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Trend Alert: APAO Adhesives for Projects on a Budget

Tuesday September 1, 2015

Who says the adhesive industry can’t be trendy? Whether you want to call it “cheap chic” or the “look for less,” you’ve probably heard of the craze sweeping the design and fashion industries allowing average consumers to enjoy the look and feel of luxury goods at a lower cost.  While you may be more concerned with function rather than fashion in the hot melt industry, APAO hot melts have jumped on the trend! APAO adhesives provide many of the same high performing benefits of a quality polyamide adhesive, at a much lower cost.

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TEC 7300 Schematic and Spare Parts

Tuesday August 25, 2015

Power Adhesives TEC 7300 Spare Parts

Power Adhesives TEC 7300 Pneumatic Spray Glue Gun is industrial work horse with a rugged design. This spray glue gun can output 11.5 pounds per hour! However, if something malfunctions you will be looking at 0 pounds per hour. Yikes!

Since the TEC 7300 glue gun costs $1,045 it's nice to know that spare parts are available, if needed. is happy to assist you in helping you finding the correct part or getting your TEC 7300 repaired. 

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The Hottest Industry Debate: Tank vs. Tankless Hot Melt Systems

Tuesday August 18, 2015

Tank vs. Tankless Bulk Hot Melt Systems

Honestly, who doesn’t love the latest and greatest technology? We certainly do here at If it can save you money, speed up production, improve the quality of your projects, or simply make life easier, we’re all for it. And we want to be your most trusted source of industry information, so when new technology hits the market you know exactly where to look for the skinny.

Does it work? Is it reliable? Will this really save me money? That’s what we want to know too, which is why we’re so excited to take part in the hot (pun intended) debate about tankless vs. traditional tank adhesive systems. So without further ado, here is our unbiased look at hot melt’s latest innovation. 

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Hot Melt vs Tape Showdown & Cost Breakdown

Wednesday August 12, 2015

It was time for a little internal test of tape vs hot melt and we decided to capture it on video for all of our loyal readers. The contest was to calculate the cost and speed of closing three 14" cardboard boxes. After we sat down and calculated the cost difference between tape and hot melt, we really began to understand how significant the savings can be. 

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Surebonder Quadrack Glue Sticks Now Available

Tuesday July 28, 2015

Surebonder Quadrack Hot Melt Glue Sticks

Surebonder, the leading manufacturer of high-quality glue guns and hot melt adhesive, has just released Quadrack glue sticks. They currently offer Quadrack glue sticks in their 701 and 725 formulas.

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