You don’t want to see any adhesive on your finished product. A good adhesive does all its work behind the scenes. So, if you notice chalky lines or any other glue appearance issues, you may have a problem. Unsightly glue lines turn a great project, package or product from success to failure. But you don’t
Adhesive issues and challenges happen to the best of us, despite our best attempts to try and avoid them. You trust in your adhesives to help you get your job done, but sometimes circumstances arise to create problems with your product or packaging appearance. Here are the most common adhesive misconceptions when it comes to
What Is an Adhesive? In the simplest of terms, an adhesive is a substance that binds two objects together. For many people, they think of the following commonly used adhesive products: Glue Cement Paste However, for product manufacturers, these, and other adhesives provide a distinct production advantage. That’s because the flexibility and effectiveness of adhesive applications makes
Water-based adhesives can be used effectively with paper, foil, wood, clay and many other surfaces. The water-based adhesives are non-toxic, easily diluted and easy to clean after use. They are non-flammable, odourless and offer good bonding Types of Water-Based Glues There are several types of adhesives with a water base. These include: Resins – white
An adhesive audit performed by Bond Tech Industries can definitively tell you if you’re using the right products for your needs or if there’s a better alternative available. And while adhesive audits vary from business to business, they all follow a similar process. 1. Assessing your applications The first step is to understand your business
Are your hot melt adhesives not delivering the adhesion you want? Is your dry blend adhesive experiencing poor consistency? Having penetration issues with your water-based adhesives? Something could be wrong with either the preparation or application of your adhesive products. To know for sure, you should download your FREE copy of Troubleshoot with Confidence
Now that we’re in the middle of winter, it seems like an appropriate time to look at how low temperatures affect the performance of pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs). A quick refresher: PSAs are the glue substance you would find on products like: Post-it notes Self-adhesive envelopes Bandages Price labels Tapes Packaging Lastly, PSAs are visco-elastic polymers.
Adhesives are typically composed of polymers. This means that their viscoelastic natures, what makes them sticky and stretchy, are constantly affected by any changes in temperature. This effect changes depending on whether the adhesive is plastic or resin based. Since there is such a varying degree of how temperature effects each type of adhesive, some