When you start to look at your options when it comes to hot melt adhesives, you might quickly feel overwhelmed when you see the huge variety you have to choose from. There is no shortage of hot melt adhesives on the market, and a newcomer may end up choosing a hot melt adhesive that not only isn’t right for their product, but also ends up costing them big on their bottom line. If you are looking for a hot melt adhesive for your product, here are the things you’ll want to take into consideration before making a purchase:

  • What is the substrate of your product? Are you gluing onto wood, cardboard, metal, or something else? You’ll also want to think about whether the materials you are bonding are similar or if they have different attributes (one is porous and the other is not, for example).

  • How much of an area do you need to cover? Is it just a small area, or do you need to spread the adhesive over a large area before you bond it?

  • What is your preferred application method? Do you want to roll it on, spray it on, or squeeze it on?

  • How will the final product be used? Think about where the pieces are heading next, either into consumer hands, into wet conditions, or maybe onto another manufacturing process.

Once we start to answer these questions, it is easy for the team at Rocky Mountain Adhesives to pinpoint the right hot melt adhesives for your product. Give us a call and let’s talk about these answers, and we’ll ship your order to you right away!