Making the switch to less hazardous adhesives

22 Jun 2021

Published in: Member News

Read our blog post about how Chemique Adhesives can assist you in making the move to solvent-free bonding

For UK businesses who use solvented adhesives as part of their manufacturing processes, now could be an ideal time to review your current work environment and make the necessary changes to maximise productivity and overall quality by making the switch to less hazardous adhesives.

Chemique Adhesives has for many years been pioneering water-based technology in terms of adhesives and application equipment and continually strives to grow the business in areas which lend themselves to water-based technology.

Due to their flexibility and practicality, water-based adhesives are an excellent choice for many industries as they can be an economically viable alternative when compared to solvent-based adhesives.

Advantages of water-based adhesives...

One of the main advantages of water-based adhesives is that they are environmentally friendly and minimize the impact of pollutants due to the absence of VOCs (volatile organic compounds). They are also highly resistant, form a strong bond and can adhere to a variety of substrates.

Stuart Francis, Managing Director of Chemique Adhesives comments, “For over 30 years we have made progressive steps towards eliminating hazardous solvents from the workplace by replacing these with our state-of-the-art water based adhesive systems which offer a solution to traditional solvent based types that have both environmental and safety shortcomings.”

“In the past our water-based adhesive range has been particularly suited to the foam and furniture industry, however with the introduction of our new water-based polymer systems, these adhesives are now ideal for a number of markets and manufacturing processes including automotive and insulated panel lamination.”

Water-based adhesives can be applied either manually or automatically, by rolling or spraying and with the right formulation and viscosity, can complement your exact production requirements.

The ideal choice...

We have a water-based adhesive to suit a number of requirements and industries including:

• Aircraft seating
• Automotive interiors
• Contract furniture
• Foam conversion
• Insulation products
• Mattress manufacture
• Office seating & screens
• Sofas
• Soft furnishings

Knowledge and expertise...

Our experienced technical sales and service team can provide innovative solutions by conducting a thorough review of your company’s existing bonding process and suggesting a safer type of adhesive. On-site or laboratory testing is also carried out to prove that the recommended adhesive will not only provide a less hazardous alternative but can also offer cost savings, improved efficiency, and increased output. As well as this, Chemique Adhesives can also install and regularly service all required equipment for added peace of mind.

Let us assist you in making the switch to solvent-free bonding with minimal disruption whilst optimising your bonding systems and practices.

If you would like to talk to our technical sales team or arrange a demonstration, then please get in touch today.

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Submitted by Jennie from Chemique Adhesives & Sealants Ltd
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