Published on September 25, 2018
Kizen HEAT offers high temperature resistance whilst improving operational efficiency in case and carton sealing applications
Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for industrial, construction and consumer markets, has announced it will launch Kizen HEAT, the latest hot melt adhesive in the Kizen product line for case and carton sealing applications, at this year’s PACK EXPO in Chicago, IL October 14-17.
Based on a water-white technology, Bostik’s newest Kizen product offers fast set speed, a broad processing window, good thermal stability and adhesion to difficult substrates. As with Bostik’s all-purpose Kizen FORCE and low temperature resistance Kizen ICE, it also improves operational efficiencies and reduces overall costs.
However, what sets Kizen HEAT apart in the product line is its ability to withstand high temperature conditions. Ideal for hot fill applications, this new case and carton sealing solution possesses high heat resistance and can maintain performance in shipping conditions exposed to extreme temperatures. Additionally, Kizen HEAT has passed the IOPP Method T-3006 Heat Resistance Under Stress test and has been approved for use in applications of at least 160°F (71°C) for 24 hours.
“In looking at our existing Kizen product line offering, we saw an opportunity to further address case and carton sealing application needs,” said Erik Turtinen, Bostk’s Global Product Line Manager for the packaging market. “We feel that Kizen HEAT is the perfect complement to FORCE and ICE, enabling us to fully resolve sealing challenges.”
About Bostik, an Arkema company
Bostik is a leading global adhesive specialist in construction, consumer and industrial markets. For more than a century, it has been developing innovative adhesive solutions that are smarter and more adaptive to the forces that shape daily lives. From cradle to grave, from home to office, Bostik’s smart adhesives can be found everywhere. With annual sales of €2 billion, the company employs 6,000 people and has a presence in more than 50 countries.
A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion in 2017, we employ around 20,000 people worldwide and operate in some 50 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.