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The Ultimate 3M Hot Melt Glue Gun Guide

Monday January 26, 2015

The ultimate 3m glue gun guide

3M Glue guns are among the most popular hot melt dispensing tools on the market today. Offering a wide variety of guns with different stick sizes, outputs and dispensing temperatures, it can be a little confusing to decide which 3M gun is going to fit your specific application best. 

This 3M glue gun guide will help shed some light on the capabilities of each of the 3M hot melt glue guns. You can always contact one of our adhesive specialists for additional questions about your application.

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Bookbinding with Hot Melt and PUR

Tuesday November 11, 2014

What is bookbinding?

Bookbinding is the process of connecting individual pages of a book into a single volume. The history of bookbinding started in the first century with religious codices that were printed on vellum and bound. This technique was the beginning to bookbinding and the same concept is still being used today.


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Guide to Bonding Foam Using Hot Melt Adhesive

Thursday November 6, 2014

A comprehensive guide to bonding foam using hot melt adhesive including best practices,  top rated products and tips from the adhesive experts at

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Hot Melt Dispensing Systems Using a Foot Pedal

Tuesday October 28, 2014


Foot pedal systems are easy to operate and reduce worker fatigue. We have put together our favorite foot pedal systems below for those of you ready to take the next step in production. All of the options below have their benefits and drawbacks. If you aren't sure which system is the right for your application <a...

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Hanging Christmas Lighting with Hot Melt

Wednesday October 22, 2014

How to hang christmas lights with hot melt

Did you ever pass a home with outdoor decorations that were outstanding? You can have the same results by having your outdoor Christmas lights attached with a glue gun. Glue guns are extremely versatile tools for attaching and repairing loads of things in your home. Professional Christmas lighting decorators have one or more glue guns in their toolboxes. Tool guns in all types of configurations and prices are available. Two that we at recommend for Christmas light decorating are:

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