Archive for April, 2012

National Hardware Show Bound May 1-3 Las Vegas & Coming Up Automechanika September 11-16 Frankfurt

April 25th, 2012
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[Photo Credit:  National Hardware Show]

Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology sales teams will be attending the National Hardware Show, May 1-3, 2012, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.  If you are there, please stop by our Booth #5421!  Our newest product, E-Z Fuse Tape, will be showcased in the New Products area and our booth will have samples of all of our many adhesive solutions including high performance engineering products like threadlockers, sealants, epoxies, and maintenance and repair products for industrial and automotive uses.

And coming up in September … look for us at automechanika in Frankfurt, Germany!  We will be showcasing our ProSeal automotive and Pacer industrial brands along with The Original Super Glue products at both upcoming tradeshows!

 

Harry Coover – How Stuff Works!

April 25th, 2012
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[Video Credit:  HowStuffWorks]

Check out this fun video … We think our friend (and amazing inventor of super glue) the late Dr. Harry Coover, gets five stars on Benefits & Ripple Effect scales as well!  We were so lucky to witness Dr. Harry Coover receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation at a gala in Washington, D.C. in November 2010!

For the record:  Dr. Coover passed away at the age of 94 years old on March 26, 2011 (Note:  Dr. Coover was born March 6, 1917 NOT 1919 as stated in the How Stuff Works video – see reference:  Super Glue Corporation blog).

Exquisite Vases From Recycled Glass Bottles & Jars

April 25th, 2012
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860aa4bf6823792b317b488fe4cef098?s=32&d=http%3A%2F%2F0.gravatar.com%2Favatar%2Fad516503a11cd5ca435a[Photo Credit:  BusyMommy]

This is just about the most exquisite idea we’ve ever seen and just in time for Mother’s Day (and Earth Day, too)!  This Do-It-Yourself idea came directly from the BusyMommy blog we recently ran across.  The blog entry, written by Emily, refers to the vases as “upcycled polymer flower vases”.   The vase in this picture is a clear glass mason jar that has been spray painted white.  Once dry, the artists’ handmade polymer clay flowers are attached using super glue.  To see all of the details for making this project (including the polymer clay flowers) go directly to the BusyMommy blog.

Isn’t it beautiful?  We’re impressed!  What a beautiful treasure to surprise your mom, daughter, grandmother or friend with on Mother’s Day, or any day, for that matter! 

Happy Earth Day 2012 and Happy Mother’s Day!

Mounting Orchids To Trees

April 24th, 2012
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orchid[Photo Credit:  East Everglades Orchid Society]

Tropical climates, like Florida and Hawaii, are like heaven to plants.  It is amazing to see how lush and green these moist, humid areas are with their abundant plant life growing on top of other plant life.  On a recent trip to Florida I was remarking to a hotel gardener how gorgeous all of the orchids looked hanging on the palm, oak and ficus trees around the property.  He said they were very easy to do.  You simply tape or wire the plants to the trees and then mist them several times a week!  I am definitely going to try this using our new E-Z Fuse tape the next time my orchid loses all of its blooms!  Not sure it will work as well in dry, temperate southern California, but we’ll see!  Check out this article from the East Everglades Orchid Society for more tips for growing orchids on trees! 

Let us know if you’d like to try our new E-Z Fuse tape for mounting orchids to trees.  We’ll send you a free sample!  (Note:  Free sample supplies are limited.)  Use the code “E-Z Fuse Orchids” in your request and don’t forget to include your mailing/shipping address.

Pear Tree Grafting and Super Glue

April 24th, 2012
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[Photo Credit:  WalterReeves.com]

It’s spring and there is nothing better than seeing new, green growth popping up everywhere!  Nature is fascinating and when you add man into the mix things get really interesting.  We recently ran across this incredible article about grafting Bartlett pears onto a Keiffer Pear tree using super glue!

You should really read the entire article, but basically Mike A. wrote in to tell Walter how his experiment worked, “I just made simple angled cuts on both pieces and I put a tiny dab of glue in the very center of one piece, being sure not to use so much that it would squeeze out when pressed together.  I aligned the cambium layers, applied a little pressure for a few seconds, and it bonded tightly.”  For added support Mike A. then wrapped the branches with tape which he will remove later. 

Kudos for this amazing experiment … we would love to be kept in the loop on how it works as well … Wonder if the pears will be Bartletts or Keiffers or Barters or Keifletts or ???  Share your story with us and you may win free products!