Water Based Adhesives

Top Quality Water Based Adhesives

When the world's top manufacturers need quality, industrial water-based adhesives at great prices, they turn to Glue Machinery Corporation. For more than 50 years, we've been meeting the hot melt needs of clients of all sizes across a range of industries. Our extensive selection of hot melts includes adhesives for just about every type of application. We're sure to have what you're looking for.

What Is A Water Based Adhesive?

Water-based adhesives are formulated using a combination of water, polymers, and additives to create a versatile adhesive that is effective for bonding porous and non-porous substrates. These adhesives are typically developed as solutions and are activated when the water evaporates or is absorbed by the substrate.

There are several different types of water-based adhesives available, each with their unique chemistries. Some of the most common types of water-based adhesives include VAM-based emulsions (such as VAE or PVA emulsions), acrylic-based emulsions, natural-based or bio-based adhesives, natural rubber adhesives, liquid polyurethane for structural engineering and food packaging/flexible laminates (LIOFOL), and various additives designed for use in water-based adhesive applications.

Water-based adhesives are widely used in many different industries due to their effectiveness, ease of use, and eco-friendly nature. They can be used for a variety of materials and applications, from woodworking and packaging to food packaging and flexible laminates. By choosing a water-based adhesive, manufacturers can achieve reliable bonding while also reducing their environmental impact.

What Are The Advantages of Water Based Adhesives?

Water-based adhesives present a multitude of benefits compared to other adhesive varieties, rendering them a favored option for numerous applications. Key advantages of water-based adhesives encompass:

Eco-friendliness: Lacking harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to air pollution and adversely affect human health, water-based adhesives serve as an environmentally-conscious alternative to solvent-based adhesives.

Safety: Non-toxic and safe for handling, water-based adhesives diminish the risk of exposure to hazardous chemicals for workers.

Effortless clean-up: Water-based adhesives can be readily cleaned with water, rendering them an optimal choice for applications where spills or untidiness are prevalent.

Versatility: Suited for an extensive array of materials such as paper, cardboard, textiles, and wood, water-based adhesives can be tailored to meet specific application requirements, including those necessitating high strength or flexibility.

Cost-effectiveness: Generally more affordable than other adhesive types, water-based adhesives provide a cost-efficient solution for various applications.

Superior bonding properties: Water-based adhesives exhibit exceptional bonding characteristics, including excellent adhesion to a diverse range of substrates and high shear strength.

In summary, water-based adhesives constitute a dependable, safe, and environmentally responsible choice for a myriad of applications. They offer numerous advantages over alternative adhesive types, including versatility, cost-effectiveness, and superior bonding properties.


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*Winter Shipping Policy*

At Glue Machinery Corporation, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of products.

The cold weather conditions of the winter months put water-based adhesives at risk of freezing. Therefore, between November 1st - April 1st, we do not ship any water-based resin adhesives orders on Thursdays or Fridays to ensure the order does not sit overnight or over the weekend in a possibly freezing warehouse.

We suggest that you air freight all cold glue orders to help against freezing. We offer a $25.00 freeze protection packaging for gallon and pail orders

We kindly ask that you order ahead of time to avoid delays. Please note that there is no guarantee against freezing even with these options.

Industrial Water Soluble Adhesives for Every Application

Over our 50+ years in business, we've learned that no two manufacturing applications are alike. That's why we offer a wide selection of water-based adhesives for numerous applications. Our product line contains high-quality cold glue products with a range of features and unique properties. All of our adhesives are guaranteed to meet your strictest performance expectations, and we proudly stand behind our products.

The Most Trusted Name in the Adhesives Industry

Manufacturers around the world depend on Glue Machinery Corporation for the finest quality industrial water-soluble adhesives. Since our founding more than 50 years ago, we've worked with manufacturers, both small and large, from a wide range of industries. 

With clients that include 3M, NASA, Coca-Cola, Toyota, Johnson & Johnson, Sherwin-Williams, and so many others, we're among the most trusted names in the adhesives industry. Our experience, expertise, and service set us apart and serve our customers as best as possible. Get started with our free Glue Diligence program, which will help you find the right water-based adhesive in four easy steps.

Glue Diligence: Personalized Adhesive Solutions

With so many different cold glue products to choose from, we know it can be hard to find the right adhesive for your particular process. That's why we offer our one-of-a-kind Glue Diligence service. Glue Diligence is a technical service we provide where our experts analyze your adhesive needs, perform extensive tests, and provide custom recommendations for adhesive products and application methods for your specific manufacturing application. It's the easiest, most reliable way to ensure you get the right bulk water-based adhesives every time.

Ready to Get Started?

Have a question about one of our products? Need help finding the right bulk water-based glue for your specific application? We're here to help with all your adhesive needs. Please call us today at 1-888-202-2468. Alternatively, our team would be happy to work with you on identifying the right water-based adhesive via our free Glue Diligence program.