What to Consider When Choosing a Hot Melt Polyamide Adhesive?

Hot melt polyamide adhesives are 100% non-volatile, thermoplastic adhesive resins. There are many benefits, including great plasticizer resistance, adhesion to a variety of substrates, and low application viscosity. All these benefits make them an ideal selection for applications in a variety of markets.

Here are a few things to consider when choosing a polyamide adhesive.

  1. TEMPERATURE REQUIREMENTS: Understanding an applications temperature requirements is key when choosing a polyamide to ensure proper performance. 
  2. PROCESS REQUIREMENTS: Knowing process parameters also can help you make the best selection of product. 
  3. SUBSTRATES COMPATABILITY: The adhesive must be able to fully wet out the chosen substrate to accomplish successful adhesion. 

Food for thought: Supplied in pellet form and solid at room temperature, they offer beneficial characteristic properties necessary in demanding performance environments that include:

  • good chemical and grease resistance
  • excellent plasticizer resistance
  • low application viscosity
  • adhesion to a variety of substrates

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