Improved ergonomics and a more reliable bonding process with patented technology

In many applications, adhesive application by hand is still the most effective way of combining two materials, even in a high-tech environment. It is not always easy to make the bonding process safe and economical.  Two innovative devices from the new wing.line-series can provide support here. The HB 250 and – as the little sister – the HB 240 feature patented technology. The result: significantly improved ergonomics and more reliable adhesive application.


The devices for the processing of 12mm glue sticks, newly developed from scratch in Germany in close cooperation with users, have an innovative interior. The patent-pending technology reduces, amongst other things, the physical effort of pulling the trigger by at least 30% in comparison with other devices.  

HB 240 wing.lineWith the wing.line®-series we present our new product line. Developed in close cooperation with our users, we have placed our focus on a significant improvement of the work processes. The line starts with the wing.line® stick series of mechanical hot melt guns.  

On the new HB 240 and HB 250, our Bremen-based R&D department was able to reduce the trigger pull forces by up to 30%, as you can see in the video.

Besides the optimized trigger ergonomics, the successors of our proven HB 220 and HB 230E now also feature an improved temperature regulation, as well as a “Ready”-indicator.

SpringteufelWhen the little clown or toy pops out of the box, it usually sparks joy and amazement. When opened parcels are delivered to recipients, however, these are certainly not a source of amusement. Incorrectly sealed packages result in anger and displeasure. The first place people tend to look to find the fault is the glue, which is designed to securely fasten the cardboard box’s lid. But that’s not always true.

The reliability of a box’s seal or fastener is influenced by a number of factors: The choice of hot-melt adhesive, the restoring forces on the cover flap, and the quality of the packaging surface. But it’s the surface of the cardboard material that’s crucial when it comes to securely fastened packages.

Read on, as we tell you more about the role packaging material plays when choosing a hot-melt adhesive.

BÜHNEN LogoOver the last 25 years, BÜHNEN GmbH & Co. KG has very successfully become a specialist in hot-melt adhesives. Our strength lies in being able to offer our customers comprehensive solutions to all kinds of complex applications. The company wants to keep this success story going well into the future, and must thus ensure that the rising challenges are taken into account, including at an HR level.
One very important driving force behind the BÜHNEN success story is Hans-Gerhard Hartje, who has been onboard and successfully managed his sales team for almost 40 years.

May 2018 will see a 50,000-strong bee colony move into the garden area of our Bremen headquarters.

As you may have read in media reports, the world’s honey-bee population has been on the decline for many years. In Germany alone, the number of bee colonies has dropped by 30% from around 1.1 million to approximately 700,000 since 1990. There are many reasons why the bees are dying: Pesticides, monocultures, mites and parasites all heavily deplete bee populations.

And these days, species extinction is occurring up to 1000 times faster than evolutionary loss. And yet bees generate approx. 2.5 billion Euros for the economy in Germany alone. So it’s no surprise that, after cattle and pigs, bees are the most important livestock for humans worldwide.