family. It is formulated to provide cost-effective cement for joining PVC pipes and fittings up to 4" diameter interference fit.
  • Ramolene 614 CPVC Cement Orange Heavy is a heavy bodied, medium set CPVC Solvent Cement. It is viscous (thick) and carries very good gap filling properties. This cement is formulated for use on CPVC pipes and fittings up to 3" diameter interference fit.
  • Ramolene 617 PVC Cement Gray Heavy is a heavy bodied, slow set PVC Solvent Cement. It is viscous (thick) and carries very good gap filling properties. This cement is ideal for joining large diameter PVC pipes & fittings where the gap between pipes and fittings is large.
RAMOLENE PVC CEMENT PACKING:

SIZE UNITS PER CARTON WEIGHT PER CARTON  
1/4 Pint / 4 Fluid Oz / 118 ml 24 9.5 Lbs / 4.31 Kg Can with brush in cap
1/2 Pint / 8 Fluid Oz / 237 ml 24 17 Lbs / 7.71 Kg Can with brush in cap
1 Pint / 16 Fluid Oz / 473 ml 12 17.5 Lbs / 7.94 Kg Can with brush in cap
1 Quart / 32 Fluid Oz / 947 ml 12 29.5 Lbs / 13.38 Kg Can with brush in cap




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