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Best joint designs for hot melt gluing

The main purpose when selecting the best design for your joint is to obtain optimum strength from the adhesive. Especially applicable when using hot melt adhesives ! To prevent bond failure, use the correct Tecbond adhesive and joint design for…

How to change the nozzle on a Tec glue gun

We have a broad selection of nozzles for Tec glue guns Nozzles are available for precise gluing or to accelerate adhesive application. Included are precision, multiple hole, extensions, spreaders and special nozzles for carton closing – click here to view range…

What is a cold bond ?

Hot melt adhesives, being a thermoplastic, are applied by heat and set by the loss of heat. A cold bond, which can cause a bond to fail, occurs when the adhesive has started to set (loss of heat) before the…

Are glue sticks waterproof ?

Can I use glue sticks for exterior gluing?  Are they waterproof / water resistant? The problem with using a hot melt adhesive for exterior applications or applications involving direct water contact is that the adhesive is 100% thermoplastic with no…

What’s the difference between Glue Backup and Melt Back ?

If you want your Tec glue gun to perform you must give it a little TLC. It’s not a hammer so please don’t knock nails in with it ! Yes, it’s happened………… Look after your Tec glue gun and keep…

What is a Hot Melt Adhesive?

What are hot melt adhesives made of? Hot melt adhesives contain no solvents, and no water. They set by loss of heat. This gives them a very fast setting speed. They can bond two non-porous materials. Polymers give the adhesive…

Glue Gun excessively dripping?

Does your glue gun drip excessively, constantly wiping excess glue? There are many factors at play with glue guns that drip excessively and we will try and cover off the main points to help you get the best from your…

Get the best performance from your Gas-Tec 600

Gas-Tec 600 powerful, robust, compact portable glue gun that runs on butane gas, sold throughout the UK & Europe. The Gas-Tec 600 has been a very popular replacement for the now obsolete Gas-Tec 100, Gas-Tec 300 and Gas-Tec 500 models….

Why you should only use Tecbond Adhesives with Tec Glue Guns

Not only do you run the risk of invalidating the manufacturers 12 month glue gun warranty by using competitor glue slugs within the Tec glue gun, you also run the risk of serious burns! Below is a series of pictures…

Keep your Glue Sticks warm

Its approaching the time of the year when temperatures drop, factories and offices across the UK are gradually firing up the their heating systems. The autumn chill has started, can we crank up the thermostat yet? Despite the morning chill,…

15mm Glue Sticks vs 12mm Glue Sticks

Common question, why use 15mm glue sticks, is there an advantage over 12mm glue sticks? Simple answer, yes. 15mm glue guns and sticks offer a range of advantages over 12mm glue sticks, including achieving an increased output of 30% more…

Bonding Polypropylene (PP) to Polypropylene (PP)

Polypropylene (PP) is an incredibly versatile thermoplastic polymer being both lightweight and extremely rugged. Polypropylene can tolerate high temperature (160c), doesn’t absorb water and can withstand continuous flexing, plus it is very resistant to acids and other harsh chemical solvents,…