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Bonds strong, bonds fast

Improve productivity and aesthetics while lowering costs and minimizing waste with the 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive System, a fast, convenient, long-lasting bond.


Versatile and virtually invisible hot melt adhesives

Whether it is detail work or high-volume manual production, give your application a fast, convenient bond with 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive Systems.

A hot melt adhesive for every industry

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    Furniture and woodworking

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives deliver excellent wood-to-wood bonding for woodworking projects, as well as for fabric-to-wood and wood-to-plastic for furniture making. They're ideal for common assembly, like small joint assembly, large surface lamination, mounting and trim attachments.

    Suggested adhesives:

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3792

    3M™ High Tack Pressure Sensitive Adhesive 3794

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    Transportation and general industrial

    For excellence in high-temperature bonding, 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives are ideal for foams, fabrics, non-woven fabrics and plastics. They're also ideal for common assembly, like large surface lamination, sealing, potting and encapsulating. They can be used for rigidizing components on printed circuit boards to add stability during assembly, shipping and end use. Available in sprayable hot melts for large surface assembly.

    Suggested adhesives:

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3748

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 6111HT

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    Point-of-purchase, displays and trade exhibits

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives make it easy to quickly and securely bond foam spacers in three-dimensional corrugated cardboard POP displays. They’re also ideal for attaching samples, like wood flooring, laminates, foams, fabrics and other materials.

    Suggested adhesives:

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3762

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3792

    Removable hot melt:

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3798

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    Product assembly

    Ideal for product assembly, 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives bond to numerous materials, including metal and plastic, for quick and easy assembly. Due to their quick work-life, you can move assemblies immediately upon application, eliminating the need for clamps, fixturing or additional drying time.

    Suggested adhesives:

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3764

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    Packaging and corrugated carton sealing

    Bond and seal any size configuration of corrugated carton quickly and invisibly, especially coated, printed or waxed surfaces that may be difficult to seal with tape. 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives easily attach inserts, including heat-sensitive foam.

    Suggested adhesives:

    3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive 3762

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Resources for various hot melts

  • Hot melt bonding systems guide

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