Low & high solids in water-based adhesives

Water-based adhesives are most based on dispersion polymers, these are often EOVH and PVAC polymers. These dispersion adhesives may be a blend to reach specific properties like:

  • Viscosity
  • rheology
  • solids
  • Water solubility
  • Water resistance
  • Chemical resistance
  • Heat resistance
  • pH
  • Glass transition temperature
  • Film forming temperature
  • Tacky film/surface
  • Non tack film
  • Adhesion Strength
  • Setting speed
  • Wet tack
  • Workability
  • Shear resistance
  • Application specific properties

Water-based glue manufacturing

Dispersion, starch and additives

Most water-based adhesives are based on synthetic dispersions, produced from VAM. Water-based adhesives Can also be based on starch (Corn, tapioca, wheat, etc.). These polymers, natural and fossil, can often be blended to increase adhesion, biodegradability or biomass. In addition to the base polymers, we have expert knowledge about additives for adhesives and coatings, like wetting agents, adhesion promoters, water-resistance modifiers, rheology modifiers, thickeners, thinners, fillers and flame retardant additives.

Water-based adhesive manufacturing