Characterizing hot melt adhesive bonding systems

Characterizing hot melt adhesive bonding systems

The poster provides an overview of how the Smithers Adhesive Performance Tester (PAPT3) machine can be used to characterize hot melt bonding processes; measuring the strength of the developing bond and determining both the setting time and open time of the adhesive. It also details the key process parameters controlled by the machine.

The poster is available for download below.

About the PAPT3 machine

The PAPT3 instrument mimics the hot melt bonding operation at commercial speeds. Various combinations of glues and substrates can be characterised for compatibility with the actual process operation, without the need for production down time.

The PAPT3 machine is available for purchase from Smithers.

Find out more about our adhesives and label testing services.

Download the poster below:

Smithers-Hot-Melt-Adhesives-Poster-September-2016