Consumers Beware: You may not realize this, but Super Glue is a generic term. As a result there are many different companies out there making tubes of super glue and labeling them with the words Super Glue.
The Original Super Glue(R), a name trademarked by Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology, has been the trusted brand manufacturer for cyanocrylates (aka super glues and instant adhesives) since the beginning of its availability for consumer use decades ago. Quality control, high packaging standards, and instant adhesives created with custom ingredients and a wide range of viscosities is the differentiator for consumers when they buy The Original Super Glue(R) branded products. Consumers know that they are getting the best quality super glue products on the market when they buy any of these trusted brands: The Original Super Glue(R), ZAP(R), Bondini(R), Pro Seal, and Pacer(R). Many consumers write in everyday, to Super Glue Corporation headquarters in Rancho Cucamonga, California, clearly understanding why this is the brand they use and trust on a regular basis. Most of these consumers are experienced Do-It-Yourselfers, Hobbyists, and Engineers who understand that there are other super glue choices on the market, but their constant use and testing of The Original Super Glue(R) branded products has lead them to trust this brand over its many competitors.
Today, however, there are lots of different tubes of super glue being manufactured overseas, and in the USA, that simply don’t compare to the same stringent standards of excellence that Super Glue Corporation maintains for both its branded and private label super glues. Some of these other manufacturers cut costs by outsourcing their tube, cap, and sometimes even their cyanoacrylate, production allowing substandard quality products to be sold to unknowing consumers. These consumers must not realize that “super glue” is a generic term and that only by buying a branded product, or a private label brand from a retailer who takes the time to ensure their supplier maintains high standards of excellence, can they truly be assured of the quality of super glue they are buying.
It is frustrating to hear of consumers who say that super glues don’t hold like they used to or that tubes leak and make a mess. The fact is, that similar to bikes or paper towels or kleenex or most everything else on the market, the grade of products can vary greatly by manufacturer. The best thing to do is stick with a brand you trust and make sure the retailer you use chooses manufacturers who also adhere to excellent standards when they produce their private label products.
Case in point: Check out this video … it helps illustrate how one major retailer and their private label supplier have cut corners to give consumers substandard generic ”super glue” for a very cheap price. The belief by some uninformed buyers may be that all super glues are alike, however, we can assure you that The Original Super Glue(R) self piercing tubes have design features that will NOT allow what takes place in this video to happen:
Bottom Line: Not all super glues are alike! To be safe, buy products made by a trusted brand manufacturer. Let retailers know when their private label brands don’t hold up to your expectations. Look for manufacturer logos on packages along with the words Super Glue to ensure you are getting a high quality product from a trusted supplier like The Original Super Glue(R). Bonds Matter! If you would like more information on how Super Glue Corporation products compare to other super glues on the market contact us.