According to PR Newswire, the global household appliance market is expected to reach an estimated value of $324.2 billion by 2019. As appliance demand continues to grow, it’s important manufacturers use the right assembly products that can keep up. Learn three ways smart appliance adhesives improve assembly.
1. Productivity Enhancements
One method to appliance assembly entails manually applying tape to seal interior cabinets before urethane foam is injected. The tape is also used as a process aid to hold certain parts in place throughout production. However, this method poses the following issues:
- Hinders production speeds
- Increases risk of worker injury
Bostik helps manufacturers avoid these issues by replacing tapes used for cabinet sealing and cooling coil bonding applications with adhesives.
These adhesives work well on automated equipment systems. As a result, they offer the following benefits:
- Increased production speed
- Enhanced application accuracy
- Improved worker safety
2. Cost Savings
Tape creates additional amounts of scrap materials and waste production in appliance assembly. Adhesives, on the other hand, allow for less scrap to be generated due to their automatic application process. This significantly reduces manufacturers’ waste, resulting in cost savings while aiding in environmentally friendly processes.
Additionally, tape application runs the risk of human error, which can contribute to increased costs. Adhesives eliminate the potential for this error.
In addition to yielding less waste, these smart appliance adhesives offer low VOC emissions. Furthermore, they require a lower application temperature than other options, which boosts plants’ energy efficiency.
Additionally, they improve the appliance’s overall sustainability, which is important in attracting consumers. For example, these adhesives help improve thermal efficiency. By bonding well to the interior of cabinets, they eliminate the need for tape process aids and block out insulation foam from inhibiting thermal heat transfer.
To learn more about these appliance adhesives, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com/us today.