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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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Dextrin vs. Resin Part 2: With Hybrid Adhesives, You Don’t Have to Make a Choice

Hybrid adhesives combine the flexibility of resin-based adhesive with the lay-flat attributes of dextrin-based adhesives to solve many of your moisture-related production problems. (Read more here.)

One such hybrid — Evans Adhesive’s ResDex™ — is suitable for the majority of litho lamination jobs, and provides key advantages compared to resin-based adhesive.

Dextrin vs. Resin Part 1: With Hybrid Adhesives, You Don’t Have to Make a Choice

Using dextrin-based adhesive potentially increases the risk of warping. Fortunately, there is a workable adhesive solution for most of your litho lamination projects that also greatly reduces the risk of warp and other moisture-induced problems.

Hybrid adhesives, which contain a mix of both dextrin and resin emulsion, combine the flexibility of resin-based adhesives with the …

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Solving Moisture-Related Problems in Litho Lamination Part 2: Key Steps Before Running the Job

Previous posts described the role of moisture in causing warpage.

Here are more key steps you can take to identify and mitigate the effects of moisture before running a litho lamination job. (Read Steps 1 and 2 here.)

3)  Reverse-stack finished sheets

When the job is completed, operators can sometimes mitigate warp problems by reverse-stacking finished …

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Solving Moisture-Related Problems in Litho Lamination Part 1: Key Steps Before Running the Job

Previous posts described the role of moisture in causing warpage.

Here are a few key steps you can take to identify and mitigate the effects of moisture before running a litho lamination job.

1)     Examine moisture content of stock before running job

Many litho lamination operations maintain a humidity controlled environment. However, stock received from other …

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Fighting Warp in Litho Lamination (Part 2): More About How Moisture Causes Warp

In the ongoing fight against warpage and other moisture-related issues, it’s important to understand what’s causing the warpage and why. (See previous post for more.)

At a microscopic level, the printed litho sheet and corrugated substrates contain fibers that run in an opposite direction to the grain of the paper. From job to job, fibers …

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Fighting Warp in Litho Lamination (Part 1): How Moisture Causes Warp

Before you try to fight warpage and other moisture-related issues, it’s important to understand what’s causing it and why.

When substrates are laminated and die-cut, a variety of problems can occur.  For example, differences in moisture content between the printed topsheet and corrugated substrate can lead to warp in the finished product. Also, variations in …

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Fighting Warp in Litho Lamination (Part 1): How Moisture Causes Warp

How moisture creates warpage

Before you try to fight warpage and other moisture-related issues, it’s important to understand what’s causing it and why.

When substrates are laminated and die-cut, a variety of problems can occur.  For example, differences in moisture content between the printed topsheet and corrugated substrate can lead to warp in the finished product. Also, variations in …

Continue reading »

Solving Moisture-Related Problems in Litho Lamination Part 1: Key Steps Before Running the Job

Check your adhesive to find cost-killing problems

Previous posts described the role of moisture in causing warpage.

Here are a few key steps you can take to identify and mitigate the effects of moisture before running a litho lamination job.

1)     Examine moisture content of stock before running job

Many litho lamination operations maintain a humidity controlled environment. However, stock received from other …

Continue reading »

Fighting Warp in Litho Lamination (Part 2): More About How Moisture Causes Warp

In the ongoing fight against warpage and other moisture-related issues, it’s important to understand what’s causing the warpage and why. (See previous post for more.)

At a microscopic level, the printed litho sheet and corrugated substrates contain fibers that run in an opposite direction to the grain of the paper. From job to job, fibers …

Continue reading »

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