How adhesives help manufacturers provide a better night’s sleep

Mr. Ashok Narayan
Chief – Sales & Marketing,
Industrial Adhesives, Pidilite

How adhesives help manufacturers provide a better night’s sleep

Q What adhesive products do you offer for the mattress industry? What characteristics of adhesive products does the mattress industry usually demand?

Our company offers a comprehensive range of adhesive solutions specifically tailored to meet the diverse glueing needs of the mattress industry. Our product offerings cut across 3 broad adhesive platforms – Solvent Based, Water Based, and Hotmelt chemistries. Each adhesive has unique properties that make it ideal for different applications in the mattress industry.

In recent years, we have observed a growing trend in the mattress industry towards the use of faster curing and eco-friendly adhesives. This shift is driven by the need to improve productivity while minimizing the environmental impact of adhesive use. Our product range is designed to cater to these evolving needs of the industry and provide customers with a wide range of options.

Q Can you share some key Product analysis insights for the mattress industry? What parameters do you usually take care of, especially for the mattress industry ?

To provide comprehensive insights into the mattress industry, several key parameters must be taken into consideration for effective product analysis.

Firstly, compatibility with different types of substrates used by mattress manufacturers is crucial. This ensures that the products can be used with a wide variety of materials, without sacrificing quality or efficiency.

Additionally, it’s important to consider the compliance requirements of the industry, to ensure that the products are safe and meet industry standards. This includes ensuring that the materials used are non-toxic and fire-safe and that the manufacturing process meets regulations and guidelines set by relevant authorities.

Another key consideration is productivity, as the adhesives must be able to support the high-volume production needs of the mattress industry while maintaining consistency and quality.

Overall, to provide effective product analysis for the mattress industry, a balance must be struck between compatibility, compliance, and productivity, ensuring that the products meet the needs of the industry while providing value to customers.

Q Which is the right mattress adhesive would you recommend for the industry, whether water based or hot – melt for the mattress?

Choosing the right mattress adhesive can be a challenging decision, as each type of adhesive has its advantages and disadvantages.

Water-based adhesives offer a deeper and more flexible mechanical bond compared to hot-melt adhesives. This makes them ideal for applications that require a strong and long-lasting bond, such as in the case of foam-to-foam and foam-to-fabric mattress components. However, water-based adhesives are slower to dry than hot-melt adhesives, which can be a consideration for manufacturers operating in a fast-paced production environment.

Pressure Sensitive Hot-melt adhesives, on the other hand, are extremely fast setting and provide a tacky glue line. Hot-melt adhesives may not also provide the same level of deep mechanical bond in comparison with water-based adhesives.

In conclusion, the right mattress adhesive will depend on the specific requirements of the manufacturer and the type of components being glued.

Q Are adhesives important for human health? Is there a risk of affecting human health negatively?

Solvent-based adhesives manufactured using chlorinated solvents on long-term exposure can be hazardous to human health. In addition to the occupational health risks associated with these types of adhesives, they can also pose fire hazards. Therefore, it is best to avoid the use of solvent-based adhesives to minimize the potential negative impact on human health.

Q What challenges do you often face while storing and delivery of adhesives for the mattress industry? What is the best shelf life for the standard adhesives?

The storage and delivery of adhesives for the mattress industry can be challenging, particularly in maintaining the quality and shelf life of the products. It is important to store adhesives in a warehouse that is protected from the elements, such as extreme heat, cold, and moisture, to ensure that they remain in good condition up until usage.

The shelf life of adhesives can vary depending on the type of adhesive in use. Water-based adhesives typically have a shelf life of 6 to 9 months, while hot melts can be stored for up to 2 years. To ensure optimum performance of the adhesive, it is important to store them properly and to use them well within their shelf life.

Q What technological changes are you planning for your adhesive product to provide the best for the mattress industry ?

As a leading provider of adhesives for the mattress industry, we are always looking for ways to improve our product offerings and stay at the forefront of industry developments. To this end, we are currently in the process of launching a range of cutting-edge solvent-based adhesives that will provide exceptional performance and benefits to the mattress industry.

Our new range of adhesives features ultra-high solids, which provides a host of advantages over traditional solvent-based adhesives. This includes improved mileage, faster drying times and compatibility with a wide variety of substrates while using solvents that are compliant with the regulatory framework.

In addition to the launch of our new solvent-based adhesives, we are also exploring new technologies and materials that can help to further enhance the performance, efficiency and safety of our products. Fire Hazard is a common problem in the mattress industry and maximum risk is posed by the use of the traditional adhesives and our newer offerings eliminate this risk. Overall, our focus is on delivering innovative and effective solutions for the mattress industry.

Q What is the Unique selling point you provide in your product for the mattress Industry ?

Our product offerings for the mattress industry have a unique selling point – they are user-friendly and compliant with regulatory frameworks. We take pride in delivering high-quality products that meet industry standards and regulations. We understand the importance of affordability and strive to provide our customers with products that are both functional and affordable.

The application of adhesives is dependent on various factors such as substrates, OEMs, weather conditions etc.., what sets Pidilite apart is that we are solution providers in the Mattress Manufacturing space. Not only do we provide products for different applications for the manufacturing of mattresses, but we also provide end-to-end technical service along with our expertise to cater to the complexities that can come along with the use of adhesives for mattress manufacturing.

Q Do you think there is any room for new players in the adhesives for the mattress industry?

Yes, there is headroom for more players in the adhesives market for the mattress industry. The growing market is in itself creating opportunities for new players to come in and participate in this growth. Moreover, advancements in technology and increased awareness among consumers about the importance of eco-friendly and sustainable products are creating new opportunities for players to enter the market with innovative products.

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