Hot Melt vs Water Based Adhesives – How to Know Which to Use?

Hot Melt vs Water Based Adhesives – How to Know Which to Use?

When selecting the right adhesive for your next folding carton project, it’s sometimes difficult to know which glue to use.

Should you try a Hot Melt Adhesive? Or is it better to use a Water Based Adhesive?

The answer lies in the specifics of the project at hand. In order for us to make the right recommendation, we must consider the following parameters:

  • Substrates
  • Environment
  • Equipment
  • Customer Requirements

Think about each one of these in particular. Not knowing these parameters are the most common failures in folding carton industry.

Keep in mind that Hot Melt is a surface bonder and heat is used to melt and it’s set by cooling. Meanwhile, water-based adhesives must absorb into the substrates and water evaporated to get final bonds.

At Pacific Adhesives, we can help you choose which adhesive would be correct to use in your particular case.

You can contact us here or simply give us a call at 1-800-352-0012!

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