Polyurethane hotmelt adhesives for the wood and furniture industry
Follmann launches new, fast-hardening adhesives for flat lamination and strengthens cooperation with H&H Maschinenbau
For many years, Follmann has been developing and producing high-quality, high-performance dispersion, hotmelt and pressure-sensitive adhesives for industrial applications. The family-owned company based in Minden, Westphalia has now expanded its range with the addition of a new polyurethane hotmelt adhesive range, FOLCO REACT, for the wood and furniture industry. To ensure optimum industrial-scale application, Follmann is working closely together with H&H Maschinenbau GmbH, Porta Westfalica.
Toni Hausdorf, Head of the Technical Center at H&H Maschinenbau, and Martin Haupt, Head of Sales GA at Follmann, with the adhesive application machine.
Follmann, which offers a wide range of adhesives for diverse industrial applications, is now launching a new series of moisture-crosslinking, reactive polyurethane hotmelt adhesives. The FOLCO REACT 10500 series, which is designed for roller application, has been developed for efficient, process-optimised manufacture of wood-based products, composites, light-weight panels, insulation materials, foams and sandwich components. With their broad adhesion spectrum, the products ensure safe and reliable bonding of the most widely different materials (plastics, wood-based products and metals). This new series of adhesives combines medium to long open times with high initial tack and fast setting. The 100% solid system provides very good viscosity stability on the roller and allows lower application temperatures on sensitive substrates than non-reactive adhesives. Further benefits include high temperature and moisture stability of the adhesive joints on the end products as well as very high flexibility and strength.
“To enable us to offer our customers innovative adhesives that give flawless results on an industrial scale, we have found a competent partner in H&H Maschinenbau. This has allowed us to test our adhesives on an H&H adhesive application machine and make sure that they work perfectly in practice,” says Martin Haupt, Head of Sales GA at Follmann. “The new adhesives were first introduced at the end of April in a webinar held jointly with H&H, which was very well received by our customers. We will be holding more webinars in future, to inform our customers and other interested parties about our products and their applications.”
Toni Hausdorf, Head of the Technical Center at H&H Maschinenbau, is also enthuisiastic about the cooperation: “We are delighted that Follmann has chosen to partner with us and place trust in our long-standing experience and expertise in the development and manufacture of high-quality adhesive application machines, systems and plants.”