What is Hot Melt?

There’s no logical reason any other adhesive should exist in ecommerce packaging.
Simply put, it’s the only option for sealing ecommerce packaging as it’s the only glue
that doesn’t need 24 hours to stick!
You could say we’re packaging geeks. We’re the guys you call when you want
every box ticked.

Doubling fulfilment speed = half manpower required.

It’s that simple!
Why hot melt? …vs inferior pre-produced double-sided tape?
• 90 seconds to 100% stick. All other adhesives take 24 hours to 100% stick - we can’t stress
the importance of this enough, since most ecommerce is delivered within 18 hours.
• 90% faster to peel due to fast-release overhanging white paper
• 300% more aggressive adhesive tack.
• Unlimited shelf-life

What is hot melt?

A blend of man-made rubbers, hydrocarbon, resins and additives made at high temperatures and cooled after application. Hot melt adhesive is supplied to us in solid cylindrical sticks or cubes and designed to be melted to ‘spreadable’ liquid form at 160˚C in electric hot glue guns, mounted at the front of our 28 metre production machines. Within 0.2 seconds, we apply a silicon-backed white release paper so the glue retains its ‘sticky-power’ before cooling 4 meters further down the machine. Our hot melt packaging provides the best seal without the need for much pressure and requires no activation by water, solvent or heat at the point of fulfilment. Make no mistake, D/S tape is cheaper and easier to manufacture. That’s why you’ll see it on low-quality packaging from the far-east. But as a sign of quality, security and ease of use; only trust hot melt for ecommerce packaging.

Environmental Benefits of hot-melt adhesive.

Unlike solvent-based adhesives, it has been widely confirmed that hot melts do not contain solvents and are therefore globally considered non-hazardous and eco-friendly. During the manufacturing process, they produce minimal waste, release no fumes or smell, have extremely low toxicity levels and most importantly contain no VOC (volatile organic compounds). In addition to their eco benefits, hot melts are highly effective at bonding, have very long shelf life. Moisture, humidity, and other environmental conditions won’t interfere with setting or durability of the bond.

Visual Benefits of hot melt glue – Improving the customer unboxing experience.

Packaging acts as an ambassador for spreading brand awareness. The quality of the product is, of course, the first preference of the consumer. However, Packaging plays a vital part of the marketing plan for any business. In fact, research has shown that Packaging is one of the most important and powerful factors, in influencing the consumers purchasing decision. Therefore, Sustainable and eco-friendly peel & seal packaging that promotes the WOW factor not only tells the consumer that you care about the environment but also their unboxing experience. At Lil Packaging, our famous peel and seal ecommerce packaging does exactly that by removing the need for unsightly packing tape, while optimizing the look of the box.  In addition, the peel and seal combo comes tear strip that allows the end user to easily access the contents the without having to rip of any nasty tape. Furthermore, at Lil Packaging our ecommerce boxes are plastic free accredited and UK made using FSC materials.

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If you’d like us to be involved in your packaging review, our team is on hand to answer your questions and we’d be delighted to create bespoke, artist impressions of unboxing experiences worthy of your brand.

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