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Hot Melt Glue Pellets for Perfect Binding

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

vIf you are using a perfect binding machine, you may be using some sort of hot glue to bind notepads and books. Perfect binding machines often use hot glue because it can quickly soak into paper and solidifies usually under a minute. This allows for quick binding, especially on an industrial level. If your perfect binding machine uses hot glue, you may be in need of some hot melt glue pellets (found here). Be aware, quality matters when it comes to hot glue pellets.

At ABC Office, we have an older Standard BindFast 5 on our showroom floor that we use to bind booklets and pads of paper. It works well and I really wish Standard Duplicating Machines still produced the machine. The good news is we are still able to provide adhesive glue for the BindFast 5. The even better news is that the same glue pellets we use for our BindFast 5 will work on most other perfect binding machines that use thermal glue.

I’m not entirely sure how these hot glue pellets are made other than they have the feel and consistency of the glue you would find in a hot glue gun. It almost looks like they took tiny glue sticks and cut them up into pellets. These pellets are sold in ½ gallon containers or in a 50-pound box. The reason I like these pellets is that they are easy to pour and use. Once in the machine, they melt quickly. In liquid form, the glue is completely clear.

Something I really like about the Standard glue pellets is that they are really high quality stuff. We have imported and tried no-name pellets and they just didn’t hold up to the Standard pellets. The no-name pellets actually produced a really bad smell and some smoke. The Standard hot melt glue pellets don’t produce much of a smell if any and they don’t smoke (under correct operational temperatures).

You can find our entire selection of hot melt glue pellets here.  If you have questions about perfect binding, or if you need help finding the correct supplies, please feel free to call us at 1-800-658-8788.

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