Many of us work with hot melt adhesives everyday but may not know exactly how they work. Learning more about the products you use in your personal and professional life is always good, because it might help you discover a way to use that product more effectively than before. We’ve been working with hot melt adhesives for years, and we’re still amazed at the variety of uses for this product.
Hot melt glue comes in pellet, stick, or block form, and isn’t sticky at all before it is melted. Depending on how you are using the glue, you might use a hot melt glue gun or an industrial applicator that automatically heats the glue before it applies it. Hot melt glue is a thermoplastic polymer, meaning it is a plastic-based product. Easy to apply when heated, the bond is formed at the glue cools and dries, sealing the two products together. Thermoplastics aren’t good glues by themselves, so most products are blended with other products (like wax) to get the correct bonding properties for different application needs.
Companies are still innovating hot melt adhesives, so what you currently use might not still be the best option for your business. We stay on top of the different innovations in hot melt glues, so if you are curious as to whether or not there is something better out there for you, give us a call. We’ll talk to you about what you are using your adhesives for, and let you know if we have a suggestion for a better hot melt adhesive product. Get in touch with us today to learn more about your hot melt glue options!