“Henkel edgebanding adhesives cover PUR, PO and EVA technologies, and offer superior products at the right price with proven results – just ask anyone using Henkel Technomelt edgebanding adhesives.
“Henkel offers an exceptional range of PUR adhesives supplied in Granules, 2kg blocks, 20kg drums and 200kg drums under the brand names Technomelt for all known edgebanding machines and applications, and they are also available in ME (Micro Emissions).
“The tried and tested market-leading Technomelt 270-7 has a proven winning background and probably the most versatile grade on the market offering exceptional high performance. However, it’s not just the adhesive that makes Henkel PUR adhesives the market leader, it’s the technical and onsite support offered by both Henkel and Kenyon’s that separates us from the rest of the field. We don’t just sell adhesives; we live them and this includes supporting you!
“Yes, PUR adhesives dominate the market. Over the years PUR adhesives have been more accessible to customers who are edging and as technologies advance, PUR adhesives’ outstanding performance has become available to all edging customers delivering the finished goods to the highest standards.
“EVA based adhesives are still a big player and Henkel offer a range from filled to unfilled and everything else in between to suit every application. Edgebanding using EVA hot melt is commonly used due to the ease of use, but PUR adhesives have rapidly gained ground with incomparable benefits. If joints need exceptional water or heat resistance, then PUR adhesives are recommended as they have a significantly superior performance versus an EVA adhesive.
“EVA hot melt adhesives are classed as filled and unfilled. Filled adhesives such as Technomelt KS220 and Technomelt 611 are generally lower costing but still offer exceptional performance and a high final bond strength. The addition of fillers can offer advantages such as preventing stringing and can be beneficial when running porous chipboard. Unfilled hot melt adhesives such as Technomelt KS351 can be applied at lower coat-weights, eliminating the glue line and achieving tighter joints, offering high glue mileage and high final bond strength.
“Polyolefin based adhesives have better hydrolysis and heat resistance than EVA based adhesives. They are easier to apply than PUR adhesive as like EVA hot melts do not require a wax cleaner and also lower the formation of strings at the application unit, whilst providing better stability in the melting equipment, in comparison with standard EVA based adhesives.
Remember PUR based adhesives will always outperform both EVA or PO adhesives for heat and moisture resistance!”
HOTMELT CLEANERS FOR EDGEBANDING
Hot melt cleaners
“So, you’re running PUR, PO or EVA hot melt adhesives for edgebanding and therefore already recognise and demand the highest quality and performance from your adhesive,” explains Kenyon Group’s James Hamilton.
“In order to ensure optimum performance, the same quality cleaner should be sought. Sadly sometimes overlooked, cleaners play a vital role in your day to day operations – many would argue just as crucial a role as the adhesive itself – a good cleaner can make all the difference.
“The right cleaner will bring you many operational benefits, ensuring consistent dispensing & bond quality, reducing downtime & maintenance, as well as prolonging the lifespan of application equipment. Not to mention the peace of mind factor – there’s nothing better than being able to leave your equipment safe in the knowledge that the cleaning process has finished and therefore your edge bander will be all ready for the start of the next production run. Whilst a good cleaning process is key for all adhesives, it is especially important for PUR adhesives to prevent the glue from crosslinking.
“A good quality and appropriate cleaner used in the correct way can save hours of downtime over the lifetime of the edge bander by reducing the amount of time spent on the cleaning process, thereby maximising production time. Streamlining the cleaning process is just as key as selecting the most appropriate and superior quality adhesive.
“Through our premium partnership with Henkel, we can offer customers advice and help them choose the best Technomelt cleaner for their production line. Through our technical team we are there to support customers either over the phone or through training days and site visits, ensuring they are getting the very best out of their adhesives and cleaners. This all round support package has been fundamental in gaining us the reputation of being a key distributor to many leading UK manufacturers.
“The Henkel name is quite rightly associated with quality and market leading technologies, and this doesn’t purely apply to their adhesives, but also to their extensive range of hot melt cleaners, which cover everything form surface cleaning through to thorough system / application equipment cleaning. Given that an effective cleaning process can make all the difference to meeting deadlines, maximising output and achieving daily goals, we are here to help set you on the right path and ensure you are getting the most out of your day.
Technomelt Cleaner PURE
High Performance surface cleaner. Ideal for regular cleaning of machine surfaces. Removes any contamination effectively and easily. Major safety advantages in comparison to CLP classifications for standard cleaners on the market. Solvent Free
Technomelt Cleaner 2
Cleaning agent for all polyurethane hotmelts in the uncured state. Used in daily operations in conjunction with Technomelt PUR adhesive. 1.2kg cartridges - Holzher edgebanding and 1kg block for bulk melters
Technomelt Cleaner 4
Cleaning agent for all polyurethane hotmelts in the uncured state. Used in daily operations in conjunction with Technomelt PUR adhesive.
Cleaner Cleaning Agent for Polyurethane Hotmelts, specially to remove none cured and cured polyurethane hotmelt as well as carbonised hotmelt residues. Provides a deep, cleansing clean. 1.4kg block for bulk melters
Antistatic, release agent and cleaner all in one. Simplifying the process and reducing costs and errors.
“We are confident that the above solutions will work for you,” says James, “so much so we are offering a free site evaluation which will go through your entire edgebanding process, addressing any application concerns and covering adhesive / cleaner selection and procedures. It is through this proven process that we have helped many companies, who have worked with our recommendations, become more efficient and aware of what can be achieved.