C-Melt is CEC Corp's line of hot melt adhesives. Hot melts are a widely used class of adhesives that are used for many applications but are rarely used for structural bonding, as seldom are they able to match the tensile strengths of other adhesive classes. Their primary uses are in packaging and in wood for edge veneering and veneer splicing. There are important reasons for employing hot-melt adhesive systems, such as:
Hot melts are 100% solid thermoplastic materials that are supplied in pellet, slug, block, or irregular-shaped chip form. They require heating via appropriate application equipment, which usually is fairly sophisticated in order to control the required temperature and coverage rate. Upon application, the heat source is removed and the thermoplastics set immediately (within a few seconds). Hot melts are thus well suited to high-speed continuous-bonding operations.