H B Fuller showcased two exciting hot melt, pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) products at ICE Europe 2019 (held from March 12-14, 2019 in Munich, Germany). The tapes industry can be very competitive. Considering the wide range of possible tape applications, growth in this market depends on cross-sector usage in vastly different industries, such as construction, automotive and others. And with just a few large providers, the market consists mainly of fiercely competitive small- and medium-sized businesses.
When selecting the right adhesive supplier, today’s tape manufacturers require a partner that can keep pace in a constantly changing world and provide solutions on all fronts - from raw material selection to supply chain management. H B Fuller works closely with customers to continually improve tape applications that meet the requirements of consumer and durable goods manufacturers wherever they do business. The company also leverages its global reach to advance locally-driven innovations in solvent-based, hot melt, and water-based adhesive technologies.
At this year’s ICE Europe, H B Fuller showcased its adhesive products for the tapes industry with a particular focus on two, high-performance solutions: Lunamelt HL 2838 and Swift melt 2033.
To support customers’ efforts to lower their total cost of ownership, H B Fuller introduced Lunamelt HL 2838, a tape application designed primarily for carton sealing and easy-opening tear tapes for e-commerce shipment boxes. This product is a great solution for a multitude of applications, testing well for temperature resistance and adhesion to PE foam.
Swift melt 2033 is a high-performance adhesive used by tape manufacturers on double-sided applications. It has been formulated with good shear resistance and high temperature resistance of up to 95°C, which makes it suitable for automotive interior applications that often stipulate 80°C temperature tolerance. This adhesive technology combines strong adhesion to both polar and non-polar substrates with high cohesion, and is one of the highest grab products in H B Fuller’s range of adhesives for the tapes market.