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How to Recycle Hot Melt Glue

Date:13-12-2016

If your glue dots or special tape comes on waxy-feeling paper, do not place them in the recycle bin. They cannot be recycled with other paper.

Recently several hot melt glue gun manufacturers have released a new series of hot melt glue gun modules referred to as a "universal" module. This new design is being promoted as a better solution for hot melt applications both practically and economically. Traditionally, manufacturers using hot melt technology have worked with multiple modules in order to make use of different nozzles.

Recently several hot melt glue gun manufacturers have released a new series of hot melt glue gun modules referred to as a "universal" module. This new design is being promoted as a better solution for hot melt applications both practically and economically. Traditionally, manufacturers using hot melt technology have worked with multiple modules in order to make use of different nozzles.

This an be tedious, requiring extra time cleaning up and switching from one type of module to another. With the new universal module, a variety of nozzles can be attached, eliminating the need to swap out modules. The design allows for easy transition and cleaning. The modules are also rebuildable, meaning they can last longer and save on replacement equipment costs.

Can you recycle items that contain glue and adhesives?

Most universal modules include a seal cartridge that significantly reduces the amount of effort required for in-house rebuilding.

Practice gluing on scrap materials before you glue your project materials. This will give you a feel for the trigger pressure and the speed the Hot Melt Glue will come out of the gun. Release the trigger and quickly press the tip down onto the surface of your scrap material and pull it to the side. This will break the glue and stop it from stringing out when you pull away. Continue practicing this until you get the proper amount of glue you need for the object you will be using.