Adhesives

Enabling high production efficiency and consumer acceptance of the final products.

Modern life would not exist without functional adhesives, which are being used literally everywhere, in food packaging, in many consumer products (e.g. paper towels, labeling adhesives) and high-demanding applications such as light-weight structure bonding for airplanes and automobile bodies.

Our Solutions

Because of their unique set of properties, METHOCEL™ and WALOCEL™ CRT cellulose ethers, as well as POLYOX™ Water-Soluble Polymers are broadly used in many different adhesives.

ETHOCEL™

ETHOCEL™

Benefits/Property
Thermoplasticity; Soluble in organic solvents; Low temperature flexibility

Applications
Hot melts that are easily heat-sealed; Adhesives for bonding laminates

METHOCEL™

METHOCEL™

Benefits/Property
Water-solubility; Viscosity modifier

Applications
Wood, paper and wallpaper glue

POLYOX™

POLYOX™

Benefits/Property
Wet-tack; Release performance when dry; Viscosity modifier; Extensional rheology; Water-solubility; Formation of associative Complexes; Solubility in organic solvents

Applications
Optimal for tail-tie and pick-up; Labels; Adhesives that bond to glass, steel, painted metal and paper; Wood glue; Pressure sensitive and solvent soluble adhesives

WALOCEL™ CRT

WALOCEL™ CRT

Benefits/Property
Water-solubility; Viscosity modifier

Applications
Wood, paper and wallpaper glue

Your Applications

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POLYOX™

In the paper converting industry, waterborne adhesive formulations are crucial to enable high production efficiency and consumer acceptance of the final products. The distinguished combination of wet-tack, viscosity, residue-free dissolving, extensional rheology and release performance makes POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers optimal for tail-tie and pick-up adhesives. POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers can help formulators not only to improve productivity of paper-converting processes but also to increase consumer-acceptance of the final product.

When blended with other polymers or phenolics, POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers can create adhesives that bond to glass, steel, painted metal and paper. They can also contribute to the performance of pressure sensitive and solvent soluble adhesives. POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers can increase the strength of water-borne adhesives by modifying rheology and improved substrate wetting. They have a wide pH tolerance range.

POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers provide excellent adhesion to paper and polymer label materials, good wet tack, and good formulation consistency.

POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers are also used in water-based wallpaper pastes. These polymers provide wet tack and ideal formulation consistency.

The strong hydrogen bonding affinity of POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers lets these polyethers form association complexes with various polar compounds such as phenolic polymers, mineral acids, halogens, ureas, lignin sulfonic acids, lignosulfonates and poly (carboxylic) acids. These novel complexes often form very strong intermolecular associations and can serve as the basis for excellent adhesion in wood glue formulations.

ETHOCEL™

ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers form hot melts that are easily heat-sealed. They add strength, especially where stresses may be applied to a freshly-sealed joint. ETHOCEL™ polymers are used on hot melt package sealing adhesives and for bonding laminates of paper, cellophane, metal, foil, glassine and many other non-melting sheet materials.

METHOCEL™

METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers are efficient thickeners, requiring low proportions of polymer addition to achieve increased viscosity. METHOCEL™ polymers have good solubility profiles in both water-based and selected solvent-based systems.

WALOCEL™ CRT

Used in wood, paper and wallpaper glue. It is an excellent choice for more porous surfaces compared to alternative products thanks to its anionic character. In addition it has similar structural properties to wood and pulp products as it is derived from the same origin. This helps strengthen the connection between the glue and the surface it is applied to. Through its thickening properties, WALOCEL™ CRT keeps the glue in place and prevents it from running from the applied area.

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Dow and ChemPoint formed a strategic partnership in April 2014 to establish a new order, delivery and service model, specifically designed to meet customer needs in industrial applications, for CELLOSIZE™ hydroxyethyl cellulose polymers, ETHOCEL™ ethylcellulose polymers, METHOCEL™ cellulose ethers, POLYOX™ water-soluble polymers, and WALOCEL™ CRT products. Our collective goal is to enhance the customer experience by providing a higher degree of service and support powered by a dedicated technical marketing & sales team focused exclusively on Dow’s cellulosic and poly(ethylene oxide) offerings in industrial applications. 

The industrial cellulosics team at ChemPoint acts as a fully-integrated extension of Dow and is always available to facilitate customer needs for product selection, technical support, order placement and fulfillment. In addition, our customers receive needed support from ChemPoint’s customer service and supply chain professionals to ensure on-time delivery and high service levels.