About Us

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.