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Hot Melt Glues

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Hot Melt Glues


Description

Hot-melt glues are usually supplied in sticks which can be applied using a hot melt glue gun.


Most surfaces can be stuck, including non-porous surfaces. They are used mainly for quick attachments, such as fixing parts of cardboard cartons together, and for general modelling and repair work, but are not really suitable for high precision work.


The glue sticks are available in different colours and can be used with small moulds to simulate Injection Moulding of plastics.


Safety Point! Take great care with hot glue guns and all hot-melt glues. The melted glue can stick to the skin and cause severe burns.


Animal or Hide Glue

Traditional animal or hide glue had been used commonly in woodworking for centuries prior to the development of modern synthetic adhesives. It is now used mainly for antique restoration. It has the advantage that it can easily be softened with heat and water enabling parts to be repaired or replaced


It is available in the form of Pearl Glue which is melted using a glue pot suspended in boiling water. Cold versions of hide glue are also now available but they have a limited shelf life.


DT Online Buyers' Guide
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks Bundle (50-Pack) - 60W Glue Gun Heats Up Quickly - Ultra Clear Hot Melt Craft Glue - Hobbyists, Crafters, Crafting, Fabrics, Ceramics & More - Glue Sticks (11.2mm x 100mm) Hot Glue Sticks (50-Pack) - Ultra Clear Hot Melt Craft Glue for Hobby Crafting, Woodworking, Plastics, Fabric, Ceramics, Glue Gun & More - 11.2mm x 100mm Hot Temp Glue Pot With Bag of Glue Sticks Included-Just Dip & Glue-Hands-Free! Bolgers - Pearl Glue - Natural Hide Glue for Wood, Cloth & Leather 1KG Fine Elements Electrical Single Hot Plate/ Table Hob, 1500 Watt, White Beka - 12040154 - Double walled pot Titebond Liquid Hide Glue (4fl oz)
60W Hot Glue Gun and 11.2mm x 100mm Glue Sticks (50-Pack) 11.2mm x 100mm Hot Glue Sticks (50-Pack) - Ultra Clear Hot Temp Glue Pot With Bag of Glue Sticks Included Pearl Glue - Natural Hide Glue for Wood, Cloth & Leather Fine Elements Electrical Single Hot Plate/ Table Hob, 1500 Watt Beka - 12040154 - Double walled pot Titebond Liquid Hide Glue (4fl oz)