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Key Reasons for Using Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Posted by Mark Tansky on Jul 7, 2017 7:14:08 PM

Cyanoacrylate adhesives (also known as CA glue) are extremely versatile and offer many benefits over an extensive range of assembly applications and manufacturing industries.  Their success is based on their fast curing rate, ease of adhesion on a wide variety of materials and outstanding mechanical strength using only a small amount of adhesive. 

Here’s a look at some of the benefits that design engineers and process engineers prefer when choosing cyanoacrylate adhesives over other adhesive technology and mechanical fixturing methods. 

  • Ease of use: One component, solvent-free adhesive system eliminates the need for mixing two or three part adhesives. Environmentally safe technology.
  • Aesthetics: Cyanos offer transparent, clean bond lines which is key when final product assembly appearance is critical.  
  • Excellent adhesion on a wide range of substrates with a strong, durable bond: Cyanoacrylate glues are capable of joining a wide variety of dissimilar materials and are ideally suited for rubber (elastomers), engineering plastics, wood, ceramic and metal. Their high bonding strength provides outstanding mechanical strength and even stress distribution with only a few drops of adhesive. 
  • Very fast positioning and fixturing of parts: The combination of instant bonding and rapid fixture time increases productivity on the assembly line which allows the assembly line operator to handle the parts without compromising the long term strength of the adhesive. 
  • Robust end-use environment potential: Instant adhesives show excellent chemical resistant to non-polar solvents such as motor oil, transmission fluid and gasoline as well as temperature extremes and high humidity environments. 
  • Ease of application: Can be dispensed manually from bottles to fully integrated into automated dispensing systems for very h high speed assembly applications. 
  • Historically proven technology: Cyanoacrylate technology has been field tested and proven over the past 50 years of manufacturing assembly applications  giving design, process manufacturing and quality engineers  peace of mind  when choosing CA as a trusted and reliable adhesive technology. 

Because of their unique properties, instant adhesives are used across a diverse range of industries and applications such as: 

Industry

Applications

Automotive & Transportation

Exterior Parts: Door weather-strip, glass runs and body mounted opening trim weather-strip, seals for deck lids and sunroofs, tail lamp rubber seal, side guard molding, windshield wiper blade, cowl grill assembly, grill/spoiler fascia trim. 

Interior Parts: Gear shift selector cover, hand brake cover, grommet rubber to dash/firewall thru hole, air/fuel/transmission hose assembly, wire harness assembly, Anti-vibration mounts, plastic clip assembly.

Industrial Assembly

Filter rubber gasket to metal end cap, lawn tool grips, clothes dryer EPDM door gasket, clothes dryer brake lining, t-shirt screen mesh to frame, cosmetic containers such as lipstick tube risers and blush-on kits, bonding lube strips to the disposable razor, athletic shoes, soap dispensers, guitar trim and fret assembly, bag pipe assembly.

Building, Construction, & Furniture

Poly plantation shutter assembly, vinyl window components, furniture components, bridge expansion joint bonding, crown molding  miter joint, stair tread rubber, bonding ceramic handles to faucet, artificial marble/solid surface fabrication.

Electronics & Electric Devices

Loud speaker voice coil, cone and surround assembly, vacuum cleaner subcomponent assembly, nylon strain relief on vinyl power cord, windings on motor, control knobs, metal laminating of transformer cores.

Medical

IV sets, catheters, orthopedic devices, hearing aids, cast boots, endoscopes, oxygen breathing apparatus, urine bag port outlets, tamper proofing of transducer flow settings in infusion pumps, bonding needle, wheel chair assembly.

Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO)

O-ring fabrication, repair conveyer belts, nylon rails in production line, temporary fixturing, nameplates to equipment, locking set screws to calibrate instruments.

Specialty Markets

Dental laboratory crown and bridge pin setting in castings and plastic articulator to casting assembly, mortician/funeral room supplies for cranial autopsy and incision bonding, finger print fuming for crime scene investigation, kit packing for customer assembly applications, bow & arrow fletching, gun repair, repairing eye glass frames, costume jewelry bonding stones into rings

Industrial instant adhesives produce results that are extremely beneficial in the day to day operations of a production facility. Here are a few of the results you can expect when using cyanoacrylate glue.

  • Reduction of overall production costs
  • Increased production/assembly output with superior product quality
  • Improved use of plant space and production resources
  • Replacement of mechanical fasteners with more durable bonds
  • Production of lighter weight, more reliable assemblies 

There are many benefits of using cyanoacrylate glues ranging from their unique physical properties to their improvements in the operations of a production facility.

Topics: Cyanoacrylate, Instant Adhesives