Packaging Welding, Gluing, Design & Production - Wessex Packaging

Welding and Gluing

Packaging Welding and Gluing

In order to assemble cardboard & foam packs we use both hot melt glue and hot air welding. We use the latest technology hot glue guns. They use compressed air and as well high spec temperature controlled hot air guns for welding foam.


Polyethylene foam can be joined using a hot welding process. Pieces of foam such as Stratocell or Plastazote are cut to shape or die cut to a certain shape. Then for example to create an end-cap the die cut piece with the hole in is welded to a plain backing piece. Hot welding is carried out by holding the subject pieces of foam slightly apart but in alignment & then gently heating the surfaces to be joined with a hot air gun. As you push the pieces together & the heat cools, they become securely welded together.


In the process of manufacturing cardboard & foam fittings, there are numerous occasion where foam needs to be adhered to cardboard or cardboard to cardboard. This is achieved by using pneumatic hot melt glue guns which use 43mm solid glue slugs. The pneumatic glue guns heat & melt the glue and when the trigger is pulled a bead of glue can be applied where required. This gluing method allows good penetration into foam & ensures excellent adhesion.

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Having worked closely with Wessex Packaging for many years to find solutions to ship our products worldwide, I have at all times received a very competent bespoke prototype packing solution, followed by subsequent on time deliveries of orders, and 1st class service from all members of the Wessex team.

David, Armfield Limited

Wessex packaging have been a very reliable and close supplier to ASL.
Their expertise in custom packaging has helped us deliver very expensive and critical systems without any issues in transit. They currently produce several kinds of packaging which we can call off in batches allowing us to stock less. The packaging is a very important part of our product line and it is good to have a company like Wessex packaging supporting us. Great company to work with.

Monty Quick, Director, Animal Systems Limited

As a leading packaging distribution company we have been dealing with Wessex Packaging for many years and have always found their response to be swift and their finished product to be well made and consistently to specification.

Les Frampton, Answerpak Ltd

I have used Wessex Packaging for a number of years. They have always provided a fast, friendly, reliable and knowledgeable service. I without hesitation would recommend them as a supplier.

David Scott, Purchasing Manager, Laverstoke Park

Nationwide Delivery

Nationwide Delivery

We deliver nationwide either using our own two signwritten vehicles or by courier service

Fast Turnaround Times

Fast Turnaround Times

We can normally manufacture and deliver your bespoke packaging within 7 to 10 days

Quality Products

Quality Products

All goods pass through our rigorous ISO led quality assurance inspections