Jowat Adhesives for Safer Workplaces

By choosing our adhesives, which have a lower content of monomeric isocyanates or solvents, you are making your contribution to employee protection and health in the sense of the substitution requirement.

Adhesives for Occupational Safety: Part of Our Green Adhesives

Sustainability is diverse. The commitment to increased employee protection distinguishes a company that acts sustainably and responsibly. By using selected adhesives from Jowat Green Adhesives, you as an employer make an important contribution to occupational safety and at the same time optimize your processes:

  • Since the beginning of the 2000s, Jowat has been successfully developing alternative manufacturing technologies for PUR hot melt adhesives that do not require GHS labelling. These monomer-reduced (MR) products with a minimized content of diisocyanate monomers can be processed without harmful substances in many production areas. Users are protected and adhesive applications are made possible without additional training for employees.
  • The Jowatac® HighSolid product family is characterized by a high proportion of solids and thus a low solvent content. This not only results in a reduced emission tax, but also a lower risk of fire.

Monomer-reduced Adhesives

What are monomer-reduced adhesives?

Most reactive hot melt adhesives contain isocyanates, which are necessary for the crosslinking reaction and at the same time significantly determine the outstanding adhesive properties of these adhesives. These isocyanates are both polymer-bound and in monomeric form as dimethyl methane diisocyanate, or MDI for short (CAS No. 101-68-8).
Isocyanates have an irritating effect on the skin, mucous membranes, eyes and respiratory tract, depending on the concentration, but can also trigger allergies. For this reason, adhesive formulations with a proportion of monomeric MDI> 0.1% must be labelled with the GHS symbol 08 (health hazard) according to the currently valid rules for hazardous substance labelling (GHS). The proportion of monomeric MDI contained in MR adhesives is below 0.1%. According to the current EU regulation (EU1272 / 2008 and the associated amending regulation EU790 / 2009), there is no need to label it as a hazardous substance. Users of MR adhesives are also not affected by the mandatory training announced for 2023 – so a change is twice as worthwhile.

 

The advantages of monomer-reduced adhesives

With the switch to monomer-reduced adhesives, companies are killing two birds with one stone: In addition to improved occupational safety, the training obligation announced for conventional reactive hot melt adhesives is also a good reason for the change.

  • No GHS hazardous substance labeling
  • No P and H phrases required
  • Improved user protection
  • No compulsory training for the process chain

Solvent-reduced Adhesives

What are low-solvent adhesives?

Depending on the country and region, emissions of solvents are increasingly regulated. Due to the significant reduction of solvent content, environmental requirements can be met or production can be expanded. With selected solutions from the Jowatac® HighSolid adhesive series, Jowat is making an important contribution to this.

The advantages of solvent-reduced adhesives

The upholstered furniture industry in particular benefits from the use of low-solvent adhesives with reduced emissions – after all, we are all in daily contact with sofas and beds.

  • Reduction of VOC emissions by up to 75% compared to conventional products
  • Reduced risk of fire with professional processing

Product Data

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Monomer-reduced Adhesives

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Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR 609.94 Monomer-Reduced PUR Hot Melt Adhesive For flat lamination and for the manufacture of sandwich elements, also for assembly operations in the wood- and automotive industries. Monomer-reduced PUR hot melt adhesive with short open time and high initial strength. de en fr
Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR 607.90/91 Monomer-Reduced PUR Hot Melt Adhesive For bonding thermoplastic edgebands (e.g. PVC, ABS, PP, PMMA) with a suitable primer coating on the reverse side, as well as edgebands made from resinated decor paper or veneer. Our label-free PUR hot melt adhesive has a fast setting and a high initial strength. de en fr
Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR 609.93 Monomer-Reduced PUR Hot Melt Adhesive For flat lamination and for the manufacturer of Sandwich Elements, also for Assembly operations in the Wood Industry. PUR hot melt adhesive with medium open time and high initial strength. Low flame-spread characteristics according to IMO Resolution A.1/3.18 e. de en fr
Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR 608.90 Monomer-Reduced PUR Hot Melt Adhesive For wrapping wood profiles with decor or finish foils and bonding thermoplastic edgebands (e.g. PVC, ABS, PP, PMMA) with a suitable primer coating on the reverse side, as well as edgebands made from resinated decor paper or veneer. Our label-free PUR hot melt adhesive has a fast setting and high initial strength. de en fr
Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR 642.90 Monomer-Reduced PUR Hot Melt Adhesive For laminating diverse Substrates for the production of interior parts in the automotive industry. Monomer-reduced PUR adhesive with short open time and high initial strength. Contains a fluorescence marker for detection. de en
Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR 604.90 Monomer-Reduced PUR Hot Melt Adhesive For wrapping wood and plastic profiles with decor foils or decor papers. Our label-free PUR hot melt adhesive is characterized by good hydrolysis stability and high initial strength, especially with sharp profile contours. de en fr
Jowatherm-Reaktant® MR 630.99 Monomer-Reduced PUR Hot Melt Adhesive For the assembly of composite materials in the textile industry. Laminating adheisve with good strength and soft, textile feel. PUR hot melt adhesive, contains UV tracers for detection. de en

Solvent-reduced Adhesives

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Jowatac-HighSolid® 471.60/64 SBS Styrene copolymer adhesive (SBS) for bonding foam material, also moulded foam and upholstery wadding to each other, as well as to woord, hardboard, chipboard, cardboard, rubberized hair and similar upholstery materials. Also for expanded polystyrene. High solids content, therefore low VOC emissions and minimal odour. Good spraying properties, good initial adhesion, can be applied unilaterally; the surface tack disappears after a relatively short time. de en fr
Jowatac® Super-HighSolid 476.70/74 SBS Styrene copolymer adhesive (SBS) for bonding foam material, also moulded foam and upholstery wadding to each other, as well as to woord, hardboard, chipboard, cardboard, rubberized hair and similar upholstery materials. Also for expanded polystyrene. High solids content, therefore low VOC emissions and minimal odour. Good spraying properties, good initial adhesion, can be applied unilaterally; the surface tack disappears after a relatively short time. de en fr
Jowatac® Super-HighSolid 477.74 SBS Styrene copolymer adhesive for bonding foam material, also moulded foam and upholstery wadding to each other, as well as to wood, hardboard, chipboard, cardboard, rubberized hair, and similar upholstery materials. Also for expanded polystyrene. High solids content, therefore low VOC emissions and minimal odour. Good spraying properties, good initial adhesion, can be applied unilaterally; the surface tack disapears after a relatively short time. 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.