A Closer Look at Adhesives in Construction

From the roof that keeps your office building safe from the elements to the built-in cabinets where your important files are stored and the floor tiles in the break room, you only need to look around you to recognize the vital role that construction adhesives play in our daily lives. In today’s modern building processes, both hot-melt and water-based cold glues are used throughout the construction industry, both in the products themselves as well as in the packaging they arrive in at the job site.

The Benefits of Modern Adhesives in Construction

In the old days, people used animal protein-based adhesives in their construction projects, with varying degrees of success. Unlike today’s adhesives, the animal protein adhesives of the past weren’t as effective at binding materials and the results were often less-than-ideal.

Over the years, however, adhesive technology has vastly improved, and the construction industry has benefitted greatly. Today’s adhesives are able to bind together a wide range of materials, providing a secure bond built to withstand years of wear and tear under the toughest of conditions—all without having a negative impact on the overall look of the home or commercial property.

Areas Where Adhesives Can Be Found in Construction Applications

Hot meld and cold glue adhesives in construction can be found in nearly every aspect of residential and commercial projects including:

  • Roofing, including shingles
  • Insulation
  • Particle board
  • Wallboard, drywall and other wall coverings
  • Countertops
  • Flooring, including carpeting, tile, laminates, etc.
  • And much more

The Right Adhesives for Your Construction Applications

If you’re considering adhesives for an upcoming construction project but aren’t sure which ones is right for your needs, get in touch with Glue Machinery Corporation. Our Glue Diligence program is specifically designed to help you determine the best adhesive for your specific application. Our glue specialists will work with you to ascertain which hot melt, cold glue, and/or automated or manual equipment would help you achieve the end results you’re looking for. To find out more, give us a call at 888-202-2468.