New technology has eliminated many of the drawbacks of the previous generation of hot-melt adhesive equipment.
April 1, 2014
Package and container sealing is a key component of today’s complex manufacturing processes. Manufacturers require a system that quickly delivers consistently applied adhesive while fitting into streamlined packaging lines. Many companies turn to hot-melt adhesive delivery systems for their packaging needs.
From the first recorded use of industrial adhesives during the time of the pharaohs in Egypt until today, our industry has had two consistent driving forces: the changing needs of the industries we serve, and the innovation necessary to meet those needs.
2013 can only be characterized as the first year in the recent past where all was quiet on the front lines of the adhesives and sealants industry—especially as compared to the significant volatility the industry has been experiencing since the beginning of the 2008 recession.
Berry Plastics Group Inc. recently announced that it has appointed William J. (Bill) Norman to the position of president of its Rigid Open Top Division, and G. Adam Unfried to the role of executive vice president of Strategic Planning.
Carton closure hot-melt packaging adhesives using ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) polymer systems have been used for decades due to their availability, formulation latitude and performance attributes. Packaging adhesive formulations typically contain polymer, tackifier resin and wax.