Cool Alternative to Hot Melt Sealing

Posted on 10/11/2012 9:37:39 AM By Packaging World; Gretchen Edelbrock

H.B. Fuller’s Liquamelt adhesive system (cool until it’s needed, then heat-activated at point of application) now comes with a bulk feed option that eliminates the need for on-floor staff to refill the adhesive reservoir, and a gateway I/O option that allows the system’s operation to be monitored by the packaging machine control system. The system delivers up to a 50 percent improvement in mileage per pound and up to a 50 percent reduction or more in energy costs compared to traditional hot melt. Additional benefits include a non-petroleum formulation based on 40 percent sustainable raw materials, elimination of heated hoses and related safety concerns, and a formulation composition that helps ensure no char or adhesion to packaging machinery for clean operation and easy cleanup.

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