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How To Ensure Flame Retardant Performance By Choosing the Right Flame Retardant Manufacturer

Posted by Martin Howarth on 17-Jan-2018 16:24:24

Many specialists in material sciences and fire safety engineering agree on the importance of flame retardants and their properties to stop or slow the spread of fire. The use of flame retardants is vital because many synthetic materials and products that people have in their homes and construction plants pose a huge fire risk. Therefore, it's vital to choose the right flame retardant manufacturer to ensure optimum fire safety.

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Topics: Flame Retardants

Why Use Water Based Sprayable Contact Adhesives?

Posted by Martin Howarth on 04-Dec-2017 11:26:55

Solvent based contact adhesives are expensive and are hazardous to both humans and the environment.

Water based adhesives are cost effective and are NOT hazardous to humans or the environment.

Historically contact adhesives were based on volatile organic solvents. Polymers such as polychloroprene or natural rubber are dissolved in a solvent e.g. toluene, xylene or dichloromethane. The resulting adhesive exhibits very high levels of tack. When a solvent based adhesive is applied to a substrate and the two surfaces are brought together an instant bond is formed. Solvent based sprayable solvents have been used for many years in the furniture industry. They have been used in the production of sofas, chairs, beds and other items of furniture. The adhesive is used to bond foam to foam, foam to fibre and foam and fibre to wood. The adhesive is sprayed on to both components which are brought together forming an instant bond. Solvent will remain in the adhesive bond but as it is volatile it will evaporate very quickly.

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Topics: Adhesives

Impregnants For Tenting Fabrics

Posted by Martin Howarth on 03-Nov-2017 14:00:00

Left untreated, the natural and artificial fabrics used in tents pose a high fire risk. Our team at Formulated Polymers have developed a range of flame-retardant products to enhance the protection of tent fabrics against fire, as well as protection against bacteria, and fungal pathogens. 

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Topics: Flame Retardants

What Are Cold Seal Adhesives?

Posted by Martin Howarth on 20-Oct-2017 11:00:00

Cold seal adhesives are primarily used to seal heat sensitive items like chocolate bars.

The adhesive is normally applied wet to the substrate by a revolving gravure cylinder, immediately dried in an extended oven before it is reeled up at the end of the press.

The adhesive is usually applied in the form of a distinct pattern that will allow the wrapper to be sealed adhesive to adhesive without any heat being applied by the sealing jaws. 

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Our Cross Linker 2067

Posted by Martin Howarth on 08-Sep-2017 14:40:00

In chemistry cross linking involves ionic or covalent bonds that link two or more polymer chains together. In nature this process creates protein chains. Within the processing and packaging industry this process is used to enhance the properties of the polymer ie higher heat resistance.

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Wet Bond 2068: The Cornerstone Of Our Wet Bond Adhesives Range

Posted by Martin Howarth on 01-Sep-2017 13:00:00

Wet Bond FP 2068 is the cornerstone of our new range of adhesives.

What Is Wet Bond 2068?

Wet Bond 2068 is a water-based adhesive designed for the wet lamination of aluminium foil or metallised film to paper, glassine or cardboard. Wet Bond 2068 has already found a wide variety of uses in the packaging industry. It is formulated for use in the manufacturing of high performance food packaging products.

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Common Problems With Wet Bond Adhesives

Posted by Martin Howarth on 25-Aug-2017 15:00:00

Wet bond adhesives play an essential part in manufacturing many types of food packaging, so it is extremely frustrating when problems arise. From all the issues we are aware of, we have identified five main ones. These have the greatest potential to cause delays or product recalls, and to increase production costs.

We have therefore made it our aim to address each of these problems in turn with our adhesive and cross-linker products.

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Cross Linker 2067: Microwaveable & Oven-Proof Water Based Coatings For The Food Industry

Posted by Martin Howarth on 25-May-2017 12:59:00

At Formulated Polymer Products (FPP) we specialise in high quality water based coatings. We have designed a versatile wet bond adhesive that can be used in conjunction with our cross linker to achieve high temperature resistance against delamination. The mixing and application process for our cutting-edge adhesives is simple, but let us give you a feel for who we are at FPP, and what we can offer your company. 

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Topics: Water Based Coatings

Allergen-free, Water Based Foil Adhesives For The Food Packaging Industry (No Casein Or Starch)

Posted by Martin Howarth on 23-May-2017 13:56:00

Using a versatile water based adhesive for your food packaging is essential for many products, and choosing the right one is important. There is no need to make compromises on performance, and at Formulated Polymer Products we can offer you a great solution for your food packaging needs. The most important thing to us is delivering an adhesive that will fulfil all your various bonding requirements and give you piece of mind. Our new line of water based adhesives will provide a wide range of bonding options, with the ability if required to add a cross linker to improve heat resistance to delamination. 

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What Makes The Best Bond Adhesive For Wet Lamination?

Posted by Martin Howarth on 19-May-2017 14:39:08

When you look for a wet lamination adhesive for your packaging, you want to deal with a manufacturer that understands the demands of the food industry. At Formulated Polymer Products (FPP) we manufacture some of the best adhesive products in the UK, with the food packaging industry in mind. We have been working with natural and synthetic compounds for a long time, so let us give you a few pointers about what qualities make a great bond adhesive for wet lamination. 

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Topics: Adhesives

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