The use of hot melt adhesives can offer many advantages.
Hot melts are versatile, cost relatively little and are also sealing against water and moisture, for example.
Lots of benefits, but the price?
Hot melt adhesives are among the cheapest adhesives on the market. The composition as 100% solid makes the glues quite simple and variously adjustable.
Because the cost price of hot melt is low, increasing the production capacity is never a problem. The savings over time over manual gluing methods can be significant.
If the products or items you are looking to bond will be in any way in contact with water or moisture, such as boxes for shipping food, hot melt adhesives can also work well waterproofing.
You don't have to worry about these adhesives coming off in almost any environment, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Fast “drying time”
If you've ever been frustrated with the time it takes to wait for an adhesive to dry, this is the product you need.
Most glues have to dry, the water or solvent has to evaporate. Other adhesives have to cure, which can take days.
With a hot melt adhesive, the drying time is reduced to a few seconds, leaving you free to continue with your next task.
New hot melt systems are also being added to solve certain shortcomings of traditional hot melt adhesives, such as PUR Hotmelts.