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The Diversity of Padding Adhesives

Did you know that there is more to padding adhesives then just sticking paper together? These adhesives have different applications, strengths, bonds, thicknesses and even colors. Most are, however, all water-based adhesives and used specifically for bonding paper to form notepads and business forms.

The standard variations include padding cement, quick pad, and fan-apart. Hot melts are also used for some padding applications including thermal binding. Still other formulations have been developed for collating, mailing, paper tipping and more. Our particular padding adhesives are sold to well-known paper merchants who then distribute to printers and bookbinders across the world.

To adhere these padding adhesives to paper, padding presses are often used. The press clamps a stack of papers together and the adhesive gets brushed on with a padding brush. We happen to manufacture the very popular (in the paper world, at least) ChamPADco brand of padding presses to do just that.

Here is a list of the various types of padding adhesives we formulate and distribute:

  • Padding cement. A versatile and flexible water-based resin for padding and general bookbinding that will not crack, chip or flake. Long shelf life and freeze resistance. Stocked in various colors.

  • Quick Pad Adhesive. A thick formulation that dries in five minutes, generally needing only one coat. Will bind any paper stock to vinyl, plastics, textiles and leather.

  • Universal fan-apart. For carbonless paper designed to work with NCR/Appleton and Mead sheet stock.

  • Paste for printers. Mailer paste for standard mailing machines; folder paste for folding machines; label paste for labeling cartons or glass by hand; and make-ready paste for tissue and enameled stock.

  • Carbon interleaved sets. For collating and open trough machines.

  • Printer’s specialty adhesives. For film to paper tipping that adheres to polyester and rigid PVC and, of course, paper stock.

  • EVA hot melts. For deep penetrating padding or for mailers with highly enameled, varnished and heavily coated stocks.

If your business is interested to learn more about the versatility and reliability of our padding adhesives, please give us a call at 440-786-7185 and our Customer Support team will be happy to assist you! Dennis Grosel, Manager of Product Delivery and Administrative Systems 440-786-7185


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