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Working on more sustainable hotmelt adhesives.

We are living in a world where people are more aware of our planet and our future. We are proud to say, Protechnic, we are part of it. Our R&D department keeps searching for more sustainable and Eco-friendly adhesive materials. We have already succeeded to use some bio-based material. Today, we are even more driven to work in this direction.


What is a Hot Melt Adhesive Net ?

In the adhesive market, “hot melt” (HMA) often refers to solid glue. There are several forms of hot melt adhesives, which can be categorized based on their physical characteristics and application methods.

Some common forms include:

  • Hot Melt Sticks or Glue Sticks
  • Hot Melt Pellets or Granules
  • Hot Melt Powders
  • Hot Melt Cartridges
  • Hot Melt Films, Sheets, or thermoplastic films.

For Hot Melt Films, they can be extruded in different structures, like Film, Web, and Net. In this article, we will dive into the subject of hot melt adhesives focusing on their extrusion in a net structure, which we call thermoplastic or Hot Melt Net. This is an important innovation to make adhesive more flexible and breathable. We’ll learn more about its unique form, applications, functions, and the numerous advantages and added value adhesive net offers over traditional gluing methods.


The Benefits and Applications of Bio-Based Hot Melt Adhesives


As businesses aim for more environmentally friendly adhesive options, bio-based hot melt adhesives have become a good choice compared to traditional adhesives. In this article, we will explore what bio-based hot melt adhesives are, how they are made, and the advantages and uses they offer. By understanding this innovative adhesive technology, companies can make informed choices to minimize their impact on the environment and support sustainable practices.


Standards are extremely stringent in the construction industry. It is directly related to the will of governments to improve energy efficiency  and soundproofing of households. Efforts are made to make sure homes meet the requirements of both residents and governments in terms of the use of energy ressources.

When constructing building or when setting up a room, thermal and sound insulation system is an important choice that will have an impact on the quality of life and comfort of the inhabitants.

Insulation devices play a significant role in ensuring that homes comply with regulations that tend to conserve energy and protect citizens’ well-being and safety.


Assembling solutions in the shoe industry


There are different methods to assemble the parts of a shoe, such as stitching, sewing, and bonding. Due to its technical nature, bonding options are the most varied.  Above all several bonding solutions such as PU contact cement, PVA glue or flame bonding, in general, traditional bonding solutions are referred to as liquid glue.


However, today, these traditional methods are less and less suitable for the needs of shoe manufacturers because they require time and manpower. Furthermore, bonding results can vary from worker to worker, which will cause irregularity.


Bonding in the shoe


Bemis and Protechnic – Bonding together around the world

Bemis and Protechnic have come to together with one big goal – combine experience, knowledge and technologies in order to develop more innovative, effective and high-performance adhesive solutions for our customers’ needs.


Complementarity of Bemis and Protechnic

For more than 110 years, Bemis Associates has partnered with the world’s great technical, performance, luxury and lifestyle brands in the search of inventive ideas that revolutionize the way of manufacturing adhesives, coatings, tapes and special films.

With the integration of Protechnic and its industrial adhesive solutions, the collaboration will foster the mutual business growth as well as the worldwide expansion of our manufacturing footprint to better serve customers in every region.



Bemis Associates Inc. of Shirley MA Acquires France-Based Company, Protechnic


Bemis Associates, bonding innovation and design partner to the world’s leading technical, performance, luxury, and lifestyle brands and a leading manufacturer of thermoplastic films, tapes, and adhesives for bonding announced today that it has acquired France-based manufacturing company, Protechnic.

Bemis and Protechnic have complimentary products and technology as well as a strong alignment in their corporate values and culture. Protechnic’s focus on global growth and innovation aligns with Bemis’ business strategy of product portfolio and manufacturing footprint expansion.

“This acquisition will allow Bemis to produce new and exciting products globally, specifically in the US, Europe and Asia where we have key manufacturing facilities,”

said Mike Johansen, President, Bemis Associates.


What is lamination?

Lamination involves combining different materials with the help of laminating machines. It maintains the individual properties and characteristics of each layer. Laminated materials have better strength, stability, durability, comfort, and appearance as a whole unit.

Lamination is used to join materials, such as foams, fabrics, PVC foils, leather, artificial leather, non-woven, film, paper, metal, honeycomb, or other materials.

During the lamination process, factors such as machine heat, pressure, time, and adhesive and material quality are essential. 

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