Water Based Adhesives:
Acrylic, PVA, PVOH and More

Water-Based Resin Adhesives (White Glues)

The workhorse of the adhesive industry

Economical and versatile waterborne glue products include:

  • Homopolymers
  • Copolymers
  • Latex
  • Acrylic
  • PVOH

These products adhere to multiple surfaces, including:

  • Clay coated
  • SBS
  • UV coated papers, films, and foils

Typical applications include:

  • Folding carton industry
  • Product assembly
  • Packaging
  • Woodworking
  • Tube winding
  • Edge protecting
  • Credit cards
  • Mailers.


Application Temperatures:Room temperature
Viscosities (@75°F):80cps – 6000cps
Set speeds:Fast-Slow
Open time:Short-Long
Packaging:Totes, Drums, Pails

Cohesive (Rubber Latex) Adhesives

Industry-leading cohesive adhesives

How do they Behave?:

  • Substrates coated with cohesive will only bond to other substrates coated in the same adhesive.
  • Mating of the two surfaces occurs only after the coated adhesive has dried.

Typical applications:

  • Self-sealing envelopes.
  • Wrappers
  • Protective packaging
  • Bandages
  • Money wraps
  • Films
  • Foils
  • Papers
  • General product assembly

Application Temperatures:Room temperature
Viscosities (@75°F):80cps – 6000cps
Set speeds:NA
Open time:NA
Packaging:Totes, Drums, Pails

Water-based Vegetable (Dextrin) Adhesives

Low cost alternative to resins

Natural polymers

  • Used to make some of the oldest types of adhesives in existence today.
  • Water soluble.
  • Includes dextrins and pastes.

Typical applications:

Application Temperatures:Room temperature
Viscosities (@75°F):900cps – 6000cps
Set speeds:Slow
Open time:Med-Long
Packaging:Totes, Drums, Pails

Water-based Protein Adhesives

Protein Colloid Adhesives (Animal Glues)


  • Have been around for over 4000 years.

Typical applications:

Application Temperatures:150°F
Viscosities (@75°F):1000cps – 9000cps
Set speeds:Medium
Open time:Med-Long
Form:Liquid, solid
Packaging:50lb/22.7kg Boxes, Drums, Pails

for your Water Based Adhesives?

Comprehensive product selection:


  • Easy to handle.
  • High grade and deliver clean machining.
  • Safe and operator friendly with low to no odour.
  • Effective and bond to a wide range of substrates.
  • Non-toxic, non-flammable, and ready to dilute.
  • Approved by CFIA and the FDA.

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