Safety Tips for Working with Industrial Adhesive

There are hazards intrinsic to adhesives and potential operational risks to working with adhesives in the manufacturing process. Avoiding such risks requires clear safety procedures, training, employee vigilance and an understanding of specific adhesive properties. All potentially harmful substances must be handled responsibly throughout their lifecycle starting with their manufacture to final recycling or disposal. … Continue reading Safety Tips for Working with Industrial Adhesive

Factors that Affect Adhesive Success

Adhesives are finding more applications than ever before. Many are more efficient for bonding than are fasteners. Adhesives are capable of forming stronger bonds than fastening, especially when bonding dissimilar materials, if proper application procedures are followed. The Right Glue for the Job Adhesives are utilized in many industries such as automotive, aerospace, clothing, construction … Continue reading Factors that Affect Adhesive Success

How Temperature Impacts Adhesives

Manufacturers must closely control the working temperature ranges of adhesives to ensure proper viscosity, adhesion, set speed, open time and curing. Poor temperature control creates problems that reduce adhesive performance, increase manufacturing costs and dissatisfied consumers of the end product. Each class of adhesive exhibits its unique thermal characteristics. Water-based Adhesives Adhesives in which the … Continue reading How Temperature Impacts Adhesives

Remoist Hot Melt Gluing for Direct-Mail Response Material

Photo credit to tales of a wandering youkai under cc2.0 Reply devices, such as tear-off envelopes or foldable postcards with a pre-glued edge, make it easy for customers to return order forms or information requests. Remoistenable glue, applied as part of the printing process, is a cost-effective technique for incorporating such a feature in your … Continue reading Remoist Hot Melt Gluing for Direct-Mail Response Material

Benefits and Uses of Hot Melt Glue Sticks

Hot melt adhesive  is a great, versatile bonding option for plenty of applications. Is this type the best adhesive for your application? If your application is unique, you’ll get a quicker answer by calling us here. Hot melt adhesives are essentially plastics (well, thermoplastic polymers, to be precise) that melt at high temperatures and re-solidify during cooling … Continue reading Benefits and Uses of Hot Melt Glue Sticks

What are Pressure Sensitive Adhesives?

Photo credit to: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4096/4788901592_7bdf53e669_n.jpg Pressure sensitive adhesives are a type of glue with many uses and many names. The simple explanation is that they are a type of glue which forms bonds when pressure is applied to it against a surface. They require no solvent, heat or water to activate, but can require heat to … Continue reading What are Pressure Sensitive Adhesives?

What Should be Available at your Adhesive Supply Company?

Photo credit to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chadmagiera/ A good adhesive supply company will have a wide range of products on offer. We here at Bond Tech Industries strive to have the widest product range possible while still maintaining the quality we are known for. Here is a look at the product list you should find at the supplier … Continue reading What Should be Available at your Adhesive Supply Company?

Why a Hot Melt Adhesive is Right for Your Application

Photo credit to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/quattlebaum/ The hot melt adhesive category covers a wide range of products that all share the same basic properties: an application time during a heated phase followed by a set adhesive bond after cooling. This makes hot melt adhesives ideal for situations where you need them to work in high speed manufacturing … Continue reading Why a Hot Melt Adhesive is Right for Your Application

How a Glue Manufacturer Makes Hot Melt Adhesives

Photo credit to: http://www.flickr.com/photos/oskay/ A glue manufacturer will make a hot melt adhesive by starting with one base material. The usual base materials are ethylene-vinyl acetates (EVA), polyolefins (PO), polyamides (PA), polyurethanes (PUR), and styrene block copolymeres. This base material will be formulated in a way that makes it have a glass transition temperature that … Continue reading How a Glue Manufacturer Makes Hot Melt Adhesives