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Improve Packaging Productivity

Posted by Howard Neal on Jul 11, 2010 4:48:00 PM

Industrial AdhesivesPE hot meltMetallocene hot melts have improved productivity for packaging production operations which use hot melt adhesive , especially where odor and charring were problems.  But their cost continues to rise and raw material supplies continue to be strained because of capacity limitations, which has given rise to plant managers looking for cost effective alternatives in EVA and Polyethylene based hot melts.  STRYTECH can now provide a hot melt based on improved Polyethylene(PE) technology that meets these needs of packaging operations and is cost effective.


This hot melt PE system is ideal for case and carton seal packaging operations where a minimum of 2 seconds open time and 3-4 seconds compression time can be measured.  This PE hot melt is designed to address the needs of packaging operations of all sizes looking for ways to decrease downtime, reduce maintenance cost from char build-up, and minimize complaints of odor.  This is  especially important where there is a need to expand in the future, and improved productivity takes on greater importance.

We have a new customer who has switched from a competitor to us based on a successful test using the PE hot melt. Their comments are as follows:

  • low odor 
  • no evidence of charring meaning reduced maintenance
  • excellent bonds 
  • excellent for auto-feed systems because of the pellet form
  • reduction in the budgeted hot melt spend of 10% 

Tags: hot melt, improved productivity, packaging