Waterborne adhesives are very popular and are conceived as an environmentally friendly and an alternative to solvent-based adhesives. One of the major advantages of waterborne adhesives is the absence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A wide variety of polymers are used in this category such as vinyl acetate polymers (PVA) and copolymers (PVAC), ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), acrylics, natural rubber latex, and synthetic elastomers such as PolyChloroprene (PC-1 and 2K) and polyurethane (PUD-1 and 2K). These adhesives are widely used for bonding foam, wood, paper, textiles, leather, PVC, and many other substrates.
Poly Vinyl Acetate Adhesives are based on Poly Vinyl Acetate called also PVA. Although bright white mixtures, they produce a clear and flexible bond when dry, making them ideal for bonding wood, paper, and cardboard. They are also known as white glue and carpenters glue and are probably the best-known water-based adhesives.
Polyurethane Dispersions adhesive is ideal for the adhesion of PVC, PET, ABS, PP foils onto wood panels (3D lamination), plastics (automotive interior), and shoe sole materials by membrane or vacuum press applications. Available in 1 or 2 components.
Polychloroprene Dispersions Contact Adhesives have advantages in foam applications post-forming operations where a combination of green strength and heat resistance are critical. Contact adhesives can also be formulated to provide a long open time before the adhesive-coated substrates are combined. PC Dispersions are sprayable 1 or 2K or rollable.
Acrylic water-based Adhesive aqueous dispersion of acrylic polymers, formulated with tackifiers and additives. excellent initial grab ensures a fast and permanent bond. Excellent adhesion to challenging substrates, used mostly for floor covering.
EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) Emulsion Adhesives are water-based adhesives for woodworking and paper packaging. The popular uses are PVC, Plastic or Metal (Under Pressure) Film Bonding, Plastic Material, Cellular Materials, and Ceramic Tiles to porous.