Adhesives and frost
Conventional water-based adhesives are sensitive to low temperatures, especially when they fall below freezing point. The high water content makes the adhesives sensitive – because as soon as ice crystals form, the chemical formulation is attacked or even destroyed. After that, processing in the usual quality is no longer conceivable. This is why transport, storage and processing can be a real challenge during the cold season. SIMALFA® offers effective solutions to protect frost-sensitive products.
As an alternative to regular water-based adhesives, SIMALFA® offers frost-insensitive adhesive types for temperatures down to -15°C, an option for unheated plants, especially during the cold season.
Advantages with SIMALFA®
Proven shipping concept for frost-sensitive products
Fast shipping of frost-sensitive products
Expert advice with tried and tested tips
Optimized packaging for extra protection
Showing the “Best Practice”
Frost-resistant adhesives as an alternative
Frost proof transport
The proven SIMALFA® shipping concept for frost-sensitive products actively prevents risks from low temperatures and largely minimizes the risk of frost damage. In freezing outside temperatures, speed is the key element. Many years of experience and our seamless interaction with forwarders enable us to achieve delivery times below the industry average – especially during the cold season. In addition to fast delivery, SIMALFA® also relies on optimized packaging and provides further protective measures if required.
The proper storage
In the case of water-based adhesives, ensure that temperatures do not fall below 0°C at the storage location – otherwise, take precautions early on to protect the adhesives from cold. Also ensure sufficient ambient temperature during processing to protect adhesives from frost and not to risk production interruptions.
The handling of conventional water-based adhesives at low outside temperatures can be laborious depending on the situation. SIMALFA® offers frost-resistant adhesives for ambient temperatures down to -15°C in its product portfolio, thus massively simplifying handling. By switching seasonally to frost-resistant adhesives during the cold season, you can prevent temperature-related production downtimes and significantly increase your process reliability.
Best Practice – the recipe for success
The adhesive experts at SIMALFA® will be happy to go through your individual production conditions, give you tips on how to implement protective measures as simply as possible, and show you best practices to ensure uninterrupted operation even in cold seasons.