Hot Melt Sticks & Guns
Hot Melt Glue Sticks
Hot melt glue sticks are a form of thermoplastic adhesive that is commonly supplied in solid cylindrical sticks available in 12 and 15mm, designed to be melted in an electric hand-fed hot glue gun. The gun uses a continuous-duty heating element to melt the solid glue, which is pushed through the gun by a trigger mechanism. The glue squeezed out of the heated nozzle is molten and can flow onto the surface to be bonded. The glue is tacky when hot but hardens as it loses its heat in just a few seconds. It can be set almost immediately with good compression.
A common material for glue sticks is ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymer. The vinyl acetate monomer content is about 18–29 per cent by weight of the polymer. Various additives are usually present, e.g. a tackifying resin and wax.
Two major types are available:
‘FastFix 5’ A fast setting grade for general paper and board applications. Perfect for quick assembly.
‘FastFix 4’ A high adhesion slower setting grade for difficult substrates including plastics, and for applications where a longer open time is needed.
Typical uses for hot melt sticks & guns:
- Packaging – bonding corrugated boxes and paperboard cartons
- Point of Sale
- End of line rejects
A huge part of a successful hot melt application often requires the need for efficient and cost-effective glue guns. These special pieces of kit offer complete scalability with any end of line production, from small bespoke and low volume output, right through to high speed fully automated lines.
We offer a range of professional and industrial hot melt glue guns with multiple power outputs and capabilities to match any scale of production.
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View our range of adhesive guns available. If you’re interested to find out more, contact our team today to discuss your requirements so we can match you with the best glue gun for your production.
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