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May 11, 2017 - Assembly

Understand Mattress Assembly Hot Melt Adhesive Application Methods

In a recent blog, we discussed mattress assembly market trends and how adhesives are adapting. This included insight into faster production speeds to meet rising consumer demands in particular.

As hot melt adhesives offer fast set speeds, manufacturers are starting to use them more in the assembly process. These solutions help keep production lines running smoothly and efficiently while also being:

  • Environmentally friendly (low VOC)
  • 100% solids

Additionally hot melt adhesives for mattress assembly can be applied in various ways for the following applications:

  • Foam to foam
  • Foam to textile
  • Textile to textile
  • Coil to textile

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Take a look at hot melt adhesive application methods for mattress assembly:

1. Pattern Spray/Swirl Spray

This application method helps increase the surface area of the hot melt adhesive. Doing so helps speed up the set time, boosting production efficiency. Additionally, less adhesive is used, saving customers money.

However, while this adhesive application method for mattress assembly saves time and money, it’s important to note that manufacturers will need a complete hot melt spray system in place.

2. Bead

The bead application method provides a robust bond, giving the adhesive the strength to hold a stressed mattress coil in place. However, there is a threshold with how much adhesive can be put down when using this method.

3. Gravure Lamination

In gravure lamination, the textile is rolled through to apply the adhesive. With hot melt adhesives in matresses, the roller needs to be heated to apply the adhesive.

Another lamination method is used for hot melt web adhesives, which work well for foam to textile applications.  This application involves a heated press or nip to bond the web adhesive to substrates.

To learn about specific hot melt adhesive for mattress assembly, call 800-7-BOSTIK.

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