Swift®therm 8078 is a low temperature hot melt formulated to run well at significantly lower-than-conventional application temperatures. It provides good penetration and adhesion to a variety of body and cover stocks such as those with heavy ink or varnish. This grade exhibits good film properties and flexibility.

Product TypeHot Melt Adhesive

Compatible Substrates & SurfacesPaper

Application MethodWheel

FeaturesExcellent Flexibility, Excellent Substrate Adhesion, Good Film Properties, Good Penetration, Long Shelf Life

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Applications & Uses

Application Method
Compatible Substrates & Surfaces
Application Instructions
  • Suggested application temperature: 250°F
  • Suggested application method: Wheel
  • Cleaning Instructions: Consult the equipment manufacturer for cleanup procedures. After clean-up, flush the applicator thoroughly with hot melt to purge the system.
Approved Substrates

Variety of body and cover paper stocks used in perfect binding books


Typical Properties
ValueUnitsTest Method / Conditions
Open TimeShort
Viscosity (at 250°F)4900 - 6300cPs

Safety & Health

Safety Precautions
  • To minimize the risk of burns, we recommend the use of eye protection and protective clothing when working near a hot melt applicator.
  • To minimize the risk of flammable vapors, do not exceed a melt temperature above 400°F.
  • Prevent the build-up of vapors. Extinguish all sources of ignition during hot melt use.

Storage & Handling

Shelf Life
730 Days
Storage Information

Store in clean and dry conditions below 120°F.