Are Glue Sticks Right for Your Application?

Are glue sticks right for your application?

Glue sticks are used with great success across a huge variety of industries.

But just because they are common across so many applications doesn’t mean hot melt glue sticks are right for yours.

Make sure you get the right adhesives for your job by calling us to talk about your intended use, or read through this blog and you might find the answer you’re looking for.

Where hot melt glue sticks are most effective

Hot melt adhesiveWhen we say hot melt glue sticks are versatile, we mean it. No other adhesive forms strong bonds with so many materials.

Glue sticks create strong surface-to-surface bonds with:

  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Paper
  • Wood
  • Ceramic
  • Plastics
  • Paper
  • Fabrics
  • Glass
  • Styrofoam

Even organic substrates bond well with glue sticks.

Non-porous materials like glass and metal should be bonded with high tack polyamide hot glues for maximum adhesion.

A glue stick is basically a type of plastic that melts at high temperatures and solidifies during cooling, and that’s what gives it such versatility.

Why glue sticks are so great in commercial applications

The base polymer in your glue sticks can be customized to bond well with a wide variety of materials.

Common commercial applications include:

  • Appliances
  • Vehicles
  • Furniture
  • Electronics
  • Packaging for just about everything

Glue guns, used to heat glue sticks for adhesion, are fairly inexpensive, and glue sticks themselves are quite affordable.

The adhesive you require in stick form can be formed as chips, pellets, cubes or blocks as well, depending on your need.

8 reasons glue sticks are your best choice

hot plastic glue gun commercialGlue sticks are smart adhesive investments for your business because:

  • They have an incredibly long shelf life.
  • They produce zero waste when used properly.
  • Most formulations require no special precautions for disposal
  • They dry quickly.
  • Your technicians don’t have to worry about volatile organic compounds.
  • There is no loss of thickness while curing.
  • Applicators are simple and low-cost.
  • Color additives can match the adhesive to the bonding materials.

Bonus – specific formulations can increase or decrease curing time, so you have more time to position your parts or less time to mess up your positioning.

Work with us to create the right formulation for your application. You’ll notice an immediate impact to the overall quality of your end product.

Call to talk with us today, we’ll help you get the strongest bond tomorrow

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