Pressure-sensitive adhesive microdots eliminate waste
Glue Dots International (GDI), the manufacturer of Glue Dots® brand adhesive products, has added Small MatrX™ to its MatrX™ product line. MatrX is a pattern of pressure-sensitive adhesive microdots. Small MatrX is engineered for applications that demand low-profile adhesive solutions and is available in 1⁄4- and 1⁄2-in.-wide permanent adhesive patterns, with a thickness range of 3 to 5 mils.
“It [Small MatrX] applies smoothly and delivers all the same properties of Large MatrX in a smaller footprint,” explains Jeff Gunderson, global director of Industrial Sales & Marketing. “The development of Small MatrX is a direct result of the high demand for MatrX in applications that require a thinner profile pattern. Along with the uses in our existing markets, we are excited about the new opportunities this product will open for prospective customers and our distributors. We’re targeting both the commercial and industrial sectors, addressing their concern for a more cost-effective adhesive with less waste and increased productivity.”
Pressure-sensitive MatrX is said to be a faster, easier, and safer method of substrate-to-substrate bonding. MatrX offers a clean alternative to transfer tape and bonds instantly. According to Glue Dots, it is safer than hot melts, is cleaner than liquid glues, and provides clean cut-off with no residue or waste.
Using the triggerless, refillable Dot Shot® Pro (DSP) applicator, the rolls are easily interchangeable, allowing the operator to switch from small pattern to large pattern in seconds. The lightweight DSP also allows the user to switch from traditional Glue Dots adhesives to MatrX using the same device. When used in conjunction, the DSP and MatrX are suitable for project-oriented environments like contract packaging facilities, sheltered workshops, print bindery, and fulfillment houses due to the lightweight design and ergonomic friendliness of the applicator.