There are countless applications of hot melt in diverse markets, most importantly:
- Graphic arts
- Automotive industry
- Wood and furniture
- Sanitary products
Adhesives can be classified in various ways considering the different features that define them. Adhesives for cold and hot (hot melt) application; reactive and non-reactive adhesives; within the hot-melt adhesives, according to their polymer base: EVA, polyolefin, polyurethane, polyamide, etc.
From the point of view of the application system, there are two main groups of hot-melt adhesives:
The former are characterised by a kind of physical adherence, while the latter involve a chemical adherence that occurs during the solidification or curing process.