Astro Adhesives

Astro Packaging excels in hot melt technology! Our equipment and hotglue have outstanding thermal stability, low odor, light color, and consistent high quality. When it comes to hot melts, think Astro Packaging. We can formulate and sell hot melts in batches. We have made specialty wax coatings, removable hot melts, massively permanent hot melts and much in between. We offer hot melts in pellets, wafers, and more which can be packaged can be in cases, large bins, or super sacks.

Astro Packaging is the next generation synthetic hot melt adhesive supply. Based on metallocene, our glues have very good properties because we sell industrial adhesives. Astro Packaging has extensive years of experience in this industry and is a leader in equipment and hotglue. We are the pioneering American company to introduce synthetic hotmelts. Our products are for use in a very wide array of products.
 
Astro Packaging also provides new products, polyolefin hot melt adhesive that is made of metallocene. This hot melt adhesive for box sealing used is uneasy to carbonize under high temperature that can reduce carbon and equipment downtime losses, and also save costs for customers. 
 

METALLICENE-BASED ADHESIVES

A metallocene is a compound typically consisting of two cyclopentadienyl anions (Cp, which is C5H5-) bound to a metal center (M) in the oxidation state II, with the resulting general formula (C5H5)2M. Closely related to the metallocenes are the metallocene derivatives, e.g. titanocene dichloride, vanadocene dichloride. Certain metallocenes and their derivatives exhibit catalytic properties, although metallocenes are rarely used industrially. Cationic group 4 metallocene derivatives related to [Cp2ZrCH3]+ catalyze olefin polymerization. Metallocenes are a subset of a broader class of organometallic compounds called sandwich compounds. In the structure shown at right, the two pentagons are the cyclopentadienyl anions with circles inside them indicating they are aromatically stabilized. Here they are shown in a staggered conformation. Read more on WikiPedia...
 
Because of their availability, low cost and excellent bonding characteristics, ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) adhesives have been the material of choice for packagers for the past 40 years. Metallocene adhesives, introduced in the early 1990s offered improved performance, less density and reduced adhesive use, but at a higher cost. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjVmplx9FEc
 

APPLICATIONS

Our Duramelt adhesives are superior adhesives for use in:
  • Carton Sealing
  • Box Closing
  • Difficult Substrates (UV, PET, BOPP/OPP, Metallized)
  • Straw Attachment
  • Hot Melt Adhesive for Packaging
Astro Packaging Hot Melt Adhesive for packaging is suitable for various production lines with all kinds of production speed. For general corrugated paper, high water repellent paper, PE / PP coated paper, UV coating paper, and straw can be bond with hot melt adhesive. The temperature of packaging can be used for carton/ box sealing under different temperature, from room temperature of beverage carton sealing, or 70℃of soy sauce carton sealing, and even to 90℃ of butter or engine oil carton sealing, all of which can have good sealing performance and box won’t break off during transportation or stored under high temperature. Tex Year’s Hot Melt Adhesive for packaging provides good protection and appearance to your products.
 
Our products are competitively priced, high quality and prompt delivery. Visit our website at astropackaging.com
Metallocene Based Hot Melt Adhesives for Case and Carton Sealing Applications: In 2007, the packaging industry will use in excess of 400 MM pounds of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), which roughly corresponds to more than one billion pounds of hot melt adhesive (HMA).1 EVA-based HMAs have been the workhorse of packaging adhesives for the past 40 years. Despite their shortcomings, they served the market well during these years. However, the introduction of metallocene polymers in the late-1990s led to the launch of a new family of HMAs, which quickly proved to be superior to EVA-based HMAs. Those who believed that the issues associated with the use of EVA-based HMAs were just the nature of the business quickly came to the realization that this was not the case.  Read more in the white paper PDF...
 
ASI Magazine Article: Polyolefin-based hot-melt adhesives (HMAs), including ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), have been a mainstay of plastics production for decades. However, a relatively recent innovation in polyolefin catalyst technology — metallocene catalysts — represents a breakthrough that permits formulation of HMAs designed to provide specific performance attributes that elevate application productivity and economy in packaging and industrial applications. Hot-melt adhesives based on metallocene polyolefin copolymers, such as AFFINITY™ GA Polyolefin Plastomers, or “POPs,” available from The Dow Chemical Co., have demonstrated significant advantages over traditional EVA-based HMAs. These new-generation HMAs provide end users with improvements in processability, performance, cosmetic appearance and total cost. Read more of this article...

Focus Leads to Game-Changing Metallocene Hot Melt Technology: Our focus on perfecting adhesives is a clear advantage, especially when it comes to inventing innovative solutions that help packaging manufacturers improve their products and processes. In fact, our focus on perfecting formulations, application processes and end products radically reset the packaging adhesive landscape in the last decade. As a result, packaging adhesives are now light years apart from the limitations of workhorse commodity EVA hot melts that were commonly used throughout most of the 20th century. Read more in this PDF...

MANUFACTURERS

These manufactures carry fugitive glue product lines:
  • Astro Packaging
  • H.B. Fuller
  • Henkel
  • Bostik
  • IFS DURAPro
  • Jowat
  • Forbo Swift


Astro Packaging represents major manufacturers within the adhesives industry such as Bostik®, Forbo®, H.B. Fuller®, Henkel® as well as having many products toll produced/private labeled specifically for Astro Packaging.  Every application is individual and requires careful evaluation before the proper product can be selected for a specific application.  Our adhesive specialists are here to help our customers identify the specifics of each job and to recommend the right product for the application.  At Astro Packaging our focus is clear.....perfecting adhesives.  Call one of our customer service representatives at 1-800-642-7876 today!!!!  WHEN EXPERIENCE COUNTS....COUNT ON ASTRO PACKAGING!!!   For all of your adhesive dispensing equipment needs please visit our equipment website at www.astropackaging.com.  In business since 1991 Astro Packaging brings to the table years and years of equipment knowledge having been authorized distributors for Nordson®, Slautterback®, LTI®, ITW® and Graco®.  VALUE ADDED is more than just a concept, it is a reality.