Glue-Fast glue sticks have 1/2 inch diameters to fit most glue guns. Several varieties are available.
Hot Melt adhesives are made from various combinations of resin (ethylene vinyl acetate for example), and wax along with other materials. The adhesive is applied hot and bonds as it cools. The cost per pound is more than with water based adhesives, but the speed of set is often so much faster that the increase production rates warrant its use.
Hot melt adhesives generally are less impervious to water than water based products, but they are also more sensitive to temperature changes. For example, most hot melt adhesives become very brittle when exposed to cold temperatures, and they begin to soften at temperatures above 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
GF # 17-12 Hot Melt Glue Stick
Product Type: Hot melt adhesive consisting of 100% thermoplastic resin. Extruded into 11mm (1/2”) by 300 mm (12”) lengths.
Applications: This product is a medium viscosity, straw colored hot melt adhesive. It has a medium to fast speed of set with good “hot tack”. It is often used for gluing plastic, acrylic, metal, wood, fabric, ceramics, craft uses and paper to paper.
*Features: Good open time (up to 30 seconds) makes it good for use as a product assembly adhesive.
Application Equipment: Works well with ½” hot melt glue guns.
FDA Status: Ingredients comply with regulations for use in Food Packaging Adhesives as per FDA regulation 175.105.
Clean-Up Solvent: Wax or other hot-melt cleaners suggested by equipment manufacturers.
Storage Conditions: Store at room temperature. Rotate stock using oldest material first. Shelf life is 36 months if kept in unopened packaging.
*Note: Surfaces and information above are suggestions only…final tests for suitability remain the responsibility of the user.
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