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  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Amer.Virgin Is.
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antarctica
  • Antigua Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
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  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
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  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
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  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, Saba
  • Bosnia-Herz.
  • Botswana
  • Bouvet Island
  • Brazil
  • Brit.Ind.Oc.Ter
  • Brit.Virgin Is.
  • Brunei Daruss.
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  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • C. African Rep.
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Christmas Islnd
  • Coconut Islands
  • Colombia
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  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
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  • Cote d'Ivoire
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  • Czech Republic
  • Dem. Rep. Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
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  • Dominican Rep.
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guin
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Falkland Islnds
  • Faroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
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  • Frenc.Polynesia
  • French Guiana
  • French S.Territ
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  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
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  • Greater China (Macau SAR)
  • Greater China (Taiwan)
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  • Grenada
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  • Guam
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  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Heard McDon.Isl
  • Honduras
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  • Iceland
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  • Kuwait
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  • Liberia
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  • Luxembourg
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islnds
  • Martinique
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Minor Outl.Isl.
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  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • N.Mariana Islnd
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
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  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norfolk Island
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
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  • Pakistan
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  • Panama
  • Pap. New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Pitcairn
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Fed.
  • Rwanda
  • S. Sandwich Ins
  • S.Tome,Principe
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Lucia
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
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  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
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  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St Kitts&Nevis
  • St. Vincent
  • St.Pier,Miquel.
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  • Svalbard
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
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  • Trinidad,Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turksh Caicosin
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Utd.Arab Emir.
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  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis,Futuna
  • West Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Hot Melt Adhesives Production

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Hot Melt Adhesives Production



Hot Melt Adhesive Production

Adhesive manufacturing, your way

Discover our hot melt adhesives, which can be used in a wide variety of applications, offering you the performance capabilities you need for your next project. There’s complex science behind formulating the perfect hot melt adhesive for your specifications, and as the world’s largest producer of polyolefin elastomers, with more than 40 years of industry experience and expertise in the HMA marketplace, we’re qualified to help.

Our product families are inherently versatile and can be tailored to your needs, production processes, designs and end-use. Starting with this broad portfolio of innovative solutions, we use our unique process technology, coupled with Dow’s proven INSITE™ Catalyst Technology, to produce high-performance, cost-effective polymers. Browse our hot melt adhesives below. 

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Hot Melt Adhesives Production

Packaging takes many shapes — some with distinctive requirements. We can meet your unique needs for primary and secondary packaging applications with our diverse product families and specialized grades.

These include the high-performance requirements for hot-fill and retort packaging and other temperature sensitive applications ranging from freezer foods to microwave meals. 

Secondary packaging applications

There are HMAs for bag-in-box applications, including adhesives for the bag and the box. Our HMA offerings also protect against aggressive contents such as detergents and high-acid liquids. 

Secondary packaging applications include:

  • Sealants for paperboard containers
  • Corrugated boxes
  • Wrap-around boxes
  • Other protective packaging
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Choose from entire families of products to find the exact one to meet your specific requirements. And more are on the way. 

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From formulation to application, Dow’s catalog of products for hot melt adhesives offers easier, faster, cleaner, and more cost-effective operations across the value chain. 

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Dow products for hot melt adhesives have been tested over decades of service in the carton sealing marketplace. 

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Doing more with less is a sustainability goalpost, and Dow adhesives score. Plus, the dependable seals realized using these products enable fewer failures and less product waste.

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When you work with Dow, you work with a team committed to your success. Ready to explore the best options for your best outcomes. 

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Hot Melt Adhesive Production for Packaging

View our entire hot melt adhesive production for packaging product in the catalog to find the best choices for your needs. 

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Highly specialized adhesives

When most people think of adhesives on diapers, they think of the tabs that keep them on. But there’s more to it than that — children’s diapers, adult incontinence underwear, and feminine hygiene products all employ highly specialized adhesives.

Among our other adhesive features, low-odor formulations, excellent processability, and all-important softness have contributed to our growing position in the marketplace. 

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Hot Melt Adhesive Production for Health and Hygiene

View our entire hot melt adhesive production for health and hygiene in the product catalog to find the best choices for your needs.

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Dow’s HMAs

Our HMAs are formulated for clean, convenient application. You can expect exceptional color stability and reduced degradation over time. Another perk? There’s virtually no smoke or odor during application.

We’ve got processing advantages, too. The low densities of our HMAs can allow production of more adhesive per pound (kg) of resin used. In turn, the resins’ aggressive bonding capabilities can help extend mileage by requiring less adhesive — that can mean increased productivity and reduced overall costs.

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Hot Melt Adhesive Production for Woodworking

View our entire hot melt adhesive production for woodworking in the product catalog to find the best choices for your needs.

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Strong bonds for a variety of substrates

You can’t beat the look and feel of a book or magazine — that’s why we make durable blends of adhesives with appealing aesthetics. Our strong bonds can be used on a variety of substrates, both durable in intense heat and flexible in a cold snap. From manuals and maps to paperbacks and notebooks, your printed works have a long life ahead.

Our adhesives keep your production lines moving smoothly, too. The low, stable viscosities of our products enable the reliable, high-speed processing required for HMA bookbinding applications. Because of their stability, our products offer the potential for more precise control of adhesive application, extended pot life and stability, reduced lost production. 

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Hot Melt Adhesive Production for Bookbinding

View our entire hot melt adhesive production for bookbinding in the product catalog to find the best choices for your needs.

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Helping the value chain create adhesive solutions

We’re building change with our HMAs, helping the value chain create adhesive solutions to support better production. This is how we’re doing it: 

Increasing sealing mileage means less materials usage, clean-running systems with virtually no smoke or odor during the production process and first-rate sealing properties reduce food spoilage and product damage from package failures.  

Lower the carbon footprint without lowering performance

That’s why we made products such as AFFINITY™ RE Bio-based Polyolefin Elastomers, a better polyolefin elastomer. AFFINITY™ RE is produced with a bio-feedstock such as Tall Oil, a by-product of the paper-milling industry, originally sourced from sustainability managed forests with no impact on land use. The production process for AFFINITY RE™ is even certified on a mass balance basis by the International Sustainability Carbon Certification (ISCC).   

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Global capabilities for HMAs

Explore a variety of end-use applications with global success. 

Let’s stick together

No matter where you are, we can work closely with you to develop high-performance, cost-effective solutions across a broad range of hot melt adhesive applications. After all, we’re the only producer with world-scale trains on three continents.

Even with our versatile portfolio of polymers, we’re always innovating to bring you more choices, more solutions, and more possibilities. 

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