Cyanoacrylate adhesives (CAs) — also known as “superglue” or instant adhesives — are a popular adhesive choice for many applications, both industrially and domestically. Curing at room temperature in seconds, they provide excellent bond strength on a wide range of similar and dissimilar substrates including metals, plastics, elastomers, ceramics, and porous materials.
Achieving these throughput boosting properties traditionally meant CAs came with a few compromises such as blooming or brittleness. Years of advancement in the technology has done away with many of their pitfalls, but despite the industry’s best efforts, myths about their past issues have stuck fast.
To shed some light on just how practical CAs can be, we’ve collated 10 of the most widely believed myths and put them to the test against our line up.
For all the myths, check out our guide: The 10 Myths of Cyanoacrylate Adhesives