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to heat seal (versiegeln vs. verschweissen)

German translation: heisssiegeln

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English term or phrase:heat seal
German translation:heisssiegeln
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06:54 Dec 1, 2000
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English term or phrase: to heat seal (versiegeln vs. verschweissen)
for closing plastic wrappings. I feel verschweissen is more colloquial, versiegeln used more in technical literature, sometimes they are used as synonyms.
But are they really?
To me, verschweissen means melting the material, versiegeln not necessarily.
Which one would you think has a larger meaning (I'm translating a patent, so my translation should, if possible, cover all possible meanings of heat seal...)
Uta Moerschell
Local time: 03:37
heißsiegeln
Explanation:
My Langenscheidt Fachwörterbuch Chemie has this as the only solution for plastics context.
I do agree that versiegeln has the larger meaning.

HTH
Sabine
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Sabine Schlottky
Germany
Local time: 03:37
Grading comment
Thank you Sabine - and all the others as well, I really appreciated getting several opinions. I would have liked to give Kudoz points to all of you, but since Sabine answered my most important question - which one has the largest meaning - I award the Kudoz points to her.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naheißsiegeln
Katarina Berger
naheißverschweißen
Matthias Böhringer
naheißsiegeln
Sabine Schlottky
nathermal bonding/welding
Evert DELOOF-SYS
naheißsiegeln
Mats Wiman


  

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10 mins
heißsiegeln


Explanation:
cover most of it I'd say

Ernst says:
heat-seal v (plast) / heißsiegeln
heat sealing n / Heißsiegeln n
heat-sealing tape o. film (repro) / Heißklebefolie f
heat seal laminating / Heißsiegelkaschieren, -beschichten n
heat seal wax / Heißsiegelwachs n

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 03:37
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 711

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Sabine Wedemeyer
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13 mins
thermal bonding/welding


Explanation:
verschweissen = to bond (thermally), to weld (up)

versiegeln = to seal, to seal off (e.g. blood vessels), to affix the seals etc
& you can also seal something by welding it

I'd go for 'versiegeln' in your context, as it has more meanings (and put 'verschweissen' between brackets when mentioning 'to seal by welding/bonding').

Check it out at e.g.
http://eurodic.ip.lu:8086 (Eurodicautom)


Evert DELOOF-SYS
Belgium
Local time: 03:37
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch, Native in FlemishFlemish
PRO pts in pair: 28
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15 mins
heißsiegeln


Explanation:
My Langenscheidt Fachwörterbuch Chemie has this as the only solution for plastics context.
I do agree that versiegeln has the larger meaning.

HTH
Sabine

Sabine Schlottky
Germany
Local time: 03:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 1423
Grading comment
Thank you Sabine - and all the others as well, I really appreciated getting several opinions. I would have liked to give Kudoz points to all of you, but since Sabine answered my most important question - which one has the largest meaning - I award the Kudoz points to her.
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1 hr
heißverschweißen


Explanation:
I have been translating patents for the most part of my work, and all of them are related to chemistry. This is what I use in the context of plastics.


    Just my experience, and that of the patent lawyer, since the translations were all accepted.
Matthias Böhringer
Germany
Local time: 03:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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Ulrike Lieder
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2 days 21 hrs
heißsiegeln


Explanation:
At least part of the polymers should habe melted. In out patents (e.g.exxon, cryovac) we use heißsiegeln.


    wenske chemical dictionary
Katarina Berger
Germany
Local time: 03:37
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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