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Different Between Hot Melt Adhesive and Water-based Adhesive


Hot melt adhesives have a quick set speed and are applicable in a wide range of temperatures and industries. They rely on cooling to set vs evaporation.

Water-based adhesives offer an advantage in that they offer good resistance to heat, chemical and water influences. They can also be more economical than a hot melt.

Which adhesive is right for you

It’s important to do some research to figure out which type of hot melt and water-based adhesive would be most suitable for your application.

It’s also important to remember that while a particular adhesive may work in one situation, it may not work in the next. When it comes to adhesives, product success depends on the specific situation.

Keep in mind that while hot melt adhesives are more commonly used, water-based adhesives are higher quality and more appropriate for projects based on different temperatures.

Avoid a sticky situation

As with any adhesive, you may encounter problems; the glue may not be adhering, or your products are not reacting well to the adhesive, or you’ve damaged something in the process. It can happen to the best of us.

Fortunately, we offer this FREE guide on Overcoming Adhesive Challenges to help you overcome the most nerve-wracking of problems.

When it comes to the right adhesive to choose – it all depends. The best thing to do is to speak with a professional. team of adhesive experts is here to offer you advice.