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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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How Paying Attention to Straws is Changing the Environment

“An environmental turning point is lurking in your drink,” says CNBC, and they’re right. The straws you use to sip your beverage of choice at your favorite restaurant could be the next big point of contention in the war on waste.

Seattle, Fort Meyers, and Malibu have already banned plastic drinking straws, and fast …

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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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Hot Melt Adhesives Market Expected to Grow 6% Annually Through 2024

 

According to a Q4, 2017 report from Global Market Insights, the global hot melt adhesives market is forecasted to record an annual growth rate of more than 6% through 2024.

Hot Melt Adhesive (HMA) is gaining considerable traction with the growing need for high standard performance adhesives across various industries. Also known as …

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