What Products Work Best with Hot Melt Adhesives?

You will find hot melt adhesives everywhere in your day-to-day life. From the furniture you sit on to the corrugated carton that holds the mailers in your local post office, it's not difficult to come across items bonded using this popular adhesive.

Companies that work with wood, fabric and foam, footwear makers, bookbinders and plastic manufacturers use hot melt almost exclusively for their bonding requirements. Construction workers and contractors will use hot melt adhesive for mounting trim in a new house, laminating a floor or even bonding pieces of concrete together. Hair stylists will use hot melt on hair extensions, and fashion designers will use it to accessorize clothing creations.

Electricians use a hot melt adhesive to seal circuit boards and for wire tacking and encapsulation. Automobile manufacturers use this glue for interior trim and seat assembly in their production lines. Appliance producers use hot melt for trim and gasket application.  

Quite possibly the largest consumer of hot melt adhesives is the packaging industry. From the glue strip on an envelope to anything that needs to be coated or printed, a hot melt adhesive simplifies and streamlines the bonding process in a most cost-effective and clean manner.Hot melts bond well with many substrates including:
· Paper;
· Ceramic;
· Plastics;
· Fabrics;
· Glass;
· Styrofoam;
· Metal;
· Organic Substrates.

Non-porous materials like metal and glass should be bonded with high-tack polyamide hot melt adhesive for best results.