Cyanoacrylate adhesives are very strong adhesives which are utilized in different applications including: electronics, aquira, forensics, woodworking, medical, bonding smooth surfaces, filler, cosmetics and more.
One of the major benefits of this type of adhesive is that it is very fast acting. This adhesive will often generically be called instant glue, power glue or superglue. Cyanoacrylate adhesives typically have a minor level of toxicity as the fumes can irritate eyes, nose, and throat.
Adhesives can come as one-part or two-part formulas. Multi-part adhesives consist of two or more separate components that need to be mixed. They can also be applied to separate adherents and pressed together to create a chemical reaction. This reaction leads to their properties bonding together, which is what happens with epoxies, acrylics and urethanes.
Adhesives are temporary and permanent bonding, laminating and sealing products that replace fasteners, mount objects and attach two flat surfaces together. They are also used to fill seams and holes, contain liquids, waterproof and level surfaces. They are composed of an epoxy and a hardening substance. Adhesives commonly adhere to metals, plastics, glass, wood, paper, cement, ceramic and marble, although it depends on their chemical composition.
Adhesives can also differ based on their temperature ranges. Generally most adhesives will have a range of 68ºF to 212ºF and the different setting speeds play a factor in the type of adhesive but also in the capabilities of the adhesive. Adhesives are often measured by different types of strength such as tensile strength, wet strength, impact strength, fatigue strength, cleavage strength, peel strength, and sheer strength.
Cyanoacrylate Adhesives Informational Video