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A Guide to Choosing the Right Hot Melt Adhesives & Glue Guns for Drywall & Plasterboard Assembly

A Guide to Choosing the Right Hot Melt Adhesives & Glue Guns for Drywall & Plasterboard Assembly

We don’t know if you have a lot or a little drywall and plasterboard to assemble, but what we do know is that you have a lot to do and little time or money to waste on solutions that don’t get the job done. At Hotmelt.com, we’ve been in the drywall and plasterboard industry for decades, and we want to pass what we’ve learned on to you. This guide outlines the best hot melt adhesives and industrial pneumatic glue guns on the market for drywall and plasterboard assembly projects.

You can also visit our website to view our full collection of Power Adhesives hot melt and glue guns created specifically for the assembly of drywall and plasterboard—all of which work great with Grabber PanelMax drywall systems.

Our guarantee is to offer products with better performance at a more affordable price point than all the other adhesives and tools that market their compatibility with Grabber PanelMax drywall systems. Don’t just take our word for it. Check out this YouTube video we put together to show you how easy and affordable it can be to add v-grooved profiles to plasterboard and drywall installations using the products offered in the following guide.


Hot Melt Adhesives for Drywall & Plasterboard Assembly

Power Adhesives Groovtec 523 Low Cost Drywall Hot Melt for Grabber PanelMax Systems

Overview:

Power Adhesives Groovtec 523 Low Cost Drywall Hot Melt for Grabber PanelMax Systems is a high performance and economical solution for assembling v-grooved profiles in drywall and plasterboard. Groovtec adhesives are formulated for bonding v grooves in plasterboard to create different prefabricated shapes and forms prior to installation.

Groovtec 523 is a part of a complete line of drywall and plasterboard finishing hot melts. The 523 formulation is the most economical but without sacrificing performance. It offers a medium open time and medium viscosity, making it the most popular drywall hot melt available on the market today.

Features:

  • Quantity: 11- and 22-pound cartons
  • Use: Drywall installation
  • Color: Brown
  • Options: 5/8" sticks, 1.75" slugs, and bulk

Best For:

  • Cardboard
  • High temps

Common Applications:

  • Assembling v-grooved profiles in drywall
  • For use on-site in drywall installation
  • For use in pre-fabricated workshops
  • Assembling v-grooved profiles in plasterboard

Compare To:

  • PanelMax Hot Glue
  • Grabberman Hot Melt

Specs:

    • Speed of application: The adhesive is quickly and accurately applied using an industrial glue gun.
    • Sets instantly: When the plasterboard is folded, there’s no clamping or drying time required.
    • Strong bonds: Tough bonds are stronger than the plasterboard itself.
    • No waste: Unused glue in the tool simply remelts the next day.
    • Primer-free: Just apply the adhesive straight into the v groove.
    • No shelf life: The adhesives are clean to handle and can be stored for long periods without risk of expiring.
    • Solvent-free: It’s not just easy but safe to use.
    • Cost-effective: Extremely fast, accurate, and high-quality finish.
    • Reduced downtime: Once the tool heats up, there’s no downtime waiting for the adhesive to melt. The glue will melt on demand as the trigger is pulled.
    • Speed of assembly: The fast application of the adhesive means that bonding the v groove is quicker and productivity is higher. 

hot melt adhesives graphic

Power Adhesives Groovtec 561 Long Open Time and Shock Resistant Drywall Hot Melt

Overview:

Power Adhesives Groovtec 561 Long Open Time and Shock Resistant Drywall Hot Melt is a longer open and tougher, shock resistant hot melt solution for assembling v-grooved profiles in drywall and plasterboard. Groovtec 561 is perfect for drywall applications that will be prone to temperature changes and high shocks during the shipping process or where longer open time is needed.

Groovtec adhesives are formulated for bonding v grooves in plasterboard to create different prefabricated shapes and forms prior to installation. Groovtec 561 is a part of a complete line of drywall and plasterboard finishing hot melts.

Features:

  • Quantity: 11- and 22-pound cartons
  • Use: Drywall installation
  • Color: Brown
  • Options: 5/8" sticks, 1.75" slugs, and bulk

Best For:

  • Cardboard
  • High temps

Common Applications:

  • Assembling v-grooved profiles in drywall
  • For use on-site in drywall installation
  • For use in pre-fabricated workshops
  • Assembling v-grooved profiles in plasterboard

Compare To:

  • PanelMax Hot Glue
  • Grabberman Hot Melt

Specs:

  • Speed of application: The adhesive is quickly and accurately applied using an industrial glue gun.
  • Sets instantly: When the plasterboard is folded, there’s no clamping or drying time required.
  • Strong bonds: Tough bonds are stronger than the plasterboard itself.
  • No waste: Unused glue in the tool simply remelts the next day.
  • Primer-free: Just apply the adhesive straight into the v groove.
  • No shelf life: The adhesives are clean to handle and can be stored for long periods without risk of expiring.
  • Solvent-free: It’s not just easy but safe to use.
  • Cost-effective: Extremely fast, accurate, and high-quality finish.
  • Reduced downtime: Once the tool heats up, there’s no downtime waiting for the adhesive to melt. The glue will melt on demand as the trigger is pulled.
  • Speed of assembly: The fast application of the adhesive means that bonding the v groove is quicker and productivity is higher.

hot glue gun on drywall

Power Adhesives Groovtec 550 Long Open Time Drywall Hot Melt for Grabber PanelMax Systems

Overview:

Power Adhesives Groovtec 550 Long Open Time Drywall Hot Melt for Grabber PanelMax Systems is a longer open time hot melt solution for assembling v-grooved profiles in drywall and plasterboard. Groovtec 550 allows for high output in demanding drywall applications. Groovtec adhesives are formulated for bonding v grooves in plasterboard to create different prefabricated shapes and forms prior to installation. Groovtec 550 is a part of a complete line of drywall and plasterboard finishing hot melts.

Features:

  • Quantity: 11- and 22-pound cartons
  • Use: Drywall installation
  • Color: Brown
  • Options: 5/8" sticks, 1.75" slugs, and bulk

Best For:

  • Cardboard
  • High temps

Common Applications:

  • Assembling v-grooved profiles in drywall
  • For use on-site in drywall installation
  • For use in pre-fabricated workshops
  • Assembling v-grooved profiles in plasterboard

Compare To:

  • PanelMax Hot Glue
  • Grabberman Hot Melt

Specs:

  • Speed of application: The adhesive is quickly and accurately applied using an industrial glue gun.
  • Sets instantly: When the plasterboard is folded, there’s no clamping or drying time required.
  • Strong bonds: Tough bonds are stronger than the plasterboard itself.
  • No waste: Unused glue in the tool simply remelts the next day.
  • Primer-free: Just apply the adhesive straight into the v groove.
  • No shelf life: The adhesives are clean to handle and can be stored for long periods without risk of expiring.
  • Solvent-free: It’s not just easy but safe to use.
  • Cost-effective: Extremely fast, accurate, and high-quality finish.
  • Reduced downtime: Once the tool heats up, there’s no downtime waiting for the adhesive to melt. The glue will melt on demand as the trigger is pulled.
  • Speed of assembly: The fast application of the adhesive means that bonding the v groove is quicker and productivity is higher.

hot melt adhesives with glue gun

Glue Guns for Drywall & Plasterboard Assembly

Power Adhesives TEC 7100 Multi-Load Pneumatic Glue Gun

Overview:

The Power Adhesives TEC 7100 Multi-Load Pneumatic Glue Gun has a multi-load cartridge allowing for maximum performance and minimal downtime due to reloading. The TEC 7100 is an industrial high volume glue gun that can dispense upward of 11 pounds of hot melt per hour.

The air assist on the gun allows for continuous fluid dispensing of hot melt with minimal effort by the user—perfect for high volume applications where extended use is required. The multi-cartridge feeder holds two additional glue slugs, which helps reduce loading downtime. The TEC 7100 goes through about 80 1-and-3/4" glue slugs per hour.  

industrial hot glue gun

Features:

  • Type: Industrial, Pneumatic, Extrusion, Multi-load cartridge
  • Stick size: 1-3/4" (43mm) hot melt slugs
  • Application: Drywall assembly and installation
  • Comes standard in 380°F (195°C)

Best For:

  • High temps

Recommended Hot Melt Adhesives:

Accessories:

  • Heavy-duty stand for 1-3/4" (43mm) guns (PA3096-SPARES)
  • Contact Hotmelt.com for thermostats and pricing

Nozzles:

  • Slotted spreader nozzle (ADJ004)
  • Standard nozzle (ANZ016)
  • Spreader extension nozzle (ADJ012)
  • Angled extension nozzle (ADJ013)
  • Precision extension nozzle (ADJ014)
  • 2-hole nozzle (ADJ015)
  • 3-hole nozzle (ADJ016)
  • L nozzle (ADJ017)
  • T nozzle (ADJ018)

Specs:

  • SKU: TEC 7100
  • Melt Rate: 5.0 kg (11lb)/hr
  • Stick Size: 43mm (1¾") glue cartridge
  • Voltage: 120V and 230V (Available)
  • Wattage: 1000W
  • Heater: Cartridge
  • Hot Melt Temp: 195°C (380°F)
  • Cable Length: 3M (10ft)
  • Weight: 2.3kg (5lbs)
  • Packaging: Plain box

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Power Adhesives Standard Pneumatic Hot Melt Gun for Grabber PanelMax Systems

Overview:

The Power Adhesives bead-dispensing Standard Pneumatic Hot Melt Gun for Grabber PanelMax Systems is a pneumatic, industrial hot melt dispensing gun created for use in Grabber PanelMax and similar drywall systems. It provides high volume output of 9 pounds per hour; making it the perfect gun for even the most demanding applications.

Pneumatic assistance and 1000 watts of power make the TEC 6110 hot melt gun a fatigue-free way to dispense drywall hot melt all day long. Check out the TEC 7100 for drywall hot melt dispensing with a speed loader cartridge for even higher output.

Features:

  • Type: Industrial, Pneumatic, Extrusion
  • Stick size: 1-3/4" (43mm) hot melt slugs
  • Application: Drywall assembly and installation

Best For:

  • High temps

Recommended Hot Melt Adhesives:

Specs:

  • Melt Rate: 4.1kg (9lbs)/hr
  • Glue Size: 43mm (1¾") glue cartridge
  • Voltage: 120V and 230V
  • Wattage: 1000W
  • Heater: Cartridge
  • Temperature Control: Interchangeable thermostat
  • Hot Melt Temp: 195°C (380°F), High temp polyamide version 215°C (420°F) also available
  • Cable Length: 3M (10ft)
  • Weight: 1.4kg (3lbs)
  • Packaging: Plain box

glue gun and other supplies

Hotmelt.com carries an entire line of Power Adhesives glue guns and supplies to help you get your drywall and plasterboard installations done easily and affordably. Questions or concerns? Contact us online or give us a call at (877) 933-3343 if you have any questions about drywall, plasterboard, or any of the Power Adhesives products.