Archive for November, 2010

Top Ten Reasons You Need Super Glue On Hand For Christmas!

November 29th, 2010
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Walking-Santa-Super-Glue-Tube-143x300Run, don’t walk, to get a supply of super glue on hand for the holidays.  Here are the Top Ten Reasons you will be glad you did:

TOP TEN REASONS FOR HAVING SUPER GLUE ON HAND FOR CHRISTMAS:

#1:  FINGERNAIL REPAIR

#2:  GIFT WRAPPING

#3:  ORNAMENT MAKING

#4:  HEIRLOOM DECORATION REPAIR

#5:  MAKING GIFTS

#6:  SOOTHING PAPER CUTS

#7:  REPAIRING BROKEN TOYS

#8:  MODEL MAKING

#9:  OUTDOOR DECORATIONS

#10:  SANTA’S SLEIGH REPAIR! (Leave a tube of Super Glue out for Santa along with his milk and cookies … BONUS “Elf” POINTS!! 🙂

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Everyone!!!  We wish you and yours a most creative and joyous December!

Dr. Harry Coover, Inventor of Super Glue, Recognized by President Obama

November 18th, 2010
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HarryWCoover-300x199[Photo Credit:  Ryan K Morris Photography and the National Science & Technology Medals Foundation]

Dr. Harry Coover was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation in a ceremony at the White House Wednesday, November 17th for his invention of “cyanoacrylates – novel adhesives known widely to consumers as ‘super glues’ – which today play significant roles in medicine and industry.

Super Glue Corporation representatives were pleased to join Dr. Coover’s family members and Eastman Chemical Company colleagues at a gala honoring the 2009 Laureates on Tuesday evening, November 16th, in Washington DC.  A plaque from all of Super Glue Corporation’s employees was presented to Dr. Coover in a private meeting with him prior to the White House ceremony.

At 93 years of age, Dr. Coover is still sharp as a tack and remains engaged through media and the internet actively following a broad spectrum of  interests including the economy, science and technology innovation, politics and government.  Super Glue Corporation representatives were pleased to have the opportunity to visit with Dr. Coover about a wide range of topics.  With 460 patents to his name and over 60 publications, Dr. Coover’s candid statements are very insightful.  We are honored to be associated with this preeminent scientist and congratulate him on receiving the United States government’s  “highest honor for technological achievement bestowed on American innovators by the President of the United States.”

The November 16th Gala literature states about the program,   “It recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America’s competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation, and to recognize those who have made substantial contributions to strengthening the Nation’s technological workforce.  The Medal also seeks to inspire future generations of Americans to prepare for and pursue tehnical careers to keep America at the forefront of global technology and economic leadership.”

Congratulations, Dr. Harry Coover, from all of your fans at Super Glue Corporation!

Guitar Repair

November 18th, 2010
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[Photo Credit: Bailey Guitars blog]

Watching the Country Music Awards the other night was fascinating.  All of the amazingly talented musicians and their equally amazing guitars, banjos, fiddles, and more!  Each instrument is as unique as its owner!  It’s mesmerizing to watch!

We know that musicians grow incredibly attached to their instruments and we’ve heard from many that our super glue products are used to create new guitars and repair favorite ones!  Check out this step-by-step blog post article about making the finger rest.

Wicking beads of super glue into all kinds of wood is a great way to add strength and durability.  Whether repairing or simply reinforcing, cyanoacrylates perform wonders!  Not all super glues are alike though.  High quality super glues come in a range of viscosities to meet specific needs. 

If you have questions about what type, or viscosity, of super glue you need for your project don’t hesitate to contact us.  Custom formulations are even available for private label customers.

Snowman Doorstops!

November 18th, 2010
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[Photo Credit:  The Real Housewives of Oklahoma blog]

OK (pun intended), here is a great holiday craft idea!  This snowman doorstop is made using paverstones (key hole design preferably), paint, pom poms, buttons, pipe cleaner, fleece, felt, super glue, beads and a lot of TLC (tender loving care). 

Check out the specific details on The Real Housewives of Oklahoma blog!  CLEVER!

Happy Winter!!

Gamers Like Perfection

November 13th, 2010
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[Photo Credit:  War Machine Soul Blog]

We are always amazed by the millions of different specialized interests and hobbies there are in the world.  Our motto is “Adhering to Excellence” and we find that others who Adhere to Excellence tend to be like-minded and are as attracted to our products as we are to theirs!

Recently we ran across this amazing blog post on the War Machine Soul blog.  In the picture of supplies used for the project we were proud to see Zap-A-Gap  featured.  Modelers have found our ZAP(R) brand super glue products can be used to modify features in preformed kits, like the Privateer Press Avatar of Menoth sword.

Issac Newland writes in the blog: 

“Time for a project! I purchased an Avatar of Menoth warjack to add to my slowly expanding Protectorate army. I really like the model with all of its flowing shoulder cloth and pipe organ style steam boiler. However! I despise its’ sword. In the game rules, the Avatar has “reach” with its’ weapon, meaning it has 4 times the range of a standard weapon. Great, you’d think this would be a rather large weapon then. Unfortunately, it’s not. It’s about an inch long, it’s sad really. So, after wandering through some forums I got the idea to lengthen it myself.”

So, using the items in the photograph above he sets about adapting the kit sword to meet his desired specifications.  Amazing precision and craftsmanship are used to get the results he wants.  We are impressed!  Check out the actual blog post for details into this fascinating other world.

Once again we salute hobbyists and your wide range of interests and talents!

Pinpoint Repairs

November 13th, 2010
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[Photo Credit:  Cynthia Hollingsworth]

Loyal customer, Cynthia Hollingsworth, sent in this story about how she uses Super Glue products:

“THANK YOU. A favorite knickknack broke. A small, but expensive glass piece fell and broke in two pieces. Reached in my desk drawer and got my AccuTool and minutes later, it’s as good as new. No mess, no fuss, perfect repair. THANK YOU!”

Thank YOU, Cynthia, for sending us this story!  We agree that the Accutool is the greatest!  It stands, ready to use, on the desktop and its pinpoint accuracy enables you to apply The Original Super Glue(R) to even the most fragile of pieces.  We appreciate hearing success stories like this from our awesome customers!!