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Making New Years Eve Even More Memorable with Plenty of Pictures

December 6th, 2016
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Another year in the books. Whether it was a wild season for your favorite team or another tumultuous election cycle, we’re approaching the bookend where we can start anew. Fresh starts, new relationships, changed habits, all especially appropriate at the changing of the guard from December to January. With New Year’s Eve quickly approaching, you may be feeling the pressure to plan and decorate your annual party. But just because time is up for 2016, it doesn’t necessarily mean you are out of time to craft some creative, do-it-yourself projects to help ring in the new year.

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To make a memorable night truly memorable, you are going to want plenty of pictures. New Year’s Eve is as good of time as any to take advantage of the pocket paparazzi of smartphones at your party. With this flashy homemade photo booth backdrop, you’ll have your guests’ instagrams looking like they just spent the night at a ritzy Beverly Hills banquet or upscale houseboat party.

Gather these materials to ready your photogenic backdrop:

  • Large foamboard

  • A couple rolls of silver or gold wrapping paper

  • Silver or gold sequins (if you’re using large sequins you may only need about 500, smaller sequins will require a greater quantity for proper coverage)

  • Masking tape

  • Mounting Dots

You will want to begin by attaching your large foam board to a wall you have set aside for your makeshift photo booth. Make sure to anchor it as firmly as possible to withstand a sure-to-be long night. Next, wrap your foamboard with the silver or gold wrapping paper completely. This will be the eventual backdrop for your reflective sequins.

Now you can begin to adhere your sequins to the covered foam board using the Front Porch Treasures Foam Mounting Dots. Remember to consider your camera’s field of view. If your pictures will only be from the waist up, there’s no point in wasting your time covering the bottom portion of your board. Make sure to keep your sequins tightly clustered and firmly adhered. What you’re left with is a dazzling background for memorable New Year’s photos.

Check out more information on this one of a kind New Year’s project!

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Hopefully these DIY projects can give some unique flair to your end of the year celebration. These unforgettable party additions will make sure you don’t drop the ball planning your party this December, except for the one in Times Square.

For more information on Super Glue’s diverse family of adhesives click here.

How Super Glue’s Solvent Cements Work

December 6th, 2016
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With seemingly hundreds of options of glue and adhesives lining the shelves of every home improvement store out there, you may be questioning the necessity for so many choices. After all, glue is glue, right? In fact, many of these adhesives offer different application methods, work only on certain materials, and achieve their sticking power from a variety of chemical processes. Today we are going to focus on solvent cements.

What is an Adhesive?

An adhesive is simply any bonding substance used to adhere one surface or object to another. There are two primary forces at work when you use most types of glue, adhesive and cohesive. Adhesive forces are what hold the glue or cement to the surface you are applying it to. Cohesive forces are what hold the actual glue or cement together. Much like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, these forces must work in tandem to provide a strong bond.

Differences

You may have heard terms like epoxies, super glues, and cements in a variety of contexts. While there can be some overlap in the interpretation, typically super glue refers to single part adhesives that are used for common bonding. Epoxies are two-part solutions, made up of a resin and a hardener, that cure when mixed.  They can either be used for bonding or a binder for fiber-reinforced composites, like building materials. Cements are single-component and generally include additional vulcanizing agents to strengthen the hardening process.

Types of Cements

Hobby & Model Cement

Model Cement is a polystyrene resin that works by attacking the plastic surface and chemically welding the parts together. It cures completely clear and dries to full strength in 24 hours. Model cement is most effective on:

  • Plastic

  • Ceramics

  • Cardboard

  • Wood

If you or someone in your family is interested in constructing model planes, cars, or trains, this is the adhesive for you. With the benefits of extremely durable adhesiveness, water resistance, and a variety of household uses, model cement is great product to have in your home.

Contact Cement

This single component contact adhesive is unique because of its flexible, acrylic contact bond. Contact Cement dries to full strength in 24 hours and cures to an amber color. For best results, apply to both surfaces you wish to adhere. This cement works best on:

  • Laminates

  • Particle Board

  • Plywood

  • Leather

  • Tile

  • Rubber

  • Metal

Since many glues are applied wet, making contact cement is highly desirable because of its dry contact, flexibility, and effectiveness on nonporous surfaces. Make sure to store in cool temperatures and are prone to evaporation if left open for long periods of time. Remember to always use in a well-ventilated workspace.

Household Cement

Household Cement is a single component adhesive that can be used on porous, nonporous surfaces, and is dishwasher safe. For nonporous materials only apply to one surface or edge. For porous materials coat each surface, allow to dry, and apply a second coating to both. Household cement is bested used on:

  • China

  • Ceramics

  • Glass

  • Metal

  • Plastic

  • Rubber

  • Wood

  • Jewelry

Dry time is typically 16 hours and finishes with a clear cure. A widely applicable adhesive used for a variety of around-the-house fixes, this product is a must have.

Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology are proud to bring you these versatile and high-performance products. With all cement adhesives, it is important to remember to keep them out of reach of children, avoid storage in hot temperatures, along with avoiding skin, eye, and mouth contact.

Designing Christmas Ornaments with Super Glue Adhesives

December 6th, 2016
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If battling crowds at the local mall in the name of Christmas warfare has you down or you just are tired of listening to that one uncle at the dinner table who won’t stop talking about politics, it may be appropriate to take some you-time. As the leader in the adhesive industry and offering dozens of lines of glue products, Super Glue Corporation is your one stop shop for all things crafting this holiday season. With a few of these easy to make, festive decorations, achieve your Zen while creating some charming and eye-catching handmade ornaments for your Christmas Tree.

Since the effectiveness of adhesives depends on what surface they’re being applied on, we have included the recommended Super Glue products that work best for the materials you’ll be using at the bottom of each topic.

Super Glue Corp Christmas

Super Glue Corp Christmas

The Artistic Touch

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paint brush decoration

Brush up on your crafting skills with this quick and painless project that leaves you with a quirky addition to your tree.

Collect the following supplies:

  • Paint brushes

  • Colored, acrylic paint

  • Painter’s tape

  • One small, foam paint brush

  • Additional embroidery, if desired (sequins, glitter, googly eyes, ribbon, etc.)

  • Super Glue

Begin by taping off the bristle portion of your paint brushes. Paint the remainder of your brushes with your colored acrylics, maintaining a smooth, even stroke. Next, you can either paint on Christmas-themed character faces or adhere googly eyes and pipe cleaner onto the broad side of your brush. Elves, snowmen, The Grinch, no one is off limits.

Finally, decorate your new creation by adding sequins, bells, and ribbons. The best part is, there is already a pre-drilled hole in the handle of most paint brushes so they make for perfect tree decorations that not many people would normally think of.

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ACCUTOOL Super Glue Gel. Bottled in an easy to use and hold dispenser, this Super Glue Gel ensures no mess on your hands. It’s effectiveness on wood, most plastics, aluminum, metal, and rubber make this product perfect for your paintbrush ornaments.

Bring the Beach Home

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Sea Shell Ornament – Supergluecorp.com

If you’re one of the lucky people who enjoy year-round sunny weather, you probably frequent the beach. Around the holiday season you may also be missing an authentic Christmas experience (complete with snow days), but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring your own flavor to the table.

With only inexpensive, store-bought ornaments (clear works best) and some Super Glue, transform your tree into a tropical centerpiece that looks like it came straight from the beach. Simply collect small sea shells or sea glass and adhere them around your ornaments. It’s best to start from the bottom up and slightly overlap your sandy trinkets for a more cohesive final result.

Recommended Product

Dishwasher Safe Super Glue . Suitable for adhering to glass surfaces, this glue is ideal for using with store-bought ornaments.

Go Little or Go Home

Half the size but equally as lovable, gather some of these household materials you may have forgotten about in your garage or closet and make something festive out of them.

Who knew? Board games are good for more than bored games. With a couple scrabble tiles and some super glue craft your own personal holiday greeting and use ribbon or twine to proudly hang it on your tree. It may not score you the most points in Scrabble, but it’s guaranteed to with your guests.

bottle cap xmas decoration

bottle cap xmas decoration

Bottlecaps. Yes, even bottlecaps can be transformed and put to use in December. Instead of letting them collect under the refrigerator, adopt them into your DIY repertoire. Super Glue googly eyes and a literal red button nose onto the underside of your caps along with antler-shaped twigs on the top side for instant reindeer friends. Note, three bottlecaps stacked on top each other make for great snowmen! A little ribbon to hang from, and you’re finished! Adorable is a word overused in crafting circles but it’s 100% appropriate for this near-costless project.

Recommended Product

The Original Super Glue. Ideal for a variety of wood, ceramics, metal, this adhesive is a classic for a reason.

DISC-O Ball Ornaments

Disco Ball Ornaments

Disco Ball Ornaments

If you’re bored of the same old Christmas ornaments you see every year or just have some embarrassing Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch CD’s you want to get rid of, consider this quick and easy holiday project. With this handful of tools and minimal effort, you’ll have a unique collection of mosaic-styled decorations that are sure to grab everyone’s attention.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Pack of clear, glass ornaments

  • CD’s (Outdated and humiliating bands make for a more cathartic crafting experience)

  • Scissors

  • Ribbon (Optional)

  • Super Glue

First, slice up your CD’s into varying shapes and sizes. Any kind will work, however it is recommended you use CD’s with silver backs.

Next, super glue a small dot onto your ornament and press each CD tile on, reflective side facing out. Cover your ornament, leaving small gaps between the tiles. If desired, you can add a colored ribbon or glitter to the inside of your ornament to cover up the back sides of the CD’s you may see through the glass.

Your makeshift Christmas chandeliers are done! Not only are these very eye-catching decorations, but are also low cost and easy to make. Have fun with your literal disco balls and Merry Christmas!

Recommended Product

Dishwasher Safe Super Glue . It dries clear in moments.

To learn more about Super Glue’s broad family of adhesives, click here.

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http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/bottle-cap-reindeer-kids-craft/

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Super Glue Team Hits Universal Studios!

October 11th, 2012
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Super Glue Corporation treated employees along with their families, and all of its local vendors, to a day at Universal Studios recently.  Over 360 people attended the fun-filled day!  A picnic lunch was served in an amazing star-studded dining room with Shrek videos looping non-stop for the kids!  All of the incredible attractions were available to us (Animal Actors and Special Effects shows were two favorites) and a great time was had by all! 

High quality products and excellent customer service are two key features of Super Glue Corporation, a privately held, American based, manufacturing company, and how better to breed, and exemplify, that corporate philosophy than by treating employees like they are gold … what goes around comes around with customers treated like they are gold as well by each and every employee at Super Glue Corporation! 

How lucky we are, too, that our corporate headquarters is in Rancho Cucamonga, California not far from this terrific Hollywood Theme Park!  A place that seems to have the same philosophy about high quality products and excellent customer service as Super Glue Corporation does — we were treated like gold and had a grand experience!

Super Glue Corporation is home to many brand name adhesives products like The Original Super Glue(R), ZAP(R), ProSeal(R), Pacer(R), Front Porch Treasures(R), and Bondini(R) and we know that our cyanoacrylates (super glues), epoxies, contact cements, silicone sealants, and many other products are critical to creating much of the magic we see in movies!

Check out this blog we wrote awhile back about how they used super glue and baking soda to make snow in the Universal Studios distributed movie, Coraline!  And check out this blog about the many masks used in making the 3D feature animation, Paranorman, and how they used super glue to strengthen each one!  Again, what goes around comes around ….  We appreciate their products (Universal Studios Theme Park) and they appreciate ours (Super Corporation Adhesives)!

So … a special day, indeed!  Fun to be with our work family and our real family, in the same place at the same time …. and fun to see the magic, our products help to create, in action!

Mounting Orchids To Trees

April 24th, 2012
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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.

July Newsletter: Super Glue Clue: ACCUTOOL®! NO MORE STICKY FINGERS!

July 13th, 2009
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Super Glue Corporation listens to our customers. We know that a chief complaint about our #1 product, super glue, is that it sticks to your fingers when you are working on a project.

Over the years we’ve laughed along with you as sticky finger frustrations were vented on late night tv, in comic strips and now even on Twitter.

But while we were laughing, we were also working diligently to solve the sticky finger problem.

And guess what? We’ve done it!

Accutool® original formula and gel formula super glues eliminate the risk of our instant adhesive ever making contact with your fingers. The precision applicator helps fingers stay clean allowing you to control the flow, applying the adhesive where you want it, and how you want it. Check it out!

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The Original Super Glue®. No mess. Fast. Easy. Effective.

SuperGlueCorp is now on TWITTER – Join Us!

July 13th, 2009
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june09_1Super Glue Corporation recently joined Twitter*. It is so much fun to connect with customers, retailers, and friends on this exciting platform. We hope that you will join in the conversation and follow us! *Once you are logged on to TWITTER search SuperGlueCorp and then select “follow”.

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Direct message (DM) us saying that you are one of our newsletter subscribers (be sure to use the name/email address we have on file in your DM so that we have correct contact information for you) and you may win some free samples!

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Also, please look for our newsletter format to change a bit in the coming months as we transition from a traditional newsletter to a blog. We look forward to enhancing and improving our communications with our most valuable customers – YOU!

HAPPY SUMMER!!!