A breakthrough in the development of hot melt adhesives for profile wrapping has been achieved by Milton Keynes-based Beardow Adams.

The adhesive, coded BAM 1505, combines high heat resistance and excellent adhesion to ‘difficult’ substrates in furniture manufacture such as plastic films, foils and veneers.

It can withstand more than 120 degrees C according to the BS 6250 test when used to bond primed PVC, paper, HPL and wood veneer to MDF.

The company believes BAM 1505 is a viable alternative to polyurethane adhesives, claiming it is safer and less expensive to use.