3M Hot melt glue is applied on a wooden panel for reliable adhesion.

Hot Melt Adhesives

Improve productivity and aesthetics while lowering costs and minimizing waste – all with an environmentally friendly and virtually odourless bonding solution.


  • Furniture and woodworking with 3M industrial hot melt glue
    Furniture and Woodworking
    • Ideal for common assembly types like small joints, large surface lamination and mounting
    • Applications include Wood-to-wood, Fabric-to-wood, and Wood-to-plastic bonding 

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  • Suitcase and storage assembled with 3M high strength hot glue
    Product Assembly
    • Ease of use, speed and flexibility
    • Move assemblies immediately upon application with a quick work life
    • Bond numerous materials (including metal and plastic)
    • Eliminate the need for clamps, fixturing or additional drying time

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  • Cardboard display and packaging assembled with 3M hot melt adhesive glue applied with hot melt gun.
    Point-of-Purchase, Displays and Trade Exhibits
    • Quickly and securely bond foam spacers (displays)
    • Ideal for attaching samples like wood flooring, laminates, and more

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  • Cardboard packaging sealed and assembly with 3M hot melt adhesives
    Packaging and Corrugated Carton Sealing
    • Simple and easy to use
    • Works with any size configurations or challenging surfaces quickly and invisibly
    • Bond and seal coated, printed and waxed surfaces
    • Easily attach inserts, including heat-sensitive foam

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  • Interior image of a luxury coach with plush seats and well-lit interior.
    Transportation and Electrical
    • Ideal for fabrics, foams, and plastics
    • Adds stability during assembly, shipping and end use
    • Applications include high-temperature bonding, woven and nonwoven fabrics, foams, plastics, large surface lamination, sealing, potting and encapsulating

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Features of 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives

Whether you’re doing detail work or high-volume manual production, 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesive Systems provide the combination of adhesives, applicators and accessories you need to give your application a fast, convenient, long-lasting bond.

  • A set of icons featuring the benefits of Hot melt Adhesives Sealants

As strong as mechanical fasteners or sealing tapes, 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives often exceed 100 psi shear strength for a robust hold you can count on.


Reaches bond strength within seconds so you can handle and move assemblies almost immediately and keep production flowing.

Enhanced Aesthetics

Virtually invisible for neater, cleaner designs.

Design Flexibility

Sticks to almost any substrate (including foams, corrugated cardboard, fabrics, plastics, particle board and light-gauge metals).

Ease of use
Made for use in 3M handheld applicators, 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives are excellent for detail work or high-volume manual production.

Types of 3M™ Hot Melt Adhesives

Adhesive Sticks & Bulk

Hot Melt Adhesive Sticks & Bulk Products

  • Different types of 3M industrial hot glue on a white background.
    • 100% solid thermoplastic resins
    • Liquefies when heated
    • Cools, hardens and reaches bond strength within seconds
    • Move assemblies immediately upon application with quick work life
    • Eliminates the need for clamps, fixturing or additional drying time and energy
  • Video of Hot Melt adhesive introduction
    Featured Products
    • 3762 / 3762Q
    • 3748 / 3748V0
    • 3764 / 3764Q
Hot Melt Applicators

Hot Melt Applicators

  • Cardboard packaging sealed and assembly with 3M hot melt adhesives
    • Easy to use
    • Customisable options for bonding requirements
    • Useable for detailed work to high-capacity productions
    • Improves productivity
    • Lowers costs while minimising waste
  • Hot melt applicator guns in various sizes and shapes to fit user needs.
    Featured Products
    • TCQ
    • TCQLT
    • TC
Hot Melt Accessories

Hot Melt Accessories

  • Hot melt adhesive is applied with customizable accessories, based on customer needs.
    • Provides customizable options for application and assembly needs (including bench mounts, foot pedals)
    • Easy application
    • Greater capacity with Quadrack™ converters 
    • Specialty tips (spreaders, T-tips and extension tips) provide added functionality and precise application for improved throughput

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