It may not have crossed your mind, but weather has a pretty major impact on your glue. How? Well, liquid water-based glues specifically require special attention when it comes to storing them in the cold winter months.
Here are two great reasons you should properly store your liquid glues - especially in the winter time:
Viscosity Changes in The Glue
Think for a moment about the consistency of maple syrup. Now, imagine how that consistency would change if you were to leave it in the freezer for an hour. It would become a lot thicker and less fluid, right? (This is making us hungry!)
The same thing happens to liquid water-based glues when they are stored in cold temperatures.
On the surface, this may not seem like a major issue but it could cause big problems for you down the road. Higher viscosity glues (especially when you're not prepared to use them) could cause equipment problems, messy applications, and adhering issues.
Altered Glue Properties
This is a big one.
Each glues is specifically designed with certain formula properties including: viscosity, pH, total solids, film etc. When stored in extreme temperatures, these properties could be altered.
This means the glue will perform differently than expected, and will be difficult to troubleshoot if problems arise.
Recommended Glue Storage Temperatures
For best results, liquid glues should be stored in a cool, dry area at temperatures above 60° F and below 90° F. Always make sure to check your Technical Data Sheet (TDS) for storage and handling recommendations.
We take a number of steps to make sure your liquid glues arrive to you in the best condition possible - especially in the winter. Learn more about those steps here.
Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about your liquid glues - we're happy to help!