It is difficult to imagine a chemical product with a broader range of industrial and commercial applications than Hot Melt Adhesives (HMAs). Strong, versatile and easy to use, hot melt adhesives are used across sectors as diverse as construction, automotive, textile manufacturing, furniture and food packaging.

Hot melts mainly consist of paraffin wax and resin, blended to a specific recipe. In a solidified form, the chemical formulation of this complex product is maintained. There are two main solidification processes available on the market: Underwater pelletizing and steel belt granulation.

Ulrich Nanz, IPCO Global Product Manager Chemicals & Sulphur, describes both processes and compares the Pros and Cons in an article published on Chemical Engineering.

Read the article here:  Dry Pastillation For Hot Melt Adhesives – Chemical Engineering (