Adhesives are called “solvent-free” if they contain no more than 5 percent of solvent. Both water-borne dispersion adhesives and hotmelts are solvent-free.
The formulation of an adhesive depends on whether it is a dispersion adhesive or hotmelt.
Little or no solvent
Reduction of health risks
Fewer occupational safety requirements
Flexible processing time
High initial strength
Automotive industry (interior fittings such as headlinings, dashboards, etc.)
Shoe industry (bonding of sole to upper, toecaps, inner soles)
Construction industry (various flooring materials)
Furniture industry (for decorative lamination of wood)
Paper and packaging industry
Hygiene industry (diapers, sanitary napkins)
Bookbinding (spines of paperbacks)
Textile industry (men’s and women’s apparel)