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.
If you’re like many manufacturers, you may experience a problem with adhesives on your packaging line, leading to slower packaging, higher expenses, and the potential of product damage or loss. Let’s take a look at some of the most common adhesive problems manufacturers face today, and explore possible adhesive solutions.
If you’re looking for ways to speed up your manual packaging process and are considering automated packaging solutions, you may have heard about glue pattern controllers. Yet what exactly is a glue pattern controller, and how do you know if an adhesive pattern controller would be a good investment for your business? Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading
Whether you’re in need of a comprehensive glue machinery solution for a brand new packaging line or are simply looking for an alternative adhesive, you’ll find that there’s no shortage of companies willing to do business with you. Yet how do you determine if a glue machinery supplier has what it takes to go beyond a one-time sale and actually become your long-term partner? Certainly, its pricing will be an important factor in your decision, but there are other things you’ll want to consider. When comparing vendor options, keep in mind the traits listed below. Continue reading
When deciding what kind of adhesive to use for your manufacturing, packaging and labeling needs, you may consider a moisture-curing polyurethane hot melt (PUR) adhesive. With their high bond strength, polyurethane hot melts can be an attractive option for many different kinds of adhesive applications. However, polyurethane hot melts are not without their disadvantages as well. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of using polyurethane hot melts for your particular adhesive needs. Continue reading