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Check List for running a Hot Melt – Water-based Adhesive – Solvent-based Adhesive.

Home Check List for running a Hot Melt – Water-based Adhesive – Solvent-based Adhesive.

Checklist for running a production line trial with a new adhesive.

Including – water based, hot melt and solvent based adhesive.


Water based


1 Type of application

End of Use of finished goods _______________

Indoor/Outdoor application ________________

Machine Type _______________

Brush______ Spray ______ Roller _______ Trowelled __________

Gravure _______ Flexo __________ Dip _________ Extruded ________

Transfer ________ Wheel ________ Other ________

2 Running Conditions

Coating Wt _____ Open Time _______ Bead Size ______

Units per min _______ Compression (time) _________ Oven Temp ________

Web Temp _______ Oven Length ________ Web Speed _______ dwell In oven _____

Nip pressure _______ Oven dried _______ Crosslinking _______ Heat seal temp _____

Pressure ______ Dwell _______ 1 jaw heated _______ 2 jaws heated ______ Top ____

Bottom _____ Spray Air/airless ______ pump: Nozzle ratio _______ Other _____

3 Substrates

Foil (primed/unprimed) ______ Paper (coated/ Uncoated) ______ Film (type) ______

Treated/Untreated (level) ______ Plastic (type) ______ Metal _____

Greased/Degreased ______ Particle board _____ Press board _____

Foam (type) _____ Board _____ Coated/uncoated (type) _____ glue line ____

Blocked out ____ Wood _____ type ____ foam (type) _____

4 Physical Properties

Heat Resist ____ Temp _____ Water resist _____ Freezer grade _____

Humidity resist _____ conditions _____ microwaveable _____ conditions ____

Heat aging _____ conditions _____ cycling test _____ conditions _____

Lay flat _____ Chemical resist _____ UV resist _____ plasticizer migration resist _____

Blocking resist _____ Gloss (level) Scuff resist _____ Slip (level) _____

Peel Strength _____ Shear strength ____ Fire Retardant ____ Self extinguishing ____

Color ____ Transparency ____ Temporary / permanent _____ bond ____

Microwaveable ____ conditions _____ ice proof _____ water proof _____

Flammable / non – flammable _____ other _____ wet tack _____ green strength _____


Hot melt


1 Type of Application ________ (i.e. case & carton seal, End Use of Finished Goods

______ Indoor/Outdoor App _____ Machine Type _____ Number of guns/nozzles

______ Extruded ______, Spray ______, Gravure _______, Roller ______, Dip ______,

Other _______

2 Running Conditions

Tank temp ______ , Hose temp ______ , Gun temp ______ , Bead size ______ ,

Coating wt ______ , Open time ______ , Units per minute _______ , Compression time

________ , Heat seal : Temp ______ , Pressure ______ , Dwell _______ , 1 jaw heated

______ , 2 jaws heated ______ , Top ______ , Bottom ______ , Other ______ , Spray:

Air/Airless ______ , Pump Ratio _____ , Pattern Coat _____ , Overall Coating ______

3 Substrates

Board _____ Coated/Uncoated _____ Type of coating _____ Film _____ Type _____

Treated/Untreated _____ Level _____ Metal ____ Coated ____ Degreased _____

Foil _____ Primed/Unprimed _____ Paper _____ Sized _____ Foam _____ Type _____

Other ______ Plastic (Type) ______

4 Physical Properties

Heat Resist ____ Temp ____ Water resist ____ Freezer grade ____ Chemical resist ___

Type _____ Blocking resist _____ UV resist _____ plasticizer migration resist ______

Peel Strength _____ Shear Strength _____ F&DA _____ Oil resist _____

Heat aging ____ conditions ____ cycling test ____ conditions _______

Humidity resist _____ conditions ____ fire retardant ____ self extinguishing _____

Color _____ hot tack _____ other ____ Microwaveable _____ conditions ______


Solvent based


1 Type of Application

End use of finished goods _________

Indoor/Outdoor app ________

Machine type ________

Brush _______ , Spray _______ , Roller ________

Trowelled ________ , Gravure ________ , Flexo ________

Dip ________ Other _______

2 Running Conditions

Open time _____ One way/ Two way Stick _______

Spread rate ______ Coating Wt ______ Compression _______

Heat Seal: Temp ______ Pressure ______ Dwell _______

1 jaw heated _______ 2 jaw heated ______ Top _______

Bottom ______ Spray: Air/Airless ______ Pump: Nozzle Ratio ______

Over Dried ______ Web Temp ______ Oven Length _______

Oven Temp _______ Web Speed ______ Dwell in Oven ______

Dry Bonding: Nip Pressure _______ Nip temp ______ Nip Dwell ______

Other ______ Moisture Cure _______ Crosslinking ______ Pattern coat ______

Overall Coating ______

3 Substrates

Metal _____ Greased / Degreased ______ Coated/Uncoated ______

Type of Coating ______ Vinyl _____ Fiberglass _____ Polystyrene ______

Polyester _______ Fabric ______ Type ______ Particle Board ______

Press Board _____ Arborite _____ Formica ______ Plastic (type) _______

Foam (type) ______ Paper ______ Foil ______ Primed /unprimed ______

Film (type) ______ Coated/uncoated (type) ______ Treated/untreated ______

Treatment level _____ Other ______

4 Physical Properties

Heat Resist ______ Temp _____ Water resist _____ Freezer Grade ______

Chemical Resist _____ Type _____ UV Resist ______ Plasticizer Migration Resist _____

Blocking Resist ______ Gloss (level) Scuff Resist ______ Slip (Level) ______

Peel Strength ______ Shear Strength ______ Heat aging ______ Conditions _______

Cycling Test ______ Conditions ______ Humidity test _____ Conditions ______

Fire retardant ______ Self Extinguishing ______ Color ______ F&DA ______

Flammable/ Non Flammable ______ Other _____ Temporary/Permanent Bond ______

Microwaveable ______ Conditions _______


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