3M Hot Melt Adhesive 3738 TC, Tan, 5/8 in x 2 in
3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3738 TC are multipurpose hot glue gun sticks effectively bonding wood, lightweight metals and some plastics in furniture, upholstery and woodworking applications. 3M Hot Melt Adhesive 3738 features a 50 second open time that allows for positioning and adjustment on wood, polypropylene, corrugated boxes and lightweight substrates. Its nearly instant bonding property reduces production time for POP assembly, joining, attaching, securing, repairing, potting, panel bonding, wire tacking, bundling, sealing, encapsulating, rigidizing, foam bonding, and packaging. For use with a 3M™ Hot Melt Applicator.
- 50 second open time allows for fit adjustment and positioning
- General purpose 100% solids adhesive
- Ideal for POP displays, carton sealing, furniture, upholstery, and woodworking
- Sound damping
- Furniture manufacturing
- POP displays
- General industrial
Hot melt adhesives, also known as glue sticks, are liquefied thermoplastic adhesives available in both low and high-temperature versions. Low temperature hot melt adhesives are applied at 250°F/121°C temperatures, which makes them ideal for bonding electronics, plastics, cloth and other heat sensitive materials. High temperature hot melt adhesives are applied at 380°F/193°C and produce a stronger bond than the low temperature hot melts.
Hot melt adhesives are widely used in the packaging Industry, case and crating manufacturing, mattress and foam fabrication and other Industries. Hot Melts are the most cost efficient adhesive when compared by weight to liquid adhesives for the simple fact that they are 100% solids – everything applied is use. Hot Melts are applied typically only on one side of the substrates to bond, either in beads or with air forming a swirl pattern which improves square coverage and reduces telegraphing.
Hot Melt Applications
Furniture and Building
Improving the quality, efficiency, and sustainability of furniture and building components is important. Hot melt adhesives bond a variety of wooden parts in many applications for furniture, mattress building applications.
When it comes to health, wellness and comfort, consumers want quality. Hot melt adhesives for the disposable hygiene and nonwoven industry focused on high adhesion with skin-friendliness to deliver security for each application.
Food and Beverage
Versatility makes hot melt adhesives one of the most popular options for sealing consumer packaging. As a sealing option for case and cartons, adhesives increase line speed and minimize material waste.
Tapes and Labels
Sustainability and security are key elements of tape and label applications. Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSA) are designed to meet the highest safety standards and reduce your total energy consumption for a wide range of applications.
Consumer demand has changed the needs of paper packaging. Hot melt adhesives provide more sustainable options for on-the-go paper containers and packaging for flexible bonding and increased line speeds.
Increasing performance, reducing weight and enabling sustainability are critical to automotive applications.
Sports and Fashion
Streamlining the manufacturing process and switching from metal fasteners to adhesives is the trend in the transportation industry.
From filtration end cap bonding, pleat separation and bonding to cooling pipe bonding and gap sealing in appliance and HVAC systems, hot melt adhesives offer consistent, reliable performance. Adhesives offer versatile solutions for a range of applications.