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Do You Know these Five Types of Hot Melt Adhesives?

Published on May. 28, 2020

Hot melt adhesives are various types and widely used. Generally, hot melt adhesives are applied by extrusion, rolling or spraying, and the high melt adhesive viscosity makes them very suitable for porous and permeable substrates. HMA can bond a variety of different substrates, including paper, rubber, ceramics, metals, plastics, glass, wood, etc.

Some common examples of using the hot melt industry include:

Closing of corrugated boxes and cardboard boxes in the packaging industry

Binding in Bookbinding Industry (Bookbinding Hot Melt Adhesive)

Contour packaging, product assembly and lamination applications in the woodworking industry

Disposable diapers are made by using HMA, bonding nonwoven materials to the back sheet and elastic material

Many electronic equipment manufacturers may also use HMA to fix parts and wires. Or components for fixing, insulating and protecting equipment

Choosing the right hot melt adhesive for each application is crucial. The adhesives required to complete a particular task vary widely, so it is important to know which adhesive is best for your application.

Bookbinding Hot Melt Adhesive

Bookbinding Hot Melt Adhesive

In addition to water-based adhesives, Hot melt adhesive supplier introduces you to five different types of packaging hot melt adhesives.

1) EVA (vinyl acetate vinyl ester)

Our EVA adhesives are ideal for the application of various coated and uncoated paper products. EVA has water resistance, and has a certain heat resistance and cold resistance, and quickly cures, curing within one to ten seconds after application.

2) Polyethylene

These hot melt adhesives are ideal for box, carton, and pallet sealing applications. Polyethylene adhesive has excellent thermal stability and low odor.

3) Metallocene

Like polyethylene, metallocene adhesives are light-colored and low-odor, with excellent thermal stability. Metallocene adhesives are also very suitable for box, carton, and pallet sealing applications.

ReliaSeal 7359 is a good example of an effective Evans metallocene adhesive. Its carbon-free feature helps users eliminate downtime and maintenance costs, which are sometimes caused by carbon deposits in the adhesive production line.

4) APAO (Amorphous Poly Alpha Olefin)

APAO adhesives are most suitable for applications requiring open time and tack. These adhesives have a soft, tacky, and soft texture, making them an excellent choice for product assembly.

5) Polyamide

Polyamide is an adhesive for high temperature and high strength applications, resistant to oil and solvents. This makes them an excellent choice for low-energy substrates that are difficult to bond.