Food Packaging

Industry: Food Packaging

Customer Need:
A customer using a large quantity of hot melt adhesives for case and carton sealing was looking to reduce its adhesive usage and associated costs.

Applied Adhesives Approach:
Leveraging its cost per thousand efficiency check, Applied's technical service team did a full line packaging audit to determine ways to achieve the desired usage and cost reduction. The team looked at bead placement, the number of beads used and the length and width of each bead. Applied's bonding consultants recommended adjusting the bead placement on the carton and also specified the proper application amount settings for each line.

With the adjustment to the application amount, the customer was able to achieve a 15% savings on adhesive costs. The customer also was able to obtain a stronger substrate bond and a 100% fiber tear-over area of the bonded substrate. In addition, with the bead location adjustment, the team eliminated the lifting away of the corner flap, which sometimes caused problems in transit.


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