A Record of Innovation … A Focus on Satisfaction

Hot Melt Technologies was founded in 1981. Today with thousands of satisfied customers around the world, HMT remains true to our original vision and purpose. We have grown the right way … focused, steady and carefully. We did not expand through mergers or acquisitions; we did not resort to copy-cat engineering. Instead, we paid close attention to the challenges confronting our customers; we identified unmet needs; and we developed the systems, components and programs to meet those needs.
By doing it the right way, HMT built more than just a company. We built a reputation as the “go-to” team for everything hot melt — one innovation and one satisfied hot melt customer at a time.

1981

Hot Melt Technologies was founded in Rochester, Michigan as a supplier of hot melt application equipment and related solutions for America’s automotive industry.

1989

HMT® introduces ProFlex Systems – the industry’s first completely modular adhesive supply units. With interchangeable melt tanks, motors, pumps, and system controls, ProFlex sets the standard for performance and reliability in the hot melt equipment market.

1990

HMT develops the DG Series of lightweight handguns. These guns are ergonomically designed for operator comfort and are able to withstand prolonged shop-floor abuse associated with hot melt handgun adhesive and sealant applications.​

1991

HMT® invents the first 360-Plus® Ball Swivel for handguns, thereby increasing flexibility, ease of use and productivity for hot melt workers. HMT also engineered the industry’s first-ever “cool-touch” spray nozzles.

1992

HMT develops “cool-touch” automatic guns with molded-plastic air cylinders capable of independent or synchronous firing.

1993

HMT introduces Benchmark Systems® – pre-configured applicators that set the industry’s highest performance-to-cost ratio in general-use hot melt operations.
BM315 Hot Melt Cart

1994

HMT develops a complete line of interchangeable, positive-displacement spur gear pumps combining the wear-resistance of hardened steel with the heat conductivity of aluminum.

Hot Melt Pumps

1996

HMT introduces the Benchmark 200 Series entry-level bulk hot melt systems as a cost-effective replacement for hot-stick guns, staple guns, or tape dispensers.

1997

HMT is certified compliant to the ISO-9001:2015 Quality Standard.

1998

HMT patents the melt-on-demand modular tanks used on ProFlex and Benchmark adhesive supply units. This revolutionary design allows for low-cost upgrades and easy serviceability.
DFS Proflex Tank Collage

2000

HMT patents the melt-on-demand modular tanks used on ProFlex and Benchmark adhesive supply units. This revolutionary design allows for low-cost upgrades and easy serviceability.​
Control Box 700

2002

HMT introduces replaceable RTDs for all heated hoses. This unique design enables increased durability and improved serviceability.

Hot Melt Hose

2005

HMT develops DG-2000 cable-less Handguns bringing new benefits to users in the woodworking and cabinet-making industries.

DG2000 Cordless Hot Melt Gun

2006

HMT develops the ROF auxiliary melt grid for ProFlex adhesive supply units. This auxiliary melt grid effectively doubles the melt rate without overheating or degrading the adhesive.

Tank with Dual Melt Grid

2007

HMT launches the Benchmark 600 Series of equipment to dispense 1,000,000 cps butyls and thixotropic sealants used in the insulated glass and construction industries.

2008

HMT introduces AutoPack® Systems to meet the needs of packagers and converters.
Hot Melt HP 20 AutoPack 500

2010

HMT introduces the ProFlex 600 Series of high-volume, high-flow pre-melter systems with tank capacities up to 200 lbs.

2013

HMT introduced variable-speed AC pump drive motors with key-to-line functionality. These motors are interchangeable with all other motors offered on Benchmark and ProFlex adhesive supply units.
Motors

2014

HMT introduced its 4th Generation Benchmark and ProFlex system temperature and process controllers with improved microprocessor control features and anti-static protection and built in GFEP protections.

2016

HMT introduced Pro-Fill™ automatic loading systems for pelletized EVA, Polyamide, and Amorphous Polyolefin hot melt adhesives.

Pro-Fill Auto Fill

2018

HMT brings to market its patented Pro-Fill Load Alert.® An audible alarm or a signal to your PC lets you know when your tank needs adhesive. Fill it manually or automatically with our AutoFill accessory.

2019

HMT equipment is recognized by ETL to meet UL and CSA electrical safety standards.

Going forward, watch for more innovations from Hot Melt Technologies with new technologies and programs that help improve performance, ensure reliability, assure value … and enhance your satisfaction.