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In order to decide on the best adhesive delivery system for your facility, it is important to first understand the function of these systems and the differences between them. Adhesive delivery systems are simply a method of delivering adhesive from the container to the exit point or applicator. Applicators can include spray guns (both manual and automatic) and roll coaters.
There are three basic methods available:
Simalfa has experience in ALL 3 methods and can supply whichever system is most suitable for the situation. We encourage clients to consult with our staff and rely on our expertise to help make the best decision for each installation. Below is a brief description listing both the benefits and limitations of each system.
Uses gravity to supply adhesive to the exit point or applicator.
Simalfa has been granted patents and has patents pending on gravity feeding adhesives. Our system is known as the Simalfa Free Flowing System. Greater than 75% of our customers utilize this system.
Uses a pressurized container with air (head pressure) to deliver adhesive to the exit point or applicator.
Uses a dual diaphragm pump to deliver adhesive to the exit point or applicator.
These systems are most commonly utilized by clients who already own a pump, have experience with its operation, and have the desire to continue using it.