Did you know that the craft of bookbinding was thought to originate in India? Religious scriptures were copied on to palm leaves with a metal stylus. The leaf was then dried and rubbed with ink, staining the wounds in the leaf. Twine was threaded through each end through wooden boards to create a palm-leaf book.
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
Throughout the day, your priority is making sure everything runs smoothly and efficiently in the plant to yield maximum production. Although a small part of the overall process, this includes your hot melt operation. There are many contributing factors that can impact the performance of your hot melt, but knowing the best practices that every
What is a glue line measuring guide?A glue line measuring guide is a tool that can be used to easily and accurately measure the width of your case and carton glue lines. Typically, the guide measures adhesive beads in .010” increments. For instance, the guide we use here at RS Industrial begins measuring from .070”
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