Heat, time, and oxidation are factors that can create production challenges. Our spray adhesive troubleshooting tips help improve production efficiency and avoid quality control issues such as overspray and poor coverage.
As the aging population enjoys longer lifespans and embraces more active lifestyles, the demand for adult incontinence products has surged. These products now require enhanced fit, function, and security to accommodate the active lifestyle of baby boomers, ensuring they remain comfortable during longer wear times. To address sustainability concerns associated with material end-of-life, Henkel collaborates with manufacturers to offer bio-based alternatives and improve operational efficiency, while maintaining innovation as a top priority to meet consumer needs. Our customers can trust Henkel for secure, functional, and sustainable solutions.
60+ by 2050
The percentage of the population that will be 60+ years old by 2050.
The adult incontinence market doubled in size over the last decade.
CAGR 2023 to 2028
Adult incontinence products are the fastest-growing personal hygiene segment.
There are theoretically endless possibilities for the use of sustainable materials. The most important materials in this context are bio-based materials, recycled materials and biodegradable materials.
- Diaper construction
- Core efficiency and integrity
- Tab attachment
- Leg/cuff elastics
A strong and secure seal between the top sheet and back sheet is critical for proper diaper construction. TECHNOMELT® DM adhesives work with the substrate coatings and enhancements to provide excellent bond strength at low coating weights.
To stabilize the diaper core, TECHNOMELT® adhesives are used, offering secure use for varying fluff/SAP ratios while increasing absorbency. This improves the length of wear and discretion for active adults.
The superior shear strength of TECHNOMELT DM is critical to fastening components in tab attachment applications to assure they stay secure with adult movement.
The shear strength of TECHNOMELT® DM adhesives is critical for strand attachment, keeping the fit around the wearer’s legs and prevent leakage. Better adhesion of the elastic strands increases comfort for the wearer.
Maximizing slot coating equipment uptime requires process optimization to avoid poor coverage, bleed-through, nozzle damage, and nozzle build-up. These issues are often related to incorrect process settings, poor equipment maintenance, substrate changes, or a combination of these elements.
Routine maintenance and proper safety measures help to avoid preventable injuries. This list of safety best practices. helps protect hot melt equipment operators against injury and reduce unexpected delays during production assemblies.
Having a system in place to prevent overfilling or underfilling hot melt tanks will keep the temperature of the tank consistent as well as prevent char from forming. Following these best practices helps prevent issues with hot melt tank refilling.
Fast-curing of melt adhesives are sensitive to heat, contaminants, and oxidation, which can cause char. This can lead to clogged hoses, filters, and nozzles, making it important to prevent char from forming as it can be difficult to remove.
When the hot melt adhesive is warmed too long, it can cause degradation. By implementing a tank setback mode, char, and discoloration can be avoided, reducing wait times due to reheating or cooling the hot melt adhesive.
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