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June 6, 2018 - Assembly Flexible Packaging

Best Practices for Drying Vitel® 1000 Resins

Vitel® resins are versatile, high molecular weight, linear saturated copolyesters that are ideal for many applications, such as: Extrusion Coating Lamination Comprised of different grades, Vitels offer varying processing capabilities and have certain considerations to keep in mind during use. Ideal for extrusion applications, the 1000 series in particular must have special care taken to …

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How Consumers are Driving Hot Melt Adhesive Growth

According to Smithers Apex, the global hot melt adhesive market is forecast to be worth $7.57 billion by 2021. As 100% solid, thermoplastic adhesives, hot melts are versatile bonding solutions for many markets. Yet their versatility isn’t the only reason why hot melt adhesives continue to grow in popularity. Consumers play an important role in …

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Best Practices for Hot Melt Adhesive Changeovers

In a recent blog about hot melt adhesives, we discussed how they work, considerations to make and their benefits. We also looked at how to maintain hot melt adhesive performance during equipment downtime: temperature setback guidelines. Using hot melt adhesives for a range of applications offers the following advantages: Optimal holding power to corrugated materials Superior …

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Considerations to Make When Switching Adhesives in Hot Melt Tanks

In a recent blog post, we detailed certain hot melt tank preventive maintenance tips to help avoid costly equipment issues and downtime. Now, take a look at the following considerations for switching adhesives to keep hot melt tanks running efficiently and effectively. Always Consult Your Adhesive Supplier First Often, production plants switch from using one …

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