Pallet stabilization with hot melt adhesive application

Pallet stabilization with AntiSlip Gluing, a hot melt adhesive application directly onto the packaging units, saves resources and costs. This is different from the conventional method, where intermediate cardboard layers and external plastic foil layers add costs and increase the recycling effort.

A solution that meets today’s high requirements

Goods palletizing has extensive risks and possible problems: Containers and packages must be transported increasingly faster and more efficient. Safety aspects are as essential as the failure rate caused by damage. Environmental aspects and country-specific regulations are becoming more important. With AntiSlip Gluing offered by Robatech, you can meet these challenges automatically.

Hot-melt pallet stabilization, packages on pallet

Integration into the production process

The AntiSlip Gluing solution can simply be integrated into the production process or retrofitted. Using a thin hot melt adhesive application in spiral or bead form on the top of the packaging, they become a safe and stable unit during stacking on a pallet. The AntiSlip Gluing solution can be positioned at the exit of the palletizing station, where two lines of hot melt adhesive are applied, or for the case packer, at the entry of the station, where several lanes with tracking units are glued at the same time and in parallel. The palletizing function with box counter, integrated into the Robatech pattern control, ensures that no adhesive is applied to the top layer of goods.

Hot-melt pallet stabilization, integrated palletizing function

Sustainability in pallet stabilization thanks to optimized resources

In general, the amount of adhesive applied is optimized to ensure that the packaging units stick together reliably. Intermediate layers of anti-slip gluing cardboard can largely be omitted. To secure on the pallet, no or just a little foil is required, e.g., as dust protection. On removal of the protective foil, unit stability and goods integrity is ensured thanks to AntiSlip Gluing.

Hot-melt pallet stabilization, sustainable, economical adhesive application

Comparison with traditional palletizing

Process Traditional Method AntiSlip Gluing
  • Many layers of foil required for stabilization and dust protection
  • Mostly anti-slip cardboard between the individual layers to increase stability
  • Little foil (dust protection) required thanks to bonding
  • Anti-slip cardboard can be largely omitted
  • Less packaging material = cost savings / environmentally friendly
Transport / storage
  • Risk of goods shifting during transport and storage
  • Safe transport and storage as no shifting/slipping possible due to bonding.
  • Safe transport = cost savings
  • On foil removal, individual packaging units may lose their stability or become damaged
  • Lots of foil waste
  • After foil removal, the packaging units are still stable
  • Reduced foil waste = cost savings / environmentally friendly

Advantages of AntiSlip Gluing at a glance

Hot-melt pallet stabilization, safe storage and transportation
Good integrity and stability during transport and storage
Antislip Gluing, easy process integration
Increasing efficiency through integration into production process and safe operation
Robatech hot-melt pallet stabilization, lower costs
Reduced logistics and recycling costs
Hot-melt pallet stabilization, resistant adhesives
Adhesive is cost-efficient as well as humidity- and heat-resistant
Hot-melt pallet stabilization, low waste
Simple depalletizing with little waste
Antislip Gluing, readable barcodes
No concealing of goods, graphics, or barcodes
Hot-melt pallet stabilization meets legal regulations
Compliance with statutory regulation regarding plastic foils can be ensured


The system solution is suitable for plastic and paper materials as well as different container and packaging types (cardboard boxes, bags, foil-wrapped packs, multi boxes, etc.).

In the case of new systems, AntiSlip Gluing pallet stabilization can be directly integrated into the system and thus into the host by the machine builder. The solution can also be operated as option or retrofit independently from the host via the Robatech pattern control.


Hot melt pallet stabilization, application example UFA

Pallet stabilization at UFA

  • Ten layers of 3 feed bags each
  • Complete elimination of plastic film
Hot melt pallet stabilization, Robatech demonstration video

Pallet stabilization at Swissmill

  • Cardboard boxes at the final packaging line
  • 75 % less plastic wrap
  • Half wrapping for rail transport only


Hot melt pallet stabilization, Robatech Vision melter

Vision melter

  • Industry-leading energy efficiency
  • Smart Terminal: ease of use
  • FlexPort for longitudinal and transverse installation
  • Integrated palletizing function
Hot melt pallet stabilization, Enduro heated hoses

Concept melter

  • Robust, durable, and reliable
  • Form of adhesive: Granulate, blocks
  • Tank volumes: 5 or 8 liters
  • Integrated palletizing function
Hot melt pallet stabilization, Performa heated hoses


  • Heated hose for small application quantities
  • Nominal diameter 8 mm
  • PrimeConnect for quick installation
  • Energy-efficient
  • Durable
Hot melt pallet stabilization, Enduro heated hoses


  • Heated hose for larger application quantities
  • Nominal diameters: 6 mm, 8 mm, and larger
  • Connection via screw connection
  • Favorable price/performance ratio
Hot melt pallet stabilization, application head for bead application

Application head AX 1 Diamond


for bead application

Hot melt pallet stabilization, application head for curl application

Application head AX 1 SP Diamond


for curly-shaped application (spiral head)