Each year, we at L.D. Davis speak with hundreds of businesses and manufacturers in regards to their hot melt needs. Because so many of them know that we distribute hot melt glue for some of the largest players in the industry, they sometimes ask us who are some of the other hot melt suppliers in the U.S.
Never one to shy away from being honest with prospects and customers with respect to competition, here is a list of some of the U.S. hot melt suppliers that have a solid history in the industry:
H.B. Fuller - H.B. Fuller has been a leading global industrial adhesives manufacturer for more than 125 years. Their corporate headquarters is in Minnesota.
H.B. Fuller works with manufacturers in packaging, construction, textile, flooring, wood panel, solar and dozens of other industries. They manufacture industrial adhesives, sealants, coatings and specialty materials. They offer a wide range of hot melt glues.
Wisdom Adhesives - Wisdom Adhesives is a fifth-generation family owned adhesive company based in Illinois. They offer a wide range of adhesive options from protein to hot melt.
Wisdom supplies adhesives for the packaging, paper converting, graphic arts, bookbinding, product assembly, textile and general purpose industries.
Henkel Adhesives - Henkel Corporation is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Their U.S. headquarters is based in Connecticut.
The markets served by Henkel Adhesives include: automotive/transportation, electronics, industrial assembly, medical/hygiene, packaging/paper, building/construction, energy/utilities, maintenance/repair/MRO, and metal processing.
Bostik, Inc. - Bostik is one of the largest adhesive and sealant companies in the world. They design, manufacture and market adhesives and sealants for three key markets: Industry, Construction and Consumer.
Bostik has two corporate headquarters in the U.S. - one in Wisconsin and the other in Massachusetts.
Beardow Adams - Beardow Adams has been manufacturing hot melt adhesives since 1977. Their U.S. facility is located in North Carolina.
Beardow Adam's hot melt adhesives are used in packaging, labeling, woodworking, product assembly, bookbinding and converting industry applications.
So there are 5 hot melt adhesive manufacturers to consider if you’re shopping around for hot melt products. As always, the key to a great hot melt glue is quality.