Thermoplastic adhesives, also called "hot melt" adhesives, applied hot and easily allowed to harden. These adhesives became popular for crafts due to their easy use and therefore the wide selection of common materials to which they will adhere.
Hot melt adhesive is special kind of adhesives, which may be used at heat and adhesion properties remain unchanged on cooling. Hot melt adhesives basically formed by compounding of synthetic polymeric resin. Synthetic polymeric resins are used polyvinyl acetate, Polyethylene acetate, Urea formaldehyde etc. it's generally within the variety of solid white powder or within the liquid form. For the manufacturing of hot melt adhesives, there's required of a jacketed metallic reaction kettle, utility and packaging machine.
Hot melt glue sticks consist of a high performance, hot melt adhesive supplied in sticks 300 mm long and approximately 11.5 mm in diameter. They are designed for application by appropriate glue guns and provide bonds with good flexibility and peel strengths, being particularly suitable for use with flexible substrates.
The Adhesive Technologies business unit is a leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings for consumers, craftsmen and industrial applications. Henkel offers a multitude of applications to satisfy the needs of different target groups: consumers, craftsmen and industrial businesses. In 2019, the business unit generated sales of 9,461 million euros, 47 percent of total company sales.
Hot Melt Adhesives Market size exceeded USD 6.60 billion, globally in 2018 and is estimated to grow at over 6.4% CAGR between 2019 and 2026. Automobile application segment held the highest share in 2018, and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period.
Hot melt adhesives are formulations supported thermoplastic polymers which may be softened and reshaped on heating above their freezing point. These adhesives are applied on a cloth in liquid state and offer easy to wash application with minimum toxicity. They’re served during a big selection of industries like packaging because of their high stability & strength, making them an appropriate alternative to solvent-borne adhesives.
Hot melt adhesives demand is attributed towards rising importance regarding disposable hygiene products and growing government initiatives to market health & wellness among individuals. With increasing awareness for private hygiene, consumers are trying to find products with enhanced features such as better absorption and improved softness which has augmented the adoption of environment friendly disposable adhesives.
The hot melt adhesives market offers an efficient solution for carton closing, sealing and play a major role in overcoming challenges such as energy efficiency and product safety. This has further enhanced its usage in food, beverage & other commodity packaging applications. As a whole any entrepreneur can venture during this project without risk and earn profit.