Adhesives Education Corner

Craig Copping is the technical manager at Cattie Adhesives and has put together these articles over the last 50 years.  His key focus areas are in adhesive technical support, adhesive formula development and adhesive lab testing services.

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EVA Hot Melt Adhesive

Cattie Adhesives – EVA Hot Melt Adhesive

Case Sealing | Carton Sealing | Label Pick-up | Food Packaging
Heat Sealing |Book Binding |Consumer Goods|Packaging |Edgebanding


What is EVA Hot Melt Adhesive?

EVA hot melt adhesive  (Ethylene – Vinyl Acetate)  is 100% Solid, thermoplastic adhesive that is tack free and flexible at room temperature.  When heated to 250 -350F, the EVA hot melt turns into a liquid and is applied to the material to be bonded. Hot melt EVA is an economical, fast bonding option for a variety of Packaging and Product Assembly applications.

EVA hot melt adhesive can be formulated to be very Fast Setting or made to have Long Open Time and can be designed for use in High Heat and Freezer Grade applications.

EVA hot melts are a great choice for most Case, Tray & Carton Sealing and Packaging applications when Fast Set Time, Clean Machining and good adhesion to various substrates is needed.

Our line of hot melt EVA adhesives cover a wide range temperatures from approximately -40 to 160°F.

• Frozen foods exposed to very cold or blast
freezer temperatures
• End-of-line packaging in typical ambient conditions
• Exposure to high temperatures in rail shipping
• Unpredictable environmental conditions
Understand the substrate
• Sensitive substrates requiring low
application temperature
• Smooth and difficult to bond to high recycle
content corrugate

• Standard corrugate with minimal
performance needs
• Waxy coatings or printed corrugate
Understand the application and
packaging process
• High memory corrugate or fast line speeds
requiring fast set speeds
• Packaging of hot fill products requiring
elevated temperature green strength
• Bonding of primary food packaging requiring
FDA direct food contact clearance
• Auto-feed systems requiring tack-free and
optimal adhesive shape for clog free air transfer

We also have the capability to Coat our EVA Hot Melt Adhesives onto many different substrates including felts, films, liners, magnet, papers, plastics, and textiles; for various medical and industrial applications.

Our EVA hot melts are commonly used in the following Applications:

  • Bookbinding
  • Case & Carton Sealing
  • CD/DVD/Digipak Carton Sleeves
  • Direct Mail
  • Filter End Cap Gluing
  • Foam & Mattress Fabricating
  • Folder Gluer Hot Melt
  • Furniture Building
  • Cabinet Assembly
  • Heat Seal Coatings
  • Packaging
  • Paper Converting

Below are some of the most common EVA Hot Melts we offer, for information on the full line of products, please contact us.

Product #DescriptionMSDS/TDS
8166Fast Setting, Low Viscosity, hot melt for Case and Carton Sealing and bonding various difficult substrates. Request >>
8326High performance EVA hot melt with good adhesion to variety of paper and paperboard surfaces for case, carton and tray sealing packing and paper converting applications.Request >>
9029High performance Freezer Grade EVA hot melt, Fast Set, Medium Viscosity with good adhesion to a variety of substrates.Request >>
9133Low Temperature hot melt-250F, used for case/carton sealing with good adhesion to a variety of substrates.Request >>
9707High speed/fast setting EVA hot melt for case, carton and tray sealing.Request >>

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