With the increasing prices and decreasing availability of hot melt adhesives, packagers can no longer just place a long bead of adhesive to ensure a strong seal or bond. Packagers must determine the exact amount of adhesive needed to produce a secure bond, then follow up by implementing dispensing technologies that will preserve the integrity of their process and bottom lines. Recent tests prove that the bond strength of short intermittent adhesive beads is equal to the bond strength of long, continuous beads.
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DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers’ latest online modeling tool-- Sealant Selector--is designed to help packaging engineers and designers identify the most appropriate sealant and to explore new ways to handle tough sealing challenges in applications ranging from pharmaceutical packaging to meat and dairy packaging.
Designed to go on and stay on packaging for health, beauty, food, beverage, and household cleaner products, MACtac Printing Products’ PUREtac CL216 are optically clear adhesives that exhibit superior clarity, high tack and peel, a quick, strong bond and excellent adhesion to low-energy surfaces.
H.B. Fuller, a global leader in industrial adhesives, highlights the new wave of innovative solutions for applications spanning case and carton sealing, end-of-line, flexible packaging, container labeling and retail-ready packaging. Watch this video to find out which adhesive to use for each.
Weilburger Graphics’ Senobond® WB Film Laminating Adhesive FP NDC 29-3536 375222 is a water-based 2-component adhesive with excellent adhesion values for lamination of all common film types to absorbent substrates.
DuPont Packaging’s SaVE (Sealant Value Estimator) is an online predictive modeling tool that enables brand owners and packaging converters to evaluate the total cost of flexible packaging that relies on sealing solutions to help protect the contents.