Tape & Label Category

How to Increase Substrate Surface Energy

As discussed in a recent blog, low energy substrates are gaining popularity in many manufacturing processes. These substrates offer benefits, such as durability, flexibility and cost effectiveness. Yet while adhesives have been adapting to challenges that low surface energy poses, these substrates also can adjust. Take a look at certain ways to increase their surface …

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July 2, 2018 - Tape & Label

What Label Market Megatrends Mean for Adhesives

  According to Smithers Pira, consumer lifestyle changes and a global focus on sustainability are leading factors in label growth and innovations. Forecast to rise 5.4% annually, reaching $44.8 billion by 2021, gain insight into key label market megatrends and what they mean for label adhesives.  Megatrend #1: Consumer Lifestyle Changes   As lifestyles change, consumers increasingly demand convenience in their shopping experiences. This has caused the e-commerce market …

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Troubleshooting Two Common Hot Melt Adhesive and Equipment Problems

In a recent blog, we discussed hot melt adhesive application methods and variables to consider. Now, let’s look at troubleshooting two common hot melt adhesive problems: charring and stringing. Hot Melt Adhesive Charring in Reservoirs Char is comprised of burned particles that result from the thermal degradation of organic substances. This can include: Certain adhesives …

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June 11, 2018 - Bostik News Tape & Label

Afera’s Inceptive Global Adhesive Tape Summit

Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer markets, is proud to present at the inceptive Global Adhesive Tape Summit in Munich, Germany June 11-15, 2018. Organized by Afera, the European Adhesive Tape Association, the Global Adhesive Tape Summit brings together diverse industry professionals from all aspects of tape value chain around …

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