Adhesive companies are rising to the challenge of producing hot melt and water-based adhesives that can bond the metals, foams and fibers used in mattress manufacture quickly and efficiently while offering flexibility, better-than-ever bond strength and product improvements.
North Carolina based Jowat Corp is producing quick-bonding hot melt adhesives not only for the bonding of the full spectrum of bed components, but also for the furniture, packaging and automotive industries. A company spokesperson notes that hot melts are popular for bonding foams and pocket coil assemblies as well as fabrics and fibers.
UAPCO is also working on adhesives for the mattress industry. One of the challenges faced is the demand for roll packed mattresses that require strong yet highly flexible adhesives. Water based adhesives that have a high transfer efficiency are also in demand and UAPCO’s SprayClean all but eliminates over spray offering a 95% transfer efficiency.
Meanwhile, Savare is working on no-noise adhesives that can be used in cushions and mattresses to bond the ‘comfort layers’ in such a way that there will be no sound when the user moves about.
In all three instances advances are being made in line with changing and developing client needs and in close collaboration with manufacturers in need of the innovative solutions provided by adhesive technologies.