How Adhesive Bead Width May Impact Your Bottom Line

How much does the bead width of your adhesive matter? As it turns out, it matters quite a bit. Bead width is closely related to adhesive performance. Perhaps you begin seeing pop-opens or poor adhesion on your packaging line. While there are many possible causes for these issues, your adhesive bead width could be one of

By |2020-05-05T12:22:06-04:00April 27th, 2017|How-To, Packaging, Support|

The Winter Guide for Water-Based Adhesives

It’s that time of the year for warm flannel, toasty fires and hot cocoa. It’s also the time of the year that can impact your gluing process if you’re in the packaging industry. There’s no bigger catalyst for changing the behavior of an adhesive than temperature. Temperature influences adhesive performance to a large degree. When

By |2020-05-05T12:25:12-04:00December 8th, 2016|Packaging, Support|

Leave the Adhesive for Food Packaging to Us

If you’re in the food packaging industry, chances are you spend a lot of time thinking about how to satisfy your customers while also trying to comply with food safety standards and avoid costly product recalls. It’s easy to see how juggling all of these needs can cause potential issues like those highlighted in a

By |2020-05-05T13:22:12-04:00April 8th, 2015|Food Packaging, Support|

Are You Applying Too Much Adhesive?

When applying adhesive, putting down more is not necessarily better. Applying too much adhesive is often the cause of field failures, such as pop-opens. You can save on costs and increase your production by applying just the right amount of adhesive. How do you know when you’re applying too much adhesive? Too much adhesive will

By |2020-05-05T13:35:52-04:00March 2nd, 2015|Adhesive Articles, Support|

Localized, Responsive Adhesive Experts

When customers tell us what they like the most about our company, they often comment on our quick response and “localized” technical service.  At RSI, we set our company apart by offering a high standard of customer service and technical support that simply isn’t offered by other adhesive competitors. When you contact us, you’ll immediately

By |2020-05-05T13:39:41-04:00February 16th, 2015|Adhesive Articles, Support|

Testing Adhesive Bonds for Heat Stress

Our on-site lab performs a wide range of adhesive tests to give our customers peace of mind when making product recommendations. For example, we measure how well an adhesive bond holds up to various stressors, such as heat, through the industry-standard IOPP (Institute of Packaging Professionals) heat stress test. What is the IOPP heat stress

By |2020-05-05T13:41:58-04:00February 16th, 2015|Adhesive Articles, Support|

Clear Adhesive Char with Polar Purge™

It’s a new year, and a good time to make sure your hot melt tank is free of char. Since hot melt tanks, hoses and nozzles continuously undergo heat stress, they have the tendency to create char. Char is the oxidation of hot melt adhesive at elevated temperatures during prolonged heating. Hot melt equipment contaminated

By |2020-05-05T13:53:38-04:00January 16th, 2015|Products, Support|

Let RSI Maximize Your Case & Carton Sealing Efficiency

Case and carton sealing generally consists of processing, erecting, filling and sealing all types of case or carton materials. Specific examples include folding carton sealing, tray and bliss forming, and corrugated container closure. Accomplishing much more than a simple seal, our wide selection of case and carton adhesives provide ultra-strength bonds for reliability, lightning fast

By |2020-05-05T14:04:48-04:00January 2nd, 2015|Adhesive Articles, Products, Support|

Q&A: Serving Our Customers

What is RSI’s definition of customer service? Customer service is the core of every business. It is going above and beyond to serve the customer. It means providing a quality product or service that satisfies the customer, keeps them coming back, and sets your business apart from others. Many companies claim to offer excellent customer

By |2020-05-05T14:09:01-04:00December 11th, 2014|Adhesive Articles, Support|

Adhesive Selection for Case and Carton Substrates

Case and carton sealing is one of our largest adhesive markets. There are many factors we consider when helping customers achieve a successful bond, but the substrate is one of the most important. Before making any product recommendations, our technical service team will analyze your substrates. For instance, some substrates with coatings will require an

By |2020-05-05T14:10:39-04:00December 11th, 2014|Adhesive Articles, Support|