The Definitive Guide to Packaging With Hot Melt

Hot Melt for Packaging

Packaging with hot melt glue sticks is not a one size fits all application. That is why we carry the line of incredible packaging glue sticks from Infinity Bond. This line covers every possible packaging need and does it at some amazing prices. So, without further ado, let's get to it. 

Benefits of Hot Melt for Packaging

As your business grows, using hot melt for packaging can offer many cost-saving and efficiency benefits. Packaging with hot melt is quick and easy and glue guns can run continuously for your entire workday. Hot melt also offers a superior bond and is less expensive than other packaging techniques, like tape.  

Make the Switch From Tape to Hot Melt

Tape is often associated with packaging, and though it may work for a very low volume of packages, once you move to a moderate to a large number of packages, tape becomes increasingly inefficient and costly. Tape can disrupt your workflow which ultimately costs you a lot in terms of productivity. It also is sensitive to temperature and the bond can easily be compromised. Hot melt will result in a stronger bond and better-looking package, all while saving you money. 

Packaging Glue Stick Options

Low-Cost Packaging Glue Sticks

Notices how we didn't say cheap? Infinity EconoPACK packaging glue sticks are perfect for basic cardboard and corrugated packaging applications. They don't offer the bells and whistles like extreme temperature resistance or the ability to bond coated stocks but most applications don't need that. 

Premium Packaging Glue Sticks

InfinityPACK glue sticks are the go-to for packaging glue stick applications. It has a terrific bond, good temperature resistance, fast tack and is clean melting. This product service about 80% of packaging applications.

Low Odor Packaging Glue Sticks

Infinity CleanPACK is a metallocene based (fancy word for awesome) hot melt stick that has virtually no odor and exceptional temperature resistance. This stick is great for very demanding applications, coated stocks and works in small spaces with poor ventilation. 

Freezer Grade Packaging Glue Sticks

Infinity Bond FreezerPACK glue sticks are great for, you guessed it, freezer applications. Particularly, food applications that will end up in a refrigerator or freezer. A lot of people also used them for 'pop opens' on end of line packaging when the bulk equipment doesn't quite do its job. Excellent bond strength and flexibility define the Infinity FreezerPACK hot melt sticks.

Dispensing Options

1/2" Glue Gun

For light industrial packaging applications, we recommend the Infinity Bond Scout, it has a powerful 200-Watt heater and only a 2 minute warm-up time so it will be ready quickly whenever you need it. It can also keep up with a moderate amount of dispensing. 

For a greater amount of packaging, the Ranger Pro will keep up with your demands. It has a 330-Watt heater and adjustable temperature to work for a variety of applications and hot melt glue sticks. 

5/8" Glue Gun

The Infinity Bond Brute is great for industrial applications and for users who want to replace their glue sticks less often. This glue gun can keep up with the most demanding packaging needs and weighs just over 1.5 pounds, so you can use it comfortably all day. 

Ready to Get Started?

With these incredible glue sticks and dispensing systems, there shouldn't be any box, package or crate you can't seal. Contact us with questions regarding any of the Infinity packaging glue sticks or to discuss your application with one of our adhesive engineers. 

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