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coatings and adhesivesOnce you have decided that your product needs a coating or adhesive, there is another step involved. You have to be sure you get the right type. The correct coatings and adhesives are critical for the longevity and function of a product. These are the four areas you need to consider:


One of the first things to think about is the kind of use your product will have. If it is meant for extreme temperatures, it is important to get the right coating. Drying conditions also need to be a factor. This is especially true for shipment purposes.


Not all materials can use just any adhesive or coating. The material of your product has to match with the right option. Otherwise, the item could become damaged or risk being faulty and not meeting specs.

Performance requirements

The coating material has to meet the performance requirements. This will allow your products to offer the best quality. Material characteristics include glossiness, resistance to corrosion, and smoothness.


While you want to get the best coating or adhesive, you also have to think about your budget. Closely working with a coatings and adhesives specialist will get you what you need with the most cost-effective options.

FAQs about Coatings and Adhesives

Below, we’ve listed some frequently asked questions in case you have a few more queries about coatings and adhesives in general.

What is the difference between coating and laminate?

With coating, we apply the material directly to the substrate. Additionally, we can apply coatings to different parts of the surface. Generally, coatings are more flexible than laminates. Conversely, the lamination process involves a thin layer made separately during the production. Then, we attach this layer to the surface later. Often, laminates are more durable than coatings because it is thicker and less curved around the surface.

What do we consider when selecting roll coaters?

Keep these factors in mind when choosing between adhesive roll coaters:

  • The type of adhesive
  • Substrate thickness
  • Full coat or partial coat
  • The width of the substrate
  • Top or bottom coating
  • Cleanup

What are the different types of adhesive coatings?

Some of the most notable types of coating technologies include:

  • Hot melt adhesives
  • Functional adhesives
  • Structural adhesive
  • One-component adhesives
  • Two-component adhesives

How thick should an adhesive coating be?

Often, there is a bit of variation in custom adhesive coatings. The thickness of the coating can depend heavily on the project you’re working on, among other things. However, optimal coating thickness hovers between .05 milliliters and .14 milliliters. 

CTI is the Coatings and Adhesives Expert

Whatever type of product you make, CTI can supply you with the right adhesive or coating. We have served companies in numerous industries for years. These include construction, roofing, furniture, and automotive.

We have the capability of processing a huge variety of materials. We have worked with latex, silicone, acrylic, neoprene, and much more. Our team can ensure your product is fire resistant, waterproof, or any other characteristic it requires.

To learn more about what we can offer you, just get in touch. You can call us at 419-924-5566 or send us a message through our online contact form.