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.
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