STARTEX Resin Adhesives

STARTEX Resin is based on polyvinyl acetate or ethylene vinyl acetate and other specialty polymers and plasticizers.  Resin adhesives have long played a “silent” but indispensable role in manufacturing.  While adhesives are generally the smallest part of any application, they are without a doubt one of the most important.

Today’s manufacturing facilities require an adhesive supplier focused on creating solutions and solving application issues.  Olympic Adhesives produces resin adhesive with quality performance characteristics:

  • Cost effective
  • Safe, easy to use and clean up
  • Strength and durability
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • High adhesion
  • Consistent quality
  • Tolerant of fluctuating climate conditions

Synthetic adhesives are available in a variety of compositions. We have created an ever developing adhesive product line, founded on technical innovation and cutting edge formulations.  Olympic Adhesives can custom formulate a STARTEX Resin for your unique application which will exhibit outstanding performance characteristics.

STARTEX Resin is utilized in various manufacturing processes:

  • Case & Carton Sealing
  • Paper Converting
  • Furniture
  • Graphic Arts

Carton & Case Sealing

In carton and case sealing applications, climate and other physical stressors are of primary importance.  These applications require an adhesive which is able to withstand and perform in fluctuating climate conditions.  Packaging products must withstand extremes in handling, shipping, buffeting, storage and the like.  Durability of a carton, as well as the graphic design on the package, relies on the right adhesive formulation for the package’s specific environmental factors.  The variations present in different package machines are also a further requirement in specifying the right adhesive.  Cartons and cases can include a broad range of unique customer specific requirements depending on the end use of the application.


Carton & Folding Boxes
Formulation Factors
  • High speed machinery capability
  • Hot tack and quick set times
  • Adherence to lacquered or non-lacquered surfaces
  • Temperature resistance
Deep Freeze
  • High cold flexibility
  • Shock frost resistance
  • Long term freezer temperature resistance
  • Run cleanly through high speed equipment
  • Flexible application use: package forming, final carton sealing, palletizing
Tray Formation
  • Withstand fast machine operating speeds in warm environment
  • High heat resistance (seasonal)
  • Various climate conditions due for exports
Outer Wrapping
  • Adaptable to various packaging materials
  • High initial tack
  • Usable in slot nozzle and segment applications

Paper Converting

Paper converting applications require high compatibility among its production components: equipment, application, substrates and adhesive.  This requires close collaboration with equipment manufacturers, OEM’s, application developers and customers.  This results in the ability to tailor adhesive products to rigid specifications.


Cardboard: Folding Boxes
Formulation Factors
  • High initial tack
  • Usable in slot nozzle and segment applications
  • Cardboard grade
  • Surface quality
  • Type of printing ink
  • Nozzle or wheel application factors
  • Designed to run on high speed rigid box liners
Corrugated Board
  • Adaptability to broad range of equipment
  • High set speeds and wet tack
  • Low consumption
  • Excellent machine performance for production reliability
  • Wheel application (top or bottom application units)
  • Various nozzle types
  • Custom adhesives for waterproof bonds
Paper & Carton Laminates
  • Lay flat ability
  • Good flow
  • High set speed
  • Long open time
  • Low splashing
  • Easy clean-up
  • Consistent viscosity
  • Waterproof (if required)
  • BGvv or FDA requirements for packaging of food, medications and cosmetics


While the economy is a factor in all industries, furniture, as a more mature industry, is subject to it in a much greater degree.  The changes in commercial and residential real estate make for a complex set of challenges for furniture manufacturers.  Olympic’s STARTEX Resin adhesives are formulated to meet the challenges of each unique furniture application and exceed specific requirements and challenges.  Typical applications include:

  • Edge bonding
  • Lamination
  • Assembly
  • Veneering
  • Inlays
  • Finishing

Graphic Arts

The Graphic Arts industry is one of the mainstays of adhesive manufacturing; from game boards to specialty packaging, product applications vary over a wide range of products.  Olympic Adhesives supplies custom formulations for:

  • Book binding
  • Cover making, lining
  • Catalogs, directories, and periodicals
  • Rigid set-up paper boxes
  • Case goods
  • Toys, games, puzzles
  • Loose-leaf binders, sample books
  • File folders: rigid and expandable
  • Stationery products

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