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What are Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives?

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Industrial adhesives are typically organized by either their reactiveness properties (whether it chemically reacts in order to harden), or by its origin (natural or synthetic.) In the reactiveness category, one of the world’s most popular bonding solutions is the pressure sensitive adhesive or PSA. So, what is a Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive? Pressure-sensitive adhesives are designed to …

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Advantages of Industrial Hot Melt Adhesives

Hot Melt chips

 

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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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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