adhere Surface-Insensitive Cyanoacrylate Adhesives
About Surface-Insensitive Cyanoacrylate Adhesives
Surface-insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesives are specially formulated for bonding difficult substrates and porous surfaces. These may include paper, wood, cardboard, rubber, elastomers, polyolefins, leather or cork. They are also useful for the fast bonding of plastics, metals, ceramics and rubbers. They contain a substance that neutralises surface acidity, making them suitable for substrates that are acidic. These adhesives are part of our adhere Cyanoacrylate Adhesive range. They are available in rapid-cure and standard cure formulations.
adhere Cyanoacrylate Adhesives are superior quality, high purity single part professional adhesives which have numerous applications in all aspects of high technology, high performance assembly. Curing at room temperature in seconds, they provide excellent bond strength on a wide range of similar and dissimilar substrates. The range includes general purpose, rubber-toughened, and low odour, low blooming formulations.
Single component systems, adhere Cyanoacrylate Adhesives are fast and easy to use. They require no mixing or heating, and parts being bonded do not need clamping. They are solvent free. They achieve high tensile and shear strengths.
Cyanoacrylate adhesives (CA’s) are sometimes generically known as “superglues” or “instant adhesives”.
Their high quality formulation and manufacture ensures excellent manufacturing repeatability and high stability – facilitating long shelf life. The application of adhere Cyanoacrylate Adhesives can be automated easily for highly efficient production line use; ask us about a complete line of suitable dispensing equipment.
The range also includes an activator for even faster cures, and a primer which facilitates bonding of difficult to bond plastics.
If you are interested in ISO 10993 cyanoacrylate adhesives for medical applications, please contact us.
Features & Benefits
- Gel grade can be used on vertical or overhead surfaces
- Formulations available for bonding difficult, porous or acidic substrates (see Selector Guide below)
- High performance, professional grade
- Cure in seconds
- Easy to use
- Single component system
- Room temperature cure
- Solvent free
- Bond a wide variety of substrates
- High tensile and shear strength
- Clear bond lines
- Easily automated
- Extended shelf life
- Excellent product clarity
- Bonding difficult substrates such as EPDM and polyolefin polymers
- Bonding absorbent, porous or acidic surfaces such as paper, leather, wood, cork, fabric or cardboard
- Super-fast bonding of plastics, metals, ceramics and rubbers
- Automotive trim
- Dispensing onto vertical or overhead surfaces (ADH 9454 cyanoacrylate adhesive gel)
|Rapid cure, surface insensitive|
|ADH 9406||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with low viscosity.||Suitable for bonding difficult substrates, plastics, rubbers and elastomers, e.g. EPDM. Also very fast general purpose low viscosity adhesive. Use with ADH 9770 primer to bond polyolefin polymers like polypropylene and polyethylene.|
|ADH 9401||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with medium viscosity.||Suitable for bonding difficult substrates, absorbent and porous surfaces, e.g. paper, wood, cardboard and leather. Also suitable for plastics, metals, ceramics and rubbers where super-fast cure is required. Automotive trim.|
|ADH 9416||High viscosity, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive. Gap filling.||Formulated for bonding plastics, rubbers, wood, paper, cardboard, leather, metals and other common substrates. Suitable for porous substrates where gap fill is required (e.g. foam rubber, cork).|
|ADH 9485||High viscosity, impact and peel resistant formulation.||Develops strong bonds on most metals, plastics or rubbers. Specifically formulated for applications requiring both a high viscosity and resistance to peel forces and impact.|
|ADH 9454||Surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with a very high, gel viscosity. Non-drip.||Formulated for high strength general purpose bonding of most metal, wood, card, plastic, rubber, leather, fabrics and other common substrates. It is also suitable for use on vertical and overhead surfaces as will not drip or slump.|
Guidelines for Use
Ensure that your parts are properly aligned before assembling with adhesive. ADH 9455 Activator may be used if there are any gaps or porous surfaces. Some plastics or rubbers may have better bonding performance with the use of ADH 9770 Primer. Ensure parts are clean, dry and free from oil and grease. If necessary, use a suitable cleaner prior to bonding. Cyanoacrylate adhesives can be hand applied direct from the bottle – a suitable dispensing needle can be added to the bottle nozzle for more precision. The application of adhere Cyanoacrylate Adhesives can be automated easily for highly efficient production line use; ask us about our complete line of suitable dispensing equipment.
Apply the adhesive sparingly to one surface and press parts firmly together until handling strength is achieved. As a general rule, as little cyanoacrylate adhesive as possible should be used – over-application will result in slow cure speed and lower bond strength.
We do not normally recommend cyanoacrylate adhesives for structural glass bonding. Whilst the initial bond strength may be high, it tends to decrease with age. We have other structural adhesives, including light curing adhesives, which are likely to give more durable and robust bonds.
Cure speed is dependent on the substrates to be bonded. Best results come with close-fitting parts. Larger bondline gaps will give longer cure times. ADH 9455 Activator can be used to increase cure speed (some loss of optimal bond strength can result). Low temperature and low humidity will tend to slow up the curing process.
adhere Cyanoacrylate Adhesives have very good chemical resistance to most oils, leaded petrol, alcohols and light duty cleaning solvents. Cyanoacrylates are not resistant to high levels of moisture and humidity over time.
Store in a cool, well-ventilated, dry area out of direct sunlight to achieve 12 months shelf-life. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid storing in hot and humid conditions and store away from water, strong acids and strong oxidising agents. Refrigeration to 5 °C will help give optimal stability.
|Part number||Description||Colour||Viscosity (cps)||Gap fill (mm)||Fixture time (sec)|
|Rapid cure, surface insensitive|
|ADH 9406||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with low viscosity||clear||20||0.10||3 to 30|
|ADH 9401||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with medium viscosity||clear||100||0.15||3 to 25|
|ADH 9416||High viscosity, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive||clear||1500||0.2||5 to 60|
|ADH 9485||High viscosity, impact and peel resistant formulation||clear, slightly cloudy gel||3,500 to 6,000||0.2||3 to 120|
|ADH 9454||Surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive gel||clear||50-90,000 thixotropic||0.5||3 to 60|
|Safety Data Sheets|
|For the latest SDS for this product, please e-mail [email protected]|
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|Application Insight – Turntable Drive Belt Bonding
Bonding of high-end record turntable drive belts using ADH 9406.
Our adhere Cyanoacrylate Adhesives’ ergonomic 20 gram and 50 gram pin cap HDPE bottles are designed for easy manual application. The caps have an integral pin which keeps adhesive flow open and unrestricted. All of our cyanoacrylates are also available in 500 gram HDPE bottles for pressure pot and automated application. We supply a complete range of automatic, semi-automatic and manual dispensing systems and components compatible with our range of cyanoacrylate adhesives.
|ADH9406-20G||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with low viscosity||20 gram pin cap bottle|
|ADH9406-50G||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with low viscosity||50 gram pin cap bottle|
|ADH9406-500G||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with low viscosity||500 gram bottle|
|ADH9401-20G||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with medium viscosity||20 gram pin cap bottle|
|ADH9401-50G||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with medium viscosity||50 gram pin cap bottle|
|ADH9401-500G||Rapid cure, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive with medium viscosity||500 gram bottle|
|ADH9416-20G||High viscosity, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive||20 gram pin cap bottle|
|ADH9416-50G||High viscosity, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive||50 gram pin cap bottle|
|ADH9416-500G||High viscosity, surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive||500 gram bottle|
|ADH9485-500G||High viscosity, impact and peel resistant cyanoacrylate adhesive||500 gram bottle|
|ADH9454-20G||Surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive gel||20 gram tube|
Let’s start by talking about your application
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- Last updated: September 2023
- Version: 1.1
Statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are based on tests we believe to be reliable but they are not to be construed in any manner as warrantees expressed or implied. The user shall determine the suitability of the product for his intended use and the user assumes all risk and liability whatsoever in connection therewith.