Hot melt adhesive is an indispensable ingredient in the manufacturing industry. With a wide spectrum of applications, hot melt glue is used in many industries such as the packaging industry, printing industry, textile industry, furniture industry, electronics, and construction industry, ...

Reducing cost to maximize profits but still ensuring product quality is always a top priority for economists and business owners. The improvement of products, raw materials will contribute to the long-term development of the business.

Through this article, let us explore the benefits of hot melt glue and consider its disadvantages.

To consider replacing the current adhesive with a new hot melt glue, the things that need to be ensured are:

  • Quality: The adhesion of the new glue should be of the same quality, even better than the old one.
  • Productivity: The new glue must improve productivity as well as output.
  • Convenience and flexibility: The new glue must be easy to use and do not require complicated storage or operating conditions.
  • Economy: Economic efficiency is always the top concern of businesses. Therefore, to persuade the manager to accept the new glue, it must bring more profit than the current one.

The advantages and benefits of hot melt glue:

  1. Better quality and effectiveness

On the same material surface, using granular hot melt glue will provide better quality assurance because hot melt adhesive is always sprayed on the surface of the material in the molten state - this helps create a reaction by heat, which helps to increase adhesion compared to adhesives that do not use heat during the bonding process. Stable quality gives good adhesion and also helps to limit the risk of glue sticking, which helps the machine run smoothly and stably.

With the advantage of returning to solid-state after adhesion, hot melt glue ensures the product can be stored or used in severe weather conditions areas (too cold or hot, high humidity, ...).

  1. Improving productivity

Hot melt glue can be applied to both manual and high-speed automatic production lines. This allows manufacturers to use whole modern industrial equipment lines and therefore helps increase productivity quickly and improve profitability significantly.

  1. Convenient, easy to use, and storage

Hot melt glues are produced in many different shapes: granular, stick, box, pillow, PUR glue in the form of lumps / convenient tubes (cartridge), ... With a compact size, solid-state glue is very convenient for users to take the amount of glue at will easily.

Unlike solvent-based or water-based glue, ... hot melt glue is usually in solid-state, does not contain volatile organic compounds, and is not affected by humidity. This is convenient for storage or transportation and helps greatly save production and labor costs.

  1. Shortening and limiting the downtime of machinery

The downtime of the device is always a concern of production departments. An unsuitable glue will cause a great loss of productivity due to taking a long time to clean, maintenance and troubleshoot because of unstable quality.

Not only that, the long downtime will shorten the equipment life and cause a great loss of long-term economic benefits. Therefore, if your production line is currently experiencing problems with glues and has not found a solution to that, considering changing the current glue is an optimal solution for you.

  1. Cutting costs, increasing profits

As mentioned above, production is an improvement and cost reduction process but still ensures optimal quality. With hot melt adhesives, the long-term benefits you can get are cost stability, significantly lower machinery repairs and maintenance costs, extended equipment life, low storage costs.

Limitations of hot melt glue:

The biggest drawback of hot melt glue is having to invest the modern equipment. With the scale of small and medium craft production, we can use glue gun with different types of nozzle that can be changed according to the application.

If customers need to invest in large-scale production with high productivity, investing costs is something to consider. However, in the long run, this will bring long-term value and stable profit to companies.