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Low Surface Energy Trend, How Adhesives are Adapting

As low surface energy materials gain popularity in many manufacturing processes, it’s important to understand their impact on adhesives and how adhesives are adapting. Why Use Low Surface Energy Materials? These materials offer manufacturers several benefits, including: Durability Flexibility Moisture and heat resistance Cost effectiveness In particular, these materials include: Polypropylene Polyethylene Teflon Other thermoplastic polyolefins …

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How to Increase Substrate Surface Energy

As discussed in a recent blog, low energy substrates are gaining popularity in many manufacturing processes. These substrates offer benefits, such as durability, flexibility and cost effectiveness. Yet while adhesives have been adapting to challenges that low surface energy poses, these substrates also can adjust. Take a look at certain ways to increase their surface …

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January 18, 2018 - Flexible Packaging

Lower Costs with a Smart Heat Seal Coating

Low temperature heat seal film are commonly used to package food products and consumer goods. These films are comprised of a heat seal resin coating that bonds the two substrates together using pressure and heat. While common technology for heat seal films creates effective bonds, it is often expensive. Take a look at an alternative …

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June 20, 2018 - Automotive

3 Reasons to Consider Automotive Hot Melt Adhesives for Car Assembly

Given governmental pressures to reduce solvent use, carmakers are moving away from solvent-based adhesives for automotive assembly and turning toward hot melts. While not commonly used in the past, hot melt adhesives are quickly becoming the solution of the future. Find out key benefits these solutions bring to the automotive assembly process and why you …

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