Jowat showcases green adhesives for filter manufacturing

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German adhesives manufacturer Jowat will be exhibiting its Green Adhesives range at this year’s FILTECH, which takes place from 8–10 March in Cologne, Germany.

 Apart from other applications, the new Jowatherm-Reaktant MR 614.50 can also be used for the lamination of activated carbon filters.
Apart from other applications, the new Jowatherm-Reaktant MR 614.50 can also be used for the lamination of activated carbon filters. - Image: Jowat SE

Jowat is already successfully meeting the growing global demand for sustainable bonding solutions in many industry applications with its Green Adhesives range. At FILTECH, it will also be displaying its sustainability agenda in terms of filter production.

For Jowat, sustainable bonding means the successful combination of adhesives with the highest possible content of bio-based raw materials and resources, along with health and safety-friendly bonding processes, while ensuring that the adhesives are compatible with existing application systems.

The potential application of the company’s powerful and sustainable hot melt adhesives for the pleating of filter media will be a key topic at the Jowat booth (Hall 8, Booth C10) at FILTECH.

Among the products on show will be the monomer-reduced PUR hot melt adhesives from the Jowatherm-Reaktant MR product range which have a low content of diisocyanate monomers of less than 0.1% and are therefore free of hazard labelling requirements. They facilitate processes free of pollutants in many production fields. This protects processors and allows adhesive applications without additional training of the employees.

The Jowatherm-Reaktant MR 614.50 is a newly developed adhesive which can be used for the lamination of activated carbon filters and multi-layer filter elements. It provides very good bonding results with small application amounts. Compared with established products, the adhesive can be processed at relatively low temperatures between 100°C and 120°C which ensures highly resource-friendly and optimised bonding processes.

Bio-based adhesives are designed for enterprises looking for a way to significantly increase their use of sustainable raw materials in production. The product family Jowatherm GROW almost exclusively uses resins from verified sustainably managed forests or pine resins which are a by-product in paper production. In terms of availability and bonding performance, these bio-based raw materials are comparable with petroleum-based systems and are not in a competition for resources with the food industry.