Glue News

New 3 minute open time glue stick for product assembly

Exciting, new and innovated 3 minute open time glue stick !

Tecbond 280 is a polyolefin based adhesive which has been formulated to combine a long open time and high hot tack with excellent adhesion to a wide range substrates. A bead can still give excellent adhesion on wood up to 3 minutes after application at 195°C (depending on bead width). Also bonds made quickly are adjustable up to 3 minutes after adhesive application. Available in 12mm , 15mm and 43mm sticks and slugs suitable for Tec glue guns.

Long open time – approx. 3 minutes depending on surface and air temperature

High hot tack – also known as Molten Tack is a characteristic of hot melt adhesives in that they have holding power even while in the molten state. Especially important when heavy springy substrates are involved

Tecbond 280 sets to give a tough, highly flexible bond


Previously a glue stick stated as long open time could achieve at best 45 secs before reaching the point of setting or worse achieving a cold bond. Tecbond 280 is the first glue stick to hit the market offering extended open time to approx 3 minutes. Trials are still being conducted, these tests have thrown up some interesting results such as adhesion to Correx and Polypropylene has been amazing, expect to see this grade going live on anytime soon……………….