Cyanoacrylate is the umbrella term for instant adhesives (also known as superglue or power glue). You may recognize popular cyanoacrylate brand names such as PermaBond, Krazy Glue, or Gorilla Glue. Cyanoacrylate is incredibly versatile and has been used for almost 70 years in product assembly throughout a variety of industries, including automotive, medical device manufacturing, electronics, construction, and consumer products. While one may think they’re aware of all the uses of this powerful adhesive, there are some “unconventional” applications of cyanoacrylates we thought would be interesting to share with you.
Though you may not be familiar with the term cyanoacrylate adhesive, you're probably familiar with the product itself. Commonly called super glue, instant glue, power glue, or by the brand names such as Krazy Glue, cyanoacrylate adhesive is critical to the assembly of goods for a variety of applications across industries. These glues are heat resistant, dry quickly, and will bond almost any material with another, making them ideal for a wide range of applications.
Throughout the years, innovations in construction material and manufacturing processes have led to medical-grade adhesives replacing the use of traditional fastening systems in medical device assemblies. When properly applied, adhesives present significant advantages over other mechanical fastening methods.
The strength behind industrial super glue is often a topic of conversation with our customers. So we thought we would create this post to provide an overview in an attempt to cover this topic. As we mentioned in a prior post, keep in mind, not all super glues are created equal. In fact, there are varying types of super glues (also known as cyanoacrylates), that are intended for various type of applications.
This post has been designed to provide insight as to the trends and economic shifts when it comes to the general category of adhesives and mechanical fastening technology for industrial applications.
Some of the innovations that emerged out of World War II are well-documented, ranging from the microwave to the photo copier. But there's one small tool whose WW2 heritage is lesser-known. Today we know this powerful product as Super Glue.
Topics: Instant Adhesives
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.
As modern adhesive technologies advance, manufacturers are progressively interested in understanding the use of adhesives in product assembly applications and what benefits are offered over mechanical assembly methods such as welding, rivets and threaded fasteners. This post will help you gain a better understanding of how cyanoacrylates work and why they are a good choice as they relate to alternative fastening techniques.