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What are APAO Hot Melt Adhesives?

APAO hot melt adhesives (Amorphous Poly-Alpha-Olefins), also called Polyolefin Hot Melt adhesives are designed to be a Lower cost adhesive option for most Product Assembly applications.  Polyolefin hot melts are often used as a lower cost replacement for Polyamide Hot Melt applications.

APAO or Polyolefin hot melts are commonly used to bond – Open and Closed Cell Foams to Foams, Metals, Papers, Plastics and Woods.  Polyolefin based hot melts are often used when High Heat Resistance is required or good acid, chemical and fuel resistance is needed.

APAO hot melts are non-crystalline adhesives and are soft, tacky, and flexible; this makes them a great choice for most Product Assembly applications when Long Open Times, High Heat Resistance and Strong Bonds to various substrates is needed.

We also have the capability to  Coat our APAO Hot Melt  onto many different substrates including –  felts, films, liners, magnet, papers, plastics, and textiles; for various Medical and Industrial applications.

Our APAO / Polyolefin hot melt adhesives are commonly used in the following Applications:

  • Appliances

  • Automotive Assembly- Metals, Foams, Plastics, Filters

  • Artificial Grass / Synthetic Turf Installation

  • Foam  &  Mattress Fabricating

  • Cabinet Assembly

  • CD/DVD/Digipak Carton Sleeves

  • Edgebanding

  • Filter Assembly– Air Filters, Oil Filters, Water Filters

  • Filter End Cap Gluing

  • General Product Assembly

  • Diapers

  • Hot Melt Wire & Cable Coating

  • Bag Assembly

  • Feminine Hygiene

  • Athletic Shoes

Common APAO / Polyolefin based Hot Melt Adhesives we offer:

Product #DescriptionMSDS/TDS
9332HVLow Viscosity, Spray-able hot melt for Laminating Foams and bonding various difficult substrates. High Heat Resistance.Request >>
9159High performance hot melt, Medium Viscosity with good adhesion to Foams and a variety of substrates for Product Assembly applications.Request >>
9935LHigh performance hot melt, Long Open Time-2 Min+, Medium Viscosity with good adhesion to Foams and a variety of substrates for Product Assembly.Request >>
9840MHigh performance hot melt, used for artificial turf, Low Viscosity with good adhesion to a variety of substrates.Request >>
9343Super High performance hot melt, used as Polyamide Replacement, Medium Viscosity with good adhesion to a variety of substrates.Request >>

Benefits of Polyolefin Hot Melt Adhesives:

  • High temperature resistance and performance.
  • Good specific adhesion to a variety of substrates (e.g. olefins, textiles, foam, etc.)
  • Excellent creep resistance.
  • Slot or roll transfer coat as well as sprayable.
  • Low odor and VOC.

APAO hot melts are a popular choice for bonding a wide range of substrates. These adhesives are made from Amorphous Poly-Alpha Olefin (APAO), which is a thermoplastic material that has excellent adhesive properties.

APAO hot melt adhesives are widely used in the packaging industry, especially for case and carton sealing applications. They offer excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates, including paper, cardboard, and plastics. They also provide good heat resistance and maintain their adhesive strength even in high-temperature environments.

Another benefit of APAO hot melt adhesives is their low odor and low VOC emissions, making them an eco-friendly adhesive choice. They are also easy to apply and require no mixing, which makes them convenient to use in industrial applications.

In addition to packaging, APAO hot melts can also be used for bookbinding, automotive interior assembly, and in the construction industry for bonding insulation materials.

At Cattie Adhesives, we offer a variety of APAO hot melt products to meet your specific needs. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right adhesive for your application and provide guidance on proper application techniques.

Contact us today to learn more about our APAO hot melts.

Need more information?  To speak with a technical representative about your application, and to request samples or pricing, please call 800-249-0337  or email us at  [email protected]

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