http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.11Change: 0.00
R/$ = 11.90Change: -0.02
Au 1205.90 $/ozChange: -0.17
Pt 1147.50 $/ozChange: -1.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 06, 2012

Extended adhesive range made available

Back
Construction|Africa|Cleaning|Design|Nortec|Packaging|Africa|South Africa|Cleaning|Energy|Energy Consumption|Equipment|Filter Assembly Applications|Food Packaging Industry|Hard-to-bond Applications|Lower Energy Consumption|Maintenance|Manufacturing|Manufacturing Process|Packaging|Product|Products|David Widegger|Metabond GAH 1000
Construction|Africa|Cleaning|Design|Packaging|Africa||Cleaning|Energy|Equipment|Maintenance|Manufacturing|Packaging|Products||
construction|africa-company|cleaning-company|design|nortec|packaging-company|africa|south-africa|cleaning|energy|energy-consumption|equipment|filter-assembly-applications|food-packaging-industry|hard-to-bond-applications|lower-energy-consumption|maintenance|manufacturing|manufacturing-process|packaging|product|products|david-widegger|metabond-gah-1000
© Reuse this



A range of adhesives that is suitable for high and low performance temperatures and offers reduced energy consumption in application as well as a more efficient manufacturing process, is now available to the packaging industry, which is an avid consumer of hot-melt adhesives, says Nortec GM David Widegger.

Following the initial product launch of its Metabond GAH 1000 range in 2011, the company realised that a wider market existed for the technology and decided to extend the range, which was made available in April.

The Metabond range, which is suitable for hard-to-bond applications, now includes the Metabond GAH 4500 for packaging, bookbinding and filter assembly applications; the Metabond GAH 2000 for bag, carton and corrugated box construction; and the Metabond GAH 3000 – a freezer-grade adhesive.

It also includes the Metabond GAH 4000, a heat-resistant adhesive suitable for bag, carton and corrugated box construction.

“The Metabond GAH 2000, GAH 3000 and GAH 4000 adhesives are suitable for the food packaging industry and complement the existing GAH 1000 range,” says Widegger.

The extended range offers stronger bonding capabilities, application efficiency, self-cleaning capabilities, odour elimination and lower energy consumption, he adds.

“As a result of the extended Metabond range, customers can use about 20% less adhesive and don’t experience any packaging failures. Nortec’s clients also report less downtime and lower maintenance costs on application equipment,” Widegger states.

He points out that hot-melt adhesives need to be trouble- free during application to guard against production downtime.

“As hot-melt adhesives are thermoplastic, they need to be heated to become liquid before application and are prone to charring, which causes blocked nozzles if not formulated correctly.

“New technology Metabond products are proven to be resis- tant to charring and require less maintenance, owing to their self-cleaning properties and heat- stable design,” says Widegger.

Further, he notes that Nortec locally manufactures pressure-sensitive adhesives for self- adhesive label producers and is introducing a new range of specialised imported hot-melt adhesives that has performance-enhancing and cost benefits for the market.

The company conducts business in South Africa’s neighbouring countries and plans to expand further into the sub- Saharan Africa region and increase its distribution footprint on the continent, Widegger concludes.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Manufacturing News
SUPPORT OFFERING Voith can model any coupling, such as the TP-KL coupling, in its TurboSim software to show the product’s performance
A torque-limiting coupling is key in protecting capital equipment investments in high-energy applications, such as crushing and milling in steel production, high-speed rotating equipment and high-speed gearboxes, states fluid couplings manufacturer Voith. “The Voith...
MECHATRONIC EFFICIENCY The Movigear drive technology meets premium efficiency IE4 and can result in up to 50% energy cost savings in drive system applications
Energy can constitute up to 90% of the life-cycle costs of drive systems that have not been enhanced, notes specialist drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive. The company addresses this issue using its effiDRIVE energy-saving solutions, which are based on...
KEY BENEFIT The replaceable stator housing pack of the motor allows for easy maintenance and increased life and improved efficiency
Specialist vibrating-equipment supplier Joest South Africa launched an exclusive range of unbalanced motors, specifically for use in Africa’s harsh operating conditions, in March. The range has been developed in partnership with an established Europe-based...
More
 
 
Latest News
South Africa’s crude steel production dropped by a sizeable 17.2% year-on-year to an estimated 530 000 t in April, amplifying a global trend that saw world steel production decline by a comparatively marginal 1.7% to 135-million tons in the fourth month of the year....
The Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) on Friday called on government to delay publishing final regulations and issuing rights for shale gas exploration in the Karoo, until a 24-month strategic environmental assessment (SEA) has been concluded. TKAG CEO Jonathan...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
While economic forecasts for the African continent are most favourable, African airlines may not be able to benefit from the expected growth in the region’s gross domestic product (GDP), International Air Transport Association VP: Africa Raphael Kuuchi has warned....
The Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) will need to change substantially post 2020, says Metair Investments South African operations COO Ken Lello. “We must not make tweaks. We have to change. What we are doing is not sustainable.”
Banking group Absa’s forecast is for the rand to end the year at around R13 against the dollar, weakening further to R13.50 by 2016, says Absa sectoral analyst Jacques du Toit. He warns that possible interest rate hikes in the US may see capital being pulled from...
The Dispute Resolution Centre at the Bargaining Council for the Civil Engineering Industry (BCCEI) is now open to handle party-to-party disputes. The BCCEI represents the interests of all level four to nine Construction Industry Development Board companies.
FREDRIK JEJDLING Sustainability becomes an important part of a business’ decision-making process
Communications technology firm Ericsson sub-Saharan Africa head Fredrik Jejdling says the company’s commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility has been integrated into all facets of its operations, which has provided it with sustainable revenue...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96