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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 you choose and a look at what these types of glue do:
- Water based adhesives – This broad category covers all types of adhesives that are made primarily of water. They break down further into homopolymer, copolymer, acrylic, latex, fugitive, dextrin, protein and PVOH formulas. The water based resin formulas are the backbone of the adhesive industry.
- Dry blended adhesives – These glues offer the maximum cost savings while still offering the highest of performance standards. The formulations break down into those that have PVA, PVOH, starch and gelatin blends. PVOH blends are great for those looking for large and economical batches.
- Hot melt adhesives – These are supplied in a chicklet form and applied at temperatures of 120 – 180 degrees. Formula options include EVA, Metallocene, PSA, APAO, Fugitive, Remoistenable and glue sticks. The most favoured formula is Metallocene as they feature no char, odour or smoke.
- Pressure sensitive adhesives – these highly useful and reusable glues are available under either the hot melt family of glues or the water based family of glues. No matter which family they are under they are also known as fugitive glue, credit card glue, removable glue and my favourite: booger glue.
If you are currently working with a glue manufacturer or supplier that doesn’t offer you all these options then you should contact us today! We can be your one stop glue supplying spot!