Tecbond 5 – The woodworking and carpentry adhesive to replace tacks

Tecbond 5 is a specialist woodworking and carpentry adhesive developed for use on both soft and hardwoods. As well as replacing the need for tacks and screws in many circumstances, tecbond 5’s properties make it the ideal holding adhesive for temporary bonding applications.

A polymer-based hot melt adhesive, tecbond 5 is designed for bonding interior trim, drawer bottoms, templates, cabinet backs, and glue blocks. Although designed to be used predominantly on wood, its high tack and excellent adhesion mean tecbond 5 can also bond many plastics, ceramics, and light gauge metals.

Tecbond 5’s high molten tack ensures that initial bonding is almost instantaneous, with minimal clamping or holding required. Many comparable woodworking adhesives need to be clamped for several minutes before an initial bond is made, adding to your work time, and requiring additional tools to complete the job. Additionally, the use of tacks or screws in these situations is much more destructive to the substrates.

With a much lower viscosity than many other tecbond adhesives, tecbond 5 offers the user the ability to form tighter joints between substrates. On more porous substrates, the adhesive flow means greater absorption can be achieved, further adding to the overall bond strength. The lower viscosity also removes the issue of glue stringing when dispensed, resulting in less mess for the user.

Tecbond 5 is especially effective for holding wooden clamping blocks in place when attaching Corian, granite, and quartz worktops. These blocks stop the clamps from damaging the worktop material and need to be removed once the worktop has been constructed. With the use of a heat gun or white spirit, tecbond 5’s bond can be loosened and removed easily, with minimal cleaning needed.

Available in 12mm sticks and 43mm slugs, tecbond 5 works together with the range of tec applicators, forming a complete hot melt system. Both adhesives and applicators are optimised to provide the user with the highest possible output whilst minimising effort. The system is also designed to minimise waste, with any unused glue left in the applicators simply remelted when the applicator is next switched on.

Tecbond 5

Sizes (mm):
12, 43
Open time:
Application temp:
Viscosity / cPs:
1400 @ 180 °C
Low temp:
Pale Amber
If you’d like any additional information or would like to request a sample, do not hesitate to contact our sales team.

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