Hot Melt AdhesiveThe most popular packaging adhesive is hot melt adhesive which is used for box sealing and general gluing applications. We have a range of different glue types and a selection of different glue guns and glue applicators. Hot melt adhesive is a hard glue that melts at between 80-100 degrees and becomes liquid. When applied to a surface it becomes hard again after a minute or so. While it is still liquid the items to be bonded can be pressed into the glue and when it sets they will be stuck firmly together. Hot melt glue sticks aren't pressure sensitive so they don't feel sticky like glue, they become sticky as the adhesive melts and when it cools it becomes hard again just like plastic. Hot melt adhesive is a great general purpose glue because it sets very quickly and bonds a range of different materials.
Types of Hot Melt AdhesivesThe main types of hot melt adhesive are: Fast Set Hot Melt Glue which is used for applications where the glue needs to set quickly, Low Melt Hot Melt Glue for applications where a long set time is needed such as where extra time for repositioning and aligning is critical, Standard Hot Melt Glue is for general purpose applications and set times come between the Fast Set and Low Melt types, and High strength hot melt glue for specialist applications where extra grab and high adhesion is needed.