Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

What is Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Cyanoacrylate adhesives, commonly known as “super-glues” or “instant glues”, are the a family of fast-acting and strong  adhesives that cures rapidly upon exposure to moisture like the moisture on the air or on the surfaces of parts to be bonded. They have various usage areas such as industries, household appliances, medical, and DIY etc.

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Properties of Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Cyanoacrylate adhesives are mostly known for their fast-curing, strong bonding, and versatile usage properties. They are generally colorless, constitutes of one part, and can be cured in room temperature upon exposure to moisture in air or on the surfaces of parts to be bonded. Their viscosities differ from water-thin liquid to thixotropic gels.

Moreover, when cyanoacrylate adhesives get cured, other than creating high strength and high durability bonds, they also create bonds which are resistant against water, oil, and many aggressive chemicals.

However, cyanoacrylate adhesives are not recommended to be used in areas where they will be placed under conditions of constant motion where high temperatures are present. Also, some special surface preparation chemicals may be required to employ cyanoacrylate adhesives on parts made from hard to bond substrates like;

  • Acetal
  • Polyethylene
  • PTFE
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyurethane


It is important to use cyanoacrylate adhesives in well-ventilated rooms due to the possible fumes which may occur during the application of adhesives because these fumes can be harmful to human if inhaled in large quantities.


Cyanoacrylates adhesives can be used with various substrates including;

  • Aluminum,
  • Stainless Steel,
  • Glass,
  • PET,
  • ABS,
  • PVC,
  • Nylon,
  • PPSU,
  • PSU,
  • Plastic,
  • Wood,
  • Ceramic,
  • Rubber,

and many more…


While they can be used on rubber and certain plastics, these substrates may react with the cyanoacrylate adhesives which can weaken the bond. Also, the fumes which may came from these applications can be harmful to humans if inhaled in large quantities hence it is recommended to use cyanoacrylates with certain plastics and rubber in a well-ventilated room.


Due to their properties like;

  • High temperature resistance,
  • Fast-curing speed,
  • High strength and high durability bonding,
  • Availability in various viscosities,
  • Impact resistance
  • Optically clear,
  • Electrically insulative,

and so on, the cyanoacrylate adhesives can be used in a variety of application in different industries such as;

  • Automotive Subassemblies
  • Aerospace Components
  • Musical Instruments
  • Appliance Part Assembly
  • Disposable Medical Device Application
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Woodworking & Construction
  • Household Repairs
  • Cosmetics
  • Agricultural Machinery
  • Plastic & Rubber Manufacturing

and many more…

Benefits of Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Cyanoacrylate adhesives are preferred in aforementioned industries because of their;

  • Non-flammable,
  • Rapid cure,
  • High temperature resistant

properties. They can also be used for bonding wide range of similar and dissimilar substrates including various metals, certain plastics, ceramic, wood etc. Moreover, their ease of use makes them an excellent choice for automated systems.

Adhetron’s Solutions

As Adhetron, we are aware of the problems which the manufacturers are encountering in their respective industries and are here to help them with our solutions. Our Ca’Tron series can be used in various industries with different materials.

  • Ca’Tron 1203: High viscosity, instant cyanoacrylate adhesive designed for bonding various plastics and rubber materials.
  • Ca’Tron 1241: Medium viscosity, multi purposed, instant cyanoacrylate adhesive.
  • Ca’Tron 2003: Medium viscosity, multi purposed, medical grade, instant cyanoacrylate adhesive.
  • Ca’Tron 2008: Low viscosity, multi purposed, medical grade, instant cyanoacrylate adhesive.
  • Ca’Tron 2150: High viscosity, multi purposed, medical grade, instant cyanoacrylate.
  • Ca’Tron 1220F: Super-fast curing, low viscosity, instant cyanoacrylate adhesive with high penetration properties. Designed for bonding difficult to bond substrates like plastics and rubbers.
  • Ca’Tron Black: Black colored, rubber toughened, instant cyanoacrylate adhesive with increased peel resistance. Ideal for bonding flexible substrates and dissimilar materials.
  • Ca’Tron Gel: High viscosity product with excellent gap filling properties. Can be used on vertical surface as it will not flow and drip.
  • Ca’Tron Primer: Surface preparation chemical for materials with low surface tensions such as thermoplastics, silicones, and polymers.
  • Ca’Tron Primer Aqua: A water-based, surface preparation chemical for materials with low surface tensions such as thermoplastics, silicones, and polymers.