Adhesives

Pressure Sensitives

labelling

Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) contain rubber which allows high adhesion combined with flexibility. They provide a less brittle bond and can allow for movement. Example applications include:

  • Plastic bottle labelling
  • Mattress construction
  • Side glueing for books and magazines
  • E-commerce
  • Tapes
  • Tube winding
  • Cap wadding
  • Tear tapes

At Interlock Adhesives, we have the expertise to help you find the right pressure sensitive adhesive and help you reduce costs by using less and lowering application temperatures. There are three main types of applications we focus on are hot melt labelling, bookbinding side glue and pallet stabilisation.

Hot Melt Labelling

It is important that pressure sensitive adhesives are used for PET (polyethene terephthalate) labelling as they are able to cope with any expansion from the product inside the bottles such as carbonated drinks. We have a range of PSAs which can lower your application temperatures to give you massive energy savings and improved safety. 

Key features:

  • Reduced application temperature
  • Low viscosity allows high machine speed
  • High adhesion for reduced material usage
  • Suitable for e.dot/nozzle application systems
  • We offer adhesive grades that up to 98% can be removed for the recycling process
  • Grades available suitable for PET bottle recycling systems
pet labelling adhesive

Bookbinding Side Glue

Side glue is an integral part of the bookbinding process. It is the part of the book that comes under the most pressure and therefore requires maximum flexibility and strength. These grades require rubber content which aids tack so that cover is held down even before the adhesive has fully set. Our side glue range includes PSAs to cope with any difficult binding projects you may have and give you peace of mind for a high quality finish every time. 

Key Features: 

  • Perfect bonding strength for all speeds and substrates
  • Cleanest machinability
  • High thermal stability
  • Low density reducing overall consumption
  • Complete product range covering all adhesive technologies for
    improved efficiency and positive environmental impact 
bookbinding side glue

Pallet Stabilisation

Pallet stabilisation is a cost effective and innovative method for stacking your pallets using pressure sensitive adhesive. The adhesive is applied to each unit and acts as a non-slip layer, securing the goods in place, stabilising for transit and reducing the damage to goods across the supply chain. If required the goods can easily be taken away from the pallet and restacked without any fibre tear or compromising the pallet stability. Hence why it is quickly becoming the preferred method of pallet packing.

Key Features:

  • Reduces consumption of plastic wrap and pallet interlayers by up to 50%, reducing the overall cost
  • Reducing plastic consumption and improving sustainability
  • Scalable – can be applied via hand gun or with fully automated end-of-line equipment
  • Typical applications include cases, sacks, bottles & cans
pallet stabilisation pressure sensitive

We can help.
Contact our glue specialist today.

Related Pages

Pallet Stabilisation

Bookbinding

Labelling

Sustainability