Application Description

Hot melt adhesives from the Jowatherm® and Jowat-Toptherm® series tailored to the requirements of packaging processes have been used for years in diverse applications and are renowned beyond the packaging industry for superior performance. A high yield, in combination with clean processing, facilitate sustainably reduced manufacturing costs due to minimised maintenance and shorter production downtime.
Due to high initial strength and fast setting, these adhesives ensure a reliable closure of the packaging even at unfavourable pressure or high line speeds, and master challenging conditions such as high restoring forces. Jowat hot melt adhesives have a wide range of adhesion and are therefore also suitable for difficult to bond surfaces. Due to the excellent flow performance of the granulate, the adhesive can be processed on melting units with automatic feed systems from all leading manufacturers. Jowat adhesives are characterised by a high colour stability in the melt, virtually no odour, and meet the demands of food contact regulations. Whether high ambient temperatures during hot filling or transport, or low temperatures down to -40 °C in deep-freeze applications – the high-performance Jowatherm® and Jowat-Toptherm® hot melts are resistant to extreme temperatures.

Food safety

Food safety plays an major role in packaging processes. About every second packaging manufactured around the globe comes into contact with food. Compliance with food contact regulations also depends on the adhesive. Jowat provides optimum solutions consisting of tailor-made PO hot melt adhesives and a competent advisory service to meet the high requirements.
Since the enterprise’s early years, food safety has always been a key priority in the development of Jowat adhesives. From choosing raw materials, to meeting regulatory guidelines and supporting customers in matters related to food contact regulations. Many PO hot melt adhesives from the Jowat-Toptherm® series and EVA hot melt adhesives from the Jowatherm® series are approved for food packaging according to strict legal requirements. The powerful adhesives have been established in demanding packaging processes around the world for many years due to characteristics which are adapted optimally to these applications – short setting times, a sharp cut-off, high yield, and clean processing. To achieve odourless adhesives, Jowat uses only raw materials of superior quality in the formulation of the PO hot melt adhesives, which are used for instance to wrap sweets or chocolate. To support processors in their compliance effort, the adhesives specialist also provides results from MOSH/MOAH tests and NIAS analyses in which the adhesive has been tested for non-intentionally added substances.

End of line packaging process

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Product Information

based on EVA

Base Viscosity [mPas] /
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Jowatherm® 258.50 EVA hot melt adhesive short For carton closing, wrap-around and trays on high-speed packers. Assembly bonding in the furniture industry. Good resistance to oxidation and colour stability in the melt. Short setting time. Minimal odour. de en fr
Jowat-Toptherm® 851.10 PO hot melt adhesive 1100 ± 250 /160 fast (at 160°C) For bonding purposes in the packaging industry, for instance for closing folding boxes, wrap-arounds and tray erectors. Hot melt with short setting time, excellent oxidation resistance and colour stability. Excellent adhesion to surfaces which are difficult to bond, flexibility at low temperatures, minimal odour. Food contact regulations: status of the product upon request. de en

The products listed only represent a limited selection of the available product portfolio. Product availability might differ by region. The technical data, characteristics and field of application provided in the table outline the differences between the individual adhesives of the product portfolio. Our Application Technology Department and our Sales Representatives are on hand to provide advice and support you finding the best adhesive for your particular application.

Note: The information on this page is based on test results from our laboratories as well as on experience gained in the field, and does in no way constitute any guarantee of properties. Due to the wide range of different applications, substrates, and processing methods beyond our control, no liability may be derived from these indications nor from the information provided by our free technical advisory service. Customer trials under everyday conditions, testing for suitability at normal processing conditions, and appropriate fit-for-purpose testing are absolutely necessary. For the specifications as well as further information, please refer to the latest technical data sheets.