What temperature does EVA glue?

EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) hot melt adhesive, commonly used in woodworking and edge banding applications, typically melts and flows at a temperature range of approximately 150°C to 180°C (302°F to 356°F). This temperature range allows EVA hot melt adhesive to become molten and ready for application.

When using EVA hot melt adhesive, it’s important to have equipment with temperature control settings that can maintain the adhesive within this range. Most hot melt glue guns and edge banding machines are designed with temperature control features to achieve precise melting and application of the adhesive.

Hot Melt Adhesive for PVC Edge Banding

Here are some key points to consider when using EVA hot melt adhesive:

  1. Heating Equipment: Use a hot glue gun or an edge banding machine with a heated applicator that allows you to set and control the temperature within the recommended range.
  2. Temperature Control: Maintain the adhesive temperature within the specified range to ensure proper melting and bonding.
  3. Preparation: Prepare the edge banding and substrate surfaces by cleaning and, if necessary, sanding them to promote good adhesion.
  4. Application: Apply the EVA hot melt adhesive evenly along the edge of the substrate or on the back of the edge banding material, depending on your equipment and process.
  5. Bonding: Once the adhesive is applied, quickly position the edge banding onto the substrate, ensuring proper alignment. Apply pressure to create a strong bond.
  6. Cooling and Solidification: As the adhesive cools and solidifies, it forms a strong bond between the edge banding and the substrate. This typically happens within seconds to minutes, depending on the adhesive and environmental conditions.

EVA White Hot Melt Adhesive

Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the specific EVA hot melt adhesive you are using, as adhesive formulations can vary. The manufacturer’s instructions will include details on the appropriate temperature settings, application process, and any additional steps required to ensure a successful bond.

Proper temperature control and adherence to the recommended procedures are crucial for achieving a strong and durable bond when using EVA hot melt adhesive in edge banding and woodworking applications.