New Model H-400 hot melt adhesive applicators from Nordson Corp. (Duluth, GA) are said to provide double the service life of H-200 designs. Thanks to a small chamber between the nozzle and needle tip, guns deliver exceptional adhesive cut-off to reduce rejects and clean-up.
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Viking (New Smyrna Beach, FL) will introduce its Titan line of hot melt adhesive dispensing equipment, featuring backup safety shutoff systems that continuously monitor low/high temperatures and open/short conditions.
Slautterback (Monterey, CA) has introduced the JR-5 hot melt adhesive applicator. It is a manually operated, self-contained system consisting of a melt unit and the LF Handgun attached to an electronically heated hose.
Arakawa Chemical Industries Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) and Dow Chemical Co. (Midland, MI) have formed Arakawa Europe GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) to sell Arkon(TM) hydrocarbon resins, which are used as tackifiers in various adhesive applications.
Slautterback (Monterey, CA) will display its newest hot melt adhesive applicator at Pack Expo West. The KH100 High Output Melt Unit can operate up to six heads and is supported by a complete range of pattern control accessories.