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Hot melt adhesives are widely used in industrial manufa […]
Hot melt adhesives are widely used in industrial manufacturing for everyday household, personal and medical products. There are many kinds of methods available for bonding various materials, but hot melt adhesives offer a better solution for certain products due to their flexibility, versatility, labor savings and weight reduction.
Nearly 80% of the world demand for adhesives comes from packaging, nonwoven and construction industries. In construction, hot melt adhesives are used for manufacturing and installation of laminated wood panels, prefabricated beams, wall panels, general building construction, installation of flooring, tile, carpeting, ceiling panels and wall coverings.
There are many different reasons why you may use a hot melt adhesive. Whatever your reasons are for needing this type of glue, there are many different advantages of doing this.
The first advantage of using a hot melt adhesive is that you can reduce costs because they are one of the cheaper adhesives that are available on the market. This is especially helpful if you will be using it quite a lot and go through it quickly as it won't cost as much to replace.
Using a hot melt adhesive is particularly handy if you are using it for building model toys such as aeroplanes, boats and cars. The reason for this is because it's unaffected by water, moisture and humidity. This means that you can use your toys anywhere you like without needing to worry about whether the parts are going to become loose over time.
Using a hot melt adhesive gives you extra piece of mind because they tend to be very strong. For example if you are putting up shelves you can be assured that they will be safe and secure. You can put stuff on your shelves without having to worry that they might fall down in the middle of the night because they are equal in hardness to PVA or UF adhesives.
You can use a hot melt adhesive indoors or outdoors as they have superior water resistance. A lot of people worry about what adhesives to use when doing outdoor work because they're not sure if they will become weaker after being subjected to rainfall and moisture after a prolonged length of time. However, when using a hot melt adhesive you don't have to worry about this because as they have such a strong resistance to water, it won't weaken over time.
Using this type of adhesive is also beneficial from a health and safety point of view. Reasons for this include the fact that they do not generate any hazardous waste and they don't require the posting of 'cancer warning' signs. Obviously this is much better than other adhesives because you don't have to worry about your or anyone else's health.
Overall, there are many advantages of using a hot melt adhesive regardless of what you need it for or what you are using it on. Reasonable prices, high quality and free to use for a number of different purposes makes it a very handy tool to have.