Technical Talk - Hot Melt Adhesives


Which Adhesive?


1. Depends on the substrate to be stuck.

2. Depends on the adhesive open time - how much time have you got before it cools down. Long runs need greater open time.

3. Safety aspect - if you are concerned about burns to operators then choose a low melt; 3M3762LM, 3M3792LM or LTS

4. Depends on the gun to be used - 3M Quadrack will only take 3M Quadrack sticks. TEC 420/430 will only work with the TEC 6300/7300 guns.




Hot Melt Adhesives - Substrate Guide

The guide below recommends which product should be used with which substrate. Please click on the product number link to view more information and to buy.

Substrates

General Purpose

Industrial

Specialist

Paper/Board

S84 MPS   FSS   3M3762   3M3762LM  

Plastic/PVC

S86 MPS   3M3764 3M3789

Polystyrene/Delicate Fabrics

  LTS   3M3792   3M3792LM  

Wood/Metal

  HSS   3M3738  


Hot Melt Adhesives - Performance Aspect Guide

The guide below highlights the performance aspects of the hot melt adhesives available. Please click on the product number link to view more information and to buy.

Performance Aspects

General Purpose

Industrial

Specialist

Low Temperature

  3M3764  

Heat Resistance

    3M3747   3M3779

Fast Setting

  FSS   3M3762  

Electrical Properties

    3M3748-UL94-V.O.

Shock Resistant

    3M3748




Which Gun?


1. Light use or continuous use.

2. Low or high delivery rate

3. Wide coverage - large area




Hot Melt Guns - Usage Guide

The guide below recommends which gun should be used with which adhesive.

Please note:
3M Quadrack Adhesives can only be used with the 3M Qudrack Guns
12mm glue sticks can be used with the HGG02 or GX300 guns.
18mm sticks can be used with the GX600 and the GX600a guns.


Please click on the product number link to view more information and to buy.

Useage

Light Duty

Medium Duty

Heavy Duty

Light

HGG02
12mm
   

Continuous

 
GX300
12mm stick variable temp

3M Quadrack
Hot/Low Melt



GX600
18mm stick variable temp


3M Quadrack
Hot/Low Melt


High Delivery Rate

   
GX600
18mm stick variable temp


GX600a
18mm stick variable temp


3M Polygun
Variable temp





We hope this page has been of help, but should you have any further questions with regard to Hot Melt selection then please do not hesitate in calling our technical support team for more advice.


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