Hot melt adhesive (HMA), also known as hot glue, is a form of thermoplastic adhesive that is commonly supplied in solid cylindrical sticks of various diameters, designed to be melted in an electric hot glue gun. The gun uses a continuous-duty heating element to melt the plastic glue, which may be pushed through the gun by a mechanical trigger mechanism, or directly by the user. The glue squeezed out of the heated nozzle is initially hot enough to burn and even blister skin. The glue is tacky when hot, and solidifies in a few seconds to one minute. Hot melt adhesives can also be applied by dipping or spraying.

In industrial use, hot melt adhesives provide several advantages over solvent-based adhesives. Volatile organic compounds are reduced or eliminated, and the drying or curing step is eliminated. Hot melt adhesives have long shelf life and usually can be disposed of without special precautions. Some of the disadvantages involve thermal load of the substrate, limiting use to substrates not sensitive to higher temperatures, and loss of bond strength at higher temperatures, up to complete melting of the adhesive.

  • Automotive : Assembling air/oil filter,  batteries
  • Book binding     : perfect binding, side seam
  • Bottle labeling :  paper/BOPP label
  • Cigarette :  filter rod
  • Cleaner
  • Furniture :  edge banding, soft forming, profile wrapping
  • Footwear : folding process
  • HMPSA ( Hot Melt Pressure Sensitive Adhesive) : cosmetic packaging, envelope sealing, etc
  • Hot pick up gum :  glass and can labeling
  • Hygiene Product : sanitary napkin – positioning, construction
  • Baby Diapers –  construction, elastic band
  • Mattress :  assembling spring pocket
  • Packaging : case/carton closing,  shrink label
  • Parquet flooring
  • Straw attachment
  • Rat/Flies Trap
  • Veneer splicing : core composer, scarft  jointer
  • Wax : paper coating


Solvent based adhesives are a mixture of ingredients (typically polymers) dissolved in a solvent. White glue, contact adhesives and rubber cements are members of the drying adhesive family. As the solvent evaporates, the adhesive hardens. Depending on the chemical composition of the adhesive, they will adhere to different materials to greater or lesser degrees.

  • Assembling : Epoxy
  • Automotive : Chloroprene rubber for interior and car seat
  • Furniture : HPL/plywood laminating, edge banding
  • Footwear/leather goods : chloroprene rubber, graft, PC, PU, Primer
  • Household and Stationery
  • Mattress : toluene free product ( spray system ), no odor
  • PVC/uPVC pipe jointing
  • Thinner
  • Tile mosaic
  • Upholstery : office chair

         3. WATER BASED

              NON WOOD

  • Book binding: attachment bonus, book spine, paper/PVC >< hard cover
  • BOPP lamination :  wet/dry and window system
  • Corrugated carton :  side seam, carton closing
  • General purpose
  • Labeling :  over lap paper label
  • Laminating: paper >< aluminum foil
  • fabric >< PU foam
  • Packaging :  difficult surface – OPP, UV varnish
  • Pressure sensitive :  BOPP ><  BOPP/paper
  • Release agent
  • Stationery
  • Wall putty


  • Assembling :  1 K  – PU Reactive, Epoxy
  • Furniture :  Post forming, PVC membrane press, Paper/PVC/HPL  laminating
  • General purpose
  • Mattress :  water base contact adhesive for foam bonding
  • Parquet flooring
  • Pencil : black/colour lead, wood >< wood
  • Wood working :  D3 – D4, EPI
  • finger joint, edge laminating, block board, veneer laminating, honey comb, etc


Fox glue can be used in a wide variety of application needs, among others:

1. Packaging and Bookbinding

2. Woodworking Application

3. Footwear and Leather Goods

4. Hardware and Retail Stationery Adhesive for Everyday Use