Application Description

Modern adhesive systems for established processes

The manufacture of upholstered furniture is characterised by a huge diversity of processed materials. Apart from cold and preformed foams, textiles, leather, wood or wood-based substrates, various plastics and many other materials are used. Frequently, the operations are manual and the process times vary widely. The combination of a long open time, good adhesion to the various substrates, and high green strength, represent a great challenge to adhesives technology. For decades, the solvent-based Jowatac® adhesives have been established in the upholstery and foam cutting industry and have constantly been adapted to the respective requirements. The adhesives are usually applied by spray gun. The solvents in these cases serve as processing aides which evaporate during spray application and afterwards. Solvent-based adhesives facilitate fast application and assembly processes due to high green strength, especially in high-tension bonding, short pressing times with little pressure and a fast build-up of cohesion, and are therefore the basis for efficient, labor intensive manufacturing.

In order to meet the increasingly more stringent environmental and safety standards, Jowat SE had already developed solvent-based adhesives over 25 years ago that offered a lower solvent percentage and a much higher solids content. Apart from lower solvent emissions, solvent-based adhesives with a higher solids content offer a cost advantage due to higher yield and therefore significantly reduced material costs per part. Solvent-based adhesives have for decades now been providing a major input into resource conservation and environmental protection, and facilitate sustainable and environmentally compatible upholstery furniture.

Inside upholstered furniture
Retro Leather Couch
Modern upholstered furniture

Product Information

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Base Viscosity [mPas] /
Temperature [°C]
Open assembly time [min] /
Temperature [°C]
Solids [%] Appearance Download
technical
data sheet (PDF)
Jowat® 445.20 CR (contact adhesive) 600 / 20 5 - 20 18.5 yellow-brown de en fr
Jowatac® 471.50/54 SBS 300 ± 50 / 20 1 – 7 51 ± 2 0 = colourless; 4 = red de en fr
Jowatac-HighSolid® 471.60/64 SBS 800 ± 50 / 20 1 – 25 63 ± 2 0 = light brown translucent; 4 = red de en fr
Jowatac® Super-HighSolid 476.70/74 SBS 1.900 / 20 1 - 20 74 0 = colourless; 4 = red de en fr
Jowatac-HighSolid® 482.60/64 SBS 500 / 20 0,5 - 20 60 0 = colourless; 4 = red 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 necessary. For the specifications as well as further information, please refer to the latest technical data sheets.