Resource-saving adhesives

Hot melt adhesives with low processing temperatures ("low-temp") enable a significant reduction in energy consumption as well as the optimization of working environments and increased occupational safety by reducing the risk of burns.

Low-temperature Hot Melt Adhesives: Part of Jowat Green Adhesives

Sustainability is diverse. This is not just about the use of renewable resources or recycled materials, but about so much more. The reduction of energy costs is also the focus of companies that have committed themselves to environmental and climate protection. Finally, the ongoing optimization of job security also plays a key role. Jowat Green Adhesives contribute to these goals and help companies to make their bonding processes – and thus also part of their everyday business – more sustainable and responsible.


Jowat Low-temp Hot Melt Adhesives

What are Low-Temp Adhesives?

Hot melt adhesives are melted and applied at high temperatures, depending on their composition and the area of application intended for them. Temperatures of up to over 200 degrees Celsius are often the rule. Under these conditions, heating the adhesives is associated with a high energy consumption in the bonding process and a risk of burns at the workplace. A highly heated adhesive can also have a negative impact on sensitive packaging contents such as chocolate.

With low-temp hot melt adhesives such as the Jowat-Toptherm® 851.99, Jowat has developed adhesives that are melted and applied at significantly lower temperatures – without having to accept impairments in the adhesion properties. Another advantage of temperature reduction during processing is the improved thermal oxidation stability of the adhesives used.

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The Advantages of Low-temp Adhesives

When using conventional hot melt adhesives, the processing temperature cannot be reduced on its own: the processing properties and adhesion of the adhesives would suffer as a result. Therefore, the use of an adhesive that convinces at a significantly lower temperature with excellent application and reliable durability is required.

  • Energy savings compared to the use of conventional hot melt adhesives
  • Suitable for packaging temperature-sensitive products
  • Lower risk of burns for users
  • Improved stability of the adhesive melt

Product Data

Application Characteristics Processing
Temperature [°C]
Viscosity [mPas] /
Temperature [°C]
data sheet (PDF)
Jowatherm-Reaktant® 608.00/01 For bonding thermoplastic edgebands. Fast setting, initial strength. 110 - 140 90000 ± 20000 / 120; 42500 ± 7500 / 140 de en fr
Jowatherm-Reaktant® 609.40 For the manufacture of sandwich elements Low processing temperature and high initial tack. When fully crosslinked, excellent resistance to low and high temperatures, also to moisture. 110 - 130 7500 ± 1500 / 120 de en fr
Jowatherm-Reaktant® 613.18 Laminating adhesive for manufacturing interior panellings in automobiles, for instance door panelling and dashboards. Catalysed PUR hot melt adhesive, free of tack at room temperatures. Low activation temperature and at this temperature already high initial strength. 130 - 160 20000 /140 de en fr
Jowatherm-Reaktant® 638.20 manufacture of compound elements After complete reaction with good resistance to hydrolysis, high heat resistance, good flexibility at low temperatures and a soft textile feel. 90 - 110 5500 / 100 de en fr
Jowat-Toptherm® 851.99 For bonding purposes in packaging processes, e.g. for cartons, trays, and folding boxes. Good adhesion. Excellent adhesive string cut-off. Low processing temperatures possible. Excellent resistance to oxidation and colour stability in the melt. A declaration concerning the food contact status of the product is available upon request. For processing with classic tank applicators or tankless melters. 99 - 150 1900 ± 500 / 99 de en fr
Jowatherm® 282.20 For edgebanding for instance with resinated paper edgebands at low processing temperatures. Long Open Time, high hot tack, good adhesion and good heat resistance. 130 - 150 30,000 ± 10,000 / 150 de en fr

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.