The full package of services From start to End-of-Line

Take the next step with us! Productivity needs to be thought of holistically. High efficiency and a permanent superior quality can only be achieved with perfectly adapted processes. Therefore, Jowat supports the entire value chain of customers in the packaging industry. We supply innovative adhesive solutions for perfect results in End-of-Line processes. Due to high yield and clean processing, they already facilitate reliable bonds with low application amounts and minimise maintenance and downtimes. This saves resources in your bonding process. In addition, special hot melt adhesives from Jowat make recyclable bonds possible.
Low processing temperatures reduce your energy consumption, and the Jowatherm® GROW range of bio-based hot melts facilitates environmentally sound bonding.

Coupled with our products, we will also support you with a comprehensive service tailored to your needs. Whether demanding food contact requirements, ambitious sustainability goals, or “only” greater process efficiency – we will help you meet your individual objectives. From the first advisory service, to the joint implementation and application of the adhesive, and to quality assurance in the manufacturing process. We work with numerous machine manufacturers around the world and can ensure that your process is up and running before the machine is even installed at your site. Even if you switch to one of our adhesives, we will actively support you with trials and tests in our technical center, the House of Technology.




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News | 21.07.2021

Jowat Packaging Adhesive with a Bio-Based Raw Material Content of More Than 50 %

The Jowatherm® GROW product range supplied by the adhesives manufacturer Jowat from Detmold provides bio-based packaging adhesives to support companies that want to significantly reduce the use of fossil raw materials.…

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Jowatherm® GROW - hot melt adhesives with bio-based content

Jowatherm® GROW marks a milestone in the development of hot melt adhesives based on renewable raw materials. Never before have cleaner and more efficient Jowat® products with such a high bio-based content been available. The modern hot melt adhesives save resources, not only due to the formulations with biological components, in this case pine resin, and facilitate recyclable bonds according to the German packaging law.




✓ A holistic approach to sustainability

  • Use of resins made from by-products of paper manufacturing and therefore do not compete with the food sector.
  • Only pine wood from forests managed according to strict guidelines is used.
  • The hot melt adhesives are manufactured by Jowat in its plant in Detmold, which is certified according to ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), ISO 50001 (Energy Management) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management).
  • The adhesives of course fulfil the requirements of FDA 175.105 and EU 10/2011 for food packaging.
  • Jowatherm® GROW 853.20: DIN certified biobased 20 – 50 % (8C183).

Powerful hot melt adhesives for bonding cartons, trays and folding boxes on packaging machines

  • Reduced maintenance, downtimes and total costs
  • Bio-based hot melt adhesives: Particularly resource-efficient and recyclable
  • Pure hot melts: Tested for mineral oil contamination (MOSH & MOAH)
  • Clean processing and high yield



Food safety

Food safety plays an major role in packaging processes. About every second packaging manufactured around the globe comes into contact with food. Compliance with food contact regulations also depends on the adhesive. Jowat provides optimum solutions consisting of tailor-made hot melt adhesives and a competent advisory service to meet the high requirements.
Since the enterprise’s early years, food safety has always been a key priority in the development of Jowat adhesives. From choosing raw materials, to meeting regulatory guidelines and supporting customers in matters related to food contact regulations. Many hot melt adhesives from the Jowat-Toptherm®  and Jowatherm® series are approved for food packaging according to strict legal requirements.


Our powerful adhesives have been established in demanding packaging processes around the world for many years due to characteristics which are adapted optimally to these applications such as a short setting time, a sharp cut-off, high yield, and clean processing. To achieve odourless adhesives, we at Jowat use only raw materials of superior quality in the formulation of the hot melt adhesives, which are used for instance to wrap sweets or chocolate. To support processors in their compliance effort, we also provide results from MOSH/MOAH tests and NIAS analyses in which the adhesive has been tested for non-intentionally added substances.


Jowat as partner

Your partner in bonding

Bonding is the most efficient assembly method and therefore a global growth market. The Jowat Group as medium-sized, family-owned enterprise is one of the top adhesive manufacturers around the world.

Tradition and experience from 100 years of corporate development allow us to act as leading company in technologies and innovations, in numerous markets and application areas. This ranking as innovative leader is made possible by the commitment and competence of our employees, the adhesive experts who always find the perfect solution for our customers.

Year of foundation
Employees worldwide
Adhesive products portfolio
Sales companies worldwide


Service unites.

Adhesives for industrial applications cannot be purchased off the shelf. They are based on a deep understanding of the application, attention to the detail in the development of the suitable formulation and highest demands for durability of the end product. Our complete service provides real added value to our customers.

From the first advisory, to the joint implementation and application of the adhesive, and to the quality assurance in the manufacturing process. Our adhesives and our support service are both tailor-made. Because we are convinced that this is the only way to create sustainable bonds. Whether human or technological, today and in the future.



Product overview

Efficient All-Rounder Heavy Duty Grade Bio-Based & Clean Premium All-Rounder Low Energy Consumption Wide Range of Adhesion Entry-Level
Jowat-Toptherm® 851.10 Jowat-Toptherm® 851.15 Jowatherm® GROW 853.20 Jowat-Toptherm® 256.10 Jowat-Toptherm® 851.99 Jowatherm® GROW 853.22 Jowat-Toptherm® 852.00
Jowat-Toptherm® 851.10 Jowat-Toptherm® 851.15 Jowatherm® GROW 853.20 Jowat-Toptherm® 256.10 Jowat-Toptherm® 851.99 Jowatherm® GROW 853.22 Jowat-Toptherm® 852.00
Viscosity [mPas] ~ 1.100 at 160 °C ~ 1.850 at 160 °C ~ 1.300 at 140 °C ~ 1.100 at 160 °C ~ 1.900 at 99°C ~ 3.500 at 140 °C ~ 900 at 160 °C
Processing Temperature [ºC] 140 – 180 140 – 180 120 – 150 140 – 180 99 - 150 140 - 180 140 - 170
Open Time [s] ~ 10 ~ 10 ~ 4 ~ 10 ~ 7 ~ 10 ~ 9
Jowat-Toptherm® 851.10 Jowat-Toptherm® 851.15 Jowatherm® GROW 853.20 Jowat-Toptherm® 256.10 Jowat-Toptherm® 851.99 Jowatherm® GROW 853.22 Jowat-Toptherm® 852.00
Short Pressing Times & High Restoring Forces ++ ++(+) ++ ++ ++ +(+) ++
Low Maintenance & Cleaning ++(+) ++ +++ ++(+) +++ +(+) ++
Demanding Surfaces ++(+) ++ + ++(+) +(+) ++(+) +(+)
Heat Resistance ++ ++(+) ++ ++ ++ +(+) ++
Cold Resistance +++ ++ + +++ ++ +++ ++(+)
Environmental Benefits ++ +(+) +++ ++(+) ++(+) +++ ++
Food Safety Compliance EU 10/2011
FDA 175.105
EU 10/2011
FDA 175.105
EU 10/2011
FDA 175.105
EU 10/2011
FDA 175.105
MOAH free
EU 10/2011
FDA 175.105
MOAH free
EU 10/2011
FDA 175.105
EU 10/2011
FDA 175.105

+++ excellent   ++ very good   + good

The table shows a selection of our hot melt adhesives for bonding cartons, trays and folding boxes. The technical data, characteristics and field of application provided in the table outline the differences between the individual adhesives of the product portfolio. Our Application Technology Department and our Sales Representatives are on hand to provide advice and find the best adhesive for your particular application.

Note: The information given in this leaflet is based on practical experience and on results of tests in our laboratory, and does in no way constitute any guarantee of properties. In light of the huge diversity of materials and the fact that we have no influence either on the substrates or on the process, no liability may be derived from these indications nor from the recommendations made by our free technical advisory service. Customer trials are absolutely necessary. Before processing, please request the corresponding data sheet and comply with the indications in it!


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Business Development Manager – UK South

Alex Lewis

Business Development Manager – UK West

Paul Warren

Sales Manager UK & Ireland

Contact Partners

Are you a solution partner and interested in a cooperation with Jowat? Please contact:

Johann Quiring

Manager Solution Partner Support

Carsten Ehmke

Product Manager

Solution partners

Solution partners

Jowat cooperates closely with leading engineering companies specialised in application technology, mechanical and plant engineering, as well as with substrate manufacturers.


Do you want to ensure a perfect bonding of your packaging?

Then don’t hesitate to contact us or directly request your individual bonding process analysis!