SolutionsWhat Are Hot-Melt Adhesives?
Hot-melt adhesives are polymer-based, thermoplastic adhesives that are solid at room temperature. To apply, hot-melt must be heated to a molten state that allows it to be extruded or spread. When hot-melt glue cools, it forms a coating that bonds to the substrates. Hot-melt adhesive has a variety of uses, including:
- Retail and end-of-line packaging
- Bottle and can labeling
- Product assembly
- Book binding
- Graphic arts
- Paper converting
- Non-wovens and hygiene
APPLIED Adhesives’ hot-melt adhesives—including pressure-sensitive adhesives—process quickly, offer versatile formulations for flexible to rigid bonds, are safe and environmentally friendly, and allow for efficient shipping and storage.