Why Use A Hot Melt Adhesive?

Hot melt adhesives find applications in a variety of industries. A form of thermoplastic adhesive, it finds employment in assembly, packaging and hygiene industrial facilities. Also referred to as “hot glue,” a hot melt adhesive is a solvent free material.

To produce hot-melt adhesives requires the presence of three major components. These are:

  • Polymer: This type of polymer must feature a high molecular weight in order to ensure the product possesses the essentials for adhering
  • Tackifier: This is necessary if the product is to have both wetting and adhesion properties
  • Plasticizer: The purpose of this ingredient is to control the thickness or density of the product therefore enabling it to work with specific equipment

These components are then mixed together. The operator then applies them in this molten state at temperatures fluctuating between 120° to 180°C. The results clearly indicate why companies often prefer a hot melt adhesive to existing solvent-based alternatives.

Advantages of Hot Melt Adhesives
For those who look for an affordable and viable adhesive for their industrial use, hot melt adhesives offer many advantages. This is particularly true when compared to other types of adhesives, specifically solvent-based products. Consider the following facts concerning hot melt adhesives. They:

  • Provide optimal hold
  • Offer superior flexibility
  • Eliminate the need for drying and/or curing
  • Excellent high and low temperature performance
  • Possess a long shelf life – RB-961 has a shelf life of a minimum of 3 years

Why Choose Our Hot Melt Adhesive?

At Rapid Bond, our product, RB-961, conforms to both FDA and USDA regulations for in food packaging applications. This hot melt adhesive is an economical way for your company to assure quality, durable tray forming as well as case and carton sealing. This is valid whether your product is composed of glass, recycled cardboard or many varieties of coated stock material.