Cattie Adhesives – Process an Order
How Do I process an Order?
We are currently developing an online ordering system, so you will be able to make your purchase on our website.
You can process an order in 3 ways:
|Problem||Possible Cause||Suggested Solution|
|Stringing||Application temp. too low||Raise application temp. DO NOT exceed recommended application temp.|
|Viscosity of adhesives is HIGH||Raise application temp. DO NOT exceed recommended application temp.|
|Substrate is too far from applicator tip.||Position substrate closer to tip.|
|Substrate temp. is too cold||Pre-warm substrate to increase surface temperature.|
|Poor nozzle shut off||Clean Nozzle and repair. If problem persists, contact equipment manufacturer.|
|Charring/Gelling in Reservoir||Reservoir temp. too high||Lower reservoir temperature|
|Faulty heating control||Check control and replace|
|Surface oxidation||Maintain level of adhesive in reservoir. Keep reservoir covered; with some adhesives, nitrogen blanket may be necessary.|
|Dripping Nozzle||Worn needle or seat||Replace|
|Nozzle dirty||Clean or replace|
|Air in Adhesive at Applicator Tip||Extrusion head faulty||Consult with the manufacturer for a recommendation|
|Reservoir is out of adhesive.||Bleed lines and refill reservoir. Reset or replace valve.|
|Poor Adhesion||Adhesive bond shows that the glue film is mostly on one surface which is caused by improper penetration of the secondary surface.||A) Apply heavier glue film and/or apply adhesive hotter. Sometimes both approaches are necessary.
B) In the case of very conductive surfaces (metals) the substrate may have to be preheated to assure proper penetration of the secondary substrate.
|Bond failure shows adhesive on both surfaces with leggy strains.Usually caused by disturbing the Bond during the setting stage.||A) Check compression to assure that there is no shifting during adhesive set up.
B) Apply less adhesive.
C) Lower adhesive Temperature.
|Poor penetration of substrate coating||A) Apply adhesive hotter.
B) Combine substrates quicker.
C) Lower adhesive temperature.
|Glossy adhesive surface usually caused by poor contact with the secondary substrate. Temperature too low for proper wet out.||A) Adjust compression to assure intimate contact of substrates.
B) Increase adhesive temperature.
|Substrates Popping open||Hot melt is not cooling rapidly enough||A) Lower application temperature.
B) Decrease amount of adhesive applied.
|Substrate is too hot to achieve proper cooling of adhesive||Cool substrates to room temperature if possible.|
For more detailed hot melt trouble shooting tips, or to speak with a technical representative about your application, and to request samples, please call us at 1-800-249-0337 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hot Melt Cost Calculator
Hot Melt Adhesive – Approximate Dot and Bead Cost
|Cost of Hot Melt Per lb.||Drop||Small Dot||Dime Dot||Quarter Dot|
|$2.00 / lb||$0.0004||$0.00140||$0.0028||$0.007|
|$3.00 / lb||$0.0006||$0.00215||$0.0042||$0.0105|
|$4.00 / lb||$0.0008||$0.00290||$0.0056||$0.014|
|$5.00 / lb||$0.0010||$0.00360||$0.0070||$0.0175|
|$6.00 / lb||$0.0012||$0.00430||$0.0084||$0.021|
|Drop 5,000 / lb||Small Dot 1,428 / lb||Dime Dot 714 / lb||Quarter Dot 285 / lb|
|Cost of Hot Melt Per lb||Bead|
1 Foot Long
1 Foot Long
1 Foot Long
1 Foot Long
|$2.00 / lb||$.0071||$.0149||$.0227||$.0307|
|$3.00 / lb||$.0106||$.0223||$.0341||$.0461|
|$4.00 / lb||$.0141||$.0297||$.0455||$.0614|
|$5.00 / lb||$.0176||$.0372||$.0569||$.0768|
|$6.00 / lb||$.0212||$.0446||$.0682||$.0921|
|1/8" Bead 281 feet Per Pound||1/4" Bead 134 feet Per Pound||3/8" Bead 88 feet Per Pound||1/2" Bead 65 feet Per Pound|
Cattie Adhesives is a US Manufacturer and Value-added supplier of Hot Melts, HMPSA, Water-Based Adhesives, Solvent-Based Adhesives, Heat Seal, PSA, PUR, Cohesive and Dextrin.
Our Adhesive Applications Focus:
Acoustical Panel and Sound Proofing Adhesives
Bookbinding Adhesives and Graphic Arts Adhesives
Brewery Packaging and Bottle Labeling Adhesives
Cabinet Assembly Adhesives
Container Labeling Adhesives
Direct Mail Adhesives
Envelope Manufacturing Adhesives
Heat Seal for Blister Packs
Heat Seal for Labels and Lidding
Hot Melt Adhesives for Filter Manufacturing
Insect Traps and Rodent Traps Adhesive
Paperboard and Packaging Adhesives
Product Assembly Adhesives
Spray-able Adhesives- water and Solvent based
Tape and Label Adhesives
Tissue, Towel, Tube & Core Winding Adhesives
Our primary adhesive products and services include:
- Hot Melts – APAOs, EVAs, Fugitive, HMPSAs, Metallocene, PEs, PURs.
- Water-based Adhesives – Acrylic, Cohesive, Dextrin, Heat Seal, PSA, Resins.
- Solvent-based Adhesives – Contact Cements, Rubber Adhesives, Flammable, Non-Flammable.
- Canister & Aerosol Adhesives – 1 & 2 Part Water based, Flammable & Non-Flammable Solvent based.
- Custom Formulated Adhesives– Hot Melts, Water-Based, Heat Seals, PSA’s.
- Adhesive Technical Support – Lab Testing services, Technical Support services.
- Adhesive Coating Services – Acrylics, Cohesive, Hot melts, Heal Seals, PSA’s, Custom Coating.
- Adhesive Selection Guidance – Let us help you select the right type of adhesive, based on the specific needs of your application and manufacturing process.