Hot Melt Drum Unloader Preventive Maintenance Tips

In a recent blog post, we discussed certain preventive maintenance tips for keeping hot melt adhesive tanks operating smoothly. Now, take a look at the following hot melt drum unloader tips to further enhance your operational efficiencies. Periodically check the platen seal ring for wear, and replace it if necessary. Apply a thin coating of …

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January 11, 2018 - Flexible Packaging

Common Cold Seal Adhesive Problems: Part II

In a recent blog post, we looked at three common cold seal adhesive problems and their causes. Now, take a look at other likely issues and how to address them in part two. Phasing Also referred to as separation, phasing is when the polymer and latex within the adhesive move during storage. This causes an …

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January 10, 2018 - Rigid Packaging

What’s Trending in the Folding Cartons Market?

Smithers Pira cites that folding cartons are likely to reach $184 billion in 2018. Growing from $140 billion in 2012, this type of packaging is a popular choice for many end-use applications, including cereal boxes and ready meals. Take a look at leading trends impacting this market as well as top challenges. Safety Innovations As …

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January 9, 2018 - Flexible Packaging Rigid Packaging

Common Mailer Adhesive Problems and a Smart Solution

Hot melt adhesives are an ideal solution for many applications, including mailers. Able to temporarily bond a credit card to paper or a folded piece of paper together, a mailer adhesive is durable, versatile and flexible. However, not all hot melt adhesives are appropriate for all types of mailers. Take a look at common mailer …

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