Posts Tagged ‘The Original Super Glue’

Florida Jets Is Happening Soon

February 26th, 2016
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Florida Jets 2016 takes off on March 7th through the 12th at the Lakeland Airport’s Paradise Field in Florida. Over 175 pilots, and 250+ R/C Aircraft are expected to be there.

“This year there is a twist, we are adding a new event within the weeklong event called RED FLAG”, said event promoter Frank Tiano. “For the first time ever, anywhere, there will be an all jet aerobatic competition held over the first three days. This is expected to be something that is very interesting to participate in, and extremely fun for spectators to watch. There will be precision aerobatics competition, freestyle aerobatics competition and never before seen – team or formation flying. That means two aircraft in the sky at one time flying a carefully choreographed routine. Not quite the Thunderbirds, but it should be very interesting, and a great for the spectators”, said Tiano.

The remainder of the week will feature anytime flying and everyone can get up close and personal with pilots and crew for pictures and interviews.

Squeeze, drop, push or brush?: Which Type of Super Glue Should I Choose?

February 5th, 2016
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Hands Caulking Bath Tube With White Silicone Glue

Every day that passes, things break, items require fixing, and projects get put together. Everyday, adhesives are used to repair, rescue, and work their strong-bonding magic. Due to the fact that not every break or sticky situation is created equal, the large assortment of Super Glue products makes it, perhaps, easier than ever before to tailor-fit an adhesive type product to a specific use or application.

Options like these are pretty awesome, but occasionally with so many choices, comes a possible element of confusion. And oftentimes, this is no exception when dealing with the question: Which type of glue applicator should I choose? Should I pick the brush or the squeeze tube? Does it matter?

So to help make things a bit clearer and to help you get back to the business of gluing, let’s have a quick look at the different types of applicators and discover what they do best.

Main Squeeze

Many types of adhesives such as The Original Super Glue, feature the squeeze tube applicator. Using this method, the glue is able to flow out and form a continuous stream. The length or amount of this stream is based upon the pressure applied to the tube. Squeeze applicators are extremely common, as they work for a wide range of uses such as filling in cracks.

Brush it Onwards & Upwards

If your project or repair requires either small or large surface coverage, as well as great control, then the brush on applicator may be just what you need. Products such as Future Glue Brush-On include the small brush tool that can be used to paint and coat surfaces, cover over cracks, or apply the adhesive on hard-to-reach areas.

Let it Drop

Bottles of adhesive like Bondini 2 feature the dropper tip applicator, where one drop of glue, at a time, is released. This type of applicator doesn’t works best for large surface coverage needs, but instead it better suits situations that require an small and exact application of glue, such as filling in a crevice or working with jewelry.

On Point

For excellent accuracy and a high degree of precision, the push point applicator is the one to pick. When using products like the Super Glue Pen, simply press the tip of the pen to the surface that is to be glued. With this type of applicator, an exact placement of the adhesive is best achieved and it can be the perfect tool for repairs that are delicate or detailed.

Which Glue Applicator Did You Use?

Now that the sticky facts about applicator types have been covered, we’d love to hear about which one was handy for your repair or craft. Please share your story on our Facebook page, or if you need more help with adhesive selection, check out this info on choosing the right product for your project.

Super Glues Improve Fuel Efficiency In New Cars

September 18th, 2014
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According to a Wall Street Journal article, September 8, 2014, Super Glues are being used to help make cars lighter in order to ultimately improve fuel economy.

Heavier metal fasteners like rivets, nuts and bolts are being replaced by super glues which can hold things together just as well, or better, while improving fuel efficiency.

“The global market for structural adhesives used in cars, airplanes and other vehicles should hit $2 billion this year, up from $1.5 billion a decade ago,” according to IHS senior consultant Erik Linak quoted in the article.

The WSJ article states that “carbon fibers and other composite materials lend themselves more to glues than screws” and lighter weight aluminum and composite fibers are what automobile manufacturers are using instead of heavier substrates like steel wherever possible in new cars.  “About 27 pounds of adhesives go into the typical car today, up from 18 pounds a decade ago,” said Daniel Murad, chief executive of ChemQuest Group Inc., a Cinncinati consulting firm.

Deciding which metal fasteners can be replaced by glues is a challenge for engineers.  Safety is still their top priority and federal standards must continue to be met.  Adhesive manufacturers, working with engineers, are always seeking new formulas which can withstand higher temperatures, be removed and/or replaced easier, and bond to a wider range of substrates.

Using adhesives (super glues, epoxies, etc.) to replace fasteners is definitely on the rise, in the automobile and airline industries as well as many other industries,  and this is excellent news for manufacturers and consumers!

Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Horse!

January 20th, 2014
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Friday, January 31,2014 is Chinese New Year.  This is The Year of the Horse.  Celebrations include:  reunion dinners; cleaning the house in order to make way for good fortune; lighting firecrackers; making, eating, and gifting fortune cookies; and giving away and receiving red envelopes filled with money.  It is a festive holiday celebrated around the world.

We thought we would share this video with you in honor of The Year of the Horse and making things new!  It’s a great DIY video with some helpful tips for you.  It shows a plastic horse being repaired using baking soda and super glue!  Baking soda and super glue together create a great substrate that bonds easily to plastic and can be molded and sanded once dry.  Check this out:

[Video Credit:  WickedMule89 via YouTube]

Here’s some more information about the upcoming Year of The Horse:

[Video Credit:  Arirang News via YouTube]

Wishing everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year and much good fortune to you and yours!

Take Super Glue Hiking!

November 18th, 2013
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This exciting story came to our attention from The Original Super Glue(R) customer, G. Neumaie:

“We were on vacation in Ecuador.  When we left for a hiking trip, I made sure to bring a couple of tubes of Super Glue.  To make a long story short, we drove from Quito out to the Mountain Tungarahua out past the city of Ambato.  This volcano is usually somewhat active, not like Mount Imbaburra where we were based.  So, out we went, climbing and looking at the boiling steam vents and the sights of Nature.  The volcano awoke, shaking the whole mountainside with a roaring low pitch sound like a thousand thunderstorms.  Some of us fell down on the sharp rocks.  We had to get out in a hurry.  There were wounds that were bleeding, but the priority was to get off the mountain.  Out came the Super Glue!  A few dabs on the wounds after a quick wipe and the bleeding stopped.  When we got down to the town of Banos, the Doctor said we didn’t need any stitches because the Super Glue took care of it.  My family was safe and sound, thanks to the quick acting super glue.  Later we had ice cream.”  🙂 ….

We say, “Boy, did you ever deserve that ice cream!!”

Thanks for sharing your amazing story with us and thanks for reminding us to TAKE SUPER GLUE HIKING!

WELL SAID: When Customers Speak Super Glue Corporation Listens!!

August 12th, 2013
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The best part of our day here at Super Glue Corporation and Pacer Technology is hearing from customers!  Whether they call us, or send us their story via our website, there is nothing we like better than talking to our customers.  I guess the fact that we have great, tried and true, products helps!!  😉

The majority of Super Glue Corporation customers – users of our brands like The Original Super Glue, Pro Seal, Bondini, ZAP, Front Porch Treasures, and Pacer Industrial – are very happy with our products’ performance.  Of course, every once in awhile they write in to ask us to perfect the product more or tweak it for their specific need; or to ask us where they can find our products, but we enjoy hearing these comments as well … they help us improve!

As a company, our roots were with the Remote Control model airplane business (this has now morphed into a whole new arena called drones!) … Many of our products were originally purposed for the hobby end of the industry.  Turns out this is a great foundation as hobbyists are some of the most detail oriented and precise people in the world!  They know what they need, they want what they need and they don’t let up until they get what they need for each part of their building process!!  Therefore, we have managed to build up quite a wide selection of high performance, job-specific products.  Many of these products end up being very multi-functional and work great across many genres!

This is where the fun comes in for us!  Hearing from people who love our products and depend on them for uses far beyond their original purpose …. we never imagined all the crossover uses, but it seems logical once you realize that many of the same issues occur in a wide arrange of hobbies, crafts, do-it-yourself projects and other fields! 

Here’s just one example of a cross-over product use:  FLY TYING!

fly-tying[Photo Credit:  Wikipedia:  Fly tying]

We say, “WELL SAID” to our customer B. Byrd who wrote in to tell us:  “I have used many adhesives for finishing flys and there is nothing on the market that even compares to the strength and virtual invisibility of Zap-a-Gap.  I would like to pass on to beginning tiers to not waste their time trying any other product!”

Thank You!  Once again, a satisfied customer made our day!!

ZapAGap1[Photo Credit:  Super Glue Corporation website]

Don’t waste your time trying other products!! 🙂

 

Happy 4th of July! God Bless the USA!

June 24th, 2013
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[Video Credit:  You Tube]

Super Glue Corporation is PROUD to be an American manufacturing company!  As we celebrate the 4th of July with family, friends, and maybe even that favorite American past time baseball ;), we will take time to be grateful for the freedoms we cherish here in America!  We are thankful to all the troops, past and present, who fight to keep us safe, secure and FREE!  Happy Birthday, America!!  Thanks, Lee Greenwood, for your amazing song, God Bless the USA!! 

Here’s another full version of the song … one more time … Enjoy!!

[Video Credit:  You Tube]

Picnic Table Cloth Preserver: Clothespins & EPOXY!

June 24th, 2013
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You’ve heard of lifesavers, right?  Well, here’s a picnicsaver idea!! 

Instead of worrying about your next picnic tablecloth flying away or billowing in the wind, take a few minutes to epoxy some clothespins to the underside of your picnic table and easy as a snap you have security for the day!!  Use The Original Super Glue brand waterproof epoxy and you will be set from season to season!!

Happy 4th!  Happy Summer!!

Nautical Themed Bedroom! Stick with the Details!!

June 24th, 2013
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This nautical themed bedroom is terrific!  It’s all DIY and filled with creativity!  We love the porthole mirror idea!!!  It was handmade with simple craft supplies from Michaels!  The round wooden piece was spray painted white, and the small birch buttons were painted gold, and then both the smaller round mirror and the gold buttons were attached using super glue!!

You can find more of the nautical bedroom ideas and all of the details for how it was created by going directly to  the centsationalgirl.com blog.  Fresh and Fun!  We love it!!

 

Life Saving Super Glue To The Rescue For Kansas Baby!

June 10th, 2013
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According to a story published on June 9, 2013 by FoxNews.Com, a baby at the University of Kansas Hospital was saved from a “traumatic hemorrhage” by doctors and super glue

Ashlyn Julian, a 3 week old baby girl, had a MRI that, according to the article, “revealed an olive-size aneurysm that was causing bleeding in her brain”.   Apparently such aneurysms are very rare in children and so, according to neurosurgeon Dr. Koji Ebersole in the article, “No infant-size tools are made for treating the condition … Wary of the approach typically used for adult patients – opening the skull to operate on the aneurysm – Ebersole and a team of doctors from several area hospitals on Wednesday decided to repair Ashlyn’s brain from the inside.” 

The surgical procedure involved brain imaging machinery, a catheter and ultimately “Ebersole was able to deposit the sterile, surgical superglue on the affected blood vessel.  The glue dried in seconds and created an internal cast, sealing the blood vessel …. ‘It’s literally the same compound as the superglue you’d find in the store,’ Ebersole said.”

The procedure is very rare and it may have been the first time it was ever performed on an infant.  Check out the full FoxNews.com article for all of the facts!  Wow, we knew super glue was incredible, but life saving puts it in a whole new realm!!

Thank you, Dr. Harry Coover, for your amazing invention!!!