When a customer contacts LD Davis for help with animal glue, liquid glue, or hot melt adhesive problem, we are happy to help and find an adhesive solution for their application. Below is an idea of the steps our customers and LD Davis go through to solve these issues.
Having glue difficulty? Contact our lab for help.
First, we recommend that the customer troubleshoots at their facility to make sure all the parameters for the adhesive application are set correctly. They should check for issues with open time, tack, temperature, viscosity and running speed. Click here for our animal glue troubleshooting guide, or liquid glue troubleshooting guide.
Know the kind of glue you are using and realize its tendencies. Hot melt adhesives and animal glues are very different from one another. Animal glue is all-natural and as such, it will react to different environmental conditions. We can recommend changes in dilution and temperature depending on the season and even offer winter and summer formulas of some of our animal glue products. Hot melt adhesives, on the other hand, should not react to changes in temperature and humidity.
LD Davis Can Help
If troubleshooting doesn’t help, contact our lab! Meet the team here.
If it is not a technical issue, we request that customers send our adhesive lab some samples of the adhesive and/or substrates that are causing problems. We then begin a full evaluation and adhesion testing with their samples of glue and/or substrates. Typically after testing for a short period of time, our lab can determine from where the issue is originating and either make a recommendation for a different LD Davis product or formulate a new adhesive to solve the problem.
Our lab is here for your adhesive needs. We will work our hardest to find an adhesive solution for any difficulty you may have. Whether it is book binding, box making, laminating or other applications, animal glue, liquid glue, or hot melts, we are confident that we can find an existing product or formulate a custom adhesive to fit your needs.