HMA assembly

Hot-melt adhesives (HMA) for assembly  

Imagine the possibilities of a versatile, high-performance adhesive solution for assembly applications. Vistamaxx™ performance polymers use ExxonMobil’s proprietary metallocene technology to develop a new generation of high-performance HMA formulations.

Adhesives that use Vistamaxx combine it with a mix of ingredients including tackifying resins (such as Escorez™ tackifiers), wax and antioxidant. Since Vistamaxx can account for 70-90% of the mixture, it offers many competitive benefits, including high mileage and low odor.

Key benefits

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    Tunable open time

    Enables a wide range of assembly applications

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    Thermally stable

    Excellent thermal stability under typical adhesive application conditions

  • High-temperature performance

    Enables high softening point HMA having excellent adhesion

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    Outstanding range of formulation viscosity available

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    High mileage and low odor

    Provided by high polymer loading

  • Compatibility

    Excellent compatibility with polypropylene and polyethylene, plus good compatibility with tackifying resins

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    Versatile solution for low-energy substrates

  • Cohesive strength

    Tunable elasticity and elongation

Low viscosity, high performance

Formulating hot melt adhesives with low-viscosity grades of Vistamaxx polymers (8380, 8880) enables significant performance benefits compared to ethylene-vinyl (EVA)- and amorphous polyalphaolefin (APAO)-based formulations.

Combining two Vistmaxx grades enables formulation flexibility and property balancing.

Open time

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The Vistamaxx formulations demonstrate tunable open time for a wide range of assembly applications.

Comparin open time in seconds for EVA, APAO, and Vistamaxx.


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The Vistamaxx formulations demonstrate excellent adhesion to low-energy substrates.

Comparing average force in Newtons for EVA, APAO, and Vistmaxx.

Tunable viscosity

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Vistamaxx performance polymers can cover a broad range of viscosities without sacrificing performance or formulation simplicity.

Tunable viscocity chart by temperature for Vistamaxx.

With tunable viscocities, you are able to tailor formulations to meet your specific needs.

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    Enhancing possibilities for packaging, assembly and hygiene hot melt adhesives

    Low viscosity Vistamaxx™ performance polymers create new possibilities for high-performance, low odor and high mileage hot melt adhesives (HMA) used in packaging, hygiene and assembly applications. These polymers enable the development of a new generation of premium hot melt adhesive formulations with trouble-free application.

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