Hot Melt Adhesive

What is Hot Melt Adhesive?

Hot Melt Adhesive is a Solvent-free adhesive made from 100% non-volatile thermoplastic materials, hot melt adhesives are solid at room temperature, melted to application temperature and applied in a molten state.

Hot Melt Adhesive is applied as a Hot Bead, Dot or Molten Film and forms into a solid material when the hot melt cools down below its softening point.

All our hot melt adhesives are formulated to provide desired adhesion, fast set speed, open time/bonding range, and heat and/or cold resistance properties.

Hot melt adhesives are available in pellets, micro-chips, chips, pillows, and stick form.


Some Key benefits of using Hot Melt Adhesive:

    • Hot melt Adhesive is 100% solid and environmentally friendly.

    • Hot melts have Fast Set Speed to allow for higher speed production lines.

    • Hot melt adhesives are Water resistant and provide excellent Glue Line Control.

    • Hot melts have a Long shelf life and do not require any special storage conditions.

    • Hot melts stick to almost any substrate and provide great final bonds.

    • Hot melts can be formulated to have long open time and can be used for – High Heat bonding and Deep Freeze gluing applications.

Cattie Adhesives manufactures Bulk Hot Melt Adhesive
 for Industrial applications including:

– Door Panel Assembly
– Sound Deadener Installation
– Headliner Assembly
– Impact Block Bonding
– Carpet Attachment
– Seat Building & Assembly

– Cabinet Assembly
– Drawer Bottom Bonding
– Vanity Back Assembly
– Mirror Assembly
– Profile Wrapping
– Office Panel Assembly

–Window Sealing
– Pallet Fabrication
– Pre-Fab Wall Construction

– Trim Installation
– Insulation Bonding
– Gasketing

– P.O.P. Display Assembly
– Foam Insert Bonding

– Case Closing
– Tray Forming
– Carton Sealing
– Bag Sealing
– Over Wrapping
– Pallet Load Stabilization
– Dunnage Assembly

– Case Binding
– Joint Making
– Side Glue
– Insert Bonding

– Sand Core Bonding

– Standing Seam Assembly
– Panel Bonding
– Seam Sealing

– Insulation Bonding
– Duct Sealing

– Potting & Encapsulating
– Wire Tacking
– Small Component Assembly

– End Cap Bonding
– Pleat Separation
– Seam & Pleat Sealing

– Pillow-Top Assembly
– Non-Woven Attachments

– Laminating
– Plastic Corrugations
– General Assembly

– Labels
– Business Forms
– Multi-Wall Bag Construction
– Flexible Ducting
– Casket Assembly
– Luggage Assembly
– Paint Roller Fabrication
– Scrub Sponge Bonding
– Football Helmet Assembly
– Flower Arrangement Bonding
– Ornament Assembly
– Toy Fabrication
– Lamp Shade Bonding
– Basket Assembly
– Cap Lining


Our Hot Melts can be Custom Formulated to be:

  • Permanent

  • Removable

  • Pressure Sensitive

  • Remoisten able

  • Reposition able

  • Clear 

  • Non-Staining

  • Fast or Slow Setting

  • Weather Stabilized

  • UV light detectable

  • Fire Retardant

We offer  Specialty Grade Hot melts including:

    • UL Approved Hot Melts: UL # MH28876. UL approved adhesives for Insulation and HVAC applications. # 9761.

    • Automotive Grade Assembly Hot Melts formulated to meet requirements of General Motors GM Specification 998 5676.  # 9195.

    • Heat Seal Lidding Hot Melts – Extrusion/Co-Extrusion/Gravure/Slot Die- FDA Direct – HIPS, PET, PVC, PETG, OPET, CPET, Foils.  # 8159.

    • Cap Liner Hot Melts – for Induction Seal and Torque Seal Cap Liners.

    • Hot Melts with UV / Black Light Indictor added.  # 8403UV.

    • Polyester Hot Melt Adhesives for Dry Cleaning and Chemical Resistance.  # 8599.

    • Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Sheets for packaging, promotional media, POP displays, shipping labels.


APAO Hot Melt Adhesives


General Assembly | Foam-in-Place Gasket | Auto Assembly | Weather Seal | Building Components|Furniture Assembly |Automotive Assembly | Edgebanding

What are APAO Hot Melt Adhesives?

APAO hot melt adhesives (Amorphous Poly-Alpha-Olefins), also called Polyolefin Hot Melt adhesives are designed to be a Lower cost adhesive option for most Product Assembly applications.  Polyolefin hot melts are often used as a lower cost replacement for Polyamide Hot Melt applications.

APAO or Polyolefin hot melts are commonly used to bond – Open and Closed Cell Foams to Foams, Metals, Papers, Plastics and Woods.  Polyolefin based hot melts are often used when High Heat Resistance is required or good acid, chemical and fuel resistance is needed.

APAO hot melts are non-crystalline adhesives and are soft, tacky, and flexible; this makes them a great choice for most Product Assembly applications when Long Open Times, High Heat Resistance and Strong Bonds to various substrates is needed.

We also have the capability to  Coat our APAO Hot Melt  onto many different substrates including –  felts, films, liners, magnet, papers, plastics, and textiles; for various Medical and Industrial applications.

Our APAO / Polyolefin hot melt adhesives are commonly used in the following Applications:

  • Appliances

  • Automotive Assembly- Metals, Foams, Plastics, Filters

  • Artificial Grass / Synthetic Turf Installation

  • Foam  &  Mattress Fabricating

  • Cabinet Assembly

  • CD/DVD/Digipak Carton Sleeves

  • Edgebanding

  • Filter Assembly– Air Filters, Oil Filters, Water Filters

  • Filter End Cap Gluing

  • General Product Assembly

  • Diapers

  • Hot Melt Wire & Cable Coating

  • Bag Assembly

  • Feminine Hygiene

  • Athletic Shoes

Common APAO / Polyolefin based Hot Melt Adhesives we offer:

Product #DescriptionMSDS/TDS
9332HVLow Viscosity, Spray-able hot melt for Laminating Foams and bonding various difficult substrates. High Heat Resistance.Request >>
9159High performance hot melt, Medium Viscosity with good adhesion to Foams and a variety of substrates for Product Assembly applications.Request >>
9935LHigh performance hot melt, Long Open Time-2 Min+, Medium Viscosity with good adhesion to Foams and a variety of substrates for Product Assembly.Request >>
9840MHigh performance hot melt, used for artificial turf, Low Viscosity with good adhesion to a variety of substrates.Request >>
9343Super High performance hot melt, used as Polyamide Replacement, Medium Viscosity with good adhesion to a variety of substrates.Request >>

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