Hot Melt Adhesive – Uses, Benefits, and Types
To be sure that essential parts of your product stick together firmly, you need to use the right adhesives. While there are many options available, a hot melt adhesive may be the best choice. In addition to providing a very strong adhesive, hot melt offers these benefits:
- Bonding of non-porous surfaces
- Quickly completed work
- Extended shelf life of the product
- Eco-friendly materials
Hot melt adhesive types
There are a variety of different adhesives that use a hot melting technique, such as:
Polyamide – This is a polymer that can create an adhesive resistant to chemicals and extreme temperatures. Polyamide is particularly good when high heat is a big concern.
Ethylene vinyl acetate – This is a common hot melt adhesive typically used for assembling products. It is an economical choice to use in packaging as well.
Polyurethane – After polyurethane becomes solid, it absorbs moisture, fostering a chemical change. As a result, the adhesive is more resistant to both chemicals and heat. Woodworking projects commonly require polyurethane.
Polypropylene – Common for spray formulations, polypropylene is another adhesive ideal for a wide range of temperatures.
CTI has the adhesive solutions you need
The right adhesives are vital when it comes to perfecting a product and ensuring it functions as it should. CTI is the adhesives – and coatings – expert. We can help you perfect your products by giving them the right treatments. We utilize the latest tools and equipment. In addition, we have experience working with an assortment of materials. These include latex, silicone, acrylic, neoprene, and much more.
Even if you are not sure what type of adhesive you need, we can help you determine the appropriate choice. In our testing facility, we will determine what works best. To discuss your product needs, you can get in touch by completing our online contact form.