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Hot Melt Glue Halloween Masks

Hot Melt Glue Halloween Masks

  Mardi Gras Masks Kathy Cano-Murrllo at the Arizona Republic wrote this great article for us about making Halloween and Mardi Gras masks.  Kathy is also known as the CraftyChica at CraftyChica.com.   Hot glue art is one of those things that make you go, "Hmm, how in the world do they do that?" - and the answer is easier than you think. It all comes down to a non-stick hot glue pad. The primary purpose of the pad is to serve as a tidy place to rest your glue gun during crafting sessions. When it's time to clean up, you simply...

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Polyamide Hot Melt Glue

Polyamide Hot Melt Glue

Polyamide hot melt adhesives such as Ultra-Tac are used in a variety of critical applications. Most polyamide glues possess a broad range of adhesive properties, exhibit excellent adhesion to a wide variety of materials, and bond well to porous substrates. They also demonstrate good chemical and oil resistance, and show good adhesion over a wide range of service temperatures. Most polyamides, particularly the dimer acid polyamides, are prone to oxidation and must be stabilized by antioxidants. Although the stabilizers will vary with the polyamide, the most common antioxidants that are used are hindered phenols, phosphites, phosphates, and hindered aromatic amines. Even with...

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How Do I Get Rid Of Hot Melt Glue Strings or Tails ?

How Do I Get Rid Of Hot Melt Glue Strings or Tails ?

Here are eight ways to keep glue strings to a minimum: 1. Be sure that your hot glue gun is completely heated before pulling the trigger. 2. Use high temperature glue sticks in a high temperature glue gun.  Use low temperature glue sticks in a low temperature glue gun.  If your glue gun and glue sticks are mismatched, there may be strings. 3. Most low temperature glues will string to some extent, unless the glue formula states that it is a low stringing or non stringing glue.  The Low Stringing General Purpose Hot Melt Glue Sticks are designed for low, high, and dual temperature...

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You Can Order By Purchase Order

You Can Order By Purchase Order

Glu-Stix-Online.com accepts purchase orders and offers NET 30 terms.  Simply complete the credit account application at the link below, and start saving time now.     Your future orders can simply be sent by email or fax.  See the credit account application for details.   *Applications are subject to approval   CLICK HERE FOR CREDIT ACCOUNT APPLICATION

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Hot Melt Glue - Background

Hot Melt Glue - Background

Hot melt adhesives differ from most other types of glues and adhesives in that the hot melt glue sticks, pellets, or blocks are heated to a molten state for application, and then cool to form a solid bond between the materials being glued. Thermoplastic polymers, plastics which become liquid when heated and re-solidify when cooled, are used as a basis for hot melt glue for their strength and high viscosity. These materials are often not ideal adhesives, however, so other materials such as waxes, stabilizers, and tackifiers are added to fine-tune the adhesive for a specific application. The packaging, automotive, footwear, and...

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