Connecting the Dots: What you need to know about adhesive dots

August 16, 2021


At Chicago Glue, we know just about everything there is to know when it comes to adhesive. Our experience with adhesive dots is vast, so today we’re sharing the low-down on these little sticky spots.

Whether or not you know it, adhesive dots are present in many aspects of our day-to-day life. They are used to seal food packages at the grocery store, to secure mailers, and inside of the picture frames that line your walls. These pressure-sensitive spots of glue are clean and easy-to-use and only require pressure against the desired material to create a bond. A safer alternative to hot glue, dots are a must-have adhesive. As an added bonus, adhesive dots can be unsealed and resealed whenever necessary, depending on the level of tackiness.


Category is… Adhesive Dots!

As they serve to fit such a wide variety of needs, dots come in different levels of stickiness, also called tack, for every project you’re working on. Chicago Glue is proud to offer a variety of adhesive dots, which come in four levels of tackiness. Let’s break it down:

Low Tack Adhesive Dots

Easily removable, low tack dots are the perfect fit for temporary projects and crafts.

Medium Tack Adhesive Dots

Removeable if necessary, medium tack dots are ideal for direct mail, product assembly and card affixing.

High Tack Adhesive Dots

Semi-permanent dots that create a strong bond between items.

Super High Tack Adhesive Dots

These are very strong dots that are essentially permanent. Do not choose these for temporary or short-term projects, these dots can endure the test of time!


More Uses for Adhesive Dots

Aside from their use in everyday products, adhesive dots can be used for just about any project you can dream up! Here are a few more uses – but don’t let this list limit you.

  •   Mounting lightweight materials
  •   Building presentation posters
  •   Assembling sample books
  •   Scrapbooking or other arts & crafts projects


The bottom line? Adhesive dots are the perfect adhesive glue for lightweight projects that may need to be taken apart and resealed at a later date.

If you’d like to learn more about adhesive dots and how you can put them to work for you, contact us today!