Adhesive materials need for bonding applications
Hot melt adhesive is a key component in many of today’s complex manufacturing processes. Some applications include packaging, product assembly, woodworking, bookbinding, cable assembly, insulating glass, automotive interiors, RV lamination, solar panels, advanced composites and more. Regardless of the application, unplanned downtime and lost production can cost businesses thousands of dollars each year.
As solid materials (at room temperature) with no solvents or water, hot melt adhesives provide excellent bonding strength in a short amount of time. Once heated to 350°F, the hot melt glue is able to penetrate the material surface and create a strong bond. Depending on the bonding material, the bond can be similar to welding from the high temperature during the application process.
Hot Melt Granulars
Many industrial applications are using hot melt granular adhesives that come in pellet or pillow form. These include metallocene, fugutives, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA), ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) and others.
Bulk adhesives such as butyl rubber, epoxies, EVA, PUR, polyamide, polyisobutylene (PIB) and others are usually purchased in bulk form, typically in 55-gallon (200 liter) drums or 5 gallon (20 liter) pails for cost savings and improved profitability.
With over 90 years fluid handling experience, Graco offers a full-line of hot melt adhesive solutions that are built to consistently deliver bulk or granular hot melt adhesive materials. Click on the images below to learn more about the proven hot melt dispense products that are helping companies maximize their working uptime and material efficiency.