There are several possibilities of product application in the furniture industry and we believe in working together with the customers to achieve the best results. FCC has an experienced and qualified technical team that works in partnership with customers, to get to know their process in detail and thus be able to indicate the right product, with the best cost-benefit and production efficiency.
We are a materials science company and have a vocation for innovation. Our inspirations are not in one place, but in each and every place.
FCC appeared at the end of the 1960s, and began its history producing components for the footwear market. Its dedication to improving processes and developing new technologies brought success. Success brought the will to grow and innovate even more. Then FCC consolidated itself, expanded its portfolio, and became a reference. Today, it does not produce a single material that it produced in the beginning, demonstrating its ability to create, co-create, reinvent, and transform itself.
These are products that make up the gluing system, including cleaning solvents, crosslinkers, and surface preparers, such as, for example, primers and halogenants. They are generally solvent-based products and, in some cases, water-based products can also be used. The auxiliary products are fundamental in the gluing process, as they ensure the good performance of the adhesive, being responsible for the preparation of the materials to be glued. FCC specifies the whole gluing system for the customer, supplying all the necessary products to guarantee the gluing quality.
Hot Melt is a solid, thermoplastic, solvent-free adhesive, requiring specific equipment for its application. The Hot Melts present high performance, as they do not have loss by evaporation, offering a sustainable solution, with minimum waste generation. After application, the adhesive becomes solid again, ensuring its cohesion and performance. It can be used in several footwear applications, such as preparing pieces, gluing foams, turning uppers, straps and insoles, in addition to gluing edge tapes, in the furniture market.
The solvent-based adhesives can be polyurethane, polychloroprene or synthetic rubber based. These adhesives have good applicability, bonding resistance and quick drying, and can be used for bonding several types of materials and in several processes. FCC has a complete line of solvent-based adhesives, which meet the standards related to the presence of restricted substances and are indicated to serve the footwear, furniture, and gluing of tubes and connections market.
FCC water-based adhesives have excellent initial and final bond strength. Besides, these adhesives provide a safer and healthier work environment, due to the reduced presence of solvents. Another characteristic of these adhesives is that they have higher application performance when compared to solvent-based adhesives. FCC has a wide portfolio of mono- and bi-component water-based polyurethane adhesives, aqueous polychloroprene adhesives, and PVA-based adhesives.