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|

How to Use a Wet Mil Film Gauge

How to Determine Your Adhesive ThicknessWhat is a wet mil film gauge?A wet film gauge is a tool used to quickly and easily measure the thickness of your adhesive coating after it has been applied to your substrate. As indicated by the name, the tool measures thickness in units of mils. One mil is equal

By |2019-02-05T10:25:16-05:00February 10th, 2016|How-To, Labeling|

Bottle Labeling Just Got Smarter

Just how smart is the average bottle of wine? Apparently, it's gotten a lot smarter. The beverage industry has just announced the launch of its its first-ever "smart wine bottle." Developed using Thinfilm technology, the wine bottle uses thin, electronic sensors that can detect when the bottle has been opened and where the bottle is

By |2020-05-05T12:45:00-04:00August 13th, 2015|Food Packaging, Labeling|

Troubleshooting Your Bottle Labeling Issues-Part 2

Last week, we shared Part I of our Bottle Labeling Troubleshooting Guide with you. In case you missed it, you can find it here. We've also re-posted it below alongside Part II. By now, you're familiar with what may cause your labels to wrinkle or blister as well as curl away from bottles. But what

By |2020-05-05T12:45:31-04:00August 5th, 2015|Labeling|

Troubleshooting Your Bottle Labeling Issues-Part I

If your process involves bottle labeling, you know how much unexpected issues can hurt your bottom line. When labels fail to adhere properly to bottles, reworks and downtime can increase your costs and decrease production. Since bottle labeling can be a complex application, there are many potential issues that may arise, along with a wide

By |2020-05-05T12:47:47-04:00July 30th, 2015|Labeling|

Which Labeling Adhesive Should I Use?

You’re familiar with your labeling process, but how much time do you have to dedicate to understanding the adhesive? If you’re like most people, the answer is not a whole lot. With so much going on in your facility, there’s little time left for understanding how adhesives work. One of the first questions you may

By |2020-05-05T12:48:25-04:00July 15th, 2015|Labeling|

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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