WATER-BASED ADHESIVES IN THE UPHOLSTERY INDUSTRY
It seems like this solution does not convince you. What about water-based adhesives?
There are many applications where classic water-based adhesives are used to achieve results of the same or oftentimes even higher quality. But here, too, are restrictions that must be taken into account. Since the adhesive absorbs high tension during bonding, water-based adhesives must dry quickly. Up to now, bonding under tension could only be carried out to a limited extent, as a high initial tack is required. This means that workpieces can only be repositioned to a limited degree. In addition, classic water-based adhesives have only a limited area of application in the upholstery industry. This has to do with the fact that not all materials used in this field of application can be bonded using adhesives based on water.
How does SIMALFA® 825 change the game?
We have been using the new SIMALFA® 825 at various customers in the upholstery industry for quite some time. This is We have been using the new SIMALFA® 825 for various customers in the upholstery industry for quite some time. This is a water-based 2-component adhesive that even convinced me – that does not happen easily (laughs). The speed at which the adhesive can be processed, the ability to quickly tackle further production steps, and the wide range of application possibilities with SIMALFA® 825 are remarkable. The adhesive bonds all the materials used in the upholstery industry with ease. And SIMALFA® 825 comes out on top with the industry-typical bondings of foam on wood. We tested everything we could get our hands-on. Hardwood, softwood, plywood, chipboard, HDF, MDF, OSB, etc. Even if the foam is glued under high tension, SIMALFA® 825 can withstand the stress without any problems. Bonding to plastic is also no problem.
But it gets even better. We talked about repositioning. SIMALFA® 825 is the first water-based adhesive, that I know, that remains repositionable even with upholstered products. This is a crucial added value for every upholsterer.