Heat-seal adhesive

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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.);

Resources and Citations

  • Theodore J. Reinhart, 'Glossary of Terms', Engineered Plastics, ASM International, 1988

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