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.
Proper medical protective wear helps protect healthcare professionals and patients during medical procedures. The global pandemic brought an acute awareness of the need for reliable and readily available protective devices. These protective face masks, gloves, and gowns can prevent the spread of disease while assuring the integrity of sterile environments. The primary driver is quality – these healthcare products need strong bonds to assure strength and security. Henkel’s solutions are focused on protecting both patients and health care workers. These products offer quality and continue to evolve to meeting changing demands in the industry.
increase in PPE costs per patient
since the pandemic.
Expected growth of medical protective clothing market.
Feel they can make a difference in the world with their choices.
- Medical face masks
- Respiratory protective devices
- Isolation gowns and surgical draping
Demand for medical protective wear has increased exponentially in recent years as the importance for protection against infection and reduction in the spread of disease. Medical face masks are designed to protect others from infective agents from the nose and mouth while speaking, breathing, or coughing. The adhesive materials for this type of personal protective equipment are used for the lamination of layers and elastic strap fixation. Medical face masks typically have 3-4 layers to meet medical protective wear standards and the personal protective equipment materials used for each layer are manufactured using nonwoven fabrics to provide adequate protection.
Henkel's hygiene adhesives meet strict safety standards in ISO 9001-certified facilities, ensuring reliable, high-quality performance for medical protective wear, suitable for both experts and newcomers in the field.
Respiratory protective devices protect the user against particles and aerosols. They may or may not have a valve. The adhesives are used for the lamination of layers and elastic strap fixation. In order to create a respirator that meets the requirements of personal protective equipment, materials made with TECHNOMELT® technology are used to make a nonwoven material that are then layered and molded into the required shape. These respiratory protective devices offer higher filtration abilities than other personal protection equipment materials.
Protective apparel used to protect health care workers and patients from the transfer of microorganisms and body fluids. The adhesives are used for the lamination of layers and for the adhesive stripes in skin contact. Durability is key when it comes to surgical drapes materials. The materials used need to be extremely strong and flexible while also being highly absorbent and impervious to fluids. This is achieved by using high quality adhesives to laminate nonwoven materials. Henkel’s range of TECHNOMELT® adhesives products offer reliable and effective results that are trusted by the experts to keep both healthcare providers and patients safe and protected.
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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