Advantages and Disadvantages of Hot Melt Glue

If your company is searching for the right adhesive to incorporate into your manufacturing processes, you might be considering hot melt. Hot melt is used across a wide range of manufacturing processes and binds together some of society’s most common goods. Common goods secured by hot glue can include cereal boxes, footwear, furniture, electronics, product packaging, and so much more. As a durable adhesive built to withstand harsh conditions in transportation, it’s a top choice among manufacturers. Here’s what you should consider about hot melt.

Advantages of Hot Melt Glue

One of the biggest advantages of hot melt glue is that it is typically stronger than water-based adhesives, making it a reliable bond for manufacturing. It’s also incredibly versatile since its base (polymer) can be customized by mixing in other materials so that you can get your most solid bond. Since it has a long shelf life, you can store it for much longer than other adhesives. Additionally, it is quick-drying, can create tamper-resistant seals, is affordable, can be mixed with colors to blend with packaging, and many more.  

Disadvantages of Hot Melt Glue

One of the biggest disadvantages of hot melt glue is that since it dries quickly, you’ll need to work quickly. That’s where our machinery comes in. With one of our hot melt handguns, our high-output automatic hot melt applicators, and even our benchtop ‘ hands-free’ hot melt units, you can work quickly with our hot melt without forgoing quality. 


At Glue Machinery Corporation, we do the Glue Diligence® so that you don’t have to. If you’re looking into different types of hot melt adhesives for your manufacturing industry and you aren’t sure which glue would work best, we can help. With our Glue Diligence®, we can find the right adhesive, machinery, and equipment for your specific application and production needs.


The Glue Machinery Corporation is dedicated to supplying the highest quality hot melt. At the Glue Machinery, you can find the right application, adhesives, and equipment for all your manufacturing needs. There’s a reason why leading companies around the world come to the Glue Machinery Corporation for all their manufacturing needs. Come find out why! Contact us today.


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