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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.


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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.

 


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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.


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Anwendungsbereiche

Klebelösungen aller Arten, darunter auch thermoplastische Klebstoffe, sind heute aus der Automobilindustrie nicht mehr wegzudenken. Gerade im Bereich des Fahrzeuginnenraums oder der Innenverkleidung kommen sogenannte Hotmelt Adhesives in Form von Klebefolien, Klebewebs oder verschiedenen Netzstrukturen häufig zum Einsatz und helfen, die Verklebung von einzelnen Materialien und die Verarbeitungsschritte zu vereinfachen.

Thermoplastic-adhesive-Automotive-door-panel-molding-processFür die automobile Anwendung müssen Hotmelt Klebstoffe verschiedenste technische, mechanische und physikalische Anforderungen erfüllen, darunter beispielsweise Beständigkeit gegen Verschleiß, Chemikalien oder Temperaturschwankungen. Darüber hinaus werden intelligente Klebelösungen auch für die Kaschierung von Textilien, Schäumen, Leder, Kunstleder oder anderen Materialien für die Fahrzeuginnenausstattung verwendet. Diese Verbundteile werden dann in Autositzen, Kopfstützen, Armlehnen, Türverkleidungen oder dem Dachhimmel eingesetzt. Klebevliese und Klebebänder werden zusätzlich auch bei der thermischen Dämmung, Schalldämmung oder der Isolation als Klebemittel zwischen den verschiedenen Dämmmaterialien verwendet.

 


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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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Introduction respiratory diseases

 

There are different types of biological agents such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms which could be able to have a direct effect on human health.  Among them, inhalation viruses are more important because of their rapid and sometimes uncontrollable transmission. Some of them, like SARS and MERS, became a threat to human health in recent decades. (1)

Nowadays, a virus named Covide-19 is causing the infection of more than 229 million people and more than 4.7 million deaths in the world (2). The speed of the outbreak and the number of cases has prompted the World Health Organization to announce an epidemic situation. At the same time, the different studies on the prevention methods and fabrication of the medical solutions have been evaluated. But, production of the vaccine and medical drugs takes time and needs a complete study on their effects.

 

Why do we need to wear a face mask?


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Web adhesive?

A hotmelt adhesive web is a nonwoven fabric with bonding capabilities. It is produced on a roll with a certain width and roll length. It can be applied through a lamination machine with a continuous process. Web rolls could also be cut into a specific form for piece-to-piece lamination. It exists different weight options depending on bonding requirements.

Polyamide hot-melt material and melting point options?

Polyamide adhesive is sometimes referred to as PA adhesive. Depending on polymer structure, it can either be thermoplastic or thermoset. In the case of hot melt adhesive, it belongs to the thermoplastic family. PA hot-melt web is made from Polyamide material. When the material gets heated, it could be activated starting to have an adhesion characteristic. When the temperature goes down, the material will become solid again. From low melt to high melt product range, it varies from 90 to 200 degrees.


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In our daily lives, we see textiles everywhere. In various industries, textiles are the foundation for many applications. The textile industry is also likely to innovate more quickly than other industries due to its strong compatibility. Joining materials, such as adhesive, allows combining of various substrates together, adding extra value and functionality.

Apart from that, lamination technology provides a wide range of possibilities. Innovative adhesive web even takes laminating process to the next level due to its clean and made-on roll feature compared to traditional liquid or water-based glue. It allows a continuous lamination process with higher efficiency.


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What is a thermoplastic adhesive web?

A thermoplastic adhesive web is a solid material with a nonwoven structure, it’s also called a hot melt adhesive web. When we put it on hand, it feels like fabric. Depending on the machine setting, it exists in different weights and structures.

How is hotmelt adhesive web made?

A perfect adhesive web is formed from a fine fiber that is cooled down into a continuous nonwoven structure. Due to its special structure, it makes the final material very soft, flexible, and breathable.

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What are some of the specificities of thermoplastic adhesive web ?

The plastic adhesive web is available in rolls for continuous coating or lamination. Additionally, it can also be made with a paper carrier or a PE carrier to transfer adhesive to a substrate or to avoid tacky problems. For roll length, they are available in 300ml, 500ml, and 1000ml sizes at 76mm inner diameter


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It’s really easy to bond it, in 2 steps only!

 

Why you should use hotmelt adhesive tape for hemming ?

  • To replace the sewing process
  • To make the process easier
  • To reinforce the finishing, and upgrade the quality

 

Step 1 : Preparation

 

  • Make sure your fabric / garment is pre-washed to avoid the narrowing of the hem.
  • Cut the length of hotmelt adhesive tape you need.

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