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Can you Dye hot melt edgebanding glue4/14
We're using a maksiwa edgebander that uses low temp hot melt glue. For our application, we need black glue but we're having a lot of trouble finding it (due to it being low temp).
Does anyone know if its possible to drop some kind of black dye into the melt pot?
We're currently using the jowat clear glue. Seems like it would be easy dye it a different color.
How would you thoroughly and evenly mix it even if you tried? Would seem a nightmare.
Premelting and coloring the glue isn't hard. A saucepan, hot plate at 375°, an infrared thermometer, wooden spoon, lamp black colorant, and do it where you have some ventilation. I see the real problem is you'll pollute your bander's glue pot and roller, which is a whole lot harder to clean than a saucepan.
Yea. Polluting the glue pot is our biggest worry. It seems nearly impossible to clean it out thoroughly. But we're trying a few other ideas now.
Our other fear is that the colorant or dye may have an adverse effect on the glue's adhesion. Any suggestion as to what type of colorant we should try?
Have you guys seen any brand that carries a low temp hot melt glue in black?
Any chance you have a Festool Conturo or know someone who does? You can buy black glue pucks and it purges thoroughly.