When you say adhesives, you think “glue”. With glue, you stick things together. That’s so 70’s. When you combine the power of chemical reactions, an understanding of the laws of physics and adhesive technology in the 21st century, you get a bond, not a glue joins. Specifically covalent bonds.
The critical thing for you to know is that bonds are stronger and more durable than glue joins … every time … with every substrate. So do you want to glue or do you want to bond?
Surface Insensitive Structural Cyanoacylates.
Our primary adhesives are the polymer-enhanced Surface Insensitive (SI) Structural Cyanoacrylates (SCA’s). Surface insensitive CA adhesives are formulated to react much faster than traditional CA’s. Speed is important when creating a bond. Since chemical reactions occur quickly, the speed factor inherent in an SI adhesive is, we believe, important in the creation of a bond. That speed is further maximized with our Activator/Accelerators. In addition, we have observed that the chemical reaction is always stronger with the Activator/Accelerator is used. If a molecular engineer reads this, we would greatly appreciate if you would test these hypothesizes. The theory sounds good, but let us know if your results match ours.
Types of SI SCA’s
Our SI SCA’s include:
SI Blue (100 cP) – SI Blue is our standard viscosity SCA. A little thicker than most store CA’s, you have much more control. Lack of control has been the biggest problem with CA’s. SI Blue is our recommendation for general usage.
Our SI Black (1500 cP) is thicker, offering more control when needed. In addition, SI Black handles ambient moisture better.
Ultra-thin our SI Green (0 – 5 cP) works best when you have a hairline crack. Note: the reason why real runny CA’s is sold in stores is that they have the longest shelf life. CA’a, super-glues are perishable. Treat them accordingly, i.e., refrigerate.
Finally, SI Brown (600 cP) – SI Brown offer a nice blend of control and spreadability. It’s a special order product that is favored by many manufacturers and maintenance departments.
One final theory about chemical reactions. Use an SI SCA and an Activator/Accelerator and add heat on a primed polymer you can bond it to itself or any other substrate. Actually the Bonding Poly Process is a fact.
BP Blue ua our Structural Cyanoacrylate (SCA) for polymers co-polymers and polyolefins (poly-plastics). BP Blue works superbly on a number of poly’s, not so well on other. There are a number of manufacturers and maintenance departments that use BP Blue. Primarily because BP Blue is a simple, one-step solution.
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Foam Safe Cyanoacrylates (CA’s)
There are two types of foams. Closed cell like EPP or EPO and open cell like foam core. Open cell foams require a foam safe CA. A foam sage accelerator is recommended whenever using a foam safe cyanoacrylate. Buy a foam safe CA by clicking the button below.
A link to a video on molecular bonding appears below.
If you have further questions, please call 877 565 7225.