September 2012 - Test started on 1 line in Erfurt
December 2012 - Decision to convert all 4 lines in Erfurt to TECHNOMELT EM COMBI 170
January 2013 - Conversion completed
“The main goals of the adhesive change project were reduction of energy use and exclusion of the additional packaging heating process step. Both of these goals could be achieved with TECHNOMELT EM Combi 170 through lower application temperature – 170°C. We could also observe optimized bond strength of the sealed packs resulting from improved hot tack compared to previously used adhesive. Since the switch 3 years ago we have not received any claims from our customers.
The conversion process to the new adhesive was trouble-free. Henkel and SIG teams have continuously provided us with technical assistance – not only during the initial set-up phase but also any time after it. Our operators appreciate the user-friendly mini-chub packaging, fitting very well into the small hotmelt tanks and significantly shortening the melting time.
All in all, TECHNOMELT EM Combi 170 has had a very positive impact on the overall efficiency of our packaging operations."Frank Gläßner