Industrial Adhesives

For the laminations and coatings that need to work the hardest

Dow's Industrial Technology

Applications in the industrial lamination space have continued growing and becoming more diverse - applications like industrial fabrics, cable wraps, electrical insulation, and solar window film applications have leaned on technological advances to continue expanding their business. By collaboratively working with brand owners, converters, scientists and many other top tier talents, Dow is committed to finding low cost and innovative solutions for your needs. Whether your looking to improve your products aesthetics or toughness, Dow has focused research, global expertise and flexible processes to ensure we can deliver the best solution to you.

Industrial applications for laminating adhesives have grown as technology opens up more and more. Not only does Dow currently offer a broad selection of industrial grade adhesives but they also boast the developmental capabilities to find a custom solution to your projects requirements. Whether you need improved processing, faster cure, an alternative solvent base, Dow has the flexibility to deliver a solution.

Customer Success Stories

Your Partner When You Need Us

See how Dow’s broad portfolio of laminating adhesives gives your business the flexibility to transition between performance and cost levels while supporting your business with consultation and testing

A Partner From Start to Finish

See how we were able to support new business with Dow’s Pack Studio capabilities including analytical testing, Dow’s pilot coating facility, and physical property testing.

A Real Partner With Real Solutions

We understand the various regulations which impact your business and we will guide you through all your options to find the best available solution.

Industrial Adhesives Product Line Card

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Dow Heat Seal Coatings Selection Guide

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Dow Laminating Adhesive Products Selection Guide

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Product Families

Heat Seal Coatings

Heat Seal Coatings & Adhesives are thermoplastic coatings that are used to seal one substrate to another. They are applied to a variety of materials including films, foils, paper, and non-wovens and allowed to dry.  The final sealing can then be formed between the applied to and sealed to substrates when the adhesive is "reactivated" using heat and pressure. Dow manufactures a full line of waterborne and solvent borne heat seal coatings for use in multiple flexible packaging applications including lidding for condiments and dairy, as well as retortable and ovenable containers. Other uses include in-mold labeling and medical packaging, as well as some industrial uses. Dow offers multiple grades of heat seal adhesive to suit most common application methods including gravure, flexographic, reverse roll, slot die, air knife, and wire wound rods.  Dow's full offering of heat seal coatings is listed below. 

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Primers are used to promote or improve adhesion of a topcoat to a variety of base films including foil, metalized films, paper, and board stock. Often they are applied and immediately top-coated. In some cases, however, they may be applied and wound, but top-coated at a later date. Both water- and solvent-based chemistries are available.

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Solvent Based Adhesives

Solvent-based adhesives contain solvent as a carrier, which is subsequently dried after application (dry bond laminating), leaving the active resin system on the substrate to be bonded to a secondary substrate to make the lamination. These laminations can contain multiple adhesive layers and are used in a variety of food packaging applications ranging from snack food  to high-demand, retortable packages covering multiple FDA regulations. They are also used in industrial laminating applications such as window film, fabric laminations, and insulation-facing laminates. Dow's solvent-based portfolio is one of the broadest available in the industry.

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Solventless Adhesives

Solventless adhesives are 100% active products containing no water or solvent carrier. They are applied to base substrates using smooth roll transfer, solventless laminators and subsequently nipped/bonded to the secondary film to make the lamination. These laminations may contain multiple layers and are used in a broad array of food packaging applications including for snack foods, high performance retort, and microwavable packaging. These products meet a broad range of FDA regulations for packaging adhesives and are suitable for most films, foils, and paper.

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