The many uses of cyanoacrylate adhesives

Featured Product from Chemence Inc.

More Info Email Supplier Request A Quote

Making it stick: The many uses of cyanoacrylate adhesives

Cyanoacrylate, commonly known as superglue, is a one-part adhesive that can form strong bonds with a wider variety of materials than most other types of adhesives. It can join plastics such as ABS, polyester, polycarbonate, PVC and nylon; metals such as zinc, brass, aluminum, permalloys and iron; woods such as maple, balsa, plywood and rosewood; rubbers; and many other materials.

In its liquid form, cyanoacrylate consists of monomers of cyanoacrylate: ethyl 2-cyanoacrylate methyl cyanoacrylate, n-butyl cyanoacrylate, and others. Each formulation has different properties to meet end users’ needs. After application, the adhesive cures through anionic addition polymerization: the monomers react to the presence of a weak base and form long chains that join the surfaces together. Moisture in the air initiates this reaction. {\displaystyle {\ce {C6H7NO2}}}

Advantages and disadvantages of cyanoacrylate adhesives

There are many advantages to a cyanoacrylate adhesives. When applied between two surfaces  Continue Reading