Sure Tack Systems Helps Companies Provide Critical PPE During COVID Crisis

As the COVID-19 pandemic began sweeping across the country back in February and March of this year, it soon became apparent that America’s medical community was facing a potentially serious shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE). Thankfully, certain factories across the U.S. — including some clients of Sure Tack Systems — began rising to the challenge early to accelerate the production of this critical equipment.

As a result, Sure Tack hot melt systems have been deployed on one of the most important fronts of the war against a deadly illness that has already claimed the lives of more than 100,000 Americans to date.

Outside Their Comfort Zone

In many cases, the companies that are now producing emergency PPE have had to completely convert their production lines and adapt to making products they were not accustomed to producing.

One such company, Mohawk Flooring in Calhoun, GA, revamped two of their facilities from making bathroom rugs to fabricating medical gowns over the course of a 10-day period. Since then, the company has utilized its Sure Tack hot melt systems to turn out hundreds of thousands of PPE products, including both medical gowns and plastic face shields.

Bart Hill, Senior Vice President of Product Development and Operations for Mohawk, tells Atlanta-based news organization 11Alive (WXIA) that making the transition to PPE was not in their wheelhouse, but that they felt compelled to do so.

“We had a fabric supplier with nothing to do with it,” he said. “I had a cut and sew facility with sewing expertise and the know-how to get these gowns together, and probably the third thing is the heart and want from all of our employees to say ‘let’s just figure out how to do it’…This is not something we had ever done before. We just tried to pivot into something that could help.”

The fabric supplier, Fabric Sources International (FSI), expresses a similar conviction that something needed to be done to address the need for PPE. Even before President Trump has invoked the Defense Production Act on a highly limited basis, FSI’s President Chris Simuro and CEO Matt Williams were contemplating how their company could help meet the growing demand.

“This is 25 times bigger than what we would have thought in the first few days because the need is that bad,” Simuro told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in early April.

Simuro and Williams surmised that one of their laminates would be ideal in the production of medical isolation gowns, and they even produced some viable prototypes — but they knew they needed to team up with another company in order to scale production. They partnered with Mohawk Flooring to do the cutting and sewing.

The first day of production, Mohawk produced 300 gowns. Once the process was in place, they quickly ramped up production ten-fold to produce at least 3000 garments per day.

How Hot Melt Systems Help with PPE Production

To provide health professionals and their patients the maximum amount of protection against microbes and pathogens like the Coronavirus, their protective wear needs to be moisture resistant, tear-resistant, and disposable.

Woven fabrics like cotton and cloth are porous and afford relatively little protection against viral transmission, although cloth masks can at least reduce the spread of contaminated droplets.

For the best protection, non-woven fabrics are the material of choice for medical-grade applications — and that’s where hot melt adhesives prove useful.

Hot melt adhesive has been a key ingredient for years in the production of many types of non-woven fabrics, including disposable diapers, household wipes, carpeting/upholstery, and medical products. Thus, when the need for emergency supplies of PPE came into view, it naturally followed that a company like Mohawk, which already utilizes hot melt in their normal manufacturing processes, would be tapped to meet the need.

About Sure Tack Systems

Sure Tack Systems takes the expediency of hot melt adhesives to the next level by offering a wide array of user-friendly application systems designed to make the product assembly process faster and easier for facilities.

From automatic extrusion and spray applicators to manual extrusion and inline spray handguns, from easy-to-use supply units to a wide range of hoses and accessories, Sure Tack has the industrial hot melt tools and components that facilities need to expedite production and assembly, whether you’re in the business of making mattresses, furniture, diapers or PPE.

We are pleased and honored to have been part of the solution for filling the demand for emergency PPE during these troubling times.

To learn more about the benefits of using hot melt gluer systems and how our team can help you configure a system that is perfect for your manufacturing and product assembly needs, contact us today.

7 Industrial Hot Melt Adhesive Applications

Within the manufacturing sector as a whole, thermoplastic hot melt adhesive (HMA) systems are revolutionizing numerous industries, offering a faster-drying, safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to water and solvent-based adhesives. Manufacturers large and small have discovered that using hot melt adhesive applicators — whether automatic or manual glue guns — can streamline their production lines, reduce their overhead and even improve their products overall. There is a wide range of applications that are frankly too staggering and numerous to count. From woodworking and bookbinding to food packaging and manufacturing of non-woven fabrics, let’s look at seven of the most common industrial hot melt adhesive applications as they pertain to product assembly.

1. Furniture Assembly and Woodworking

From quick-bonding joint connections to large surface lamination, from cabinet assembly to living room furnishings, hot melt adhesive systems allow furniture to be assembled quickly and safely without the need for extended times for clamping or setting.

2. Mattress Product Assembly

Not only does the use of fast-setting hot melt adhesive greatly speed up the mattress assembly process by reducing drying times — it also has improved the overall quality and safety of mattresses today. In particular, hot melt adhesives offer mold and heat resistance — both highly valuable features for mattresses.

3. Automotive Product Assembly

HMA systems are now used at many points along product assembly lines for vehicles, including mounting the trim and interior panels, dashboard assembly, upholstered seats and more — all while reducing production costs. In addition, high-temperature HMA is a lightweight substance that reduces the overall weight of the vehicles and therefore improving their fuel efficiency.

4. Electronic Product Assembly

Nearly every electronic device in use today contains some type of HMA, including smartphones, televisions, computers, remotes, etc. Not only does it used in the casings of these devices — it also connects many of the intricate components and circuits. HMA is also flexible enough to withstand movement and jostling while keeping these sensitive components in place.

5. Book Binding

Thankfully, the days of hand-sewn leather binding are well behind us. Hot melt adhesives are used extensively to attach a book’s pages to its spine, drying quickly to speed production as well as keeping costs lower, both for the book publishers and the consumers.

6. Packaging Assembly

Not only do hot melt adhesives help improve the manufacturing process of many items — they also play a major role in the packaging industry for the items we use every day. Carton sealing is crucial for food packaging as well as other consumer packaged goods. Shipping boxes are another packaging application that often relies on HMA due to its temperature resistance and ability to endure jostling and “abuse” during transit.

7. Non-woven Fabric Product Assembly

From disposable diapers and hygiene products to carpeting and insulation, non-woven fabrics make our lives easier in a multitude of ways. HMA plays a key role in the creation of all-sorts of non-wovens because it’s able to bond the fibers without affecting their character. HMA systems also keep non-woven fabrics production costs low and output high.

Learn More About Hot Melt Adhesive Systems

These are just a few examples of the many types of industrial hot melt adhesive applications. Whatever type of products you are manufacturing or assembling, there’s a good chance that a hot melt adhesive system can make your process faster, safer and more cost-effective. The experts at Sure Tack Systems can assist you in customizing and configuring a high-performance hot melt adhesive system perfect for your needs — and we’ll even provide expert training for you and your team. To learn more about our HMA equipment, call us today at 770-926-3419.

Choosing an Industrial Hot Melt Gluer

In the manufacturing and product assembly sector, a high-speed hot melt adhesive system can help you meet large quotas at modest costs while maintaining quality control. However, hot melt systems can be configured in many different ways for a range of applications, and there are many components from which to choose. How do you determine which hot melt application system is right for your gluing needs? We’ve assembled a helpful guide to hot melt adhesive products which is worth your consideration. For now, though, here are some key factors to consider when choosing a heavy duty, industrial hot melt gluer.

Hot Melt Glue Applicators: Automatic vs Manual

One of the primary considerations with selecting hot melt equipment is whether you need automatic or manual applicators, or a combination of the two. For product assembly applications where bead and lines must be placed at precise measurements and quantities, an automatic applicator will likely be best. However, for more detailed or hand-crafted products, you may want the additional control of a manual applicator in your hand, which is similar to a hot melt glue gun. Depending on your products and assembly workflow, you may opt to use automatic applicators at certain stages and manual applicators for finishing work.

Hot Melt Adhesive Application Options: Extrusion, Spray or Slot Coating

Another factor to consider is the method of application of the hot melt for manufacturing your product — by extrusion, spray, slot coating or a combination of these. Multi-module applications are available that can switch between these, or you have separate nozzles/applicators for each method. Extrusion and spray can be applied by either automatic or manual applicators. Manual applicators are like industrial hot melt glue guns, but for the precision required with slot coating, you’ll likely need an automatic system.

Hot Melt Adhesive Supply Units

Once you’ve determined the applicators and application methods you’ll be using for gluing, you need to decide on a supply unit for your hot melt glue system. This is the melt tank that warms the glue at high temperatures and dispenses the hot melt adhesive for application. Supply units come in a variety of storage capacities with digital controls that regulate temperature and output flow. Some supply units can also accommodate multiple hoses and applicators.

Hot Melt Adhesive Hoses and Accessories

Finally, you’ll need to make decisions regarding hoses and add-ons for your industrial hot melt gluer. Hoses generally offer numerous temperature control options and come in lengths ranging between 3 and 20 feet—and depending on the size of your operation, you’ll probably need to select a variety. At this point, you can also decide on accessories like operator panel lockouts (so supervisors can regulate temperature and output); bracketry options for mounting and suspending hoses and applicators; and even foot pedals so operators can control the flow of adhesive more easily.

Sure Tack Systems provides a wide range of options for industrial hot melt gluer systems, and we can help you customize a configuration ideal for your manufacturing and assembly needs. To learn more about your options, call us today at 770-926-3419.

Hot Melt Equipment for Efficient Mattress Assembly

Among the many different ways hot melt adhesive systems can be utilized for product assembly, perhaps no industry benefits from hot melt adhesives more than the mattress industry. From laminating and joining multiple foam layers to affixing insulation, pillow tops, and non-woven fabrics, hot melt adhesives are used extensively throughout the assembly process. Even so, choosing the right hot melt equipment for efficient mattress assembly is key to making your investment dollars go as far as possible by keeping production costs down for the long term. Let’s walk through the needs that mattress manufacturers have when shopping for a high-performance, high-volume, and high-speed hot melt system.

Different Hot Melt Applicators for Different Stages of Assembly

Whether you’re bonding multiple layers of foam to each other, laminating foam and fluff or affixing the fabric finish, each stage of mattress assembly calls for a different hot melt application process. Depending on your own workflow, you may need a variety of applicators at various points along your line, along with a number of melt units and hot melt hoses. Your glue dispenser configuration may also use a combination of automatic and manual applicators.

  • Automatic hot melt adhesive applicators: automatic applicators are best suited for quick, precision applications across a larger scale. Your assembly process may require extrusion, spray or precise slot coat configurations to ensure the adhesive is applied in the right place at just the right amount.
  • Manual hot melt adhesive applicators: For smaller-scale uses (for example, for intricate handcrafted designs, or for spot application of adhesive during final inspection), you may want to have some manual application systems in place, as well. This type of hot glue dispensing equipment is most similar to the traditional hot melt glue gun style like you might see at a commercial craft store with the thermoplastic glue sticks.

How the 90-Degree Mattress Machine Uses Hot Melt Equipment

Because of the particular challenges faced by mattress makers — and because there is such a high demand for hot melt solutions in this industry — Sure Tack has designed a special 90-Degree Mattress Machine to help manufacturers streamline their production. This unique configuration consists of an “L”-shaped assembly line with automatic hot melt applicators and melt tanks along each leg, allowing the operator to apply hot glue both top-to-bottom and left-to-right without having to stop and rotate the mattress. Talk to one of our representatives to see if something like a 90-Degree Mattress Machine with an attached adhesive dispensing system would be useful to your production line.

Choosing the Right Hot Melt Equipment

Which types of hot melt equipment are best for efficient mattress assembly? That question is best answered individually, company to company. If you are a manufacturer, no doubt your process differs from that of your competitors as you have proprietary designs. For that reason, the best way to select the right hot melt adhesive equipment is by consulting with one of our team experts.

Sure Tack Systems can evaluate your workspace and your assembly process to help you determine the exact hot melt equipment you need for maximum output at each stage of assembly — from hot melt handguns and other adhesive applicators to melter supply units and hot melt hoses. To find out more about how a high-performance hot melt adhesive application system can revolutionize your workflow, give us a call today at 770-926-3419.

Streamline Supply Chain with Hot Melt Adhesive

In today’s crowded market coupled with high consumer demand, speed is everything when it comes to order fulfillment. The more a company can shorten the time between when a customer orders their product and when the customer receives it, the more competitive that company will be. Depending on the size of your own company, you might find it more difficult to compete when space and budget limitations require you to manufacture products on demand. In situations like these, using hot melt adhesive systems for product assembly can greatly streamline your supply chain, helping you stay toe to toe even with your larger competitors.

Challenges with Smaller-Scale Manufacturing

For many companies, the problem with their supply chain boils down to a cascading set of events that essentially “clogs up the works” can cause a backlog. To illustrate, consider the following scenario:

Suppose your startup company makes and sells affordable modular furniture targeted to college-age and young adult buyers. Due to a combination of budget constraints, space limitations and a desire to manufacture your products here in the U.S., you opt for an on-demand manufacturing model. Suppose your launch goes quite well and you get a large number of orders at once. Now you have a problem: Your water-based adhesives take at least a day to cure, and you don’t have the storage space for more than a few pieces at a time. Suddenly, you’re faced with having to tell half your customers that their products will be delayed—and since they’re sitting on the floor of their empty apartments waiting for their furniture, they’re not likely to be pleased. They cancel their order and go to your competitor, who guarantees delivery in two days.

Hot Melt Adhesives Provide the Solution

What could have prevented the backlog in your supply chain as described above? Simple: Shorten the drying time of your adhesives. This is where hot melt adhesives can help.

Unlike water-based adhesives which take a day or longer to dry, hot melt adhesives cure within minutes — and they are every bit as strong and durable as their water-based alternatives. By installing a high-quality, well-designed hot melt system, you can greatly shorten the amount of time it takes to make your products, and depending on what you’re manufacturing, you may be able to fulfill orders within hours, rather than days. As you might imagine, this streamlined approach typically results in much greater customer satisfaction and customer loyalty.

If space and workflow limitations are hindering your ability to compete in a high-demand market, it might be time to streamline your supply chain with a hot melt adhesive system. Sure Tack Systems can help you configure a system perfect for your manufacturing needs, and we provide stellar customer support, technical support and training to ensure that you’re getting the most benefit from your system. To learn more, call us today at 800-580-2803.

How Bed-in-a-Box Mattresses Are Produced

Over the past decade, bed-in-a-box mattresses have been taking the world by storm. With all the typical headaches involved in mattress shopping — from visiting the showroom and choosing a mattress to expensive delivery and setup costs — the idea of receiving a compressed foam mattress shipped to one’s home in an easy-to-handle box appeals to millions of consumers. From the original Bed-in-a-Box created in 2007, we now have close to 200 companies now following the same model — and demand continues to increase.

Obviously, with all these companies now contending for market share, the field has become quite competitive, and manufacturers are now under increased pressure to get their mattresses built and shipped more quickly than ever. For a business model that essentially builds mattresses on demand, this presents some unique challenges, causing some to re-think how their bed-in-a-box mattresses are produced. Many have discovered that using hot melt systems for product assembly can greatly shorten the amount of time it takes to build and ship a mattress. Let’s take a look at how these mattresses are made and how hot melt systems can reduce production time.

The Manufacturing Process

For many bed-in-a-box companies, if not most, their mattresses are made to order, and construction doesn’t begin until the customer places an order online. The reasons for this range from customization options to logistical space (many of these boutique companies don’t have room to store large amounts of inventory). Each mattress is constructed of state-of-the-art memory foam which has the ability to be highly compressed and rolled for shipping. The biggest delay in the manufacturing process is in applying the adhesives to build the mattress itself — water-based adhesives require 24 hours or more for curing. When a company has limited space, they can only cure so many mattresses at a time, which can cause even more delays in the supply chain. Before long, customers get impatient. Needless to say, a company that can overcome these delays and streamline the manufacturing process can be highly competitive.

Some companies have overcome this challenge by using hot melt adhesives in place of the standard water-based adhesives. Hot melt adhesives are just as effective and enable the same level of quality in bed-in-a-box mattresses — they just cure much more quickly. Using a hot melt system, a manufacturer can produce, compress, roll and ship a bed in a box within hours, rather than days, greatly streamlining their workflow and keeping customers happy in the process.

Sure Tack offers an array of hot melt systems that are perfect for companies looking to streamline their production. If you’re a bed-in-a-box company or another manufacturer looking to shorten your turnaround time, a hot melt adhesive system can greatly accelerate your manufacturing process without impacting quality control. To learn more about whether a hot melt system is right for you, call us today at 800-580-2803.

Why Choose Hot Melt Adhesive for On-Demand Manufacturing?

These days, more and more companies are moving away from stock production and instead gravitating toward on-demand manufacturing. This comes from a need to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of supply chains in an economy increasingly dominated by online retail. This shift is a stark contrast to the days when large quantities of a product used to be constructed on assembly lines and then kept in storage facilities for weeks or even months until they are ready to be shipped to a customer. Hot melt adhesive systems are a critical component of much on-demand manufacturing, but before we get into why, let’s dive a bit deeper into the benefits of on-demand manufacturing for product assembly operations.

  • Ensures a speedy, responsive turnaround. Depending on the type of item, products can often be constructed on-site and shipped off to a store (or in some cases, a direct customer) on the same day an order is placed.
  • Reduces overhead costs by saving on storage space. There’s no need to store large quantities of products for multiple weeks or months since everything is shipped soon after they come off the production line.
  • Cuts down on product markdowns and waste. With on-demand manufacturing, you never need to produce more product than you need. That means you can reduce the amount of product you must discount or throw away.

The Role of Hot Melt Adhesive in On-Demand Manufacturing

With on-demand manufacturing, speed is the name of the game. Once an order is received, the goal is to build the item, package it, and ship it out within the same day. Having a hot melt adhesive system on your assembly line for constructing products makes this possible. Hot melt adhesive is simple and easy to apply to a variety of materials, and best of all, it cures incredibly fast (it’s dry to the touch within seconds). This represents a stark contrast to other methods for adhering products on an assembly line. For example, a water-based adhesive can take 24 hours or more to fully cure, which can really bog down the process and cause logistical storage headaches. After all, where are you going to store all this product while you wait for the water-based adhesive to cure?

Mattress manufacturers are one industry that relies on the speedy qualities of hot melt adhesive to fulfill on-demand production goals. Both traditional mattress companies and newer bed-in-a-box online mattress retailers benefit from hot melt adhesive’s ability to speed up production and fulfill orders quickly. Mattresses can be constructed and then loaded directly from production lines onto trucks that ship them out the same day the order was received.

Ready to streamline your company’s manufacturing process? A hot melt adhesive system is ideal for constructing products in an on-demand manufacturing setting. As an industry leader in hot melt adhesive application equipment, Sure Tack Systems’ hot melt glue systems are reliable, simple to operate, and easy to maintain. Contact us to learn more about how a hot melt adhesive system can improve the bottom line of your company’s manufacturing process.

Hot Melt Adhesive Revolutionizes Bed-in-a-Box Mattress Manufacturing

Bed-in-a-box mattresses are becoming more popular than ever as customer purchasing behaviors shift from brick and mortar mattress stores in ecommerce-based mattress retailers. Instead of worrying about physically driving to a mattress store, enduring sales pitches, wondering if you’re getting a good deal, and then dealing with transporting your mattress, these bed-in-a-box companies are simplifying the process for all parties involved.

The bed-in-a-box mattress industry has exploded over the past five years, but the concept actually dates back to 2007 when a Nashville-based entrepreneur named Bill Bradley built the first machine designed to compress and tightly roll foam mattresses for simple shipping. This piece of equipment was key in the founding of Bradley’s mattress business, Bed in a Box, and it was long before other major bed-in-a-box companies — like Casper and Tuft & Needle — threw their hat in the ring.

Fast forward to 2019 — there are now nearly 200 online mattress manufacturers that follow the bed-in-a-box model for compressing, rolling, and shipping foam mattresses direct to customers. These companies represent about 12 percent of the mattress market (it was only 6 percent in 2014). As this niche market grows in dominance, bed-in-a-box mattress businesses are looking for new ways to innovate their product assembly and improve the experience of customers.

One way bed-in-a-box companies are streamlining their manufacturing process is by switching from water-based adhesive to hot melt adhesive for adhering the mattress’ multiple foam layers. How? Well, it all comes down to curing time.

Bed-in-a-box mattresses are often built to order, which means that when a customer orders a mattress, the company immediately gets to work on constructing the mattress before compressing, rolling, and boxing it up to be shipped. If a company is using water-based adhesive during the construction phase, they must wait a minimum of 24 hours for the adhesive to fully cure before it can be compressed and rolled. This poses two problems. First, water-based adhesive slows down foam mattress production. Second, water-based adhesive requires a bed-in-a-box manufacturer to have enough space to store multiple mattresses while they undergo curing process. Given how large mattresses are, that’s a lot of space if you’re flooded with hundreds of customer orders per week.

That’s where hot melt adhesives come in to save the day. Unlike water-based adhesives, hot melt adhesives cure incredibly fast. When applied to mattresses, hot melt adhesive will dry within a few seconds, as opposed to a day or more. This means bed-in-a-box mattress companies are able to construct, compress, roll, and ship a mattress within several hours of receiving a customer’s order.

Ready to maximize the efficiency of your bed-in-a-box mattress manufacturing process? A hot melt adhesive system is the way to go. Sure Tack Systems is an industry leader in hot melt adhesive application equipment. Our hot melt glue systems are reliable, simple to operate, and easy to maintain. Contact Sure Tack Systems to learn more about implementing hot melt adhesive into your bed-in-a-box manufacturing process.

Hot Melt Adhesive System Training by Sure Tack Systems

From the moment you install a Sure Tack hot melt adhesive system in your facility, it’s understood that machine is going to be put under constant strain. You have products to make, orders to fulfill, clients to satisfy, a business to grow.

The good news is that our adhesive systems are built to withstand the demands of your business. The bad news is that even the best-made equipment can experience problems. Parts wear out over time and under stress, an employee might use the machine incorrectly, or any of a hundred other factors might throw a wrench into the works—metaphorically speaking. That’s why, in addition to creating products built to endure 24-7 wear-and-tear, we also provide an extensive support system for your Sure Tack hot melt adhesive system, including one-on-one training and ongoing technical support.

Benefits of Training

Time is money, and when your manufacturing goes down, you’re losing potential revenue every minute. With our hot melt adhesive systems, proper training on the equipment can actually help prevent breakdowns or stop them before they start. Sure Tack stands apart by providing one-on-one training, free of charge, over the life of your system. This training helps you and your team understand how the machinery works, not only so it gets used effectively, but also so if something goes wrong, you’ll know where to look for the source of the problem.

What are some of the benefits of our hot melt adhesive training schools? Let’s look at a few:

  • Combined team and one-on-one instruction. Our instructors can train your team on the equipment, but also one-on-one. This ensures no question goes unanswered and that each employee using the system fully understands how the system works.
  • Customized training. No generic, cookie-cutter curriculum here. Our training is not geared specifically to the equipment you have purchased and installed, ensuring that you’re not wasting time and brain space on the information you don’t need.
  • Learn preventative maintenance. We don’t just teach you how to use the equipment; we also teach you how to take care of it. Preventative maintenance is important for your hot melt equipment because it extends the life span of your system and helps you stop problems before they start. (This benefit alone can save you thousands in maintenance costs.)
  • Ongoing training support. Our training benefit is free for the life of your machine. That means if you hire someone new after we’ve finished the training, we’ll come back out and train them. For free. For as long as you own the system.

Additional Technical Support

Hot melt adhesive systems are complex machines with many moving parts. Even with the level of training we provide, every so often you may encounter a problem you don’t know how to solve. Since moments count when it comes to downtime, we back up your training with 24-7 technical support for your hot melt adhesive system. No matter what time of day or night you encounter a problem, our experts are available to help.

Providing Sure Tack hot melt adhesive system training is just one of the ways Sure Tack Systems stand out in customer service. To learn more about our systems and the training we provide, contact Sure Tack Systems today.

FAQs About Hot Melt Adhesive Systems

Trying to figure out the right hot melt adhesive system for your needs? Have questions you need to be answered? Here are some common questions asked about our industry and products:

What are hot melt adhesives?

Hot melt adhesive, sometimes referred to as “hot glue,” is a thermoplastic material that is solid in normal conditions yet moldable under heat. In industrial settings, they are popular adhesive choice for product assembly because they can bond materials together quickly. Want to learn more about hot melt adhesives? Read our article, “What Are Hot Melt Adhesives?”

What is a hot melt glue system?

A hot melt glue system is used to dispense thermoplastic adhesive for use in a variety of product assembly industries, including the manufacturing of mattress, carpeting, cars, cardboard boxes, textiles, and more. Want to learn more about hot melt glue systems? Read our article, “What is a Hot Melt Glue System?”

Do I need a manual or automated adhesive spray system?

Trying to decide if your business needs a manual or automated spray system? There are several things to consider. How big is your operation? What is your budget? What kind of demands are you dealing with? Learn more in our article, “Do I Need a Manual or Automated Adhesive Spray System?

Can I customize my hot melt adhesive system?

At Sure Tack Systems, we offer a range of hot melt adhesive systems, including extrusion, slot coating, and wide web spray All of these can be partially or fully automated to help meet the assembly line needs of any operation. Learn more in our article, “Can I Customize My Hot Melt Adhesive System?

What is a slot coating applicator and how does it work?

A slot coating applicator offers a fast and efficient application of adhesives to anything from mattresses to cardboard packaging to cars. Learn more about sloat coating applicators in our article, “What is a Slot Coating Applicator and How Does It Work?

Why should I use an in-line spray handgun for hot melt adhesives?

An in-line spray handgun connects to an overhead mount, which can be adjusted to suit your requirements. This type of hot melt handgun has many advantages, which you can learn more about in our article, “Why Should I Use An In-Line Spray Handgun For Hot Melt Adhesives?

Why do I have to change the seals on my hot melt glue equipment?

Hot melt adhesive equipment, like seals, needs regular maintenance to keep them running longer and more cost effectively. Learn more about seal maintenance in our article, “Why Do I Have To Change The Seals On My Hot Melt Glue Equipment?

Why water-based adhesives are a thing of the past?

There are four types of water-based adhesives: animal or protein glues, resin cements, latex cements, and vegetable glues. Water-based glues have a long history, but for industrial use, their popularity is declining as hot melt glues grow in popularity. Learn more in our article, “Why Water Based Adhesives are a Thing of The Past?

How bad are solvent-based adhesives for the environment?”

Despite the versatility of solvent-based adhesives is that they can adversely affect the ecosystem and human health in numerous ways. Learn more in our article, “How Bad Are Solvent-Based Adhesives for The Environment?

Why is it important to have a flow adjustment lockout for your hot melt system?

If you’ve been researching adhesive application systems, you’ve probably come across the term “flow adjustment lockout”, but perhaps you’re unsure what it refers to. Learn more about these mechanisms in our article, “Why is it Important to Have a Flow Adjustment Lockout for your Hot Melt System?

Have questions about hot melt adhesive systems that aren’t answered here? Contact Sure Tack Systems today!