BC Adhesives - Mattress Assembly Adhesives
Discover the advantages of hot melt adhesives for mattress assembly. Learn the benefits and application methods commonly used for efficiency. Our foam attachment chemistries are also made with over 55% bio-based raw materials to help your end product be more environmentally friendly. Besides the formula characteristics their versatility shines in various mattress assembly applications, including foam-to-foam, foam-to-textile, textile-to-textile, and coil-to-textile bonding. Upgrade your mattress manufacturing process with the power of BC Adhesives
Web adhesives, hot melt adhesives converted into a non-woven fabric-like material, are made from polyamide, polyester, polyolefine, and polyurethane polymers. These adhesives can be produced using modified melt-blown processes for standard web adhesives or modified blown film processes. With a rough surface and fine fibers, web adhesives bond effectively to various substrates, resulting in a strong and durable bond. Web adhesives are activated by heat, pressure, or a combination.
These environmentally friendly adhesives offer numerous advantages over other bonding options, including breathability, customization options, reduced material waste, simplified application, and a good bond-to-porosity ratio. Being 100% solids, web adhesives contribute to less pollution and waste, making them a more sustainable choice. Additionally, they are free from harmful chemicals and do not require special equipment or ventilation during application, which reduces energy consumption and minimizes potential hazards.
Web adhesives are compatible with various substrates, such as wood, leather, urethane foam, fabric, metals, PVC, ABS, aluminum, fiberglass, and treated PP. Selecting the right web adhesive involves considering factors like melting temperatures, softening point, viscosity, solvent, water resistance, basis weight, and fire retardancy must be considered. Activation temperatures typically range from 170°F to 330°F, and fire retardant web adhesives are available for applications requiring fire retardancy as a performance feature.
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Applications for mattress assembly
Foam Bonding: Hot melt adhesives are widely used to bond foam layers together, creating a stable and supportive mattress core.
Fabric Lamination: Web adhesives provide effective bonding for attaching fabric panels, ticking, or covers to foam or spring components, ensuring a seamless and neat appearance.
Edge Closings: Hot melt adhesives are utilized to securely close the edges of mattresses, ensuring a tight and clean finish.
Component Attachment: They are employed for attaching various components such as labels, handles, and trims to the mattress, adding functional and aesthetic value.
Understanding the characteristics for each hot melt adhesive as it relates to your application
Melt Viscosity (MV): Measuring the fluidity of the polymer at a specific temperature (usually 190°C/375°F), MV is expressed in centipoise (cps). Lower viscosity allows for efficient spray applications, which are increasingly common in the industry.
The choice of substrates plays a crucial role in determining the right hot melt adhesive for your application. The compatibility and interaction between the adhesive and the substrates directly impact the overall performance and durability of the bond. It is vital to consider the characteristics of the substrates to ensure proper adhesion and long-lasting results.
Factors such as the material composition, surface texture, porosity, and flexibility of the substrates influence the adhesive selection process. Different substrates, such as foams, fabrics, plastics, and metals, have unique properties that require specific adhesive formulations to achieve optimal bonding.
By understanding the substrates’ properties and requirements, you can choose a hot melt adhesive with the appropriate adhesion strength, viscosity, and flexibility to ensure a reliable and durable bond. Conducting compatibility tests and consulting with BC Adhesives can help in providing valuable insights in selecting the right adhesive for your specific substrates and application.
Ring and Ball Softening Point (RBSP): RBSP indicates the heat resistance of the hot melt adhesive. It determines the temperature at which the material becomes soft enough to work with. It is crucial to select a softening point that safeguards foams and fabrics from damage or fire hazards.
Density: The density measurement determines the polymer’s hardness and provides insight into the strength of the cured bond.
Open Time: Open time signifies the duration during which the adhesive remains sticky after the curing process begins. Mattress hot melt adhesives can offer open times ranging from 10 seconds to 4 minutes.
Considering these specifications will guide you in choosing the optimal hot melt adhesive that aligns with your mattress manufacturing requirements and ensures excellent performance and durability. Contact the team at BC Adhesives for additional help.
Hot melt adhesives are a reliable and adaptable choice for various industries, substrates, and applications, as they deliver a robust and crackless bond. With their ability to withstand different environments they are well-suited for assembly projects that demand a long-lasting and durable adhesive solution.
Trust our experts to help you identify the ideal hot melt adhesive to meet your specific requirements and achieve success in your projects.
How to apply hot melt adhesives for mattress assembly
Advantages of hot melt adhesives for mattress assembly
- Superior adhesion properties for reliable bonding
- Clean and efficient processing
- Low odor formulation for a pleasant working environment
- Exceptional thermal stability for consistent performance
- High flexibility in bonded materials during roll/unroll applications
Hot melt adhesives are a versatile, environmentally friendly, and efficient bonding solution for many substrates and applications as it relates to the assembly of a mattress. By considering factors such as melting temperatures, softening point, viscosity, basis weight, open time, etc. you can find the ideal hot melt adhesive to meet your specific needs. To ensure the best possible results, evaluating the performance of the selected hot melt adhesive in your application is crucial. If you need help finding the perfect hot melt adhesive for your project, the experts at BC Adhesives are ready to assist you. With their extensive knowledge and experience, they can guide you through the selection process and provide tailored recommendations to ensure optimal performance and satisfaction for your application.