Increasing options for performance and processability with olefin adhesives, Bostik, Wauwatosa, WI, one of the world’s leading bonding solutions companies, has extended the reach of its Relyance platform. Two new products offer more options for manufacturers of disposable hygiene products, including meeting the challenges of optimizing shear stress performance in certain construction applications.
“The catalyst technologies behind olefin-based hygiene adhesives have come a long way over the past several years,” says Diane Strelow, director, Global Strategic Marketing. “Historically, manufacturers have to give up either high performance or good processability to use an olefin-based adhesive. Once again, Bostik applied our formulation expertise and commitment to solving our customers’ challenges. The result is Relyance’s singular ability to offer both high performance and excellent processability.”
For construction applications in baby diaper and adult incontinence products, Relyance offers unique advantages. According to Bostik, Relyance delivers equal to or better performance than Styrenic Block Copolymers (SBC) technology with a wide range of shear resistance and peel performance. Relyance overcomes the challenges posed by other olefin technologies and is compatible with all spray and slot application systems. Because it uses polymers derived from both natural gas and crude oil, the Relyance platform also offers the advantages of a more stable supply and less price volatility.
“The time is right for this expanded, globally available product offering,” Strelow says. “Our new products provide options to meet our customers’ specific needs. Plus, conversion to Relyance is easy and requires no new equipment, which means manufacturers can be up and running almost immediately.”