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HMAs vs. HMPSAs: Understand the Difference

Hot melt adhesives (HMAs) and hot melt pressure sensitive adhesives (HMPSAs) are two common types of adhesive technologies for a range of markets and applications. Learn about their distinctions to better understand which one to choose for your needs.  HMAs: These adhesives are 100% solid solutions that form a bond as they cool. Generally thermoplastic, HMAs …

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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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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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Understanding Hot Melt Adhesive Rheology

Hot melt adhesives are a popular adhesive choice for many applications. Easy to apply, they can increase throughput, enabling plants to meet high production demands. Additionally, by containing little to no solvents, these adhesives aid in plants’ sustainability initiatives. Yet it’s also important to understand how these adhesives work in order to ensure adhesive success. …

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