Hot Melts Hot Melt Adhesives Symbol

We work with the top adhesive manufacturers around the world to produce a variety of different hot melt adhesive solutions our customers needs. Some of our most popular hot melt adhesives are Metallocene, EVA’s (Ethylene Vivyl Acetates), PE’s (Polyethylenes), Low Application Temperature, Polyamides, APAO, and Compostable Hot Melts. It’s important to know that hot melt adhesives are 100% solid formulations based on thermoplastic polymers except for one compostable hot melt which is a plant based polymer. They are solid at room temperature and are activated upon heating above their softening point, at which stage they are liquid, and can be processed. After the application, they retain the ability to wet the substrate until they solidify. Following the solidification phase, they return to a physical state that has structural integrity and can function as an adhesive.

Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Symbol

Hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives are commonly used to designate a distinct category of adhesive tapes which in dry form (solvent / water free) are aggressively and permanently tacky at room temperature. This type of adhesive solution firmly adheres to a variety of dissimilar surfaces with mere contact and without the need for much pressure. These products require no activation by water, solvent or heat in order to exert a strong adhesive holding force with substrates such as paper, plastic, glass, wood, cement and metal. They have sufficient cohesive holding power and elastic nature. You may be asking yourself, how can material offer such a unique performance without water, solvent, or heat? Pressure sensitive adhesives are made and applied daily worldwide, very few people really understand why they are so sticky. These are also known as PSA’s.


The adhesive solutions for PUR’s we carry are hot melt, liquid, 2-part liquid, and 2-part polyurea. When working with PUR, it’s important to note that the bond forms in two stages: when the adhesive cools back down and solidifies like a hot melt it reaches holding strength which is called green strength. The moisture-curing reaction proceeds over the next 24-48 hours to reach the final structural bond. Polyurethane adhesives provide excellent high temperature and low temperature resistance. PUR is an extremely flexible film that is able to bond to many different coatings such as UV and is also resistant to solvent migration. PUR adhesives are significantly stronger than traditional hot melt adhesives. The reason being is PUR polymerizes when it comes into contact with the moisture in the air, allowing it to form stronger bonds after the curing process is complete. Some PUR hot melt adhesives have fast set times and can form strong initial bonds in as little as 15 seconds. Most PUR adhesives also require 24 hours before they are completely cured, and during this time their strength continues to increase from reactions with the moisture in the air. This means it is very important to expose the PUR adhesive to air once it is applied.

  • Great high and low temperature resistance
  • Able to bond to uv and many other aqueous coatings
  • Resistant to solvent migration
  • Provides a tough yet flexible bond

Innovation in Design

The ability of structural adhesives to
bond a wide variety of substrates allows
the freedom to design for the best
materials available

Bonding

PUR adhesives are excellent for bonding
materials such as wood or plastic to
themselves or to glass or metal

Impact Resistance

Depending on the chemistry, structural
adhesive bonds provide the strength or
flexibility to resist shock, vibration and
impact loads

Aesthetics

Structural adhesives provide better
product appearance through invisible
joints and smooth bond lines

Water Intrusion

Structural adhesives provide a
continuous bond line to prevent the
migration of fluids, dust and dirt

Process Efficiency

Applied as a hot melt, PUR adhesives
rapidly cool down to handling strength
so they can be moved to the next station

Strength

After cooling, PUR adhesives use
ambient moisture to continue curing for
hours to days while increasing in
strength

NVH

Stiff bonds resist vibration and reduce
opportunities for loose parts to make
unwanted noise

Lightweight

Adhering to new materials and
distributing stress along the entire bond
area helps designers use thinner and
lighter materials

Water-Based Adhesive Water-Based Adhesive Symbol

Water-Based adhesives are made from a combination of water, polymers, and additives. Water based adhesives are ideal for porous or non-porous substrates. This adhesive solution technology is an environmentally friendly product. It contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which means water-based adhesives are not harmful to people or the environment. Water-based adhesives form a bond between two substrates once the water within the formulation evaporates or gets absorbed into the substrate, leaving the adhesive behind. This process makes them a popular choice for bonding porous substrates. Adhesives manufactured using water-based adhesive technology are highly versatile materials capable of adhesion to many substrates. This type of technology often has the following qualities:

  • Good heat resistance
  • Good cold temperature resistance
  • Good flexibility
  • Excellent adhesion to many difficult substrates

As a result, water-based adhesive technology works well for a variety of markets such as packaging, labeling, laminating, woodworking, graphic arts, etc…

Sealants & Hybrid Polymers Sealants & Hybrid Polymers Symbol

Sealants, and hybrid polymer adhesives are used in many manufacturing markets as well as construction. Some of these product grades cross-link and cure, have a very good high and low temperature resistance, and can be used for a variety of applications. This chemistry can help create air-tight buildings, prevent the passage of water and moisture, and fill gaps and cracks. There are many different adhesive solution technologies and grades of sealants, and hybrid polymers that have their own unique performance features. Typically, the best product for the job is the higher-grade formula which can be more expensive, but will deliver better long-term results and satisfaction.

Butyl Butyl Adhesives Symbol

Butyl extrusion systems and tapes are used in many adhesive solution applications. The advantage of using butyl rubber in an adhesive format is that it is malleable and impermeable to air and water. This chemistry can be applied to a wide variety of surfaces and is very easy to be applied. It is used in many different industries from residential to commercial appliances, synthetic turf and water sealing tarpaulins for dams and pond liners, waterproofing for piping, roof flashing, corrugated iron and shower bases. Butyl adhesive is the perfect fit for many applications.


Instant adhesives are cyanoacrylates (CA) and as the name suggests, they cure very rapidly. Instant adhesives are one-part products that cure by reacting with moisture. These reactions proceed quickly and they require very little clamping time to enable them to reach handling strength in a matter of seconds. Instant adhesives are designed for processes with high strength requirements for a small bond area, tight-fitting joints, and a need for rapid curing. Different formulations are able to bond to many different materials including metals, leather, paper, elastomers, engineered plastics and some Low Surface Energy (LSE) plastics.


NVH

Stiff bonds resist vibration and reduce
opportunities for loose parts to make
unwanted noise

Process Efficiency

Less than a minute to reach holding
strength means parts can move rapidly
to the next processing stage

Innovation in Design

The ability of structural adhesives to
bond a wide variety of substrates allows
the freedom to design for the best
materials available

Water Intrusion

Structural adhesives provide a
continuous bond line to prevent the
migration of fluids, dust and dirt

Aesthetics

Structural adhesives provide better
product appearance through invisible
joints and smooth bond lines

Strength

Instant adhesives provide strong bonds
on tiny surface areas such as jewelry or
electronics

Lightweight

Adhering to new materials and
distributing stress along the entire bond
area helps designers use thinner and
lighter materials

Bonding

Different formulations make instant
adhesives a match for a wide variety of
substrates including plastics, rubbers
and metals

Impact Resistance

Depending on the chemistry, structural
adhesive bonds provide the strength or
flexibility to resist shock, vibration and
impact loads

Epoxy Epoxy Adhesives Symbol

Our epoxy’s are two-part adhesives that form when you mix epoxy resin and hardener. The two substances are stored in different containers and are only mixed together when you’re ready for gluing. Epoxy overall is highly versatile and extremely strong. It is also a gap-filler, which makes it perfect for construction projects. Epoxy can be sanded, drilled and painted. This gives it a much wider range of uses than standard glue. High temperature Epoxy has the ability to adhere to a wide variety of materials while providing resistance to many different types of chemicals. Epoxies are able to provide excellent creep resistance under sustained loads. Epoxies are the most widely used structural adhesive.

Methyl Methacrylate Adhesives (MMA) MMA Adhesives Symbol

Methyl methacrylate adhesives are acrylic adhesives that are made of a resin and hardener. Most MMA adhesives contain rubber and additional strengthening agents. MMA adhesives cure quickly at room temperature and have full bond strength soon after application. The adhesive is resistant to shear, peel, and impact stress. Looking at the bonding process more technically, these adhesives work by creating an exothermic polymerization reaction. Polymerization is the process of reacting monomer molecules together, in a chemical reaction, to form polymer chains. What this means is that the adhesives create a strong bond while still being flexible. These adhesives are able to form bonds between dissimilar materials with different flexibility, like metal and plastic. Unlike some other structural adhesives like two-part epoxies, MMA adhesives do not require heat to cure. There are MMA adhesives available with a range of working times to suit your specific needs. Specific uses include: Bonding magnets in production of loudspeakers and sweep transformer core sections. Bonding panels of aluminum to other panels. For trucks and construction equipment like side and roof panels, door panels, and aerodynamic components. Electric motor manufacturing like the bonding of magnets to metal housings made of steel or aluminum. Composite bonding of truck trailer beds using aluminum, and composite parts such as fenders, stiffeners to door panels, sliding roofs. Bonding hulls, deck liners, ski boats, yachts, internal fixtures, canoes and kayaks.

UV Curing Adhesives UV Curing Adhesive Symbol

UV Curing Adhesives are one component solvent free adhesives (100% solids) that are ideal for many applications. UV curable adhesives are used in many industries such as assembly to graphics and are able to provide the fastest cure rate. Cure speeds of UV curable adhesives are adaptable to the application. Cure time is dependent on several parameters and can be adjusted by changing the light intensity or distance of the light from the assembly or by adding another UV lamp onto the production line. UV curable adhesives come in a wide range of viscosities allowing for both manual and automated dispensing of the adhesives. High strength bonds cure only when exposed to light.


Instant adhesives are cyanoacrylates (CA) and as the name suggests, they cure very rapidly. Instant adhesives are one-part products that cure by reacting with moisture. These reactions proceed quickly and they require very little clamping time to enable them to reach handling strength in a matter of seconds. Instant adhesives are designed for processes with high strength requirements for a small bond area, tight-fitting joints, and a need for rapid curing. Different formulations are able to bond to many different materials including metals, leather, paper, elastomers, engineered plastics and some Low Surface Energy (LSE) plastics.


Innovation in Design

The ability of structural adhesives to band a
wide variety of substrates allows the freedom
to design for the best materials available.

Bonding

Structural adhesive bond dissimilar
materials and also provide insulation to
resist corrosion when bonding two different metals

Impact Resistance

Depending on the chemistry, structural
adhesive bonds provide the strength or
flexibility to resist shock, vibration and impact loads

Aesthetics

Structural adhesive provide better
product appearance through invisible
joints and smooth bond lies

Water Intrusion

Pipe Sealants inhibit leaks by
preventing fluids from migrating
along threaded fittings

Process Efficiency

Different Chemistries provide a variety of
surface preparation, open time and strength
build times so you can find the best options for your process

Strength

Thread-lockers provide strong bonds that
resist both direct force
and extended periods of vibration

NVH

Stiff bonds resist vibration
and reduce opportunities for loose
parts to make unwanted noise

Lightweight

Adhering to new materials and distributing
stress along the entire bond area helps designers
use thinner and lighter materials