Hot melt for tape and adhesive tapes

Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd. (UK, est. in 1977) is the largest European hot melt producer with production volume of about 50 000 tons per year. Over 10 000 customers all over the world trust Beardow & Adams since the company offers only proven solutions for labelling, packaging, woodworking, product assembly and bookbinding.

Requirements for PSA hot melt adhesives for adhesive tapes

The production of self-adhesive products requires a special assortment of hot melt adhesives with residual adhesion. The stickiness and adhesion properties are the basic criteria for the production of labels, adhesive tapes with the necessary characteristics. The most important characteristics of such adhesives include:

  • Uniform and correct application of the adhesive. It must not protrude on the front side of the material to be applied. This leads to unsightly spots and spoils the appearance of the final product.
  • Another key characteristic of the adhesive is its tackiness, measured by the rolling ball method designed to quantify the rapid adhesion and ability of the adhesive with residual adhesion to be pasted quickly to another surface.
  • The ability to adhere to warm, cold and/or wet surfaces. For some applications, this factor may be critical, e.g. in the characteristics of the adhesive for sticking labels on refrigerated or frozen food.
  • Some applications may require special characteristics, such as resistance to external factors, e.g. chemicals or water.

Additional information:

  • high heat resistance;
  • high cohesive strength;
  • adhesion to difficult surfaces;
  • suitable for application at low temperatures;
  • gap filling and sealing;
  • water resistance and waterproofing;
  • meets internationally recognized standards.

Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd. (UK, est. in 1977) is the largest European hot melt producer with production volume of about 50 000 tons per year. Over 10 000 customers all over the world trust Beardow & Adams since the company offers only proven solutions for labelling, packaging, woodworking, product assembly and bookbinding.

Application

  • Permanent and removable labels.
  • Self-adhesive tapes.
  • Surgical and medical tapes.
  • Closure strips for bags.
  • Dry sticking.
  • For clean unsticking of multilayer labels.

Beardow Adams produces pressure sensitive hot melts for application on paper, metal and synthetic foils, foam materials, fabrics, textiles, carpets, felt and other materials.

Product type. Synthetic polymer based hot melts.

Product properties:

  • color range from colorless to amber;
  • pressure sensitive;
  • tack from low/medium to very high;
  • non-toxic, adhesive bond resistant to extreme temperatures from -40 °С to +100 °С;
  • suitable for high speed application on production lines;
  • causes no allergic reaction at skin contact.

Range of characteristics

Parameter Range
Viscosity (Brookfield) at 140°С, сPs ~ 1000 — 11500
Operation temperature, °С 150 - 190
Application method slot head coaters, glue roller, jetting units, nozzles, wheel
Shelf life 36 months
Form Ecoblocks, blocks