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As a disposable hygiene product manufacturer, keeping your production line up and running efficiently is a top priority. One way to get the most out of your operations is to work with suppliers who understand your production opportunities and challenges. Adhesive suppliers, for example, should be able to help you optimise performance and processing of adhesives on your lines. They should also have the expertise to offer quick technical support in person and remotely. Minimising delays is just good for business.

Whether for operational efficiency or technical support, our adhesive application experts at Bostik look to one or more of five main processing factors:

  1. Compression
  2. Open time
  3. Add-on level
  4. Temperature
  5. Substrate(s)

We refer to these five factors as COATS. They—independently and in combination—affect how well a disposable hygiene adhesive processes and performs. 

 

Other Factors Affecting Adhesive Performance

Although COATS is an excellent starting point, there are additional factors known to affect processability and performance. Spraying pattern, for example, can affect bonding, and the right adjustments can have a positive impact on adhesion.

Housekeeping can also impact processability and performance. Fluctuating or uncontrolled storeroom temperatures, the amount of dust and debris floating in the air, and other housekeeping issues have been known to interfere with production line performance and bonding. 

Lastly, equipment age and maintenance may limit your ability to fully optimise operational efficiency and product quality. 

 

Technical support and training are available

In today’s competitive market, having quick access to expert technical support is important. That’s why we offer our adhesive customers an assortment of support services, as well as advanced training, testing, and market trend services upon request.

 

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