Hot Melt Adhesives

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Importance of Case and Carton Packaging

Most consumers interact with some kind of case and carton packaging almost every day without realizing it. This special, versatile kind of packaging brings you your food and drinks, household products, and many other things you use on a regular basis. But this crucial packaging category wouldn’t be possible without a specific kind of adhesive, … Read more

Advantages of Industrial Hot Melt Adhesives

If your daily conversations include phrases like “open time”, “set time”, “tack”, and “surface energy”, your job probably involves some form of hot melt adhesive, or HMA. Popular among hobbyists for use in crafting projects (think of those glue sticks used in glue guns), it is even more popular in industrial applications as an alternative … Read more

Common Hot Melt Adhesive Uses and Applications

Hot melt adhesives (HMA) are as numerous as they are versatile. In general, hot melts are applied by extruding, rolling or spraying, and the high melt viscosity makes them ideal for porous and permeable substrates. HMAs are capable of bonding an array of different substrates including paper, rubbers, ceramics, metals, plastics, glass, wood and more. … Read more

Benefits and Challenges of Hot Melt Adhesives in Industrial Environments

In industrial use, hot melt adhesives (HMAs) provide several advantages over solvent-based adhesives. They include: Volatile organic compounds that are reduced or eliminated The drying or curing step is eliminated Hot melt adhesives have long shelf life and usually can be disposed of without special precautions HMAs do not lose thickness during solidifying; solvent-based adhesives … Read more

5 Types of Hot Melt Adhesives

Choosing the right hot-melt adhesive for every use is critically important. The adhesive you need to accomplish a specific task can vary widely, so it’s important to know what adhesives are best suited for your application. Evans Adhesive uses five different main types of polymer bases as the backbone component for our case and carton … Read more

How to Avoid Adhesive Clogging

Your company can save thousands each year in otherwise lost production time and unnecessary repair expense by optimizing your hot melt adhesive and hot melt adhesive application. Clogged adhesive lines due to “char”— carbon buildup—costs companies thousands of dollars each year in production downtime and repairs. A recent new Evans customer met their operations budget … Read more

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