The Freedom Integrated Hot Melt Packaging Solution combines Nordson's innovative, tankless Freedom Series hot-melt dispensing equipment with Henkel's high-performance, Technomelt Freedom-certified, family of adhesives to help customers contain costs, simplify operations, and increase productivity, reliability, and sustainability.
Customers employing the Freedom Solution derive value in the form of six freedoms, typically recover equipment cost in less than 12 months, and enjoy continued cost savings over the life of the system. Specifically, the six freedoms include:
Freedom from adhesive availability concerns - Technomelt Freedom-certified, adhesives use readily available polymers that are less affected by petrochemical feed stock demands and shortages than traditional packaging EVA adhesives.
Freedom from downtime associated with char and contamination -Tankless melting prevents the adhesive degradation and char that can occur in conventional melter tanks while the excellent temperature stability of Freedom-certified adhesives further reduces char potential. Reduced char minimizes clogged filters, applicators and nozzles as well as the resulting maintenance, downtime and lost production.
Freedom from manual adhesive filling - The integrated automatic fill system supplies room-temperature adhesive to the melter, minimizing operator involvement and labor costs while preventing missed adhesive beads from dry melter tanks. Operator exposure to molten adhesive is minimized, as is the potential for bending and lifting injuries associated with manual melter filling.
Freedom from parent machine mounting and integration limitations - Unlike traditional cube-shaped melters, the Freedom melter saves space using a vertical footprint that also allows it to be mounted almost anywhere within parent machinery, on a wall or on available fixed or moveable mounting stands.
Freedom from confusing controls and diagnostics - Simple, intuitive, touch-screen minimizes the need for skilled operators and training. Diagnostic, alert and fault messages are displayed in simple text and in a choice of languages.
Freedom from excessive adhesive use - Improved adhesive density reduces adhesive consumption while intermittent bead dispensing capability enables up to 50 percent less adhesive use. Waste associated with manual spilling and overfilling is also minimized.