Ecostick 1816B: Your Go-To Water-Based Adhesive for Leatherwork

What is Ecostick 1816B?

Ecostick 1816B is a high-quality, water-based adhesive manufactured by Intercom SRL. It’s specifically formulated to provide strong and durable bonds for leather, eco-leather, fabrics, cardboards, PVC, EVA, and nylon. This makes it an incredibly versatile adhesive suitable for a wide range of leatherwork applications. 

Key Characteristics of Ecostick 1816B

Ecostick 1816B stands out due to its unique set of characteristics:

  • Water-Based Formula: Being water-based, Ecostick 1816B is an eco-friendly choice that is safer for you and the environment compared to solvent-based adhesives.
  • Strong Flexible Bonding: It provides excellent adhesion, ensuring your leatherwork projects are sturdy and long-lasting.
  • Versatility: Ideal for a variety of materials including leather, eco-leather, fabrics, PVC, EVA, and nylon.
  • Ease of Application: Can be applied using a spatula, spray gun or roller machine, making it easy to use for both small and large projects.
  • Effective on Greasy Leather: Capable of bonding greasy leather with up to 15% grease content, which is often a challenge for other adhesives.

How to Use Ecostick 1816B

General Application

  1. Preparation: Ensure the surfaces to be bonded are clean and dry.
  2. Application: Apply Ecostick 1816B evenly on both sides of the materials to be bonded.
  3. Drying: Allow the adhesive to dry completely. This can vary depending on the environment but typically takes a few minutes.
  4. Bonding: For cold bonding, couple the materials within 20 minutes and press firmly. If this time frame is exceeded, you can reactivate the adhesive by heating it to 60°-70°C, then couple and press.

Special Instructions for One-Side Application

When bonding leather with textiles, moltoprene, or foam rubber:
  • Apply a generous amount of Ecostick 1816B to the leather or the less absorbent material.
  • Couple the materials immediately after application and press firmly.

Open Time and Reactivation

One of the standout features of Ecostick 1816B is its flexibility in open time:

  • Cold Bonding: You have up to 20 minutes after the adhesive has dried to bond the materials.
  • Reactivation by Heating: If you exceed the 20-minute window, you can reactivate the adhesive within 48 hours by heating it to 60°-70°C and then pressing the materials together.

Why Choose Ecostick 1816B?

Choosing the right adhesive is crucial for the success and durability of your leatherwork projects. Ecostick 1816B offers several advantages:

  • Eco-Friendly: Its water-based formula is less harmful to the environment and safer for the user.
  • Cost-Effective: Provides a reliable bond that reduces the need for frequent repairs or rework.
  • Versatile: Suitable for a wide range of materials and applications, making it a go-to adhesive for various projects.


Ecostick 1816B by Intercom SRL is an exceptional adhesive that caters to the diverse needs of leatherworkers in Australia and beyond. Its water-based composition, strong bonding capabilities, and versatility make it an essential tool in your leatherwork arsenal. Whether you’re working on leather, eco-leather, or other materials, Ecostick 1816B ensures your creations are held together with precision and durability.

We firmly believe it is the best leather glue in Australia!

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