Getting The Most From Hot Melt Adhesive Products
Modern industry has access to some of the best and most effective adhesives available today. One type of adhesive in particular that has become increasingly popular in both industry and manufacturing is something known as a hot melt adhesive. This is a type of thermoplastic adhesive that is often available in stick form. The sticks come in various diameters. They are designed to use with hot glue guns. Larger industrial applications featuring the same product are often applied in a larger more heavier duty format. Solvent-Based Adhesives The actual process involves simply heating plastic glue. Then the melted substance is applied as necessary. Hot melt adhesive offers incredible versatility across a wide range of applications. In industry the product provides several clear and obvious advantages over other types of solvent-based adhesives. Most importantly when talking about hot melt adhesives, the curing and drying steps are virtually completely eliminated. This type of product is known for having a long shelf life and is typically non-toxic so it is easy to dispose of any unused product. Ultraviolet Radiation With so much to offer it is clear to see why this type of adhesive product has become incredibly popular in recent days. There are different types of curing techniques that are used when applying hot melt adhesive products. In some cases even ultraviolet radiation can be applied in the curing process. Offering superior strength and easy application, this is becoming a more popular kind of adhesive for both small and large industry as well as manufacturing operations. While temperature and other factors play an important role in how effective this type of glue material actually is, overall it is highly effective and incredibly useful in today's world of industry and manufacturing. Corrugated Boxes It is obvious why hot melt adhesive is such a “hot” topic today. This type of adhesive can be used in the manufacturing of electronic devices as well as in the making of even disposable diapers. Spine gluing as well as the adhesion of flaps that are used in corrugated boxes and paperboard cartons is also a popular place where hot melt adhesive is frequently used. To learn more about this innovative and unique type of adhesive, contact Evans/EVCO. The company is always standing by and ready to assist.