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Nordson EcoBead | Reducing Adhesive Consumption by up to 60%



| Introduction


Adhesive consumption is a critical aspect in many industries, especially when it comes to packaging and box sealing.

Nordson's EcoBead glue application system offers a solution that can help reduce adhesive consumption by up to 60%, leading to significant cost savings for our customers.


At GAEP, we have seen firsthand the positive impact that Nordson EcoBead can have on reducing adhesive consumption.

Through our experience implementing this solution in various customer facilities, we are confident that adopting EcoBead will result in a super-fast return on investment.



| Test conducted by Nordson


Nordson proposed a test to a customer to show the real savings that could be achieved with a small modification to the glue application system.

The test used a ProBlueFlex with ATM system to monitor adhesive consumption and an EcoBead for stitching.

During the first day of analysis, modifications were made to one of the two applicators installed.

The result was a reduction in adhesive consumption by 30%, which would be 60% if the modifications were applied to both applicators.


After a week of continuous operation, the data was collected and verified with the customer, showing:

  1. cost savings

  2. very good results in the application



| Adhesive Consumption Before Modifications




| Implementation of Modifications


The modifications consisted of changing the top applicator to a Miniblue II LP with EcoBead

The EcoBead was set with program 6-0, resulting in a theoretical reduction of 60% in adhesive consumption.





| Immediate Reduction in Adhesive Consumption


Data collected after several days of operation (ATM system)


The data showed a reduction of 1.076 grams of adhesive per box, resulting in a 38.24% reduction in adhesive consumption compared to the first day (real), and a 76.5% reduction if the modifications were applied to both applicators (based on extrapolation).



| Cost Savings


The modification led to a drastic reduction in adhesive consumption, resulting in cost savings for the customer.

For the calculation, we assume a glue cost of USD 6.00/kg




| Conclusion


Nordson's EcoBead glue application system offers a solution that will help reduce adhesive consumption by maximum 60%, leading to significant cost savings for customers without compromising bond strength and packing stability.

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