What Are Cyanoacrylate Adhesives?

Cyanoacrylate adhesives are more commonly known as super glues/instant glues. They are single component, solvent free products which cure quickly when confined between two surfaces at room temperature.

Advantages

  • Instant bonding
  • Curing at room temperature
  • One component, catalyst free
  • High bonding strength
  • High electric insulation capacity
  • High chemical resistance
  • Requires small volumes

Disadvantages

  • Low heat resistance
  • Low impact resistance
  • Low elasticity
  • Only applicable in small applications
  • Unsuitable for bonding large surface areas
  • Irritating odour and causes blooming
  • Care required when handling due to adhesive bonding well with skin
  • Requires caution in storage

Where can they be seen?

Electrical instruments
Automotive
Precision instruments
Musical instruments
Medical instruments