Appliances – trim and gasket installation
Automobiles – interior trim and seating assembly
Furniture – cabinet and panel assembly
Electronics – encapsulation and wire tacking
Packaging – Case closing, carton and bad sealing, wrapping and pallet stabilization
For commercial or businesses, household, hobby and craft applications, inexpensive glue sticks are used for parts assembly, repairs and bonding dissimilar materials. Variable heat glue guns enable precise control of viscosity and set times.
Most hot glue comes in the form of cylindrical sticks. Of these, half-inch or 7/16th-inch diameters are most common.
Hot melt glue sticks has a number of unique advantages over other types of adhesives:
Long shelf life
Little or no environmental precautions for disposal
No volatile organic compounds
Rapid drying and curing
No loss of thickness during curing
Creates tamper-resistant seals
Applicators are simple and low-cost
Accepts color additives to match the materials being bonded. Depending on its specific formulation, hot glue can set quickly or the set time can be extended to allow exact positioning of parts when assembled.
Glues with reactive agents allow additional curing and bond strength through the use of moisture or UV radiation. Many hot glue formulas exceed the bonding strength of epoxy.
Though other adhesives cannot match its versatility, hot glue does have a few disadvantages that make it a poor choice for some bonding situations:
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