A Cost-Effective Alternative To 3M Corporation’s Adhesives

When it comes to adhesives, there’s no doubt that 3M Corporation is a well-known name with an excellent reputation. However, if you’re looking for the most cost-effective adhesive for your product or packaging needs, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at what Glue Machinery Corporation has to offer. Let’s explore some of the reasons that Glue Machinery Corporation’s adhesive offerings may be a better bet for your business than 3M’s offerings:

High quality … at a premium: There’s no debate over the quality of 3M Corporation’s products. The fact is, 3M sells high-quality hot melt stick adhesive and hot melt handguns — and we at Glue Machinery Corporation have a huge amount of admiration and respect for 3M’s products.

However, the reality is, 3M charges an absolute premium for its products; in many cases, 3M’s hot melts are twice the cost of comparable hot melt adhesives. Why pay more for a particular brand if you can get the same quality adhesive for half the price?

Bulk hot melt offers greater benefits: If you’ve been shopping for hot melt adhesive systems, you’ve likely noticed that 3M offers extremely attractive pricing on its hot melt guns. Similar to printer manufacturers offering a low-cost printer so they can hook the customer into ongoing ink purchases, 3M offers low pricing on its guns as a way to entice customers to use its products, which starts the cycle of repeat adhesive orders.

However, getting locked into 3M’s products may not be the most cost-effective, long-term solution. Due to limitations within its guns, 3M hot melt adhesive in stick form can only be melted and applied at certain speeds, which can delay the overall process. Additionally, the company’s hot melt stick adhesives are intended to be used only with its handguns; in fact, some 3M stick glue adhesive shapes are patented and will only operate with 3M guns — meaning you don’t have a choice to shop for less costly adhesive.

If you’re looking for a truly cost-effective alternative to 3M’s high-quality hot melt adhesives for your packaging and product assembly needs, we urge you to take a closer look at our offerings. Glue Machinery Corporation offers a full range of bulk hot melt adhesives — like EVA, Polyolefin and PSA hot melts — which can be easily cross-referenced to most 3M hot melt adhesives.

Additionally, unlike stick guns, which are speed limited, bulk guns — like those we offer — allow adhesive to flow much more quickly, which corresponds directly to faster package or product assembly. Each of our bulk hot melts operate in our Champ™ self-contained handguns, as well as a plethora of other commercially available bulk hot melt systems. Our bulk hot melt adhesives can be melted and applied more quickly and more precisely than a system that uses stick glue, allowing you to dramatically improve your production speed and product quality.

Distributor model unnecessarily raises costs: 3M has an extensive range of distributors who are more than willing to visit your facility to demonstrate the performance of their adhesive and tools. While this may seem impressive, all of that traveling and presentation time increases overall costs without necessarily increasing the value to you.

At Glue Machinery Corporation, we feel that the distributor model for hot melt adhesives is a thing of the past. As part of our efforts to cut the costs of our consumable adhesive, we eschew facility visits and instead perform no cost “Glue Diligence®” testing for prospective customers. During this process, we use your substrate samples to test and determine the best equipment and adhesive for your needs. What’s more, we guarantee that our adhesive will meet or exceed your expectations.

If you’re looking to save money on your hot melt adhesive and dramatically accelerate production and product quality, take a closer look at Glue Machinery Corporation. Unlike 3M, you aren’t paying a premium for our name; instead, you’re reaping all of the benefits of working with bulk hot melt adhesive, and are guaranteed to get the right adhesive and adhesive machinery for your needs.


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