YOUR CUSTOM ADHESIVE SOLUTIONS PROVIDER FOR PAPER CONVERTING

At APPLIED Adhesives, we know that each paper-converting application is unique. We have water-based and hot melt adhesives for every job—whether you mount or laminate, convert folding cartons, or corrugated boxes; create business forms, envelopes, or direct mail pieces. Not all paper is created equal. Let our team find the right paper converting adhesive for your specific requirements.

Direct Mail

APPLIED Adhesives can be your complete source for the following pressroom needs:

  • Water-based and hot melt adhesives for remoistenable (convection air and IR dryable), lamination, pocket/closed end mailer, and spine applications
  • EVA-based and pressure-sensitive hot melt adhesives for spine gluing applications
  • Full range of low stain fugitive hot melts based on your specific release needs
  • Cold seal adhesives for lamination and pocket/closed end mailers.
  • Our GATF award-winning integrated label technology for producing  in-line finished PS labels and stickers utilizing pressure sensitive, water-based and hot melt adhesives (both general permanent, laser grade, freezer grade, and repositionable) and compatible UV or heat-set silicone Click here for our in-use schematic
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Integrated and Dry Peel Cards

Our Dry Peel Label Technology is used to produce single-ply discount/incentive cards, and POP coupons utilizing water-based and compatible UV Silicone. Click here for our in-use schematic

Process Option One – For Uncoated, Dry Peel Cards)

Remoist Gluer – Use Product No. L9091DBT
Pattern Gluer – Use Product No. 26-35-1

Process Option Two – For Uncoated, Dry Peel Cards

Pattern Gluer #1 – Use Product No. L9091DBT
Pattern Gluer #2 – Use Product No. 26-35-1

Sales Incentive Card System

Full range of repositionable, water-based microsphere adhesives suitable for your specific release needs. UV and heat-s et scratch-off coatings (silver and fold) with compatible UV primer Click here for our in-use schematic

Process Option One – For UV Coated, Multi-Ply (Waterbase Adhesive) Cards

Pattern Gluer for Waterbase Laminating of Plys – Use Product No. 3414T/3412T/DM9000

Pattern Gluer for UV Protective Coating – Use Product No. UV1800
Hot Melt Extrusion Head for Fugitive Card Affixing – Use Product No. PS7355 or PS4214L

Process Option Two – For Plastic Coated, Multi-Ply (Hot Melt Adhesive) Cards

Unwind System to laminate pressure sensitive film for plastic cards
Hot Melt Extrusion Head for fugitive card affixing – Use Product No. PS4214

UV Scratch-Off System

Full range of repositionable, water-based microsphere adhesives suitable for your specific release needs. UV and heat-s et scratch-off coatings (silver and fold) with compatible UV primer. Click here for our in-use schematic

Process Option One

Remoist Gluer – Use Product No. L9091BDT
Pattern Gluer – Use Product No. L9094HSB (Silver) or ME1160 Part A/ME1160 Part B

Process Option Two

Pattern Gluer #1 – Use Product No. L9091BDT
Pattern Gluer #2 – Use Product No. L9094HSB (Silver) or ME1160 Part A/ME1160 Part B

FOLDING CARTON

As a folding carton producer, we understand your challenges. Speed, clean-machining, varying substrates, and the understanding of your needs to meet and exceed your customer’s end-requirements are critical to a functional carton. The right viscosity, paired with clean machining, are essential for trouble free production. We have products for contact extrusion, non-contact extrusion, or roll-applied applications. We’ll even put your adhesive through comprehensive lab testing to validate its performance before it ever reaches your production line. Contact our field services team to learn how we can help you find the right adhesive.

Glued Lap

APPLIED Adhesives offers a versatile line of adhesives for box manufacturers that support the old equipment of yesteryear and today’s digital, high-speed machinery. With appropriate viscosity, adhesion, and re-tack, our line of liquid adhesive products shine. Let us help you find the right product for your equipment, adhesion requirements, and end-use requirements.

Bookbinding

APPLIED Adhesive‘s field specialists are knowledgeable in all aspects of the graphic arts industry. From high-end coffee table books to magazines, press pasting, and direct mail, we have expertise in adhesive formulation requirements, a thorough knowledge of your customers’ possible end-use requirements, and the testing capabilities needed to support your business.

Working on books? We are well-versed in the bookbinding process—from one or two-shot perfect binding softcover books to high-quality, burst-bound, or Smyth-sewn hardcovers. We feature a complete product line, ranging from EVA hot melts to PUR adhesives for perfect binding, to pressure sensitive hot melts for side gluing, and water-based adhesives for case-bound hardcover books. Take advantage of our in-house lab to evaluate your page pulls and flex values for a free analysis.

LITHO LAMINATION

APPLIED Adhesives offers a complete line of adhesives for box manufacturers that support legacy equipment and today’s digital machinery, with the appropriate viscosity and adhesive chemistry required for your specific application needs.

TAPE & LABEL

From general purpose and pharmaceutical labels to construction tapes and road-marking tapes, APPLIED Adhesives’ ASURE® hot melt technology is at the forefront of tape and label adhesive applications. Whether you need general purpose permanent, freezer-grade, an extended information label system or repositionable pressure-sensitive, APPLIED Adhesives is ready to help. We can make recommendations based on your end-use requirements that focus on effectiveness and production speeds—improving your entire production process. Contact us to discuss your current hot melt adhesive needs or any special projects on the horizon.

Whether you need adhesive for labels or tape adhesive, a variety of end-use requirements can be accommodated, including:

  • General purpose pressure-sensitive adhesive
    • Inventory control labels
    • Pharmaceutical labels
    • Food & beverage labeling
  • High tack/high sheer formulated pressure sensitive adhesives for labels & tape
  • Freezer-grade pressure sensitive adhesive
  • Insect and rodent trap pressure-sensitive adhesive
  • Repositionable pressure-sensitive adhesive labels and tape
    • Produce labels
    • Childrens’ stickers
    • Bookmark stickers
    • Post-It™ label construction

UV & Water-Based Coatings

APPLIED Adhesives provides a complete product line of water-based and UV coatings covering the full gambit of aesthetic through functional applications that your needs may require. APPLIED Adhesives offers a one-stop solution for all your adhesive and coatings needs. Knowing the sometimes integrated relationship between coatings and adhesives plus the ability to stock together these two technologies, APPLIED Adhesives can be your single source for all of the following specialty UV and water-based coatings.

  • UV and WATER-BASED AESTHETIC and FUNCTIONAL COATINGSM

  • UV GLITTER COATINGSM

  • UV PEARLESCENCE COATINGSM

  • UV TEXTURED AND TACTILE COATINGSM

  • UV INK RECEPTIVE/WRITABLE AND GLUEABLE COATINGSM

  • SOFT TOUCH COATINGSM

  • UV METALLIC/REFLECTIVE COATINGSM

  • UV SCRATCH-OFF COATINGSM

  • UV THERMOCHROMIC COATINGSM

  • UV GLOW IN THE DARK COATINGSM

  • WATER-BASED DIGITAL GLOSS AND MATTE COATINGSM

  • UV RELEASE COATINGSM

  • UV LAMINATING ADHESIVESM

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Lab Testing

Our technical service team increases line efficiency through a comprehensive adhesive and equipment evaluation that optimizes your adhesives selection and application.

  • Full internal analytical capabilities (Located in Minnetonka, MN)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Product comparison of substrates
  • Custom formulation
  • Reverse engineering
  • Testing capabilities (Spell out)

We can also help manage adhesive over- and under-use by making recommendations based on current product needs and avoid bottlenecks due to using the wrong glue or having inefficient adhesive equipment.

If you are considering a new product or a change in production, you can also work with APPLIED Adhesives on a pilot testing process. With this capability, APPLIED Adhesives simulates production line variables, allowing you to keep your lines running. Once a suitable solution is agreed upon, you’ll have confidence that a line demonstration will have minimal impact on production.

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Your Custom Adhesives Solutions Provider.

Ready to learn how we can help you with your toughest product assembly challenges? Contact us today.