A simple, fast alternative to other sealing, gluing, molding, masking, and coating processes
TECHNOMELT hot melt adhesives are uniquely designed materials that are ideal for a variety of applications where simplified processing, streamlined manufacturing and/or end-product protection are required. High bond strength, low application costs and processing safety are at the foundation of TECHNOMELT materials, which are widely used in markets as diverse as electronics, medical, automotive, furniture or food and beverage.
What are Hot Melt Adhesives?
Hot melt adhesives are solid materials that melt at relatively low temperature (above 80°C /180°F) during the application or molding process. Once cooled, the materials become solid again, ensuring cohesion. In many cases, cooled material can be re-melted and used again, offering manufacturers a sustainable solution with minimal waste byproduct. Free of solvents, all components of hot melt adhesives remain in the applied material.
Available Chemistry Platforms for Hot Melt Adhesive Materials
- Copolymers of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)-based hot melt adhesives
- Polyolefin-based hot melt adhesives
- Amorphous poly-α-olefin-based hot melt adhesives
- Synthetic rubber-based hot melt adhesives
- Polyamide-based hot melt adhesives
- Polyester-based hot melt adhesives
- Polyurethane-based hot melt adhesives
How to Apply Hot Melt Adhesives
Hot melts are solid at room temperature and require melting prior to application. Multiple equipment platforms are available for melting the materials before they are applied onto a substrate. Some equipment provides dual-function such as melting and molding. Following the application process, hot melt materials cool at room temperature to become fully cured.
Where Hot Melt Adhesives are Used
Hot melt adhesives can help optimize manufacturing processes across a variety of markets and applications. TECHNOMELT solutions enable our customers to create next-generation products in these industries: