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Have a “gluing” problem – think

More than just a glue stick, Tecbond hot melt adhesives are used in a vast range of applications, markets and for bonding difficult substrates. What can we glue for you? We are challenged on a daily basis to find the answer to various adhesive problems and new applications.

You will be amazed at what we have been asked to bond and the majority of the time we have surprised ourselves by providing the answer to some very difficult adhesive problems. Hot melt adhesives and glue gun applicators have moved leaps and bounds in recent times with many new grades and technologies becoming available, allowing formulations to be based on Polyamide, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Polyolefin, and EVA to give the user a greater choice of instant bonding adhesive technologies.

Take a look at our every growing range: Tecbond Glue Stick Selector

We have put together Glue Stick sample options by industry to try and help the end user to decide which grade is best for their application;

Packaging & POS

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Tecbond 134Low cost fast set time, used on a wide range of paper, card, plain and printed board materials.
Tecbond 214Tried, tested and the industry standard for POS and POP applications. Fast setting and economical
Tecbond 261Flexible glue line for bonding difficult surfaces, laminates and UV varnished boards
Tecbond 265High performance grade for bonding variety of plastics, laminates and many UV cured varnishes.

Tile Display Boards


Tecbond 135Instant bonding of Brick, Stone, Slate and Ceramic tiles to display boards is easy, clean and very cost-effective
Tecbond 213Economical general purpose adhesive designed for bonding ceramic tiles to display boards
Tecbond 260High performance adhesive and once set forms a tough, flexible bond allowing the adhesive to flex with the board.
Tecbond 261Uniquely flexible hot melt that is quite different to all other hot melt sticks, Once set it remains extremely flexible

Arts and Crafts


Tecbond 132Economical clear general-purpose adhesive with good adhesion to many surfaces. Used extensively in the Arts and Crafts
Tecbond 135Used for more delicate work where time is taken to position materials for bonding or for the gluing of larger areas where the adhesive open time needs to be longer than standard glue sticks.
Tecbond 261Very versatile product that will provide tough durable bonds on a wide range of substrates, such as bonding items to hair clips. Extremely flexible.

If you want more information on one of the best Glue Guns for arts and crafts check out our handy little guide here.

Plastic Bonding & Product Assembly

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Tecbond 1942Very aggressive hot melt adhesive, which exhibits excellent adhesion to wood, ceramics, light gauge metals, fibreglass and many plastics, such as nylon, polycarbonate, rigid PVC, polystyrene, ABS and acrylic.
Tecbond 132Economical all-round general purpose grade. Clear, high viscosity, which makes it suitable for porous substrates, such as fabrics and foams.
Tecbond 240Clear high performance, product assembly adhesive, which has excellent adhesion to wood, ceramics, light gauge metals and many plastics, such as rigid PVC, polystyrene, ABS and acrylic.
Tecbond 242Very high viscosity adhesive that will produce very tough bonds on a wide range of materials including wood, ceramics, light gauge metals and most plastics and painted surfaces
Tecbond 246High performance adhesive that will produce very tough bonds to a wide range of similar and dissimilar materials including most plastics
Tecbond 248Acrylic based adhesive. Bonds to Metals, Concrete, Ceramics, Wood, Leather, Fabrics, Rubber and Melamine. Good bonds can also be achieved on many plastics such as PVC, Polycarbonate, ABS, Polyester, Polystyrene and Acrylics.
Tecbond 260Tough, but flexible bond. This very versatile adhesive works particularly well when bonding glass to light gauge metals and metals to ABS plastics.
Tecbond 261Very high performance, high output, long open time, tough flexible adhesive, suitable for ceramic, plastics and wood.
Tecbond 263High molten tack (good instant grab ability) and provides excellent heat resistance (105c) and good low temperature resistance (-20c). Excellent for bonding Polypropylene to itself and bonding of Correx corrugated plastic.
Tecbond 5Long open time, low viscosity, general purpose grade, suitable for a wide range of product assembly applications. Exhibits high molten tack
Tecbond 267High performance adhesive formulated for polyolefin plastics such as polypropylene and polyethylene
Tecbond 420High performance, extended open time adhesive primarily formulated for spraying, can be beaded. Offers up to 3 minutes open time
Tecbond 430Provides an aggressive adhesive coating for up to 6 minutes, after this the adhesive sets to produce a tough resilient bond. Designed for spraying, but can be beaded.

Flooring & Carpet bonding

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Tecbond 132Clear general purpose grade, carpet sealing & repairs
Tecbond 135Long open time, gripper attachment, stair nosing
Tecbond 342Low voltage wire tacking, under floor heating
Tecbond 213General purpose, laminate beading attachment
Tecbond 232Clear general purpose grade, carpet sample boards


PUR - Kitchen

Tecbond 23High and low temperature resistant, very high strength
Tecbond 5High molten tack and excellent adhesion to many difficult surfaces. Ideal applications include, woodwork and joinery, upholstery and soft furnishing
Tecbond 213Economical general joinery adhesive, Granite worktop templates
Tecbond 135General joinery, templates for granite worktops, fixing of mouldings, decorative trim and edging, draw assembly and picture framing

Rosette Making

Tecbond rosettes


Tecbond 132Economical clear adhesive for bonding of fabrics, silk, paper, card, ribbons and boards
Tecbond 134Very fast setting (Tan) grade instant bonding grade
Tecbond 135Used for more delicate work where time is taken to position materials for bonding or for the gluing of larger areas where the adhesive open time needs to be longer than standard glue sticks.


Each sample pack contains:

12mm stick sample pack consists of – 10 glue sticks
15mm stick sample pack consists of – 8 glue sticks
43mm stick sample pack consists of – 6 glue slugs


To order your sample pack please click here


Related links:

What makes a glue stick… Stick

Plastic bonding with Tecbond glue sticks

Bonding Polypropylene (PP) to itself

Why you should only use Tecbond Adhesives with Tec Glue Guns



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