Our hotmelt adhesives can be applied automatically, as well as manually. With automated systems, the substrate is mechanically placed in the correct position, adhesive dosing starts automatically, and this is followed by automated pressing. With manual systems, these actions are performed by an operator. To be able to guarantee consistent quality, automated application is often preferred. Manual application of hotmelt adhesives has a few challenges. This is because the operator’s working method has a major impact on the end result, which means that there always is a chance of inconsistent application. In addition, the operator has to evenly press every substrate him/herself, as a result of which the mattresses are not all pressed the same way. Specific hotmelts for manual application require little pressure to achieve good bond strength. The major advantage of manual application is its flexibility. The implementation of both methods is product and process dependent. Select one that suits your requirements, product design, and production process.
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