Metallocene-based hot melt adhesives are one of our favourite hot melt adhesives because of their performance and application benefits. Check out the top 5 advantages of metallocene hot melt adhesives.
- NO TINY STREADS
If you have ever used an adhesive before you will know that as the adhesive is applied, small threads are produced which eventually ruin a job, this creates a mess and can compromise the strength of the bond, it is also a sign that the adhesive you are using is of poor quality or that the equipment settings are incorrectly configured. All of these problems are solved by using hot melt based metallocene hot melt.
2. ELIMINATES GEL BUILD-UP IN TANKS, HOSES OR NOZZLES.
Metallocene hot melt based hot melt adhesive melts cleaner and holds better in the tank, which in turn generates less carbon. Less carbon generated means less clogging of nozzles, hoses and ultimately less downtime resulting in increased profits.
- IS VIRTUALLY ODOURLESS
Hot melt is a chemically safe adhesive, but that doesn’t mean it can produce unpleasant odours. Poor quality hot melt products in poorly ventilated spaces can become intolerable in terms of odour. Metallocene is clean burning and virtually odourless.
- EXTREME HEAT AND COLD RESISTANCE
Metallocene products are of higher quality and also have better heat and cold resistance. This means they can be used for a wide range of applications, such as deep-frozen products for supermarkets, refrigerators or microwaveable packaging. Always test first to make sure the product works for your specific needs.
- EXCELLENT SHELF LIFE DUE TO THE THERMAL STABILITY IT EXHIBITS
We touched on this briefly earlier, but it is actually quite an important point. Metallocene can stay in extreme temperatures significantly longer than traditional EVA products without burning. This means that if you are not going to use the machinery for a period of time you don’t have to turn it off and on again waiting for it to warm up. Again, less downtime means more production. As you can see metallocene hot melt adhesives have a host of benefits that make them easy to use and apply but above all offer much higher cost and productivity returns than traditional adhesives.