A thermoplastic adhesive that is placed between two surfaces, then heated to form a bond. A heat-seal adhesive may have an initial state of either solid or liquid, but will not adhere to a surface without the application of heat and pressure.
Synonyms and Related Terms
heat sealing adhesive; adhesivo de termosellado (Esp.); colle à chaud (Fr.);
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000