Packaging Predicament Solved by Beardow Adams

The Problem  | Current supply discontinued 

For 40 years, the quality of our products and service has helped us to build and maintain relationships with our clients. When an existing client was in need of a new hot-melt adhesive solution, they approached us to help. This American company specialises in low- and high-acid aseptic processing into shelf-stable packaging, and needed a new way to bind plastic lids to cardboard cartons when their current adhesive was discontinued.

The Answer  | BAMFutura 55OB

Our extensive knowledge of adhesives and the versatility of our products have already allowed us to successfully supply this client with BAM 2289 for another of their processes, so they trusted us to provide the same insight and care with this issue. Due to the diversity of their packaged foodstuffs, they needed an adhesive that worked well when exposed to a wide temperature range; the seal must always hold the cap to the package and prevent leaking.

To achieve this, we recommended BAMFutura 55OB – a hot-melt adhesive with an added UV tracer allowing photo- eye detection. It also has a faster setting speed and produces noticeably less stringing than its predecessor, which had caused the line to need hourly cleaning when in use.

The Outcome | Success

Since September 2019, the client has run several trials to test how the BAMFutura 55OB operates under a range of conditions. Initally, it was heated to 200°C, the same as their previous adhesive, and used to seal 60 packs. Aging was then tested for a week at freezer, room, and elevated temperatures.

After trialling the adhesive for 90 minutes on a different line, the next step was to try BAMFutura 55OB for a whole production day. The client has not looked back since and made the switch to Beardow Adams!

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