Transfer Machine applies hot-melt adhesive.

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Hysol® Wheelcoater provides continuous film of adhesive on large flat surfaces. It includes adhesive reservoir, 3 heaters, and transfer roller driven by variable-speed electric motor. System applies band of hot-melt adhesive up to 6 in. wide. Adjustable blades control thickness of adhesive film. Roller surface speed ranges from 10-40 fpm. Typical applications include protective foam inserts for cardboard boxes and other packaging materials.

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Henkel Loctite Offers Bulk Hot Melt Transfer Equipment

Rocky Hill, Conn. -- February 11, 2003... For large, flat surfaces where a continuous film of adhesive must be applied, Henkel Loctite offers a bulk hot melt adhesive transfer machine, the Loctite® Hysol® Wheelcoater, ideal for application of most EVA products.

The Hysol Wheelcoater features an adhesive reservoir, three heaters, and a transfer roller driven by a variable speed electric motor. The transfer surface on the roller is knurled to hold a large volume of adhesive, and adjustable blades control the thickness of the adhesive film applied. The system will apply a band of hot melt adhesive up to six inches wide and provides maximum productivity when covering large surfaces. Roller surface speed ranges from 10 to 40 feet per minute. Typical applications include protective foam inserts for cardboard boxes and other packaging materials.

Adhesive is applied by passing the surface of a part over a rotating roller, which transfers the adhesive onto the part. With each rotation, the roller is automatically recoated for continuous use. The variable speed electric motor will not rotate until the adhesive is at the appropriate application temperature. The Wheelcoater's three-heater design offers efficient and consistent heating. A temperature control switch and thermometer accommodate application temperatures for a variety of hot melt products.

For more information on the Loctite® Hysol® Wheelcoater, call 1-800-323-5106 or visit the company's equipment website at

Since 1997, Henkel Loctite Corporation, formerly Loctite Corporation, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, has
been part of the Henkel Group. It operates in markets as diverse as electronics, automotive, aerospace, biomedical and general industry. Henkel is a leader in consumer brands and technologies. The branded business sectors are Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Consumer and Craftsmen Adhesives. Henkel Technologies is the world market leader in Industrial Adhesives and Surface Technologies. The three systems businesses -- Henkel Industrial Adhesives and Sealants, Loctite Engineering Adhesives and Henkel Surface Technologies -- supported by their worldwide presence and strong technology base, are the pillars of Henkel Technologies' success. In Laundry & Home Care and in Cosmetics/Toiletries, Henkel holds a leading position in Europe. "Henkel - A Brand like a Friend":
With strong brands and advanced technologies of superior quality and value Henkel makes people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. The company operates in more than 75 countries. In the first nine months of 2002, Henkel Group generated sales of 7.3 billion Euro and an operating profit (EBIT) of 490 million Euro. A total of 46,219 employees work for Henkel on a worldwide basis.

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