Shaped Hot Melt

Adhesives guide

Power Adhesives works closely with customers to create the highest quality products to suit their specific needs.
Packaging
Spray adhesives
Spray Adhesives
Wood working
Construction
Electrical
Flooring
Automotive
Arts, crafts & floristry
Key Guide

Packaging adhesives

Packaging adhesives

Tecbond hot melt packaging adhesives are suitable for most paper- and board-based packaging materials. Formulations are available for coated, varnished and deep freeze applications. Cartons and cases closed with hot melt provide tamper-proof sealing and improve the rigidity of the packaging.

referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond 14
Very fast setting, high delivery rate box and carton closing adhesive (40% sustainable bio based)
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Short
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 2000 @180 °C
SP: 113°C
HR: 85°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 210
Peelable hot melt to allow packaging and labels to be easily removed. Also suitable for magazine tip ins
Sizes: 12
Chem: Rubber
Open time: Very short
Application temp: 195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 6000 @ 180 °C
SP: 150°C
HR: 120°C
Low temp: -70°C
Colour: Off White
reference: Tecbond 214
Economical box and carton closing adhesive (40% sustainable bio based)
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Short
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 4000 @180 °C
SP: 102°C
HR: 75°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 244
Economical box and carton closing adhesive
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Short
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 3750 @ 180 °C
SP: 110°C
HR: 85°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Light Brown
reference: Tecbond 265
UV varnished board and cards
Sizes: 43
Chem: Acrylic
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 3500 @ 180 °C
SP: 117°C
HR: 60°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Amber
reference: Tecbond 342
Very high instant grab for Triwall and other stiff boards
Sizes: 12, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Very short
Application temp: 195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 8500 @ 180 °C
SP: 100°C
HR: 75°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: White
reference: Tecbond 345
Versatile adhesion for difficult surfaces and UV varnish, suitable for deep freeze applications
Sizes: 12, 43
Chem: PO
Open time: Very short
Application temp: 195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 2250 @ 180 °C
SP: 116°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: -40°C
Colour: White
reference: Tecbond LM46
Low application temperature packaging adhesive to protect fingers from burns and not damage heat sensitive materials
Sizes: Oval, 12
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 130-160°C
Viscosity / cPs: 13000 @ 130 °C
SP: 88°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: White
Hot melt used in handbag assembly

Product assembly adhesives

Tecbond hot melt adhesives can be used for many product assembly applications, and are used extensively in automotive, electronics and furniture production. These adhesives are available with different viscosities to suit the application. Some adhesives have high and low temperature resistance, which is useful in automotive applications, whereas others have chemical resistance which helps in filter applications
referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond 213
Economical, medium viscosity, long open time, good on many plastics, ceramics and woods. Not suitable for PP and PE
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 6000 @ 180 °C
SP: 90°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 23
Medium viscosity, long open time, good on many plastics, ceramics and woods. Not suitable for polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE)
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 5000 @ 180 °C
SP: 88°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 232
Economical, high viscosity for fabrics, lamp shades, plastics (not PP and PE). Excellent gap filling properties
Sizes: 7, 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 10000 @ 180 °C
SP: 87°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: -30°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 239
High viscosity crystal clear hot melt adhesive. Good low temperature performance
Sizes: 12, 15
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 180-185°C
Viscosity / cPs: 18000 @ 180 °C
SP: 84°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: -30°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 240
Wood, paper, card, light gauge metal and many plastics (not PP and PE). Suitable for low melt and hot melt glue guns
Sizes: 7, 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 7500 @ 180 °C
SP: 87°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 242
Improved adhesion for wood, paper, card, light gauge metal and many plasics (not PP and PE)
Sizes: 12
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 14000 @ 180 °C
SP: 82°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 248
Maximum adhesion for wood, paper, card, light gauge metal, glass, ceramic, tile, brick and many plastics (not PP and PE)
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: Acrylic
Open time: Long
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 7000 @ 180 °C
SP: 90°C
HR: 75°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 260
Tough, flexible bonds on ceramics, plastics, woods and metals. Not suitable for PP and PE
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 6000 @ 180 °C
SP: 90°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 261
Tough, flexible bonds on ceramics, plastics, (including PP but not PE) woods and metals
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 130-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 2500 @ 180 °C
SP: 85°C
HR: 75°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 263
Polypropylene adhesive with excellent heat resistance and good low temperature performance
Sizes: 12
Chem: PO
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 190-200°C
Viscosity / cPs: 10000 @ 180 °C
SP: 150°C
HR: 105°C
Low temp: -20°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 266
Polypropylene, polyethylene, polycarbonate, nylon, PVC (rigid) & polystyrene. High viscosity. High heat resistance
Sizes: 43
Chem: PO
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 8000 @ 180 °C
SP: 115°C
HR: 95°C
Low temp: 20°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 267
Polypropylene, polyethylene, polycarbonate, nylon, PVC (rigid) & polystyrene. Low viscosity
Sizes: 43
Chem: PO
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 3000 @ 180 °C
SP: 150°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 7713
Plastics (not PP and PE), light gauge metal, wood, excellent high and low temperature resistance, chemical resistance
Sizes: 12
Chem: Polyamide
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 160-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 5000 @ 190 °C
SP: 115°C
HR: 105°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Amber and Black
reference: Tecbond 7784
Plastics (not PP and PE), glass, ceramics, light gauge metal, wood. Excellent high and low temperature and chemical resistance
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: Polyamide
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 195-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 5500 @ 190 °C
SP: 135°C
HR: 120°C
Low temp: -60°C
Colour: Amber
reference: Tecbond LM41
Low melt, with highest adhesion, suitable for card, wood, ceramic, tile, glass and many plastics (not PE and PP)
Sizes: 7, 12, 15, 43
Chem: PO
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 130-160°C
Viscosity / cPs: 12000 @ 130 °C
SP: 100°C
HR: 85°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Clear
Spray adhesives used in wind turbine manufacture

Spray adhesives

Power Adhesives has pioneered the innovation of sprayable hot melt technology in the adhesives industry. The company’s spraytec system dispenses hot melt glue in a unique “swirl” pattern and is designed to be kinder to people and the planet than other kinds of spray adhesive. Spraytec adhesives have been specially formulated to work in tandem with the 6300 and 7300 tec glue guns to achieve fast and even coverage with the minimum amount of effort.
referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond 430
Higher tack, better adhesion and longer open time. For use on foams, plastics, wood, and boards
Sizes: 43
Chem: PO
Open time: 6 minutes
Application temp: 180°C
Viscosity / cPs: 4000 @ 180 °C
SP: 105°C
HR: 75°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Amber
reference: Tecbond 410
Pallet stabilisation for sacks and cartons, EPS bonding and positioning in cartons
Sizes: 43
Chem: PO
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180°C
Viscosity / cPs: 3500 @ 180 °C
SP: 125°C
HR: 85°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Off White
reference: Tecbond 420
Upholstery and packaging foam assembly, UL 2395 approved for HVAC thermal insulation
Sizes: 43
Chem: PO
Open time: 3 minutes
Application temp: 180°C
Viscosity / cPs: 4500 @ 180 °C
SP: 105°C
HR: 85°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Off White
reference: Tecbond 425
Higher output, upholstery and packaging foam assembly, UL 2395 approved for HVAC thermal insulation
Sizes: 43
Chem: PO
Open time: 3 minutes
Application temp: 180°C
Viscosity / cPs: 3000 @ 180 °C
SP: 105°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: Dark Brown

Wood working adhesives

Power Adhesives has developed a range of hot melt adhesives and applicators suitable for working with various types of wood. Our woodworking adhesives have been rigorously tried and tested by tradesmen across the globe and are designed to replace the use of nails, pins, staples and other forms of wood fixings in all areas of woodworking and construction.
referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond 5
Woodworking and carpentry adhesive with low viscosity for tighter joints
Sizes: 12, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 1400 @ 180 °C
SP: 105°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 23
Higher viscosity for better gap filling and use on uneven surfaces
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 5000 @ 180 °C
SP: 88°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 213
Economical general purpose woodworking adhesive
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 6000 @ 180 °C
SP: 90°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: Pale Amber

Construction adhesives

Designed for professional use and trade applications, Power’s range of construction-grade adhesives makes production and installation jobs cleaner and more efficient. Ranging from the instant set, ultra-strong adhesives, to long working time adhesives with greater flexibility, the tecbond range of construction adhesives provide tradesmen with the ability to work faster and smarter
referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond 5
Woodworking, carpentry and plasterboard fabrication (v groove)
Sizes: 12, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 1400 @ 180 °C
SP: 105°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 248
High strength construction adhesive, instant set when compressed. For wood, metal, glass, ceramic, concrete and most plastics (not PP and PE)
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: Acrylic
Open time: Long
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 7000 @ 180 °C
SP: 90°C
HR: 75°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 280
Extra long working time, high strength. Bonds can be adjusted for up to 3 minutes after compression. For wood, metal, glass, ceramic and most plastics
Sizes: 12, 43
Chem: PO
Open time: Long
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 3300 @ 180 °C
SP: 81°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: -20°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 238
Electricians adhesive for PVC and ABS, trunking, boxes, smoke detectors, cable attachment to brick, plasterboard, steel beams, painted surfaces
Sizes: 12
Chem: Acrylic
Open time: Long
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 10000 @ 180 °C
SP: 85°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: -20°C
Colour: Clear and Black

Electrical adhesives

Our range of specialist electrical adhesives provide users with the ability to bond a variety of materials, including plastics, metals, and PC boards, without the risk of damaging components. From wire stalking to potting and encapsulation, the tecbond range covers all areas of electrical bonding applications. Many of our electrical adhesives are fire retardant and meet the UL-V0 flammability ratings.
referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond 7786
Bonds PVC, ABS, light gauge metals, PC boards. Excellent upper and lower temperature resistance
Sizes: 12, 15
Chem: Polyamide
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 180-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 4800 @ 190 °C
SP: 155°C
HR: 145°C
Low temp: -40°C
Colour: Black
reference: Tecbond 238
Battery pack assembly, component stabilisation, wire staking
Sizes: 12
Chem: Acrylic
Open time: Long
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 10000 @ 180 °C
SP: 85°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: -20°C
Colour: Clear and Black
reference: Tecbond 7718
Low viscosity potting and encapsulation adhesive
Sizes: 12, 15
Chem: Polyamide
Open time: Short
Application temp: 195-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 1000 @ 190 °C
SP: 160°C
HR: 115°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: Amber and Black
reference: Tecbond 7784
High and low temperature resistant assembly adhesive, suitable for plastics and metals (not suitable for PP and PE)
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: Polyamide
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 195-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 5500 @ 190 °C
SP: 135°C
HR: 120°C
Low temp: -60°C
Colour: Amber

Flooring adhesives

Our flooring adhesives are formulated to provide a fast and simple alternative to nails and tacks used for applying flooring. Cost-effective and easy to use, tackfix adhesives are less expensive than epoxies, which set to a hard finish, but don’t allow for thermal expansion of the flooring. Tackfix flooring adhesives are suitable for carpet gripper, laminate flooring starter strips, thresholds, quadrants, and carpet repairs.

referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond 213
General purpose flooring adhesive for gripper attachment, carpet repairs
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 6000 @ 180 °C
SP: 90°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: Pale Amber
reference: Tecbond 248
High performance, gripper, stair nosings, quadrant, transition strips, glass and ceramic. Instant set when compressed
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: Acrylic
Open time: Long
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 7000 @ 180 °C
SP: 90°C
HR: 75°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 280
High performance, longer working time, gripper, stair nosings, quadrant, transition strips, glass and ceramic. Can be adjusted after compression
Sizes: 12, 43
Chem: PO
Open time: Long
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 3300 @ 180 °C
SP: 81°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: -20°C
Colour: Pale Amber

Automotive adhesives

Perhaps one of the most demanding areas for hot melt adhesives, as difficult substrates, combined with temperature and chemical resistance requirements make adhesive selection challenging. Tecbond hot melts have been successful in potting, encapsulation and component stabilistion in sensors and dashboards. Hot melts can also be effective for trim applications, including seat manufacture and foam crash protection attachment, and in dent removal to prevent paint damage.
referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond 267W
High heat resistance, suitable for internal trim applications, bonds to many plastics and powder coated surfaces
Sizes: 15
Chem: PO
Open time: Long
Application temp: 180-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 4000 @ 180 °C
SP: 150°C
HR: 105°C
Low temp: 0°C
Colour: White
reference: Tecbond 7785
Chemical resistant hot melt for applications where fuel and oil resistance is required (filter manufacture)
Sizes: 12, 15, 43
Chem: Polyamide
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 195-215°C
Viscosity / cPs: 5500 @ 190 °C
SP: 155°C
HR: 135°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Amber
reference: Tecbond 246
Versatile dent pulling adhesive for paintless car dent removal (PDR) applications. High pull strength, easy to remove
Sizes: 12
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 12000 @ 180 °C
SP: 86°C
HR: 75°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: Clear and Black

Arts, Crafts & Floristry

Design, create, and decorate unique crafts and creations with the range of tecbond craft adhesives. With the ability to bond a wide variety of materials, including fabric, glass, wood, paper, card, plastics, and foam, they provide a more efficient and easier-to-use alternative to other fixing systems. Tecbond 240 is also available in a range of colours and glitters to add some pop to your crafts.
referenceSizesChemOpen timeApplication tempViscosity / cPsSPHRLow tempColour
reference: Tecbond LM42
General purpose low melt suitable for card, wood, ceramics, foam and fabrics
Sizes: 12
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 130-160°C
Viscosity / cPs: 9000 @ 130 °C
SP: 85°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: White
reference: Tecbond LM46
General purpose, faster setting, low melt suitable for card, wood, ceramics, foam and fabrics
Sizes: Oval, 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 130-160°C
Viscosity / cPs: 13000 @ 130 °C
SP: 88°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: 10°C
Colour: White
reference: Tecbond 232
Clear, economical, high viscosity for fabrics, floristry foam, ceramics and some plastics (not PP and PE)
Sizes: 7, 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 180-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 10000 @ 180 °C
SP: 87°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: -30°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 239
High viscosity crystal clear adhesive for arts, crafts, fabrics and floristry foam
Sizes: 12, 15
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 180-185°C
Viscosity / cPs: 18000 @ 180 °C
SP: 84°C
HR: 70°C
Low temp: -30°C
Colour: Clear
reference: Tecbond 240
General purpose craft adhesive that can be run at both low melt and hot melt temperatures, available in many colours
Sizes: 7, 12, 15, 43
Chem: EVA
Open time: Medium
Application temp: 160-195°C
Viscosity / cPs: 7500 @ 180 °C
SP: 87°C
HR: 80°C
Low temp: -10°C
Colour: 16 colours & 5 glitters

Key for Adhesives Guide

Sizes
Stick/Slug size in mm.
Chemistry
The polymer the adhesive is based on.
Open time
Time available after application to make a bond.
Application temp
Temperature at which the adhesive should be applied.
Viscosity / CPS
Indication of how much the adhesive flows.
Softening Point (SP)
Temperature at which adhesive starts to become molten.
Heat Resistance (HR)
A guide to the heat resistance of the adhesive bond.
Low Temp
Temperature at which the adhesive becomes brittle.
Colour
Colours available for each adhesive.

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