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As more companies look for alternative products for a greener future, we stand at the forefront of an adhesive breakthrough. We are introducing AP1052WE, a water-based adhesive tailored for paper straw manufacturing.

This adhesive for paper straws aligns with the frowning demand for sustainable alternatives while addressing the inherent issues of paper straws, ensuring a lasting, eco-friendly solution.

Product Overview - AP1052WE Adhesive

AP1052WE is a high-performance water-based adhesive designed for assembly applications that demand high tack and rapid set speed. Primarily used on roll coating machines,, this adhesive boasts application rates ranging from 8-12 grams per square foot. 

Bonds created with AP1052WE exhibit remarkable water-resistant properties, making it a preferred choice in diverse applications.

Typical Adhesive Properties:

  • Uses: Adhesion to synthetic filter media, metal, and board stock
  • Viscosity: 2,400 – 3,600 cps @ 77º F Brookfield RVT #3 Spindle @20 rpm
  • Total Solids: 49.0% – 53.0%
  • pH: 4.5 – 5.5
  • Color: White, dries clear
  • Package: 55-gallon Drums / 300 Gallon Tote Bins

However, the adhesive's unique characteristics make it exclusively available to North American customers. The decision stems from the challenges posed by overseas shipping, specifically related to cold temperatures and the adhesive's short shelf life of 90 days.

Paper Straw Adhesive - A Sustainable Choice

In response to the global movement against single-use plastics, LD Davis has taken a proactive approach by formulating its own adhesive, catering specifically to the paper straw industry. The water-based liquid glue, designed for core-winding applications, has demonstrated exceptional resilience, even when submerged in liquid for extended periods.

Benefits of LD Davis' Paper Straw Adhesive:

  • Strong Bond: Ensures a secure and lasting adhesion.
  • Extended Lifespan: Paper straws last until the end of use, overcoming the common issue of premature breakdown.
  • Water-Resistant: Withstands liquid exposure for up to 4 hours.
  • Versatility: Suitable for hot and cold beverages, meeting diverse industry needs.
  • Biodegradable and Compostable: Aligns with eco-friendly manufacturing practices.
  • Gluten-Free and Non-GMO: Adhering to dietary and environmental considerations.

Discover how our paper straw adhesive stands up against being submerged

Sustainable Adhesives for Manufacturing

As cities in the United States take bold steps to ban plastic straws, we offer sustainable adhesive solutions to meet consumer demands for plastic-free alternatives. 

By adopting this innovative adhesive, businesses can contribute to reducing waste, carbon emissions, and excess costs while staying ahead in the race for sustainable practices. If you are interested in our glue or paper straws or information about sustainable adhesives, let us know.

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Topics: Adhesive Products, glue for paper straws, paper straws