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Choosing the right glue for the right job can be a bit confusing. This table shows you how to select the right glue, based on the materials that need to be bonded.
NOTE: This table is just a guideline, always remember to read the packaging, and obey any safety instructions provided with your products. Some of the solvents used in adhesives are toxic and flammable. Always assume the worst case scenario could happen, and always work in a well ventilated area.
Different Types of Glue
Here is a short list of the most popular glues.
or butanone to weld acrylic surfaces together. PVA Glue Polyvinyl Acetate glue is a general-purpose adhesive. Rubber Glues Rubber based glue is a general purpose. and when mixed with fine wood shavings it can be used as a wood filler. and will also work as a binding agent for Plaster of Paris. but some types of epoxy putty begin to dry when they are exposed to air. It is worth remembering that superglue was originally created to glue human skin. It is available as liquid or gel. but will adhere to most materials. Mixed in a 50% solution with water it can be painted onto textiles to make them waterproof. Cyanoacrylate (Superglue) Cyanoacrylate glue sets in seconds and are extremely strong. grease free surface in order to bond properly. and should only be used to glue rigid materials. and it is both waterproof and solvent-proof. Synthetic resins can be used as a casting agent. It is inflexible.com/?p=143 . Polyester and Polyvinyl Resin Polyvinyl and polyester resins are synthetic resins that need to be mixed with a catalysing agent (hardener) before use. Depending on the type of epoxy used. Most epoxy resins require a catalysing agent. waterproof bond in about three hours. CNA requires a dry.ABS Cement Acrobutylstyrene cement is an emulsion containing ABS and a solvent (usually MEK). PVA takes 24 hours to dry. When mixed in the correct proportions. and gluing surfaces must be clamped together until the drying time for the glue has expired. Epoxy Resin Epoxy is very strong resin glue. and should be treated with the caution it deserves. and in liquid form can be applied with a natural brush. and is sometimes called craft glue or wood glue. PVA can be mixed with water and powder paint to make waterproof. the setting time for the resin can range from 2 minutes to a full day. but impervious to water once it has set. Acrylic Cement Acrylic cement uses dichloromethane. and combined with other materials to form resin composites. waterproof adhesive that is suitable for bonding both rigid and flexible materials. Balsa Cement Balsa cement will glue most porous substances like cardboard or balsa wood. Balsa Cement usually contains some sort of synthetic resin which bonds the surfaces together using as an adhesive rather than a weld. Latex is a http://angushines. usually taking 24 hours to reach full strength. although it does not shrink as it sets. It is water-soluble while it is liquid. ABS cement will also glue acrylic and polystyrene. trichloroethane. flexible paints. the resins will form a strong.
com/?p=143 . 2011 @ 5:57 am • Copyright © Hines Design Labs http://angushines. You can increase the thickness of latex using an additive called a thixotropic. by: Andrew Lewis Posted on: June 6.good example of a water based rubber glue. and usually much thicker than a solvent based rubber glue.