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
Foam substrates provide a level of protection that other standard packaging materials don’t, offering a buffer between the product and the hazards it may encounter during the packaging, shipping and delivery process, and ensuring it arrives intact to the end user. However, when you’re using hot melt equipment to work with foam substrates, finding the right adhesive for your needs can be tricky. Thankfully, by making informed adhesive choices, you’ll be able to effectively use hot melts even when you’re working with foam. Here’s how: Continue reading
In automobile production, accuracy, dependability and repeatability are essential qualities that must be maintained throughout every step of the manufacturing process. In order to ensure a safe vehicle for the consumer, all components need to be produced to be stronger, more efficient and, simply, better. That’s why adhesive machinery plays such an important role in the automobile manufacturing process. High-performance adhesives are used in the assembly, bonding and sealing of all types of cars and trucks, helping ensure the vehicle meets the strictest quality standards.
Furniture manufacturers rely on hot melt equipment and other industrial adhesive machinery for a range of critical applications. From ensuring drawers are properly bonded to creating beautiful trim on all sorts of wooden furniture, adhesives are used for many different important purposes. The right adhesive machinery can help furniture manufacturers produce higher quality products in a more efficient manner, helping drive customer loyalty and boosting the bottom line.
The United States Postal Service has specific guidelines for folded mailers that must be followed by commercial senders. These standards, designed to prevent mailers from opening at the edges and jamming high-speed mail processing equipment, dictate that all folded mailers must be attached at three points. The traditional approach to doing this has been to use wafer seals that wrap around the edge of the material, a technique known as tabbing. However, tabbing with wafer seals is slow, costly and inconvenient, but fortunately, better options exist for sealing your mailers in accordance with the Postal Service’s regulations.