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Jowat to present latest adhesive solutions at Filtech 2016

Jowat is going to focus on pleating, frame bonding and attaching the activated charcoal on air filters for vehicles and buildings.

5th August 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Detmold

Industrial, Medical/Hygiene, Interiors, Packaging, Construction

Jowat SE, a leading supplier of industrial adhesives, will present the company’s latest developments in adhesive products for the manufacture of filters and filter media at the leading trade fair for filtration and separation equipment, Filtech 2016, which will be held in Cologne, in October.

Under the headline Tuning for filter elements, Jowat is going to focus on pleating, frame bonding and attaching the activated charcoal on air filters for vehicles and buildings.

Adhesive solutions

Adhesives used in filter media manufacturing have to meet tough demands: different requirements with regard to air filtration in vehicles and buildings, as well as a wide range of filter materials and manufacturing methods, the company reports. And the demands are getting tougher each day, for instance due to more compact engines in cars.

At Filtech 2016, Jowat is presenting the latest developments in adhesive solutions, which are characterised by high heat resistance for the hardening process of filter papers impregnated with phenolic resin, and high flexibility during the installation and the change of air filter elements. In addition, the products are said to have great processing characteristics and provide a high value contribution.

Pleating and frame bonding

Jowatherm and Jowat-Highterm adhesives for pleating and frame assembly are designed to provide a high initial strength, as well as an open time adapted to the typical process speed.

In pleating operations, Jowat-Highterm adhesives are said to offer superior adhesion to different types of filter materials, like papers and nonwovens, and a high heat resistance, which is necessary for downline processing steps.

According to the manufacturer, due to their flexibility, Jowatherm and Jowat-Highterm adhesives are resistant even to heavy deformations during the installation or change of filters, therefore, ensuring durable filter elements.

Laminating activated charcoal media

The low application amount required with Jowatherm-Reaktant and Jowat-Toptherm adhesives for laminating activated charcoal media is said to ensure a large surface of activated charcoal, therefore, providing the best air filtration effect and increasing the performance of the filter. Jowatherm-Reaktant facilitates the manufacture of passenger cell air filters in OEM quality, the company explains.

Due to the latest developments in Jowat-Toptherm polyolefin hot melts, the same adhesive can be used for manufacturing the activated charcoal filter media, as well as the filter frames.


Jowat SE, with headquarters in Detmold, is a leading supplier of industrial adhesives. These are mainly used in the woodworking and furniture manufacture, in the paper and packaging industry, for graphic arts, in the textile, automotive as well as in the electrical industry.

The company was founded in 1919 and has manufacturing sites in Germany in Detmold and Elsteraue, in addition to four other producing subsidiaries, Jowat Corporation in the USA, Jowat Swiss AG, Jowat Manufacturing in Malaysia, and the Jowat Universal Adhesives Australia Pty. Ltd. in Australia.

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