How a Hot Melt Adhesive System is Revolutionizing Food & Beverage Packaging

Food Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Food ,
  • July 12, 2018 | (Thursday) 11am EDT (NA) / 4pm BST (UK) / 5pm CEST (EU-Central)
  • 60 min

Food and beverage packagers want to improve their uptime and efficiency as well as improve productivity and production—all without compromising quality. This webinar will address these issues by introducing an all-electronic hot melt system that is revolutionizing packaging for the food and beverage industry.

How Can a Hot Melt System Improve the Packaging Process?

The hot melt system introduced in this webinar (Ecostitch™)  offers a sustainable concept for hot melt adhesive dispensing that reduces adhesive usage, improves production line efficiency, and eliminates consumable parts and downtime. This eco-conscious solution can reduce adhesive usage up to 75% for instant return on investment with payback in as little as four months.

By combining low pressure and large orifice nozzles, Ecostitch™ all-electric technology never allows nozzles to plug. Electric systems require fewer seals and spare parts to run, which minimizes the chance of valve failure, as well as downtime associated with repairs. This technology allows you to precisely control the adhesive volume and weight that is dispensed in order to produce accurate adhesive dot patterns that can reduce adhesive usage by 30% – 75%.

In this webinar you will learn…

  1. How to obtain Hard ROI and savings instantly by implementing EcoStitch Systems
  2. The differences between a pneumatic system and an all-electronic system
  3. How seals and spare parts impact your investment
  4. About the Ecostitch™ Hot Melt Adhesive Gluing System
  5. EcoStitch™ benefits and solutions
  6. How to obtain better package quality and bond strength while using less adhesive
  7. A beverage manufacturer case study
  8. EcoStitch™ product specifications and configuration options


Safer Operation

  • Using an all electric hot melt system allows for the use of lower pressures and larger nozzles, therefore dispensing the same amount of adhesive through a larger nozzle. Gear pumps can provide a safer application scenario while enhancing your production up-time.

Less Downtime

  • The EcoStitch solution removes the dynamic seals and additional equipment required to run pneumatic pumps and valves. The MX electric valve has zero dynamic seals compared to the 16 dynamic seals in the comparable pneumatic applicator and air solenoid.

Adhesive Usage Reduction

The MX electric valve is controlled by an EcoStitch™  driver that produces an intelligent dot and gap glue pattern that is configurable by the customer for their unique product requirements but utilizing their existing recipes in the PLC programming. Adhesive savings can be tailored between 10%-85%

Reduced Maintenance

  • The most frequent source of maintenance and downtime on packaging lines involves changing failed pneumatic glue modules, plugged nozzles, and solenoids. Switching to electric guns eliminates the need for air solenoids and modules that can be soiled and worn with a dirty, wet, and sometimes inconsistent air supply. The MX EcoStitch electric valve can run over 2 billion cycles and has no source of wear.

Instant ROI

With fewer moving parts virtually eliminating the chances of failure, the spare parts stock is reduced to a minimum, resulting in lower investment, storage costs and downtime associated with the replacement of parts. On the other hand, the reduction in adhesive usage brings additional savings that guarantee payback in as little as 4 months. 

How it works

EcoStitch™ applies precision dots of adhesive in place of traditional lines or short line stitch. The EcoStitch™  hot melt adhesive gluing system doesn’t produce “angel hair” and has zero dynamic seals in the applicators therefore eliminating parts changes and usage of items such as nozzles, air solenoids and glue modules. There are no size limitations. Achieve the smallest bead size by setting the valve into stitch mode through the driver or pattern control.

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Andy Stamp, National Sales Manager / Director of Hot Melt, Valco Melton

Andy Stamp is the Valco Melton National Sales Manager and Director of Hot Melt Glue Systems. He is a true industry expert with over 23 years of experience in adhesive dispensing equipment and quality assurance systems. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Operations Management.

Andy joined Valco Melton first as a production team member and student in 1995 and started full time in 1999. He was instrumental in developing the industry-changing EcoStitch hot melt glue system. In 2010 he saw an industry that was stagnant, heavy with service requirement and downtime, and relied on making profits off of spare parts. After meticulous research, he and his team designed a premium product that requires almost no spare parts or maintenance with a hard ROI that pays for itself in as little as 12-18 months.

Who Should Attend?

  • Continuous Improvement Managers
  • Engineers
  • Production Manager
  • CFOs

Xtalks Partners

Valco Melton

Valco Melton is a world-leading manufacturer of adhesive dispensing equipment and quality assurance systems with 60+ years of experience. From case and carton sealing, to sift-proof closures and pallet stabilization, Valco Melton offers a range of adhesive dispensing equipment, quality inspection systems and compatible spare parts.

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