Instant adhesives, commonly referred to as cyanoacrylates, are one-component, low-viscosity liquids that cure rapidly with just contact pressure and surface moisture.
Using thin bond lines, cyanoacrylates adhere well to plastics, metals and rubbers. With the use of primers, they can also adhere to Low Surface Energy (LSE) plastics and elastomers. Cyanoacrylates tend to have low flexibility, peel strength and impact resistance compared to other structural adhesives. They are generally used for applications such as gasket bonding, tight-fitting joints and smaller assemblies.
Different cyanoacrylate formulations make them a match for various substrates, including plastics, rubbers and metals
Instant adhesives provide strong bonds on tiny surface areas such as jewellery or electronics
Less than a minute to reach holding strength means parts can move rapidly to the next processing stage
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5 is a cyanoacrylate glue that can be easily applied with a thin bond line from a squeeze bottle.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Low Odor Instant Adhesive LO1000 is a high-viscosity, low-volatility cyanoacrylate glue.
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