Wisdom Adhesives - A history of bulk hot melt expertise

Wisdom Adhesives - Building on a History of Bulk Hot Melt

No company in the world has been in the adhesive industry longer than Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide. With over 140 years of experience in adhesive engineering, Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide is the world’s trusted leader in the manufacturing of dependable hot melt adhesive products. For over a century, the Wisdom family has infused their adhesives with environmentally safe technology and quality components. And with five generations of expertise and experience, Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide is committed to meeting the ever-changing demands of the packaging and product assembly industries.  

Wisdom Adhesives Hot Melt: Offering a Variety of Product Applications  

Hot melt adhesives (HMAs) offer a number of benefits when compared with solvent-based adhesives. A growing number of industries are drawn to the use of HMAs because they are environmentally safe and eliminate the curing phase of the adhesive process. Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide engineers bulk hot melt adhesives for a wide array of industries including the following:  

  • Packaging companies
  • Bookbinding organizations
  • Paper converting businesses
  • Graphics arts companies
  • Product assembly businesses
  • General purpose industries  

HMAs are long-lasting and durable and require no special precautions for disposal, making them a popular choice for diverse applications.  

Core Hot Melt Adhesive Products  

Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide manufactures many of the most frequently used bulk hot melt adhesives. Each adhesive is manufactured using non-volatile thermoplastic materials that are environmentally safe when applied as directed. HMAs are specially formulated to comply with specific set speed and bonding range requirements. Four of the most popular bulk hot melt products manufactured by Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide are as follows:  

  • Wisdom Mileage Melt MM8800
  • Wisdom Adhesives WA21 Metallocene
  • Mileage Melt MM250
  • Wisdom EM103  

Each of these products is crafted to meet adhesion standards that are commonly desired based upon the nature of the product’s application. Below is a summary of the distinct features of these four products.  

Wisdom Mileage Melt MM8800  

Wisdom Mileage Melt MM8800 (MM8800) is a trusted solution for the specific needs of companies in the packaging industry. Known for its impressive adhesive abilities, MM8800 is a cost-effective EVA bulk hot melt that bonds superbly to paper and cardboard. MM8800 enables users to reduce overall maintenance and adhesive costs while providing high quality results. The advantages of MM8800 include the following:  

  • Compatible with virtually all production equipment
  • Produces minimal odor
  • Promotes increased mileage and decreased application weights
  • Outstanding adhesive properties
  • Environmentally friendly  

In addition to the above advantages, MM8800 offers the following:  

  • Convenient bulk packaging
  • Sold by the case, with each case weighing 25 pounds
  • Standard 350 degree Fahrenheit application temperature
  • Rapid set time
  • 800 cps viscosity  

Offering a sound combination of quality and affordability, MM8800 is an excellent option for warehouses, distributors and packaging companies in search of an effective adhesive. 

Wisdom Adhesives WA21 Metallocene  

Wisdom Adhesives WA21 Metallocene (WA21) is known for its effectiveness in closing cartons and sealing trays. Additionally, WA21 is also an excellent option for package industry personnel who encounter frequent hot melt dispensing problems. It offers an effective solution for companies that experience frequent nozzle clogging issues or charred pots. The advantages of WA21 include the following: 

  • Eliminates the build-up of char or gel within hoses and nozzles
  • Virtually odorless
  • Ability to withstand extreme temperatures
  • Superb pot life
  • Reduces stringing  

In addition to the above advantages, WA21 offers the following:  

  • Available in white chips
  • Convenient bulk packaging
  • Sold by the case with each case weighing 25 pounds
  • Standard 325-350 degree Fahrenheit application temperature
  • 220 degree Fahrenheit softening point
  • Rapid set time
  • 900 cps viscosity  

With its ability to help eliminate hot melt clogging issues, WA21 is an affordable option for packaging companies seeking to effectively seal packages without the hassle of clogged hoses and nozzles. 

Wisdom Mileage Melt MM250  

Mileage Melt MM250 (MM 250) is distinct from other Mileage Melt hot melt products because it offers an application temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit. This feature promotes efficiency by allowing users to enjoy even faster set times. Combined with its affordability and superb ability to bond to paper surfaces, MM250 has become a popular choice for the paper and cardboard industries. The benefits of MM250 hot melt include the following:  

  • Significant cost savings due to increased mileage
  • A set time that is among the fastest in the industry
  • Ability to be used within a wider temperature range
  • Excellent thermal stability
  • Minimal odor production
  • Maintenance costs are reduced due to enhanced mileage  

MM250 also offers the following collection of properties, which contribute to its popularity: 

  • Available in light amber colored chips
  • Equipment friendly design
  • Dispenses quickly and easily
  • Fast open time
  • 250 degree Fahrenheit application temperature
  • 900 cps application viscosity  

With the ability to reduce usage and maintenance costs by over 30%, MM250 is a favored hot melt option among professionals in the paper application industry. And with its ability to increase packaging efficiency, MM250 is growing in popularity every day.  

Wisdom Adhesives EM103  

People in search of an inexpensive yet dependable HMA are drawn to the properties of Wisdom EM103 (EM103). EM103 is known as a work horse in the HMA realm and it is a frequent choice among experts in the packaging and paper converting industries. Below are some of the key benefits of EM103: 

  • Rapid set time
  • Compatible with virtually all production equipment
  • Virtually odor free
  • Outstanding adhesive properties
  • Environmentally friendly  

In addition to the application benefits outlined above, EM103 possesses the following properties: 

  • Available in light amber colored chips
  • Convenient bulk packaging (sold in 25 pound cases)
  • 350 degree Fahrenheit application temperature
  • 230 degree Fahrenheit softening point
  • 1100 cps application viscosity  

Choosing the Best Hot Melt Adhesive for Your Business  

Clearly, Wisdom Adhesives Hot Melt has infused the adhesive manufacturing industry with a plethora of proven HMAs. In fact, sometimes it can be difficult to decide which bulk hot melt adhesive will best meet the needs of your company. Please contact us to explore the many options that we have to offer. We look forward to the opportunity to learning about your business and providing you with the hot melt adhesive that will maximize efficiency and profitability for your company.

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