Popular Hot Melt Dispensing Techniques

Hot melt adhesives are solvent-free glues made from thermoplastics. They are mixed and applied when molten. They are melted at temperatures between 300° and 450°F. Hot melt glues can be used in a wide variety of industries such as:

  • Mattress Manufacture
  • Automotive Industry
  • Furniture Making
  • Flooring Applications
  • Packaging
  • Transportation
  • Product Assembly
  • Construction

Hot Melt Dispensing Techniques

Extrusion Applicators:  an extrusion system delivers high precision and performance. They are designed for high to medium speed applications where lines, beads or dots of adhesive are required.

Spray Applicators: This dispensing technique is effective for distributing a consistent and uniform coverage of adhesive. Spray applications are easily customizable to suit your industry and application needs.

Slot Coating Applicators: This dispensing technique allows accurate cut-off and precision dispensing and can be customized for either continuous or intermittent coating applications. This technique is used for numerous applications including: bookbinding, woodworking and envelop manufacturing.

Manual Dispensing Techniques

in-line hand gunIn-line extrusion hand gun: This dispensing technique allows the operator to use the hot melt system manually over a workstation. The in-line extrusion hand gun is suitable for woodworking, manual case sealing, foam packaging, furniture assembly, and product assembly. Variable length hoses are available to suit your needs.

In-line spray hand gun: This device has an ergonomic design enabling it to make the most of patented spray technology in pattern widths from 1/4” to 14”. It is designed with minimal moving parts to provide superior reliability and cost effectiveness to maintain.


Sure Tack Systems has been providing hot melt adhesive equipment since 1980. Our experts offer an extensive product line that has a level of quality you can rely on. We are committed to ensuring 100% customer satisfaction. Contact us today to find out how we can help you with your hot melt dispensing techniques.