Hot melt adhesives have come along in leaps and bounds
“You may already know that we are the main supply route for adhesives from the Henkel and Tuskbond stables, covering many applications within furniture and building component markets,” says Kenyon Group MD, Ian Kenyon, “but did you know that we are the premium UK distributor for Tec hot melt glue guns and Tecbond glue sticks used in manufacturing, including woodworking, assembly, furniture, caravan, insulation, mattress, upholstery, granite worktop fitters, V-Groove, knot filling and repair, kitchen manufacturers and installers, window and door manufacturers, etc – with ever-growing possibilities for instant bonding hot melt adhesives?”
Tecbond glue sticks are manufactured in the UK and based on a range of formulations ranging from EVA, Polyolefin, Polyamide right through to Acrylic in order to meet the ever-changing and challenging materials used in today’s furniture and building component markets.
Where are glue sticks used in woodworking? Instant bonding hot melt adhesives are used in assembly, holding bond while PVA cures, mitre joints, templates for granite worktops, fixing of moulding to coffins, staircases, trimmings and edgings, drawer assembly, knot filling and repair, picture framing, foam and fabric bonding, V groove bonding of plasterboard, plus many more possibilities.
They are also used by flooring contractors for attaching tack strips (gripper rods) to concrete, wood and tiled floors, as well as attaching door bars, stair nosing and laminate floor trim.
“We have been supplying glue guns since 1979,” says Ian. “Over the years we have been challenged on a daily basis to find the answer to various adhesive problems and new applications. You will be amazed at what we have been asked to bond and the majority of the time we have surprised ourselves by providing the answer to some very difficult and sticky problems.
“We supply an amazing range of glue guns, supported by over 40 glue stick formulations from fast-setting packaging grades for sealing your packaging, right through to high performance grades for bonding difficult materials such as polypropylene.
“Remember, Tecbond Glue Sticks are made in Britain, contain no solvents, no toxic emissions or ozone-depleting chemicals and are supplied in 12mm, 15mm, 43mm and bulk formulations.
“We pride ourselves on supplying proven adhesive technologies which deliver results, delivery on time across the UK from stock, and offering very competitive prices and technical support – the complete adhesive package from one source.
“That leaves only one more thing to say – if you have an adhesion problem, don’t come unstuck, challenge our technical team.”