Making the switch to less hazardous adhesives


Is it time to make the switch?

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. Making the switch to less hazardous adhesives is a positive change to maximise productivity of your business, while simultaneously improving overall quality of the product. 

Chemique Adhesives has for many years been pioneering new and innovative adhesives for bonding a range of substrates. The main focus has been on reducing the hazard for the user and being able to offer a less hazardous alternative to traditional solvent-based adhesives.

Our comprehensive product range includes a variety of water-based and hot melt adhesives. Due to their flexibility and practicality, these types of adhesives are an excellent and less hazardous choice for many industries and can also 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 dangerous pollutants. This is due to the absence of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) which are found in many other adhesives. They are also highly resistant to drastic temperature changes, able to form a strong bond with the required application and can adhere to a wide variety of substrates.

spray gunStuart 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 are also straightforward to apply both manually and automatically with the right equipment. This is usually achieved with rolling or spraying techniques, and with the correct formulation and viscosity, the adhesive can complement your exact production requirements.

The ideal choice...

We have a versatile range of water-based adhesives 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...

testingOur 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.

You can read more about the benefits of making the switch to hot melt adhesives by CLICKING HERE

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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