Envelope Manufacturing Case Study

Our in-depth understanding of the adhesives industry has enabled our technical team to create a suite of adhesive products that meet a range of requirements. Understanding the capabilities of our products well, we can often recommend a pre-formulated adhesive once we have an understanding of the customer’s specific requirements. We recently worked with a large independent envelope manufacturer based in the UK and by introducing them to an existing adhesive in our product range, we not only saved them money, but also increased their line speeds.

The customer was experiencing wrinkling on the flap gum when working with low cost light weight Manila paper. Our ‘hands-on’ approach meant that the technical team conducted a full audit of the customer’s current production cycle. The line audit involved measuring the distance from the gluing station to the drying station until the end of the production line. We went on to ask a series of questions that allowed us to get to the bottom of how the product was currently performing, and what could be improved. After taking samples of paper, we were able to test a number of our pre-formulated products to determine which one was the most effective.

The AquaPAL 9929 LV was selected as the final product as it was designed to give exceptional lay flat performance. It enabled the customer to coat at a lower rate and prevent the paper from wrinkling. As a result of our process, knowledge and selected product, we were able to significantly reduce machine down time.  Line speed was increased by 15% as the adhesive does not cause crinkling when dried at a faster rate. The customer was also able to reduce the coat weight of the adhesive applied which reduced the cost of production.

To learn more about how our products could improve your performance speeds, please get in touch with a member of our team using the details on the Contact Us page.

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