Choosing the best adhesive for a specific application can be quite a challenge; There are variables to be taken into consideration such as the type of substrate and the operating conditions, which will help you have a clear idea of the type of adhesive that will be best. These days, operators are turning to new technology, such as hybrid metallocene, for many applications. Known for its superior performance over EVA, hybrid metallocene is a game changer for carton sealing and packaging applications.
So What is Hybrid Metallocene?
Metallocene technology is best known for the mere fact that it combines the best of both worlds: economical benefits for the owner/operator, and high performance to tackle a wider range of substrates in carton-sealing packaging applications. The hot melt technology blends the lower-cost EVA with the higher-cost Metallocene to create a mid-cost, clean melting adhesive with great pot stability.
Generally, it solves some of the main issues faced when using EVA adhesives including the ability to perform at a wide range of service temperatures- no need for multiple temperature-specific adhesive products.
This adhesive blend provides exceptional packaging, saves costs, and has higher mileage than traditional EVA adhesives. Additionally, it grabs quickly and aggressively onto corrugated fibers.
Main Benefits of Hybrid Metallocene:
Service-wide temperature range
Due to the fact that metallocene technology can withstand different temperatures, the finished/completed box can be exposed to high or low temperatures without the risk of the box opening.
High heat resistance
This hot melt is very effective in maintaining secure bonds under high heat conditions in the storing or transportation stages. It is ideal for products that will be stored in warmer temperatures.
Exceptional pot stability
Pot stability is the ability of a hot melt adhesive to be held in a molten state for extended periods of time without changing in colour, viscosity, or bond characteristics. Hybrid Metallocene possesses exceptional pot life stability, among its many qualities.
Lowers operational costs
Using a hybrid metallocene-based hot melt will minimize wear and tear to your equipment. The unique technology reduces gel buildup and eliminates charring ensuring fewer blocked filters and nozzles, less waste and downtime, and higher machine efficiency. Altogether, operational costs are lowered significantly. Furthermore, while EVA hot melt may be cheaper, metallocene is superior in performance compared to EVA technology.
Uses of Hybrid Metallocene
Hybrid metallocene can be applied in a variety of applications to include:
- Carton side seam and closure
- Corrugated board manufacturing
- Tray forming
- Folding carton sealing
- Paper-to-paper bonding, requiring fast set
How We Can Help
ASA-3246ML is our premium carton sealing adhesive and a hybrid metallocene that provides a unique combination of benefits, including high heat resistance, clear color, low odor, and a smoke-free environment. It also provides the operators with improved performance and offers excellent ROI, as equipment maintenance costs, adhesive usage, and downtime are drastically reduced.
Benefits of ASA-3246ML:
- Reduces downtime
- Lower density, better mileage
- High heat resistant
- Excellent pot stability
- Increased mileage
- Good price point
Get in Touch With Us
For end-of-line packaging carton sealing applications, ASA-3246ML is a great solution for your needs. If you need more information about American Standard Adhesives products, do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to answering your questions.