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5 Strength Defying Uses for Super Glue

October 28th, 2016
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While super glue can be a great tool to use around the house for those DIY projects, most people don’t know just how strong this adhesive really is. In fact, time and time again, super glue has been proven to be one of the strongest available bonding agents on the market.

Here’s a look at five ways super glue has been used that proves just how strong a bonding agent it truly is.

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 1. The Hanging Car

A radio station had heard about super glues and decided to put them to the test at a local junk yard. Among the super glues tested were many of the National Brands on the market today. The test was to hold a hanging car from a crane. Eastman 910 (commonly known today as super glue) bonded steel which lifted up to 3000 pounds after just 10 seconds. Today’s record for weight held up by super glue is 5000 pounds.

 2. Mountain Free-Climbing

Recently, two Americans completed what has long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to conquer a 900m vertical wall on El Capitan, the forbidding granite face in Yosemite National Park that has beckoned adventurers for decades.

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson became the first to free-climb the Dawn Wall, a feat that many had considered impossible. They used ropes and safety harnesses to catch them in case of a fall, but relied on their own strength and dexterity to ascend by grasping cracks as thin as razor blades and as small as coins, which is extremely tough on the fingertips.

When the fingertip callus splits, climbers have devised various remedies that allow them to keep going. Athletic tape (applied in an X-pattern to allow full mobility of the finger joint) can provide enough protection for an injury. More advanced than the X-pattern is the Miami Thong, also known as the British Flag, in which separate strips of tape are applied in layers, first longitudinally, then in a crisscross design.

A common problem with tape is its tendency to slip off the finger. Instead of wrapping the finger more tightly and risking it going numb, climbers often use a strong adhesive such as super glue, applying it directly to the skin before wrapping the digit in tape.

 3. Battlefield Wounds

The use of super glue in medicine was considered early on. Eastman Kodak and Ethicon began studying whether the glue could be used to hold human tissue together for surgery. In 1966, super glue found a use in Vietnam, tested on-site by a specially trained surgical team, with impressive results.

The compound demonstrated an excellent capacity to stop bleeding; so, during the Vietnam War, Dr. Coover developed disposal super glue sprays for use in the battlefield. This spray was used as a way to stop bleeding from an open wound, so that wounded soldiers were able to be transported back to the base hospital.

Super glues are still used in surgeries today to close up wounds and surgical incisions, and can be used as a barrier against common bacterial microbes including certain staphylococci, pseudomonads, and Escherichia coli. Super glues also find use in medicine for orthopedic surgery, dental and oral medicine, veterinary medicine, and for home use as Band Aid brand Liquid Bandage.

 4. Fixing Coral Reefs

Super glue has even proven to be strong underwater, as it can be used to fix coral reefs. While this is a popular trend among people who own aquariums, just imagine the potential that super glue has for fixing damage to coral reefs in the ocean.

To attach coral frags in your aquarium:

  1. Gather your materials—Super Glue adhesive, AquaMend putty, paper towels, and your coral frag.
  2. Find the right location—take into account the flow and lighting the area provides, match that with the requirements of the coral frag.
  3. Trim the frag plug—frags are sold on live rock pieces or on their own. You will need to trim to match the type of aquascape you are looking for.
  4. Mix up a small ball of AquaMend putty—make just enough to fill any holes or areas that are on the live rock you are attaching to.
  5. Apply the adhesive gel to the frag or plug—dab dry the coral with a paper towel. Use the correct amount to make a secure bond for the next step, but try not to add too much that it will ooze onto the coral itself.
  6. Apply the putty ball to the adhesive on the frag—you don’t need to push very hard, just secure it to the glue.
  7. Apply another layer of adhesive to the top of the putty—super glue gel will cure to a wet surface.

Practical Science with Super Glue, Presented by National Geographic

May 5th, 2014
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National Geographic Kids – I Didn’t Know That About Super Glue

It’s always fun to see Super Glue products put to the test, especially in a safe, controlled environment. We recently came across this video from National Geographic, and boy does it fit the bill. Industrial scientists Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips use some industrial strength double-sided tape – not totally unlike our Front Porch Treasures Foam Mounting Squares, although much stronger – to suspend themselves over a kiddie pool. Watch the video above to see how long the adhesive held up, as well as for a brief history of cyanoacrylate, that wonderful substance we’ve built our business on.

Stuck for a Good Laugh? … Here’s Some Funny Super Glue Stuff!

March 18th, 2013
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Life is too short to not enjoy a good laugh even if it is at your own expense 🙂 … We, at Super Glue Corporation, love a good chuckle … we’ve even created a Pinterest Board for funny stuff about our product!  Just for fun we’ll share a few with you here:

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NOTE:  We are SUPER GLUE  … NOT the crazy one 😉 … And on to the next:

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And another … tee hee ;):

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Here are a couple of other funny stories we’ve written about in previous blogs (click these links to go directly to the pictures and stories) … worth it, I’m telling you … you will LOL:

http://www.supergluecorp.com/blog/2009/08/12/super-glue-sticky-fingers-2/

http://www.supergluecorp.com/blog/2009/07/22/super-glue-sticky-shoe-stories/

 

And one other oldie but goodie:

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Happy Spring!! … and remember … for more funny stuff check out our funny super glue stories on our blog and our pinterest board titled, “Funny Stuff”!

 

Guess Super Glue Isn’t The Only Way To Rescue RC Planes!

February 19th, 2013
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Excuse the language in this video entitled HELICOPTER FISHING, but we know our RC airplane enthusiasts will be blown away by this dramatic rescue video so we have to share it!  Super Glue and RC (Radio Control) Airplane hobbyists have always had a strong bond largely due to super glue’s ability to help with repairs in times of trouble, specifically crashes … but this takes the term rescue to all new levels!  Check it out as this helicopter team jumps in to retrieve the RC plane from the tree top!  Whoa!  Again, excuse the language!

[Video Credit:  Helicopter Fishing Rich Ogy via You Tube

Funny Sticky Situations!

July 17th, 2012
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  [Video Credit:  You Tube “Super Glued” OMFGitsJackandDean]

As you might imagine, we hear all kinds of funny super glue related stories and we know our products are the subject of many jokes … We don’t mind … It keeps us laughing which is lots of fun!  We got a kick out of this super glue related video — especially the ending!  Enjoy!

Remember ACETONE is super glue’s arch enemy 🙂 —  ACETONE will set you free from sticky fingers!!  It removes super glue instantly!

Celebrating Favorites!! Happy Summer!

June 22nd, 2012
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As an American based manufacturing company we are proud of our country, and thankful for all of the wonderful soldiers who have helped protect its greatness over time!  As we celebrate summer and the 4th of July we share this terrific song  by Lee Greenwood … just one of our favorite things!

[Video Credit:  You Tube “God Bless The USA”]

Join us on our newest social media platform, PINTEREST, as we build our boards, and make connections, around all of our favorite people, places, and things.  It’s a celebration of creativity and the things we love and admire.   And it’s a lot of fun, too!!

Super Glue Loves NCIS …

June 19th, 2012
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NCIS is good for super glue prank ideas & so much more!  We love NCIS!
[Video Credit:  You Tube “NCIS – Got Any Super Glue Abbs?”]

Mythbusters: “Super Adhesive Heroics”

May 21st, 2012
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We LOVE the Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters.  It is such a fun and interesting show!  A recent episode featured using super glue (or “super adhesive” as they refer to it) to glue an entire hotel room full of furniture to the ceiling! 

Incredibly they were able to glue every piece of furniture (except the bicycle which was inadvertently left out) to the ceiling.  You can see see it all by watching this after show discussion video INCLUDING the fact that they used our Zap Super Glue Products (aka “super adhesive” as they call it) to get the job done.

Check this out: 

http://www.bing.com/videos/browse?mkt=en-us&vid=5b7b48c7-c16d-41c9-a9ba-cdae6e0beec3&from=dest_en-us&src=v5:share:email:

 

Be Like The NBA: Super-Glued!

March 6th, 2012
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Check out the new commercial for the NBA

They are using “super-glued” as a verb — love it!

Here you go:

“Don’t ever let your foot off the gas — stay ‘super-glued’ — never forget every play is BIG”   Sticktoitiveness makes a difference for sure! 😉

Is This Hurricane Damage A Job For Super Glue?

August 27th, 2011
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[Video Credit:  You Tube]

Is this hurricane damage a job for super glue?  Even WE think these hurricane survivors are being a little too optimistic about super glue’s capabilities for getting this boat back on the water after crashing into the pier, in rough surf, during a hurricane.  We’re impressed that the crew has this kind of faith in super glue though!  LOL 🙂