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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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How Do Flame Retardants Work?

Posted by Phil Morrison on 29-Sep-2017 15:00:00

Flame-retardants are used to reduce the impact of fire on property, people, and the environment. They can be added to nearly any item to treat flammable components and materials, such as plastics or textiles.

Flame-retardants refer to a functional property, rather than a single substance. There are chemicals with different configurations that act as flame-retardants and together they are more efficient than separately. Basically, there are three methods for this. Let's take a closer look.

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Important Questions To Ask Flame Retardant Manufacturers

Posted by Phil Morrison on 22-Sep-2017 15:50:00

Flame retardants can slow or extinguish the spread of fire before it does significant damage. They come in many forms - liquid coatings, soaking sprays, paint additives etc., and can be used in almost any industry. If you're in the market for a flame retardant coating or additive for your product, here are the three most important questions to ask flame retardant manufacturers.

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Our FREE Guide To Wet Bond Adhesives

Posted by Phil Morrison on 13-Sep-2017 13:00:00

Wet bond adhesives play an essential role in many different types of packaging. So why is it often so difficult to find the right level of heat resistance, the correct lamination strength, consistent quality and affordable price for these products?

These issues and their solutions are discussed in our new e-book: Wet Bond Adhesives: A Buyers Guide.

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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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Flame Retardants Save Lives

Posted by Phil Morrison on 07-Jul-2017 11:19:38

The recent tragic fire at Grenfell Tower in North Kensington highlighted the need for effective flame retardant treatments for both household items and materials used in the construction of buildings.

Flame retardants slow the rate at which a fire propagates allowing more time for people to escape and for emergency services to act. Fire retardants save lives.

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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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Topics: Adhesives

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