Which Glue to Choose PT 1

Choosing the right glue for the job can often be tricky, even at the best of times. With so many different types of glue on the market—not to mention the virtually endless list of materials you may be wanting to adhere to; knowing which product to use can be challenging to say the least. Here we explore four different adhesives and their characteristics to help you make an educated decision on what adhesive to use for your project. 

ACRYLIC: A structural adhesive capable of bonding a broad range of substrates with good flexibility.

Characteristics

  • fast cure
  • honey-like consistency
  • holds outdoors
  • holds in varied temperatures
  • chemical resistance

CYANOACRYLATE: One-part adhesive that cures instantly on contact with matted surfaces. Excellent adhesion to a variety of substrates. Cyanoacrylate glue is the industrial name for what is commonly known as “Crazy Glue” or “Super Glue.” In fact, the term cyanoacrylate glue generally describes quick-bonding super glues. They can be used to combine anything from metal to plastic and even human skin.

Characteristics

  • fast cure
  • water-like consistency

EPOXY: Epoxies provide high-strength bonds on a wide variety of substrates.

Characteristics

  • slow cure
  • holds outdoors
  • strong bond strength
  • chemical resistance
  • honey-like consistency
  • low absorption of moisture
  • effective electrical insulation

HOTMELT: A hot and molten form of a substance that is usually solid at room temperature, which is applied in a heated molten state and which sets as it cools.

Characteristics

  • fast cure
  • honey-like consistency

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