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Advantages of Industrial Hot Melt Adhesives

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If your daily conversations include phrases like “open time”, “set time”, “tack”, and “surface energy”, your job probably involves some form of hot melt adhesive, or HMA. Popular among hobbyists for use in crafting projects (think of those glue sticks used in glue guns), it is even more popular in industrial applications as …

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Look for Continued Growth in Industrial Adhesives Markets


According to Adhesive & Sealants Industry (ASI), a recent research study by Technavio projects that the global industrial adhesives market will:

  • Add over $13.9 billion to its value from 2019-2023
  • Have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 5%.

In addition, according to Yahoo Finance and Global …

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A Brief (200,000) Year History of Adhesives

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The year is 2019, and at Evans Adhesive we know that our heritage of sticking things together goes way back. But how far back might surprise you… 200,000 Years Ago The earliest use of adhesives is discovered in central Italy when two stone flakes partially covered with birch-bark tar and a third uncovered stone from the …

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Three Ways That Adhesives Increase Productivity

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Productivity is a hallmark of the world of manufacturing. It’s true across all sectors. Making more products faster is the quickest way to increase profits. More than any other fastening method, adhesives have the ability to increase profits and productivity. How? Here are three ways. Adhesives increase productivity by eliminating pre-work Adhesives have a …

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Evans and Meridian – Looking for Great People


Our new partnership with Meridian Adhesives Group is opening a lot of doors for Evans Adhesive, including tremendous investment and innovation advantages.  But the core of who we are isn’t changing. In fact, our new relationship with Meridian is going to continue to emphasize one of our most important values: our commitment to …

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Why Flexibility is a Key Benefit of Adhesives

The core function of a given adhesive is fairly straightforward: attaching one thing to another. But really, that function could be achieved by any number of devices or processes. Certainly, there are limits as to the specific attachment devices that could be used in a given situation, but broadly speaking, adhesives are not always …

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Adhesive Char Solutions – The Benefits of Metallocene

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Adhesive char is a pervasive issue in all industries that rely on hot melt adhesive. Char buildup in adhesive applicators can cause clogs, uneven adhesive application and ultimately production delays as the problem is addressed through maintenance.

According to, char buildup can show up at many stages of the application process. …

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How the Right Packaging Hot Melt Can Save You Time and Money



Packaging hot melt adhesive is a key product category in the adhesive industry today. Many case, carton and tray sealing applications depend on hot melt adhesive to make their operations run.

But not all packaging adhesives can make the grade. The wrong choice can result in thousands of dollars worth of lost money …

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The Story Behind ‘Gluey’ – an Evans Adhesive Artifact


Late last month, one of our fans reached out on social media with an interesting question:


Intrigued by Susan’s question, we did a little digging. We didn’t turn up an exact year for her jar, but we think it was likely to have been either the late 1950’s or early 1960’s.  However, our …

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Why water-based adhesives are fueling industry growth

As the worldwide market for adhesives continues to expand, water-based adhesives are leading the way. As of 2016, this particular type of adhesive accounted for 40% of the global market, showing its versatility and dependability as an alternative to solvent-based adhesives.

How water-based adhesives are increasing their market share

Two significant factors are fueling …

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