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February 23, 2017 - Flexible Packaging Rigid Packaging

Understanding EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) Hot Melt Adhesives

With high demand in packaging applications especially, using Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) copolymers in chemical formulations offers many advantages. Find out about EVA hot melt adhesives in particular.

Using EVAs in Hot Melt Adhesives 

With a rubber-like softness and flexibility, EVAs are used in many hot melt adhesive formulations. They offer:

  • Crack resistance
  • Resiliency
  • Toughness
  • UV resistance
  • Light stability

An integral part of the packaging industry, EVA hot melt adhesives also feature short open and setting times. This allows packaging manufacturing lines to maintain high, efficient speeds.

Additionally, EVAs offer the ability to bond to a range of substrates. Specially formulated, they can adhere to:

  • Waxes
  • Paper
  • Paper stock
  • Various aqueous coatings

They also function in one of the widest temperature ranges for hot melt adhesives and can be formulated to be FDA-approved for direct or indirect food contact.

Smart EVA Hot Melt Adhesives

Bostik offers a variety of EVA hot melt adhesives for several packaging applications, such as:

  • Case sealing
  • Carton sealing
  • Label pick-up
  • Frozen food packaging
  • Heat sealing
  • Book binding

Our EVA hot melt adhesives are typically tack-free and flexible at room temperature. Thermoplastic and 100% solid, these products have excellent outfeed properties while offering superior wet-out and rapid set speed.

For more information on our EVA hot melt adhesives, call 800-7-BOSTIK. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on considerations to make when choosing the right EVA adhesive for your needs.

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