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AdTech’s innovations in hot melt adhesive technologies has been in the headlines year after year, and we’re still making good news. Stay informed on the introduction of our latest hot glue gun and glue stick products and applications here – and check our trade show schedule often to find out where to see our latest hot melt adhesive technologies and meet the experts who develop them.

AdTech Introduces Award-Winning Drip-Less™ Technology For Hot Glue Guns

Adhesive Technologies (AdTech), the world-leader in glue gun and adhesive innovation for the craft industry, won a 2019 Best New Product Award by the Association For Crafting Industries (AFCI), for their line of hot glue guns using their new Drip-Less™ technology.

Addressing the global issue of dripping glue guns, AdTech has developed an innovative new piston and chamber combination (Patent Pending) that essentially pulls excess hot glue back into the gun. Users will see up to a 90% reduction in dripping and strings, thereby reducing glue waste and work-space messes.

The AdTech W9201 Full-Size Drip-Less™ Hi-Temp Glue Gun boasts an ergonomic body and precision trigger, as well as 4-times the output per squeeze and 6-times the power compared to most standard mini glue guns. The AdTech W9202 Mini-Size Drip-Less Hi-Temp Glue Gun boasts an ergonomic body, precision trigger, and 3-times the power of their standard mini glue gun.

Both the Drip-Less™ W9201 and Drip-Less™ W9202 provide a superior gluing-experience for crafters, DIYers, and hobbyists, is currently available on and will soon be available at Walmart stores and on, along with other fine retailers.

About Adhesive Technologies 
Over thirty years ago, inventor and chemical engineer Peter Melendy and two associates founded Adhesive Technologies, Inc. Their goal was to develop and manufacture the most innovative and highest quality glue guns and glue gun products in the craft and creative industries. Today, Adhesive Technologies (AdTech) is the world leader in hot melt adhesives and glue guns for the Craft, Industrial, DIY, OEM, and Export markets. In addition to leading with innovation, AdTech has become the only source worldwide that designs and engineers its glue guns, currently producing more than 25 different types of glue guns and associated applicators. AdTech develops and produces more glue sticks—and more shapes and dimensions of glue sticks—than any other company in the world, shipping glue sticks to over 40 countries around the globe. Today, AdTech is the largest manufacturer of glue sticks in the world and is the largest distributor of glue sticks in the U.S.

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BLACK+DECKER Licensing Program Expands With the Addition of Three New

New Licensees Continue to Bring Innovation to the BLACK + DECKER Brand

NEW YORK CITY, December 8, 2014 – Leading power tool, outdoor yard care equipment, and home products brand, BLACK+DECKER, announces that three new partners – Chapin, Adhesive Technologies (“AdTech”), and Homestar – will join its licensing program. Two of these partners, Chapin and AdTech, will develop products incorporating BLACK+DECKER’s 20-volt lithium ion battery platform, marking the first time that BLACK+DECKER’s powerful battery technology will be included in licensed products. All three licensees and BLACK + DECKER were brought together by Beanstalk, BLACK + DECKER’s exclusive licensing agency.

Chapin, a worldwide leader in lawn and garden/construction sprayers and ice melt spreaders, will develop a four gallon cordless backpack sprayer to be manufactured with BLACK+DECKER’s 20v battery and charger. The cordless backpack sprayers will be available at home improvement centers, select mass merchandisers, farm and tractor stores, wholesale clubs, paint stores, pest control stores, lawn and garden stores, and via direct-mail catalogs beginning in early 2015.

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New ProTouch Caulking System Creates Professional Results with DIY Skills

HAMPTON, NH--February 22, 2016--Adhesive Technologies, Inc. (AdTech), the global innovator in hot melt adhesives and glue guns, today announced the availability of its ProTouch (watch application video) Caulking System. Created for the Do-It-Yourselfer (DIYer), the ProTouch Caulking System is a smart, all-in-one kit that removes the difficulty, mess and frustration of caulking jobs. The unique ProTouch applicator delivers a precise and consistent flow--stopping on demand when the ultra responsive trigger is released. More information:

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Adtech Moves Glue Line from China Back to the USA

HAMPTON, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, AdTech, the global innovator in hot melt adhesives and glue guns, announced resuming glue production domestically in their Hampton, NH facility.

“I am also pleased that this investment will create additional seacoast jobs.”

For over 30 years, Adhesive Technologies, Inc. has been the world leader in hot melt adhesives and glue guns for the Craft, Industrial, DIY, OEM and Export markets. In 2002, AdTech moved its glue production to China but Peter Melendy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Adhesive Technologies, Inc., has successfully moved a glue line back to the Hampton, NH plant. “Three years ago, we started looking into bringing production back to America. Now, we can be more responsive to the customer and be more flexible with customer demand. In turn, we will need a shorter lead time to fill requests. The closer you are to your customer, the better you can fill their needs.”

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TLC Craft Wars

TLC is about to turn crafting on its head. Long gone are the days where crafting solely referred to a world of quaint tea cozies and popsicle stick bird houses. Today, there is a strong movement of crafters taking this beloved hobby and transforming it into an extreme art form. Now, for the first time ever, TLC has assembled these craft virtuosos for a knock-down, drag-out fight for supremacy. Craft Wars

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