June 1, 2017 - Rigid Packaging

New Case and Carton Sealing Technology Solves Pop-Opens, Reduces Material Usage

In today’s fast-paced world, case and carton sealing lines face a range of issues on a daily basis. From nozzle clogging and pop-opens to tracking multiple SKUs, these items negatively impact plant productivity levels.

As a result, it can be difficult for plants to also handle:

  • Bonding to difficult substrates
  • Meeting fast line speed requirements
  • Addressing robust application needs

Fortunately, a new case and carton seal adhesive technology advancement makes it easier for them to address these issues.

How New Case and Carton Technology Solves Pop-Opens

For example, this technology works well on auto-feed systems. Offering low nozzle clogging and fast set speeds, it is able to reduce pop-opens. It also helps mitigate other line production problems, such as poor flap folding compression and minimal compression hold time. This fast set capability also helps decrease packaging line downtime, boosting productivity.

Additionally, plants will no longer have to worry about pausing the line to address maintenance and operational issues during a production run. Once this hot melt adhesive technology is in place, the line will run continuously. This reduces the risk of failure.

How New Case and Carton Technology Reduces Material Usage

case and carton sealing

Further, this new case and carton seal adhesive technology has low viscosity. This enables it to bond well to difficult substrates, such as highly recycled paperboard. It also allows plants to effectively use sustainable, lower cost packaging materials.

Additionally, this new adhesive technology offers plants the ability to use one product for various application settings. With robust capabilities, it works well on a range of applications, temperature variability and differing machine conditions. Also, with extensive end use performance capability, it enables plants to consolidate SKUs, further aiding in streamlined, efficient processes.

So, what is this new hot melt adhesive technology, revolutionizing end of line case and carton sealing?

Introducing Kizen®

The next generation of hot melt adhesives for case and carton sealing, Kizen is based on high-performance functional polyolefins. As a general purpose adhesive, Kizen offers improved performance and benefits over the market’s current EVA and metallocene options.

It also provides plants with the comfort, security and efficiency they deserve.

Stay tuned for more information about Bostik’s new product, Kizen. What does “Kizen” mean? Kizen is the fusion of the Japanese words:

  • Kai = change
  • Zen = better

Check out our video to learn more about how Kizen is the next generation of hot melt adhesives for case and carton sealing.

You can also visit www.bostik.com/us/kizen to get in touch with us about how Kizen can solve your plant’s production line issues today.

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