Selecting the right industrial adhesive for your business needs is vital to ensure that you are able to deliver your products on time, at the right price and in compliance with your quality standards.
With so many choices for your assembly applications, it can be a daunting task to wade through all the options. This post is intended to shed some light on the top reasons cyanoacrylate industrial adhesives can be the right choice in helping to increase your productivity and give you the competitive edge to win in the markets you serve.
As a buyer in industrial manufacturing and assembly, you know that the supplies you specify for the job will impact the quality of your final product and your overall profit. Although the adhesive can be a small part of the assembly process, it is the “glue” that literally and figuratively holds your product together.
Depending on your specific application requirements, cyanoacrylate glue is one of several solutions available for joining components in manufacturing and assembly. So the question becomes, “What makes cyanoacrylate glue a good assembly option?”
Below are five features of cyanoacrylate adhesives that make them an ideal solution for meeting your demands in industrial fixturing and assembly:
- Ease of Application
Because cyanoacrylates are one-part adhesives, you can use these adhesives straight from the bottle without the use of dispenser guns or static mixer nozzles for additional mixing. This simple, straight-forward application requires little to no staff training, allowing you to spend more time focusing on productivity.
- The Ideal Alternative to Mechanical Fixturing
Manufacturers are always looking for ways to create the lowest cost, lightweight and durable products. In some applications, cyanoacrylates can be used in place of mechanical fasteners such as rivets, nuts, and bolts to join together components. In many cases, instant adhesives can be a lower cost fastening method compared to mechanical fasteners, which require pre-assembly preparation and are labor intensive. Cyanoacrylates are also more aesthetically pleasing than mechanical fasteners, proving an “invisible solution.”
- No Wait Time - Provides Instant Cure
Cyanoacrylates are one-part adhesives that cure in the presence of moisture. Because of this, when your application requires an instant bond, you can rely on this type of adhesive to rapidly cure, increasing your production. Quick adhesion is one of the key advantages of a cyanoacrylate.
- Strong Bond To Many Dissimilar Materials
Components that are common in product assembly are undoubtedly made from some of the most difficult-to-bond materials. Combine that with the need to bond two completely different materials (rubber to metal, metal to plastic, etc.) together, and you’ve got what most would consider a challenging application. Cyanoacrylate adhesives can tackle these types of materials to create a durable, finished product.
- Resistant to Harsh Chemicals and Solvents
You need not worry about environmental factors in terms of final adhesion strength. Cyanoacrylates perform exceptionally well in harsh environments where your product might be exposed to chemicals such as gasoline, motor oil, and toluene (non-polar solvents) during its end use. Although cyanoacrylates are able to resist these types of harsh liquids, it’s important to remember that they have poor resistance to solvents like acetone and other corrosives.
Since cyanoacrylates are one of several adhesive assembly options, it is important to work closely with a knowledgeable adhesive manufacturer to ensure you get the right product that best meets the requirements of your specific application.
Cyanoacrylates are ideal for industrial assembly applications where the desire is to achieve a very strong bond to many dissimilar materials in the shortest time possible. Additionally, they perform extremely well in harsh environments where your product might be exposed to chemicals and solvents. Read our full article on understanding the benefits of cyanoacrylate adhesives (click here).