How do you know if you're working with the right glue vendor? These 5 P's of choosing the right glue vendor will definitely point you in the right direction.
What processes does the glue vendor follow to make the appropriate glue recommendation?
As we've discussed before, glue formulas are not "one size fits all". It's important to choose a glue vendor that is willing to dive deeper into your project and application details. This is why our technical team reviews each and every application detail before making a product recommendation (and why we ask so many questions about your project).
Often times, our lab team will run tests in our laboratory to determine which of our hundreds of formulas will perform best for your team, and your manufacturing facility conditions.
The right glue vendor will take the time to learn more about you, your team, and the details of your glue application.
What are the capabilities of your glue formula?
The quality of the glue is so important when it comes to how it will run. Each product is formulated differently, and depending on your project requirements, the glue product recommendation will vary.
Does the glue need to be eco-friendly? Have a long open time? Freezer grade? FDA approved? All of these details play a role in selecting the best product for you.
The right glue vendor will make sure the glue product recommended meets ALL of your application restrictions and requirements.
Is your glue running efficiently, and are you getting the greatest return on your purchase?
If the glue your working with doesn't perform, your team is losing money. It's really that simple. When you constantly have to halt production because your glue is messy or not bonding properly, your company is losing efficiencies in production.
Glue quality is extremely important when it comes to performance. To get the greatest return on your purchase, you want to work with a glue vendor that makes a product that you can rely on.
The right glue vendor wants your glue performance to not only meet your requirements, but exceed your expectations and help your team to be as efficient as possible.
Is your glue priced fairly for what you are getting?
Yes, chances are you can always find a glue vendor that is willing to offer bottom dollar prices for their products. But don't be fooled into thinking that the cheapest glue on the market is going to offer your team the same performance of a higher quality glue. Cheaper glue could be costing you more than you think.
The right glue vendor will offer you fair pricing that is in line with the glue quality.
Are you working with a glue vendor that is rooting for your success?
While most of your decisions involving glue likely come down to the product and price, don't forget the team of people behind the scenes. Choosing to work with the right people will ensure that you get the technical assistance, service, and attention that you may need along the way.
Working with a glue vendor that puts your needs first is a sure way to make your team successful.
A lot goes into choosing the right glue vendor: process, product, performance, price and people. These 5 P's will help you select the best glue vendor for your needs.
What do you think makes a great glue vendor? Comment below and let us know!