Hot Melt, also known as hot melt adhesive, is a thermoplastic material, solid at room temperature, which when applied in a liquid state adheres to a surface as soon as it cools.
Compared to other types of adhesives (water-based, solvent-based, cold-applied reactive adhesives…) it has several advantages and benefits:
- Being a solid adhesive at room temperature, it facilitates handling, storage and transport.
- High performance adhesion.
- Its high viscosity allows its use on porous and non-porous surfaces.
- High resistance and durability, even in humid environments, extreme temperatures, chemical aggressions…
- Instant bonding, without drying or curing.
- No holding time required for bonding.
Hot Melt EVA and Hot Melt metallocene
There are two main types of hot melt adhesives: those based on EVA and those based on metallocene.
The polymer used in EVA Hot Melt is ethylene vinyl acetate, hence the acronym “EVA”. It is characterized by its excellent adhesion to plastics and paper and its flexibility, fast adhesion and tensile strength. It is widely used in packaging and in the graphic arts sector, as well as in the frozen food industry, as it offers excellent results at low temperatures.
Metallocene-based hot melt, on the other hand, is less dense and bulky than EVA, but has strong adhesive power. This makes them the perfect solution for applications where greater precision and less glue are required without compromising the quality of your bond. For example, for your shower doors.
If you use a hot melt adhesive delivery system on the job site and want to increase the efficiency and throughput of your production line, NatCon can help you choose a new, innovative hot melt adhesive system with leading product melt rates. Our Graco systems are easy to use and have a wide range of applications.
Whether you need service and repair parts for your plant’s Graco or ARO pumping and metering systems, or are looking for the right sealant, adhesive or coating for your manufacturing task, NATCON’s team of experts has you covered provide help. With quality products, parts, repair and maintenance, and a commitment to customer service that consistently exceeds your expectations, NATCON is your partner every step of the way. Whatever the task, whatever the application requires, our solutions are built to last.
NATCON is a distributor of hot melt supply, coatings, sealants, hot melt delivery systems, spray foam insulation, sealant pumps and more. As a solutions-based company for more than 45 years, we have brought our product and service solutions to manufacturers throughout the Midwest.
To every industry we serve, our teams take the time to listen and learn from our customers’ challenges, then overcome them with lasting results.
Do you need hot melt materials for your construction, do you own a tool store? NATCON is happy to be your trusted distributor. We guarantee an excellent hot melt and warm melt supply system.
You can consult our sales catalog on our website www.natconusa.com or call our customer service line and make an inquiry 574-289-7885. We are located in South Bend, IN.