What is the composition of hot melt glue sticks?

I asked 3 different crafts people, and I got three different answers.
I suspect that only one thermoplastic is dominant in the market.
Thanks in advance.
Reply to
Quitten McKrappen
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I think of ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymers but other E copolymers are used too:
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Frank Logullo
Common formulation would be 70% EVA (18% VA) and 30% tackifier. The low VA EVA is needed to harden the glue stick so it doesn't melt in the gun and jam.
- Tom
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