Single-use plastic has become a bone of contention for activists around the world forcing companies to find eco-friendly alternatives. One of the most common steps that companies are taking is the move from plastic straws to paper straws. In fact, the discussion about plastic straws has escalated in many regions, with Seattle becoming the largest … Continue reading Moving from Plastic Straws to Paper Straws
If you’re involved in general product assembly, case and carton sealing, wood working or arts and crafts, you may use industrial glue sticks. These sticks are placed into glue guns that deliver a consistent amount of adhesive, so your operator can get to work. Using these glue sticks isn’t quite like using the small craft … Continue reading Things You Didn’t Know About Industrial Glue Sticks
What do you need most from your adhesive? Perhaps cost-effectiveness, the ability to stick to a range of materials, or long-lasting hold? Depending on the needs of your application, either a synthetic or a natural adhesive will be best for you. But which is it? We’ll outline the pros and cons of natural and synthetic … Continue reading Which is Best: Natural or Synthetic Adhesives?
Health concerns in relation to consumer products has never been more prevalent than it is today. As we start to understand more of the effects that some products can have on us, we are actively looking to correct these problems. This can be seen in the world of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) adhesives in particular. … Continue reading VOC Adhesives: Then and Now
When using high tech adhesives, you’ll find them to be extremely reliable, with problems only occurring every once in a while. Adhesives can solve many design issues and also save you time, effort, and money when applied correctly. However, there some instances when you may run into issues using them. Adhesive failure can be defined … Continue reading How to Identify the Cause of Your Common Adhesive Issues
After you’ve mixed your dry blend adhesive with water, you still need to heat it to the correct temperature before you apply it. All of the dry blend adhesives we supply, from PVOH to starch-based to gelatin-based need to be heated to some degree for best results. Why is this temperature so critical and what … Continue reading Why is Temperature So Critical for Dry Blended Adhesives?
Adhesives are essential for many purposes. No matter which industry you’re in, it’s essential to follow safety tips when working with adhesives as many have dangerous properties. Those who work with adhesives need to ensure they follow safety protocol to protect themselves from the risks of adhesives, whether it’s burns from the heat of hot … Continue reading Safety Tips for Working with Adhesives
Troubleshooting pesky water-based adhesive issues Water-based adhesives are notoriously user-friendly. Even if your business uses huge quantities of water-based adhesive in an industrial process, chances are you’ve never run into any issues. But there are the unlucky few that encounter an irritating, recurring problem. The solution is usually simple (for someone in the adhesive business), … Continue reading Troubleshooting Pesky Water-Based Adhesive Issues
Are glue sticks right for your application? Glue sticks are used with great success across a huge variety of industries. But just because they are common across so many applications doesn’t mean hot melt glue sticks are right for yours. Make sure you get the right adhesives for your job by calling us to talk … Continue reading Are Glue Sticks Right for Your Application?
Why Does My Glue Look Strange? Why Can I See It At All? You don’t want to see any adhesive on your finished product. A good adhesive does all its work behind the scenes. Unsightly glue lines turn a great project, package or product from success to failure. But you don’t have to accept poor … Continue reading Why Does My Glue Look Strange? Why Can I See It At All?