FAIRFIELD, Conn., May 02, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westcott, a division of Acme United (NYSE:ACU), the leading manufacturer of office and school supply product solutions, announces the launch of a category breakthrough with three new Hot Glue Gun solutions: The Westcott Mini Hot Glue Gun (High Temperature and Low Temperature) and the Westcott Hot Glue Pen. With patent-pending features, the new Westcott Mini Hot Glue Guns and Hot Glue Pen revolutionize the crafting and DIY categories with exciting and innovative features.

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“Our products are designed for both the serious and aspirational crafters, who we call our “Creativators”. These are the people who are always looking for new ways to create better projects,” states Chris Alagno, Vice President, Business Leader, Acme United. “We are excited to offer these three new crafting tools, which give crafters the ability to create more amazing things.”

The Westcott Mini Hot Glue Guns are unlike any other product in the crafting market. With an innovative ergonomic design, hours of crafting comfort are at crafters’ fingertips. Product features include:

  • Non-Stick tip for easy glue clean-up
  • Nozzle changes from blue to red, indicating when the glue gun is hot and ready for use
  • Flip-out stand or built-in side resting feature
  • Forward positioned ergonomic handle with extra-large trigger allows for better control during use
  • Integrated glue stick holder, so the next glue stick is within reach

Westcott Mini Hot Glue Gun (High Temp Model): Temperature can reach up to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Suggested to be used on:

  • Glass
  • Stone
  • Marble
  • Ceramic
  • Floral arrangements
  • Denim
  • Heavy fabrics

Westcott Mini Hot Glue Gun (Low Temp Model): Temperature can reach up to 270 degrees Fahrenheit. Suggested to be used on:

  • Plastic
  • Felt
  • Styrofoam
  • Paper
  • Silk

The evolution of the glue gun is at hand with the new Westcott Hot Glue Pen.  With an easy to dispense trigger and ergonomic design, precision accuracy is delivered to every project. Product features include:

  • Non-Stick tip for easy clean-up
  • Nozzle changes from blue to red, indicating when the pen is hot and ready for use
  • Top-mounted finger trigger allows for controlled glue dispensing

Suggested uses:

  • Plastic
  • Felt
  • Styrofoam
  • Paper
  • Silk

Used alongside other Westcott products, including their acclaimed scissors, the new Mini Hot Glue Guns and Hot Glue Pen will allow crafters to unleash the “Creativator” within to produce extraordinary home crafting and DIY projects.  Examples of craft projects completed with the new glue guns can be found at http://westcottcreativators.com and http://www.westcottbrand.com/craft-projects.html.  Westcott Glue Guns and Pen can be purchased at Michael’s after April 28, 2017.

ACME UNITED CORPORATION is a leading worldwide supplier of innovative cutting, measuring and safety products to the school, home, office, hardware, sporting goods and industrial markets. Its leading brands include Westcott®, Clauss®, Camillus®, Cuda®, PhysiciansCare®, First Aid Only®, Pac-Kit®, DMT® and Spill Magic®. For more information, visit www.acmeunited.com.  

Forward-looking statements in this report, including without limitation, statements related to the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations, intentions and adequacy of resources, are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, the following:  (i) changes in the Company’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions, which may be made at any time at the discretion of the Company; (ii) the impact of uncertainties in global economic conditions, including the impact on the Company’s suppliers and customers; (iii) changes in client needs and consumer spending habits; (iv) the impact of competition and technological changes on the Company; (v) the Company’s ability to manage its growth effectively, including its ability to successfully integrate any business it might acquire; (vi) currency fluctuations; (vii) potential increases in the cost of borrowings resulting from rising interest rates and (viii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT:
Nick Seferi
n.seferi@acmeunited.com