Hot Melts 101: Metallocenes

Recently, we began a series of articles called Hot Melts 101, focusing on various types of hot melts. In our first installment, we discussed the advantages of EVA hot melt adhesives. This time, we will focus on metallocenes. A metallocene is a hot melt composed of metal catalyzed polyethylene. This adhesive is designed for case

By |2020-05-05T13:49:09-04:00January 30th, 2015|Hot Melts 101|

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|

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|

Hot Melts 101: EVA

When we talk about hot melts, there are several types of hot melts that make up this broad category of adhesives.  Each hot melt has its own unique chemistry that offers specific characteristics to benefit your application. One of the most common hot melt adhesives found in packaging and converting operations is ethylene vinyl acetate

By |2020-05-05T14:17:16-04:00November 26th, 2014|Hot Melts 101|

Adhesive Tips for Cold Weather

Fall is in full swing and temperatures are dropping. These colder temperatures can affect your hot melt and water-based adhesive applications and bonds, so we’ve compiled some solutions for these common problems. Using Hot Melts Low temperatures increase adhesive viscosity, which can cause messy stringing during hot melt application. But with a few adjustments, you

By |2017-06-08T10:49:03-04:00November 19th, 2014|Adhesive Articles, Support|
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