Archive for January, 2011

The Sweetest Valentine Gift You Can Give!

January 26th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  FoodNetwork.com  “The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook” Lemon Bars]

We have a fabulous Valentine’s gift idea for ALL of the loved ones in your life – your spouse, boyfriend, parents, kids, neighbors, teachers, colleagues or anyone!!  It has all of the necessary ingredients: It’s homemade with love, and everyone you might want to give a Valentine to will be impressed by both your thoughtfulness, and your tasty gift!  This idea takes TIME not MONEY to create!

All you need is a yummy recipe for cookies or bars – our example is lemon bars, but choose your own specialty.  Here’s all you need to do:

– Make the lemon bars, cookies, pies or cake.

– Purchase a special plate (paper,plastic or glass) from your local dollar store or 99 cents only store.

– Wrap your homemade treats up with cellophane and tie a special ribbon around the top and then attach a handmade recipe card to your gift.  Check out the super creative video below to see how to make your recipe card POP using scrapbooking embellishments and Front Porch Treasures (R) foam tape, dots and squares (currently available at 99 cents only stores)!

[Lemon Cookie Recipe Cards – Crop With Lisa]

Send us a picture of how you adapted this Valentine Craft idea for your loved one and we will send you a Front Porch Treasures(R) scrapbooking item that you can use for your next craft project!  Just email us the picture along with your name, address, and the code word VALENTINE PROJECT prior to February 28, 2011.  Supplies are limited.

HAPPY CRAFTING and HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from Super Glue Corporation!!

Spring Craft Idea!

January 13th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  Joy’s Hope Blog]

Check out these fabulous tiered trays made from products found at your local dollar stores!  Imagine a Valentine’s or Easter buffet table set with these delightful handmade treasures!  Here’s a list of the items you will need to make the trays, but check out Joy’s Hope Blog for her explicit instructions for making them:

“.. first you need to head to Dollar Tree and pick up:

One tube of Super Glue Fix-All Adhesive,
three silver-esque trays,
two crystal-esque candlesticks,
per tiered tray that you plan to make.

You will also need spray paint, spray primer and a mask.”

Again, we suggest you go directly to Joy’s Hope Blog to learn how to make the tiered trays as she gives you lots of helpful suggestions for making sure they turn out perfectly.  One of the tips relates directly to our product, The Original Super Glue’s(R) product Fix-All Adhesive. 

[Photo Credit:  Joy’s Hope Blog]

 Appreciate the shout out, Julie!  You R.O.C.K.

Dermatologists Recommend Super Glue

January 13th, 2011
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We’ve been hearing it from our customers for years, but now even dermatologists are recommending it:  Super Glue Can Help With Dry Skin!

According to an article, by Kim Painter, in USA Today, there are “five ways to save your hands from winter” according to “American Academy of Dermatology members Barbara Reed of Denver and Thomas Rohrer of Chestnut Hill, Mass.”

In a nutshell, here are the five ways the dermatologists recommend dealing with dry winter hands:

1.  Moisturize

2. Wear gloves (in the house and outside)

3. Wash well using moisturizing soaps or non-soap cleanser (anti-bacterial soaps are not recommended as they are drying)

4. Seal the cracks with ointment, bandages, or – super glue. [Blogger’s Note:  Validation! Love it! :)]

5. Know when your hands need help – If you see signs of infection, get medical attention.

Winter can be great fun … so many great activities like skiing, snowboarding, hiking, sledding to enjoy … but the cold, bitter, dryness can take its toll.  Make sure you keep a HANDy supply of moisturizers, gloves, ointment, bandages and super glue in your winter emergency medical kit!  ENJOY!

It’s In The Details

January 8th, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  About My Dollhouses Blog]

Impressed is an understatement!  We couldn’t believe the research and work involved in creating the amazing miniature illumination described in this Lighting The Castle blogpost.

After researching medieval artwork to determine what kind of lighting was used in castles, the author describes how she recreates torches, and wall lighting:  “Having decided that I need to make torches for my Castle Dollhouse to light the more Common areas, like the Great Hall, and the Pantries, I came up with a combination of metal jewelry findings and some candle flame bulbs and sockets.”  

 She used super glue to help bond the illumination devices created.

As a finishing touch the author notes, “For the flame shaped bulb cover I raided a bunch of those LED tea-lights. I might paint some orangey yellowish streaks on them so they aren’t so white…….”

Fascinating stuff!  Check out the entire article to truly appreciate all the details!!  We think extreme crafters, like this artist, are ROYALTY!!

Celebrating Serendipity!

January 6th, 2011
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 [Photo Credit:  YouTube NationalMedals]

This is the video, about Dr. Harry S. Coover’s discovery of super glue, that was shown at the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation Gala November 2010, in Washington D.C.  It was amazing how many of the medal winners cited serendipity as playing a large role in their discovery.  We think humility must play a role as well or as Louis Pasteur said, “Chance favours the prepared mind.”

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Check out this interesting article about super glue inventor, Dr. Harry S. Coover, “One Day of Serendipity-A Lifetime of Achievement“, by Dr. Dave Dunn (January 2011 Adhesives and Sealants Industry magazine).

[Chief Blogger’s Note:  Oh .. and yes, as Dr. Dave states in the article, Super Glue Corporation’s representatives were in attendance, with Dr. Coover, at the November 2010 gala (see pic left) to help celebrate his accomplishment(s)! … No humility here 😉 ]

[Photo Credit:  Super Glue Corporation]

Happy New Year, Everyone!

January 4th, 2011
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Here are Super Glue Corporation’s Top Ten Tips for having a healthy, prosperous & joyous 2011!

  1. BOND with people who love you and care about your well-being!
  2. Write down your goals and STICK with getting them accomplished!
  3. ADHERE to excellence in all you do!
  4. REPAIR broken relationships by making amends!
  5. Use your imagination to CREATE a better world and fake it ‘til you make it!
  6. Use your powerful STRENGTH for the greater good!
  7. Be ORIGINAL in all you do!
  8. Make MAGICAL connections!
  9. APPLY your God-given talents!
  10. CHILL to increase your shelf life and longevity!

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Ants Count

January 3rd, 2011
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Check this out!  NPR conducted an experiment (using super glue) to prove that ants count!

What Does Super Glue Have To Do With Bestselling Author Jonathan Franzen’s Writing Process?

January 3rd, 2011
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[Photo Credit:  Barnes and Noble]

Jonathan Franzen, bestselling author of one of the top ten best books of 2010, Freedom, uses super glue as part of his writing process!

In a Time Magazine interview, the great contemporary novelist, Jonathan Franzen describes the discipline he used to write his latest novel, Freedom.   He writes six to seven days a week beginning at 7 a.m. in the morning.  He works in a rented office that is void of any distractions.  Using an old Dell laptop computer, Franzen “performs his dialogue out loud as he writes it” to the point of often becoming hoarse by the end of the day. 

According to the Time Magazine article, “Because Franzen believes you can’t write serious fiction on a computer that’s connected to the internet, he not only removed the Dell’s wireless card but also permanently blocked its Ethernet port.”

“What you have to do,” he explains, “is you plug in an Ethernet cable with superglue, and then you saw off the little head off it.”  [Blogger’s note:  We’re glad this worked for Mr. Franzen, but we do NOT recommend you try this at home!]

Franzen also doesn’t take vacations.  But he is known to take birdwatching breaks.

Well, we say, whatever works!  Franzen’s compelling novel about a St. Paul, Minnesota family named Berglund, headed by a 3M Executive father and a housewife mother along with their children explores life in the 21st century and has become one of the most highly acclaimed novels of our time. 

We’re super glad super glue could help contribute in some small way! 🙂  Congratulations on the sticktoitiveness involved in your writing process, Jonathan Franzen!

Creative Centerpieces

January 3rd, 2011
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SG-Centerpiece-1-300x225SG-Centerpiece-1-300x225Check out these awesome centerpieces made with Super Glue Corporation’s proprietary caps, bottles, and tips! 

Over the holiday season Super Glue Corporation employees were encouraged to submit centerpieces for the annual employee luncheon.  These two were this Chief Blogger’s favorites because of their unique use of our products!

Many of you may not know that along with what’s inside all of our products we also manufacture our own bottles, tips and caps using proprietary resins to ensure product compatibility and increased shelf life!

Dr. Dave Visits Super Glue Corporation Headquarters

January 3rd, 2011
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Recently, Super Glue Corporation’s management team spent an afternoon with noted adhesives expert, Dr. Dave Dunn.  An author of several books, and many articles and patents, Dr. Dave is a consultant in the adhesives industry and writes the Ask Dr. Dave column for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry magazine.   His presentation included an historical overview of Super Glue Innovation.

Dr. Dave’s specialty is cyanoacrylates (super glue) and his career includes an association with Dr. Harry Coover, the inventor of Super Glue, who was awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama in November 2010.

Highlights from Dr. Dave’s presentation to the Super Glue Corporation team include the following:

– Dr. Coover actually discovered Super Glue twice.  First in the 1940’s while developing an optically clear plastic for making precision gun sights for the war efforts (Dr. Coover said, “Cyanoacrylates worked great in reproducing the mold for the gunsights.  The problem was everything I was working with stuck to everything else.  It was just a big pain.”) and the second time in the early 1950’s while developing new acrylic polymers for jet aircraft canopies.   Dr. Coover said, “Serendipity had given me a second chance – what we had was a new super glue.  I went and got the material and started sticking everything in the laboratory together!”

– 1951 Adhesive Properties were discovered.

– 1958 First Industrial Cyanoacrylate Adhesive manufactured

– 1973 First Cyanoacrylate Adhesive for consumers manufactured

– 1986 Gel formulations of Cyanoacrylates introduced to consumer market

– 1988 Surface Insensitive Super Glues introduced to consumer market

– 1990’s FDA approval and introduction of cyanoacrylates into medical, veterinary and dental markets

– 2004 Dr. Harry Coover inducted into National Invention Hall of Fame for his invention of super glue

– 2010 Dr. Harry Coover awarded the National Medal for Technology and Innovation for his invention of super glue

–  Today cyanoacrylate (super glue) adhesives is a $1 Billion + (retail prices) industry worldwide

– Check out this great video of Dr. Coover presenting his technology on Gary Moore’s “I’ve Got A Secret” television show decades ago!

It was a great day of celebration for the invention of Super Glue.  We appreciate history and our heritage and thank Dr. Dave for his terrific presentation!

sgcakephoto1-e1294082393155-225x300We wish we could have shared a bite of this delicious cake with all of our readers!  But as a special treat we will send you a sample of our super glue if you send us your address with the keyword “celebration sample” typed in the email.  Supplies are limited.  Offer ends January 31, 2011.