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Two-component glue gun: the right choices

As a professional, you are looking for glue and putty application equipment that is easy to use and robust? The choice of the application gun is not to be neglected, especially for bi-component products known for their technicality and often used in a restrictive environment where precision is required. Etraves offers exactly the right bi-component glue gun for you.

The activities of the company Étraves

Étraves was founded in 1991 and specializes in the packaging of industrial and chemical products. We mainly fill glues in liquid or paste form in various packaging ranging from 3ml to 30 liters. Example : bi-component cartridges, mono-component cartridges, aluminium tubes, cans, glass bottles.... Our know-how on bi-component products has led us to distribute the market leader products of the Sulzer Mixpac brand. The latter is specialized in the design of bi-component glue application guns and mixers for bi-component cartridges.

The different types of glue guns

There are three main types of guns for two-component glue: manual guns, pneumatic guns and electric guns. They are designed for two-component cartridges from 50ml and whatever the ratio (1/1; 1/2; 1/4 and 1/10).
The application guns are therefore used with double body cartridges, a mixing nozzle (or mixer) and a push piston adapted to the desired ratio (or rack).
The users of this type of equipment are mainly professionals in the construction, automotive and aeronautical industries, and therefore sectors that require robust and reliable equipment.

The criteria for choosing a glue gun

The choice of gun depends on the product to be extracted and the working environment.
The manual gun is more suitable for small applications. It does not require any particular maintenance and is very easy to use.
The pneumatic gun needs to be equipped with an air connection. It is used for a precise and regular application of the product. For intensive use, it is effective to facilitate the work of the operator. It is also recommended for viscous products that require power for extrusion.
The electric gun allows to deposit viscous products in a fast and efficient way. Thanks to its battery, it is transportable and usable everywhere.

Other selection criteria to consider

The choice of the two-component gun is important for the quality of the application and for the comfort of the operators. It is also important not to neglect the choice of the product mixing nozzle. Indeed, it is mainly its diameter and length that will ensure good mixing quality and therefore bonding. It is therefore essential to define the number of mixing elements inside the mixers. These mixers can only be used for one application.
If you would like more information on the two-component glue guns and their accessories that we offer, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team.

Why and how to use a glue gun?

Before we look at why you should invest in a glue gun, it's important to know the difference between a conventional gun and a two-component gun. This will help you know which one to buy. If both have the function of gluing, the two-component gun will have elements in addition to the classic model, namely a cartridge with a double body, a plunger and a mixing nozzle. Indeed, if the classic gun only needs to push the glue stick towards the nozzle that will heat, as its name indicates, the bicomponent model will also have to mix 2 products.

Now that we've got that out of the way, let's take a look at the advantages of investing in a glue gun on aliexpress. As you probably know, a glue gun will allow you to glue cardboard, wood or plastic. As for the two-component gun, it will allow you to glue metal. Of course, you can do your gluing without a gun. Nevertheless, you will gain in many ways with quality material:

  • You won't get glue on your fingers
  • This will be much more accurate
  • You will be able to reach hard-to-reach areas.

When it comes to keeping your fingers clean, really, it goes way beyond saving time on your hand washing after you finish your work. Having glue on your fingers isn't always something that is harmless, as it can present some toxicity to your skin. So by choosing to use a glue gun, you are saving your skin from irritation and burns.

From an accuracy standpoint, there's no question about it. The fact that you have a nozzle allows you to be much more precise than by hand, since you will put the right amount and at a very precise place. You will have a clean finish, without letting the glue show. This will avoid you having to clean up the excess glue as you go along, and at the same time, you will save time. In the same logic, you will be able to access much more easily to corners, angles, in short, areas that are difficult to access.

Now we have to see how to use your hot glue gun. Don't worry, it's extremely simple, and therefore, within everyone's reach. You will have to insert the glue stick through the back of the gun. It must obviously be the same diameter as the refill hole. If it does not fit, you should not force it. It means that the glue does not correspond to your model of gun. So remember to check the compatibility between the 2 before buying. Then, you just have to plug your glue gun to heat it up and press the trigger to let the glue out. As you can see, it is not complicated.

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