Here at Hotmelt.com, we are always on the lookout for new and clever applications for our products, and today, we want to tell you about some recent innovations we stumbled upon.
If you are in the woodworking or furniture industry, you already know that hot melt glue is an indispensable tool, and has been for over half a century – especially when it comes to affixing panels. However, it just keeps getting better – recently, many woodworking professionals have started using hot melt for assembling cabinets and drawers, because glue provides superior strength, precision and quality without the time or expense of a hammer and nails.
Has your gummy glue application expanded?
Are you stick and tired of applying your fugitive glue by hand with a 3M Polygun LT or Surebonder Pro100? Well, say hello to the big leagues: Surebonder's 753 Stationary Pneumatic Hot Melt Applicator.
Why didn't we recommend this bulk fugitive glue dispenser to begin with?
Well, with the price tag of $1,440 it isn't for everyone. Majority of gummy glue applications start small then grow into a bigger deal after it's tested out and successful. On the other hand we have some customers who know right off the bat they want an automated system for applying their fugitive adhesive.
How does the Surebonder 753 make applying fugitive glue easier?
This bulk unit from Surebonder is designed for hands-free assembly line application. It has a 2 pound melt tank and a shot timer, which allows you to dispense the exact same amount every time the foot pedal is compressed. But if you need varied amounts, no problem, just use the foot pedal for on-demand gluing.
If you work in the flooring industry, you have probably noticed a growing trend: Folks with hardwood floors have begun to use custom rugs and carpet runners to create aesthetic, functional hybrid floor schemes that feature the best of both carpet and wood. Here at Hotmelt.com, we've noticed too, and in the interest of helping you stay on top of industry trends, we have put together this little blog for you today with some resources on how to install custom rugs and carpet runners – and the hot melt products that will work best to help you get the job done.
Candlewick setting is an important detail int the candle industry. No one wants a candle that doesn't burn evenly or with wicks that are too short. It necessary to glue wicks down so they stay in place during the pouring of the hot wax. Hot melt adhesive is perfect for this application. Why? Hot melt offers heat resistance, instant tack and can be dispensed in small dots. Hot melt adhesive makes adhering wicks in candle containers easy.
We recommend Power Adhesives 7822 bulk hot melt, which is formulated specifically for this application. This product assembly offers a strong bond for multiple substrates. Of our candle producers customers they are very happy with the performance and cost of TEC 7822. If you are doing wick fixturing on a smaller scale we suggest you use TEC 240 for your application. This hot melt has proven very versatile and works for our crafty customers.
If you have any questions about wick setting contact us.
As the DIY economy continues to expand, and folks all over America are learning they can make a living doing what they love, we here at Hotmelt.com are constantly learning new and creative uses for our adhesives from the folks that use them. Whether it is for packaging and shipping, templating solid surfaces, woodworking or more, hot melt is proving to be versatile – and cost-effective – for a wide array of businesses, organizations and entrepreneurs.
One such application that never would have occurred to us comes from people in the candle making business
Hotmelt.com adds new packaging glue sticks! Now we know this might not be exciting for everyone, but for some of us who smell hot melt on a regular basis it's pretty amazing. Power Adhesives Tec 341 was formulated to be a low odor hot melt. We have tested it here in house and it delivers! This fast setting hot melt works wonderfully for carton closing.
We are happy to see the Power Adhesive offers this in 1/2", 5/8" and 1 3/4" glue sticks. This hot melt is a great idea for small work places, because the smell of hot melt never becomes overwhelming. TEC 341 is a white, fast setting, medium viscosity hot melt making it great for packaging and woodworking applications. This hot melt has also been popular for cable attachment in the the cable, phone & alarm industries.
We currently have an offer going if you purchase 7 cases of the 1/2" or 5/8" glue sticks at once you will receive a free Power Adhesives TEC glue gun. Give us a call 877-933-3343 if you are interested in this promotion and we will send you more information.
Spring is in the air, which means everything is thawing – including demand for construction and remodeling services. It's an exciting time – finally, a chance to shake out the winter blues, dust off those tools and get back to work, ladies and gentlemen. This month, we are going to focus on the flooring industry, because we have a whole basket full of great products that are perfect for flooring applications, including carpet, tack strips, carpet seaming and more. We'll get more into details in the coming weeks, but as for today, here's a quick primer on some of our bestselling products, organized according to their applications:
Infinity Tough Guy has been flying out of our warehouse. Luckily, we still have more in stock. Why do customers love Tough Guy glue sticks so much? Well, besides the catchy name this hot melt adhesive has some seriously impressive bonding skills. Here at the Hotmelt.com office we haven't found anything it doesn't bond yet.
If your business is installing countertops, shower walls or any other material in the solid surfaces industry, it is likely that you work with hot melt adhesive on a regular basis. With that in mind, we thought we would put together a little primer for those of you that specialize in wall cladding, wainscoting and other vertical applications.
When do you need glue, and when do nails or other bonding methods make sense? When should you use silicone, and when is a different adhesive appropriate? We've got you covered.
Power Adhesives TEC 1942 - This is a high strength hot melt works well on a variety of surfaces, but dominates when bonding wood to wood.
Ad Tech 962-110 - This hot melt was design specifically for general purpose woodworking applications. It's viscosity allows for high delivery rates and a open time of 20-40 seconds.