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APAO: An acronym to sleep on… (literally)

There are so many benefits to getting a good night’s sleep like:
  • Improved mood
  • Reduced stress
  • Lower risk for serious health problems
  • Sharper memory
… the list goes on and on.

Well did you know that adhesives are involved when you sleep? Allow us to explain…

New mattress types = new adhesives

The manufacturing of mattresses has been improving over time to provide people with higher quality sleep. There are new designs, improved foams, and more complex mattresses that continue to hit the market. And this means… they need an adhesive that can keep up.

These adhesives must perform well with the new and continuing improvements. The adhesives used need to make assembly quicker and easier, but also need to bond foam around springs, several layers of cushioning foam, and keep cushioning pillowtop foam and fabrics in place.

AKA—these mattress adhesives have a lot of responsibilities!

APAO is the answer to a better night’s sleep

Amorphous Polyalphaolefin (known as APAO) is the adhesive that meets the variety of requirements needed in mattress manufacturing. It’s a hot melt technology that provides many benefits for mattress production such as:
  • Capable of bonding a variety of substrates including difficult foams
  • Has little to no odor, eliminating uncomfortable smells while resting
  • Are soft and don’t crack, eliminating unnecessary noise from the adhesive rubbing and foam from sliding
  • Have low viscosity making them easier to use and can be sprayed
  • Have longer open time as desired in the mattress industry
  • Have high heat resistance
These benefits along with the ease of applying, handling, and storage make APAO’s a great product for the mattress industry or anywhere foams are used.

And, yes, you guessed it! We offer these adhesives at HAR! Contact us today if you have any questions. Sweet dreams!

Readers are invited to use the links below to find and contact a local adhesives representative that can help with your company's industrial adhesives needs: HAR Adhesive Technologies has a presence in seven distinct states, uniquely focused on serving the adhesives, adhesive application, and equipment needs of each region in: OhioIndianaKentuckyMichiganNew YorkPennsylvaniaWest Virginia


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