NorthStar Chemicals is comprised of adhesives professionals with many
years experience. This section of the site will address the questions
of you, our valued customer.
1. What is the difference between a flammable
and non-flammable formula?
Answer: A flammable product is usually designated with
a red diamond insignia and a non-flammable product is designated with
a green diamond insignia. Flammability is determined by the definition
below; Liquids are consider flammable when they have a flash point of
100°F degree. Aerosol are considered flammable if they have a flame
projection of 18” under controlled conditions
2. What is a HAPS-free product?
Answer: A list of numerous chemicals was generated initially
by the State of California that was considered to be HAPS (Hazardous Air
Pollutant Substances). HAPS-free products do not contain any chemicals
on this list.
3. Why should we use a NorthStar product?
Answer: NorthStar specializes in glue and is the world leading
producer of glue packaged in canisters. NorthStar uses only supreme quality
ingredients available in the market and the glue is manufactured in the
state of the art manufacturing facility. NorthStar staff has combined
experience, knowledge and expertise to produce consistently the highest
quality of glue available in the market today at the most competitive
and economical cost.
4. Are we using the right glue?
Answer: It all depends on the end-use application and your regulatory
requirements. NorthStar offers numerous types of glue that are engineered
for specific applications as well as specific regulatory restrictions.
Our experienced sales team can work with you to identify the best adhesive
that meets your application needs, as well as your regulatory requirements
5. How can I find the MSDS or Product information on a certain
Answer: You can find this information on most vendor’s
websites. For NorthStar, go to “Our
Products” section on our web site, click the product you want,
then print either the MSDS or Product Information sheet or contact our
Customer Service to have one faxed to you.
6. What kind of coverage should I get out of my adhesive?
Answer: This depends on many factors: how you spray, if you want
a temporary or permanent bond (1-side vs 2-side application), the nature
of the substrates, the room conditions in terms of temperature and humidity.
In the real world, coverage depends on many variables. There is no one
7. How much visible coverage is necessary when using canister
Answer: We typically recommend 80 to 100% coverage for best results.
8. Why is it important to keep canisters above 60°F?
Answer: Canister adhesives do not spray well below 60°F.
The propellant is a gas that expands with hot and cold. Canisters below
about 60°F temperature should be warmed up prior to use for optimal
9. What are some advantages of using canister systems?
Answer: Convenience, portability, and operator ease are three
advantages to using the canister systems. These advantages translate to
savings in application efficiency. In addition, canister systems require
no capital investment, little to no maintenance and clean up costs are
minimal. The combination of labor savings, elimination of maintenance
and cleanup costs and no capital investment make canister adhesives an
attractive alternative to traditional roll on or compressed air applications.
Please send us your questions about NorthStar or adhesives, and check
back regularly to see what others have asked about.
Email our glue expert today: firstname.lastname@example.org