White glues have a long tradition in bonding and the largest prevalence. These adhesive systems are water based. The bonding effect, strength build-up, takes place physically through water evaporation. The formulation of the various white glues and the bond properties depends on the corresponding applications.
Acrylate dispersions are differentiated by pressure sensitive dispersions and water based contact adhesives. Pressure sensitive dispersions are mainly used for substrates which are difficult to bond and can hardly be bonded with conventional adhesives. Water based adhesives are processed similarly to solvent based adhesives.