Cyanoacrylate adhesive: Glue firmly in seconds
When the expert says cyanoacrylate adhesive, he means nothing else than the good old superglue. The colloquial name is of course much more catchy and sums up the great advantage of this product: In a matter of seconds, it bonds a wide variety of materials cleanly and with high strength. In the household he is the practical helper if something breaks again. But it can do a lot more! You can also buy cyanoacrylate adhesives approved for use in food, medicine and other sensitive areas in our shop.
How does cyanoacrylate adhesive work?
Cyanoacrylate adhesive or superglue is a so-called one-component glue. This means that it consists of only one component: cyan acrylate, a chemical compound that occurs in liquid form at room temperature. It is widely used as an adhesive. The hardening of such an adhesive takes place via air humidity, therefore it must be stored airtight and cool.
After application, cyanoacrylate-based superglue hardens quickly, all you need to do is press down briefly. That is why it is perfect for small areas that need to be glued quickly, firmly and neatly.
A distinction is made between cyanoacrylate adhesives according to their viscosity. Low-viscosity superglues are suitable for gluing plastic and rubber with or to one another. Superglue with high viscosity, on the other hand, is particularly suitable for porous and absorbent surfaces.
Which materials can be glued with cyanoacrylate adhesives?
The success of superglue is explained not only by its quick grip, but certainly also by the fact that it can be used on so many materials, including:
- Synthetic substances
It thus covers a wide range of household applications. Because the super glue is so efficient and is used for small areas, it also means that you have to be careful not to stick your own fingers together.
By the way: You can also use cyanoacrylate superglue to attach objects in aquariums. It is non-toxic and does not release any harmful substances into the water.
But cyanoacrylate adhesive is not only intended for domestic use. It can also be used for connections in industry. Toy manufacturers use it for bonding rubber and plastic, jewelry manufacturers for processing metal.
In our online shop you will also find cyanoacrylate adhesives with so-called NSF approval for sensitive areas. Such superglues are food safe and may be used in the medical field. Cyanoacrylate adhesive is needed there to glue wounds or to glue or seal utensils such as catheters, syringes or endoscopes.
Use and remove cyanoacrylate adhesives
A glue gap that is as small as possible is a prerequisite for using superglue. In addition, the surfaces must be clean and dry for a firm bond. If the surfaces are smooth, you should roughen them mechanically. For materials that are difficult to glue, e.g. B. plastics such as PP, PE or silicone, there are corresponding primers - these can also be found in our range.
Cyanoacrylate is temperature resistant up to around 180 degrees Celsius. If it is exposed to temperatures above this level, adhesive bonds can be loosened again. The glue can also be removed if it is exposed to moisture or treated with acetone for a long period of time.