The adhesives manufacturer Jowat from Detmold contributes to the improvement of occupational health and safety in the wood and furniture industry by supplying polyurethane reactive (PUR) adhesives that are not subject to hazard labeling – with optimum performance and reduced costs of investment.
The Jowatherm-Reaktant MR product family of Jowat provides a wide range of monomer-reduced, and therefore hazard-free PUR hot melt adhesives for all established applications in the wood and furniture industry. They are part of the ‘Green Adhesives’ series, a comprehensive portfolio of sustainable adhesive solutions from Jowat, and have been developed to facilitate more responsible and more environment-friendly bonding processes.
“We supply a wide range of products with hazard-free labeling for edgebanding, from so-called ‘all-rounders’ to premium solutions for through-feed units and to BAZ solutions for edgebanding molded parts. Our goal is to provide our customers with a broad spectrum of alternatives to conventional PUR adhesives without compromising the adhesive performance,” explained Tim Rosenthal, product manager at Jowat SE.
Apart from health and safety considerations, a change to monomer-reduced hot melt adhesives also provides further benefits and can reduce investment and process costs. Products from this series are not subject to the forthcoming statutory training requirement under REACH.
At the same time, the high initial strength and short setting times of the modern adhesives facilitate clean and efficient manufacturing processes. From the technical point of view, the change is easy – all that is needed is a few adaptions to the settings of the existing machines.
In the pursuit of sustainability with the ‘Green Adhesives’ label, Jowat focuses not only on the adhesive itself but also on facilitating a bonding process as friendly as possible to the environment and to resources.
To the adhesives expert from Detmold, a comprehensive portfolio of hazard-free, powerful PUR hot melt adhesives is a consistent and major step into the future of bonding, because enterprises can contribute to the protection of their employees with an easy change to monomer-reduced hot melt adhesives.