BC Adhesives is a leading distributor of hot melts, PUR, liquid adhesive, caulks, sealants, butyl, super glue/instant adhesive, epoxy, MMA, uv curing adhesive, and anaerobic adhesives for any market. With decades of experience we work with our customers to shorten cycle times and optimize manufacturing processes.
How We Help Choose the Best Adhesive for Your Application
Are you looking for an adhesive solution for your current or future application? A few common questions we would ask to start our evaluation process include:
- What are the raw materials that I need to bond together (steel, plastic, cloth, corrugate, coated corrugate, etc.)?
- What type of application equipment is currently used?
- What ambient temperature range will your product be used in?
- What is the fixture or open time?
- What is the minimum cure time?
- What is the cycle time if automated?
- Is flexibility important?
- What are the shortcomings of the current product?
- What is your product testing program?
- What are the testing parameters?
We have a variety of adhesives for product assembly. Our BC9805 hot melt PUR is what we use the most for product assembly applications. A few applications that this product is perfect for include woodworking, kitchen cabinetry, air filter assembly, and laminating to almost any substrate. This adhesive has very high green strength, strong initial tack for immediate handling, excellent temperature, moisture, stays flexible after curing, and aging resistance. Our recommended use for this product is plastic, steel, aluminum, wood, fabrics, painted surfaces, and can be used with roll-coater or extrusion systems. To learn more, click the button below: learn more
There are many adhesive applications for the publishing industry. A few that we specialize in are PUR binding, Perfect binding, Layflat binding, Case binding, Case making, and many more. To learn more about our adhesive solutions for publishing, click the button below: learn more
BC Adhesives has a complete line of adhesive products for the packaging market. Some of our most popular packaging adhesives work well with refrigeration and freezer grade, canning (veggies, pet food, paint, etc…), hot fill products (molten asphalt), cases and cartons, trays, and many more. The BC Adhesives team continually works to ensure our packaging adhesive products evolve alongside this changing market. As stated previously, our adhesives are designed to handle a wide range of end-use temperatures and adhere to a variety of substrates, rigid packaging applications include freezer, general purpose, low application temperature and specialty. These rigid packaging adhesive products have extreme heat resistance for high temperature shipping or hot fill packaging as well as fast set speed hot melts for high line speeds and high memory corrugate. Our adhesive products’ low application temperatures also offer improved safety. For case and carton sealing in secondary and end of line packaging, Bostik’s rigid packaging adhesive products form strong fiber tearing bonds on a variety of substrates. Overall, the paper and packaging industry is one of the largest users of adhesives. Adhesives used in paper and packaging can be divided into two main types: water-based systems like dextrins, starch or emulsion adhesives, and hot melts. The type of packaging adhesive to use in an individual case depends, among other things, on the material to be bonded, the production equipment and the end-use demands on the bond. Sometimes waterborne adhesives are the better solution. At other times, hot melts are the adhesives of choice. Both types contain a polymer that is responsible for the cohesion, or internal strength, of the adhesive. The required wet-out and penetration are achieved by dissolving or dispersing the polymer in water, or by melting it into a liquid form. The adhesive is returned to a solid condition by removing the water by absorption or evaporation, or by cooling the melt. In both cases, it is a physical process that is responsible for building strength in the glue line. To learn more about our adhesive solutions for packaging, click the button below: learn more
Labeling adhesives can be broken into two basic types― water base adhesives and hot-melt adhesives, although other adhesives may be used in specialty applications. Some of the common adhesives we use are formulated for glass, PET, and HDPE. They offer coated glass improved machinability, doesn’t dry out, easy to clean up, swirl spray or direct contact, and many more. Click the button below to learn more about or labeling adhesive solutions:learn more