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Why is the Adhesive Industry Growing?

More and more people around the world need adhesives. The global adhesives market was valued at more than $30 billion last year and is expected to grow to more than $41 billion by 2023.

 

But why? What’s causing the market for adhesive products to grow so quickly? Understanding how these trends develop is …

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Benefits and Challenges of Hot Melt Adhesives in Industrial Environments

In industrial use, hot melt adhesives (HMAs) provide several advantages over solvent-based adhesives.  They include:

  • Volatile organic compounds that are reduced or eliminated
  • The drying or curing step is eliminated
  • Hot melt adhesives have long shelf life and usually can be disposed of without special precautions
  • HMAs do not lose thickness during solidifying; solvent-based …

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Common Hot-Melt Adhesive Uses and Applications

Hot-melt adhesives (HMA) are as numerous as they are versatile.  In general, hot melts are applied by extruding, rolling or spraying, and the high melt viscosity makes them ideal for porous and permeable substrates.  HMAs are capable of bonding an array of different substrates including paper, rubbers, ceramics, metals, plastics, glass, wood and more.

 

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An up-close look at a new Metallocene option: ReliaSeal

Previous posts described the problems inherent with char-prone EVA-based adhesives, and outlined the benefits of using a metallocene-based adhesive instead.

Choosing to make the switch from traditional EVA-based hot-melt to metallocene-based hot-melt is a simple, straightforward, and cost-effective solution to eliminate the high cost of lost production time, and reduce the risk of packaging failure …

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Tips on Keeping Your Hot Melt Tank Running Longer

Keeping your hot melt tank running at peak performance helps limit possible down time, increases longevity and improves the system’s condition.

Here are tips for keeping your hot melt tank running longer.

  • Flush the system out regularly. When cleaning out the system, don’t forget the hot melt hoses.
  • Always use your hot melt at …

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Hot Melt vs. Tape: Which Makes for a Stronger Bond?

When you have a product ready to ship, one of the biggest obstacles left is packaging. You want a package solution that will protect your product and deliver it safely – but without breaking the bank. There are two main options for sealing most packages – hot melt and tape.

So what are the differences …

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New SDS Regulations Result in Labeling Changes

New GHS-compliant label for all Evans products

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals recently introduced a new method of describing hazardous materials. This new method is composed of three parts:

  • The hazard pictogram, if warranted by product ingredients.
  • The fully capitalized signal word “WARNING”, “CAUTION”, or “DANGER”, again if warranted by product ingredients
  • The inclusion of the hazard statement …

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Recent Update for Safety Data Sheets

As a result of the recent Globally Harmonized System (GHS) update, Evans Adhesive recently updated the company’s Safety Data Sheets. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals was adopted by the United Nations in 2003 and sets the criteria for which chemicals contained in any product must be included on product ingredient …

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An up-close look at a new Metallocene option: ReliaSeal

Previous posts described the problems inherent with char-prone EVA-based adhesives, and outlined the benefits of using a metallocene-based adhesive instead.

Choosing to make the switch from traditional EVA-based hot-melt to metallocene-based hot-melt is a simple, straightforward, and cost-effective solution to eliminate the high cost of lost production time, and reduce the risk of packaging failure …

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This crew makes it happen

The Evans Adhesive Glue Crew

Meet the Evans Adhesive Glue Crew — a team of experienced experts who are passionate about making sure every product that leaves our warehouse meets exact specifications.

Every person on the Glue Crew has been a part of the Evans Team for at least 10 years, and some for over 20! It’s that kind of …

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