Hot Melt News Articles

The staff at Glue Machinery Corporation periodically releases articles covering new products, unique product uses, and product demonstrations with pictures and videos.

December Glue Talk

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At Glue Machinery Corporation, we understand the world of industrial adhesives can be daunting. Many of our customers ask adhesive-related questions ranging from requests for product overviews to seeking industry best practices. We want to this information with you through our monthly content series, Glue Talk: Answers to Your Questions About All Things Adhesive.

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November Glue Talk

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At Glue Machinery Corporation, we understand the world of industrial adhesives can seem daunting, prompting our customers to send us questions about problems they’d like answers to. These problems range from requests for product overviews to seeking industry best practices. Rather than keep all this information to ourselves, we thought, “Let’s do our Glue Diligence®” and share it with you through our monthly content series, Glue Talk: Answers to Your Questions About All Things Adhesive.

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Glue Machinery Hot Coat™ & Datco Basic Roll Series Comparison

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Hot Melt Roll Coaters are used to apply thermoplastic resin to the bottom of materials manually drawn over the roller.

We thought it would be important to offer a comparison between the Glue Machinery Hot Coat™ hot melt roll coater and the Datco Basic Roll Series hot melt rollcoater and let you decide which machine you want in your industrial
application as there are stark differences.

Hot Coat™ 7 Hot Melt Roll Coater

Glue Machinery Corporation Hot Coat 7 Hot Melt Rollcoater

 

 

 

 

 

 

Datco Basic Roll Series

 

 

 

 

 

How These Products Compare

  • The Hot Coat™ is much more ergonomic that the Datco Basic Roll Series as the roller is easily accessible from all sides
  • The Hot Coat™ offers much more precise glue patterns for higher quality production than the Datco Basic Roll Series
  • The Hot Coat™ is a much more durable with oversized variable speed drive motor requiring far less maintenance than the Datco Basic Roll Series
  • The Hot Coat™ is a much safer unit than the Datco Basic Roll Series as the majority of the heated surfaces are under insulated steel panels

Why the Hot Coat™ 7 Hot Melt Roll Coater Excels Over the Datco Roll Series:

  • The Hot Coat™ footprint is much smaller as the motor is under the roller
  • It’s a heated roller vs. a non-heated roller
  • Has a variable speed drive vs. a constant speed drive
  • Is a 95 lb machine vs. a 40 lb machine
  • Has a large drive motor vs. a small drive motor
  • Has a 5-10 lb per hour melt rate vs. a less than 5 lb per hour melt rate
  • Capable of micrometer adjustable coating vs. fixed doctor blade with limited adjustably
  • Possesses a small footprint vs. Large footprint
  • Has a metal housing over insulation vs. exposed hot surfaces with a cheap insulation blanket
  • Contains two heated zones vs. one heat zone
  • Is fast heating vs. very slow heating to temperature

October Glue Talk

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At Glue Machinery Corporation we understand that navigating the world of industrial adhesives can seem daunting, prompting our customers to send us questions about problems they’re working on solving. These problems range from requests for product overviews to needing advice on industry best practices. Rather than keep all this information to ourselves, we thought, “Let’s do our Glue Diligence®!” Therefore, we’re excited to introduce our new monthly content series, Glue Talk: Answers to Your Questions About All Things Adhesive, that will frequently asked questions we’ve received and our responses.

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The Verdict is In On Tankless Hot Melt Systems … And It’s Not Good 

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Two years ago, I wrote an article in Packaging Digest entitled “What the Makers of Tankless Hot-melt Systems Don’t Tell You.” In summary, this article suggested that “tankless” technology was yet to be fully embraced by the market due to various issues with its warm-up times, its ability to reduce space and save power, and its overall efficiency. I have since written a follow-up to the aforementioned article. It was originally called, “What Makers of the Tankless Tank Hot Melt Systems Have Found Out.” However, after attending Pack Expo in Las Vegas and, most recently, Pack Expo East in Philadelphia, I have no choice but to change the title.

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