Adhesives find their way into almost all parts of a mattress. Mattress assembly primarily utilizes hot melt, water-based adhesive or solvent-based adhesives. Mattress manufactures use adhesives for securing pillow tops, cushioning foam, joining slabs and blocks of foam around spring systems, adhering fabrics, fibers and insulation materials to foam. Using hot melt lowers the cost of mattress manufacturing because of their easy of application, fast set times and low overall cost.
Why hot melt is perfect for mattress assembly.
Hot melt adhesives are easy to handle, nonflammable and require no special ventilation or disposal. Hot melt adhesives are solids, meaning you get exactly what you pay for. Solvent and water based adhesives require an evaporation process.
Also, many water based spray adhesives are gravity fed and limit mobility around the shop floor or for hitting different parts of the mattress. You can use the TEC 6300 spray hot melt gun and 425 sprayable glue slugs and save a ton of time over gravity fed systems. We currently have these systems in a large number of mattress manufacturing operations.
Why Spray Hot Melt?
Sprayable hot melt is can be applied at a much lower temperature than a bead and covers a much larger surface area. This means spray hot melt works with heat sensitive substrates and you will need less adhesive.
Depending on the desired open time, Hotmelt.com has a range of sprayable hot melt products to meet your manufacturing needs.
- Short/Medium Open Time - TEC Bond 420
- Medium/Long Open Time - TEC Bond 425
- Long Open Time - TEC Bond 430
Hot melt's curing time allows you to manufacture and ship mattress in the same day! It is also non-flammable and non-toxic, something consumers are always paying attention to. Hotmelt.com can make sure you get the correct hot melt gun and adhesive for your application, contact us for details.