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fusing plastic bag question - can you add paper? Answered

when fusing plastic bags to make things, can you add bits of paper to make a design/collage, or will that weaken the fused result?

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Kiteman (author)2009-05-14

It will probably weaken it slightly, unless the paper is porous enough (and the fusing plastic fluid enough) for them to combine properly as a composite material. That could even end up stronger than the paper-free fused plastic.

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Gomi Romi (author)Kiteman2009-06-14

I think you can - say you fused 3 plastic layers around the paper, it seals it, but there may be an air -pocket beneath the paper, what do you reckon? good luck.

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robotguy4 (author)Kiteman2009-05-15

Good to know. I may have a solution to combining them as a composite, but I want to test it first.

FYI to reader:
According to what I have read, plastic bags melt at 248° F.

As long as you keep that temperature, you don't run the risk of burning any paper (which burns at Fahrenheit 451.)

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