Commercially introduced in 1950, cyanoacrylate adhesives (CA) are quick-setting substances that can be used as effective sealants, coatings or bonding solutions. Every cyanoacrylate is a one-part solvent-free epoxy resin that cures immediately at room temperature – offering strong bonding strength. Due to their quick fix properties, these monomeric bonding agents have become as popular as today’s ‘instant glues’ or ‘super glues’.
Cyanoacrylate bonding agents can be used to affix many kinds of substrates together. This has given way to their use in various industries. In 1966, during the Vietnam War, sprayable cyanoacrylate was used by doctors to retard bleeding in wounded soldiers until they were taken to a hospital. In 1970, veterinarians started using these powerful adhesives to mend bones, hide, and even out tortoise shells. CA has also been used in dentistry to stick dental crowns on teeth. While these ‘super glues’ are not carcinogenic, they can, at times, aggravate certain allergies. Due to their potential to irritate skin, sophisticated medications have now taken over. Today, sprayable cyanoacrylate is used in forensic science to lift fingerprints off surfaces; while the water-thin liquids and thixotropic gel forms are largely used in craft activities and engineering.
Permabond is a leading manufacturer of cyanoacrylates that are ISO 9001:2008 certified. These are used by customers worldwide in a variety of projects and are perfect for bonding materials in short lead time manufacturing processes. We bring you a range of Permabond cyanoacrylate items available in different specialty grades like ethyl, methyl, and so on. These grades are available in different cure speeds, strengths, and viscosities.
Use and Care of Permabond Cyanoacrylates:
A very thin layer of the bonding adhesive cures better at room temperature than a thick layer.
These react with heat and moisture. For the best shelf life, unopened bottles can be stored in refrigerators. Opened bottles must be stored at room temperature.
Polymerization makes them thicker – slowing down the curing process.
Excessive adhesive or unwanted cured bonds can be removed using the CA Solvent.
No mixing or heating is required to improve bonding quality.