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Are You Still Using Spray Adhesives, White Glues, or Contact Adhesive?
There's a Better Way.
Meet The Industrial Adhesive
That Can Bond Practically Anything.

What Is It?

Hot melt adhesive film is similar to the material used in glue guns but cast in the form of a thin, flexible fabric. It's easy to handle — it can be held in your hand and won't stick to you despite the fact that it is 100% adhesive. "100% adhesive" means there is no liner paper to be peeled off before use.


Glue Virtually Anything

Bond combinations of materials including wood, fabric, paper, metal, sponge, leather, plastic, carpet, foam, rubber, vinyl, screen, felt, veneer, natural products, foil, and more.


Zero Cure Time Required

HMT hot melt adhesive films are quick setting. In fact, curing is 80% complete within seconds. Bonded materials can be used immediately. Instead of waiting hours or days for adhesive to cure, laminated output can be cut, drilled, or otherwise finished right away.


Consistent, Even Application

Adhesive film applies evenly, consistently, in a thin layer with 100% uniform bond coverage. The thin application means less waste, lower adhesive costs, and improved fidelity. Output is very smooth with no pooling, no gapping, no voids. You can't get that consistency with spray adhesives!

LAMINATE
  • fabrics
  • wood
  • veneers
  • foams
  • metals
  • plastics
  • rubber
  • laminates
  • paper
  • foils
  • fiberglass
  • carpet
  • cork
  • natural products
  • gypsum

AND MORE!
How It Works

Our adhesive film is activated by exposing it to a brief, intense infrared heat source in HMT laminating equipment. The heat melts the adhesive film moments before being applied to your laminate and substrate. Your materials are never exposed to the infrared heat which means our adhesive can bond delicate materials such as paper, fabric, plastics without distortion. Watch a demo:

Superior Strength

We regularly conduct destructive testing on a variety of laminate surfaces and substrates. In most cases, the bond is stronger than the materials. This picture shows the result of a bond strength test in which HPL was bonded to particleboard and then delaminated. Notice particleboard fibers are still adhered to the back of the laminate. The bond remains intact after the substrate material's integrity failed. Delamination tests show our hot melt adhesive film having 125-150 psi plug-pull strength for particleboard bonded to HPL. Bond strength can vary depending on the materials being bonded.

Reliable Quality

Our adhesive film's uniform thickness guarantees consistent area coverage. No voids or hollows under your laminate material. No excess spray or spills in your facility. The perfect amount of adhesive is applied throughout the bonded area, evenly, consistently. No waste, no mess, and no quality defects. The consistent output further increases productivity by reducing the time and materials devoted to replacing laminated materials that fail QC inspection.

Roll Feed Option

With HMT's Advantage Laminating System, you have the option of feeding flexible rolled material for high volume adhesion to substrates. Our roll stock feed attachment allows roll lamination of flexible materials like fabric, paper, melamine, veneers, screen, leather, foil, wall covering, etc.

Remains Flexible

Hot melt adhesive film is a smart alternative to white glues and liquid hot melt glues that, when cured, become rigid. Our adhesive remains flexible and is ideal for bonding flexible materials such as fabric, carpet, paper, fiberglass, leather, etc. Our adhesive does not migrate through porous materials, either.

Eliminate Problems

The Advantage Laminating System eliminates these adhesive-related headaches:


Cleaner

HMT's hot melt adhesive film will be the easiest and most efficient adhesive you’ll work with. Unlike other glues, hot melt adhesive film does not produce overspray and is not a liquid. There is no waste on your walls, tables, or floors to clean up. Our adhesive eliminates the need to clean hoses, spray guns, manifolds, nozzles, filters, and flushing the entire system.


Healthier

Do you know what's in your adhesive? Solvents, toxins, and VOC's produce invisible air particles that cause reproductive issues, lung damage, neurological damage, headaches, genetic damage causing developmental & cognitive retardation, short-term memory loss, red blood cell damage, nausea, decreases in reaction time, fatigue, and additional medical issues. HMT adhesives contain no solvents, no toxins, no VOC's. With HMT's hot melt adhesive, you:
• don't need respirator masks
• eliminate the need for vapor-proof lighting
• don't need exhaust fans
• get rid of noxious odors
• do not need a spray booth
• create a healthier work environment
• reduce lower insurance costs (no VOC's)


Powered By The Sun

Our hot melt products are produced using solar power. Solar panels at our facility generate enough electricity to power all of the infrastructure needed to produce our adhesives. While other companies talk about being "green" or "being committed to the environment" HMT has invested in the future of our planet without impacting the cost of HMT products.

How to Reduce Adhesive Cost by 30–50%

You know how much you spend on adhesive material. But do you know the hidden costs? Consider these 8 cost areas:

  1. Overspray Look at your facility. Is there overspray on work tables, the floor, the walls, or on tools? The adhesive you see there is adhesive you bought simply to spray it on your assets. You will never make a profit on overspray.
  2. Excessive Application Spray adhesive is almost never applied at precisely the right rate. Every bit of extra adhesive your staff applies is money down the drain.
  3. Cure Time & Space Many adhesives require time to dry. Time is money, and so is the square footage you dedicate to curing. Wouldn't it be nice to eliminate cure time?
  4. Clean Up How many hours does your team dedicate to cleaning adhesive off of tools, tables, walls, and the floor? Would you like to eliminate that labor cost?
  5. Disposal You may use water to clean adhesive, and in today's environmentally conscious world you risk costly fines if you dispose of that water down the drain. To avoid these fines, you need to pay wastewater disposal specialists... or eliminate the need for water-based cleaning of adhesive waste.
  6. Two Applications Here's something to think about: every time you use spray contact adhesive to bond a laminate to a substrate, you apply adhesive to both materials. That means you are using twice the adhesive you would use with hot melt adhesive film. Why pay for two applications when you only need one?
  7. Unpredictable Output Uneven spray application generates uneven quality. Environmental factors (temperature, humidity) alter cure times. What is the cost of that unpredictable output? What if you could use an adhesive that provides predictable, consistent, uniform coverage?
  8. Ventilation Spray adhesives require costly ventilation systems during application and curing. Wouldn't it be nice to use an adhesive with no fumes, no VOC's, that is environmentally responsible?

Track these 8 cost areas and you will see how easy it is to reduce your adhesive cost by 30% or more by eliminating them. HMT's Advantage Laminating System eliminates all 8 of the above hidden costs. No more waiting for glue to dry, no more clean up, no more uneven adhesive applications, no more half-cured panels scattered throughout your shop.