Posts Tagged ‘The Original Super Glue’

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Framed Fish Tank!!

April 29th, 2013
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[Photo Credit:  Glitter 'N Glue Blog]

Check out this terrific gift idea for Mother’s Day we found on Twitter:  a framed fish tank … so clever!!!  We love the idea of action art and we think moms of all ages will love it, too!!

According the the Glitter ‘N Glue blog, here’s what you’ll need for the project:

- a rectangular aquarium

- a rectangular frame

- mounting tape (try ours it’s amazing!)

And then, of course, you’ll need the fish, rocks, and decorations for inside the tank (we have an amazing waterproof epoxy that you can use to attach any castles, trees or coral to the bottom of the tank).  Go to the Glitter ‘N Glue blog for more step by step photos and directions for this project.

We so appreciate creativity and we think mom’s (and even dad’s) will, too!!!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the MOMS out there!!!  You ROCK!!!

What Does American Idol’s Randy Jackson Have In Common With Super Glue?

April 27th, 2013
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[Photo Credit:  Fox/Michael Becker via Digital Spy]

Ok … we love, love, love American Idol like millions of the rest of you reality tv fans and so, of course, we love the last remaining original judge on American Idol, Randy Jackson, as well … dude, he is #inittowinit!!

So what does American Idol’s Randy Jackson have in common with Super Glue?  Is it that his opinion STICKS in the viewers’ minds and has the most powerful influence on their voting?  Or is it that he BONDS with contestants? 

Well, these things may be true, but the real answer is the one given by Randy himself, “I’m the super glue of American Idol.”   Randy is the only original judge still on the panel and he just “loves the show” and thinks “it’s the greatest talent show of its kind” according to Digital Spy.   He’s dealt with all of the different personalities on the judging panel and has stuck with the show season after season!  We agree that he creates the strongest bond between all of the diverse judges on the panel and the contestants themselves …. Randy has stuck by the show since the very beginning and continues to support the contestants long after the season ends.

We concur that Randy is the super glue of American Idol and we (the makers of The Original Super Glue(R)) are thrilled he compared himself to us!!  He is first rate, #1!!

Now, back to the voting …. Who do YOU want to win this season??  Angie, Amber, Candice or Kree?

Earth Day 2013

March 25th, 2013
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Earth Day is April 22, 2013!   This year’s theme is “face of climate change”.  We know that recycling has had a positive effect on our environment.  Repairing, reusing, and recycling are some of the main reasons consumers are stuck on Super Glue Corporation products!  Over the years we’ve blogged about many different types of recycling projects …. Here’s a recap of just a few of our favorites:

BUILDING A MINI HOVERCRAFT using old cds, bottle caps, balloons and super glue ** FUN **

BIRDFEEDERS made from old cd cases, and super glue ** CREATIVE **

DECORATIVE SWITCHPLATE COVERS reusing old neckties and contact cement to decorate plain switchplate covers ** FASHION FORWARD IDEAS FOR YOUR HOME **

VASES polymer clay flowers attached to old glass jars using super glue and paint ** WOW **

EASTER EGG ANEMOMETER (instrument for measuring wind force and speed) you’ll have to see this one to believe it .. just click the link ;) ** SPRING & SCIENCE **

You can find more Earth Day project ideas by going to our blog and seach “recycle” or check out our PINTEREST board titled “Recycling with The Original Super Glue“!

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world.  In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

Like New! Super Glue & Plastics

February 23rd, 2013
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[Photo Credit:  Shirl in Dallas]

We were thrilled to receive this photo and testimonial from one of our cherished customers in Dallas, Texas.  “Shirl” wrote in to tell us how super glue was able to repair one of her household treasures:

“Hi!  I have a ‘super glue testimonial’ – I have a Lucite ice bucket that has a detachable lid.  The lid fits into the bucket with a small Lucite fob.  In my haste the other day the lid fell and the fob broke away from its ‘place’.  I used the glue and allowed it to dry and ‘eureka’!!! it worked!!!!  Is that good or what???”

Shirl, we think that’s not just good – it’s GREAT!  THANKS for sharing your story!  Our customers are the most valuable resource our research and development team has in its “toolbox”.  Customer stories provide THE BEST product feedback and help us tailor our products to meet the wide variety of challenges our customers encounter on a daily basis.  We especially liked this feedback as certain plastics have posed a problem at times, in the past, for super glues

Plastics today can be made out of many different chemicals and consist of a variety of substrates as many plastics (particularly kids’ toys) are often made from recycled materials.  This can be problematic when developing a glue for the general category of ”plastics” because the term ”plastics” can actually reference a lot of different materials and substrates.  We’re glad that The Original Super Glue(R) worked for Shirl’s Lucite ice bucket, but you may appreciate knowing we also have a unique super glue made just for plastics, too.  It is called Plastic-Fuse and works when other super glues won’t.  The key to this glue is the primer that you apply to the surface of the plastic prior to applying the Future Glue Gel(R).  It works best for use with polyethylene and polypropylene based materials also known as “plastics”.  This unique product solution – job specific to plastics - came about as a result of customer feedback.  We can’t overemphasize how much we value this type of  input!!

If you have a story about how one of our products worked to solve one of your project challenges, or if you haven’t yet found an adhesive product that works well  for one of your project challenges, tell us – we want to hear from you - and you may win some free super glue!

 

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

Super Glue Making Health News for Multiple Uses!

February 14th, 2013
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An article by Sharon Worcester, in the January 2013 issue of Skin and Allergy News states “A cyanoacrylate adhesive-based implant is feasible, safe and effective for the treatment of great saphenous vein incompetence, according to 1-year follow up data from the first study of the product in humans….. Of 38 patients with an incompetent great saphenous vein who were treated with a proprietary formulation of cyanoacrylate adhesive (known as superglue), 100% deomonstrated complete closure of the vein immediately and at the 48-hour follow-up, as measured using duplex ultrasound and clinical examination; after 1 year, 92% maintained complete closure, said Dr. Proebstle of Hirschberg, Germany.” 

Additionally a report, written by Bruce Jancin, in the December 1, 2011 of Skin & Allergy News  found that “Applying a fast-drying cyanoacrylate glue to the proximal nail fold once or twice weekly is an inexpensive and effective treatment for the habit-tic condition of onychotillomania … often categorized as a compulsive psychiatric disorder … The likely mechanisms of benefit from the cyanoacrylate glue, such as Super Glue or Krazy Glue, are twofold:  the built-up layer of glue creates a physical barrier that helps protect the proximal nail fold against the patient’s mindless repetitive picking, and, at the same time, the artificial layer promotes self-awareness of the tic habit, said Dr. Blatiere, a dermatologist at the University of Montpellier (France).” 

This amazing health news comes as no surprise to the makers of super glue at Super Glue Corporation.   Cyanoacrylates, commonly referred to as Super Glues or CAs, have been used for decades in a wide range of industries.  Dr. Harry Coover serendipitously discovered the original product in a government research assignment to find a better way to cast gun sights.  He discarded the product for that purpose because it was too sticky to be practical.  Six years later he went back to the product he had developed knowing that he had discovered a new class of adhesives.  According to Dr. Coover, “it is probably the best single material that has more uses than any other material we have.”  Check out this video

One of the first uses of cyanoacrylates was for wound closure during the Vietnam War.  It is a very “potent hemostatic agent” according to Dr. Coover and was initailly used extensively to topically stop bleeding.  Since that time it has been used in conjunction with deep stitches in a wide range of surgical procedures.  Additionally, cyanoacrylates are used topically by hikers, musicians, athletes and others, providing relief from pain, and protection from infection and fungus, on blisters, calluses,a and paper cuts.  Cyanoacrylates have been used in the cosmetic nail industry for years in a variety of ways including nail tip application, nail repair, silk wraps, acrylics and powder applications.  Most recently, cyanoacrylates are being used in conjunction with a color gel to produce a glossy smooth finish that dries in minutes.  Studies have shown that topical use of cyanoacrylates is safe although the product should not be used near lips, mouth, or skin exposed to hair or body fluids.

We know that eventually cyanoacrylates will break down with extended exposure to water or alcohol, but consumers have sent us eyewitness testimony that our cyanoacrylates have held their dental caps on for years.  Coral fraggers have told us about their success in using our super glue products to propagate coral underwater for long periods of time, so while we know the product breaks down with exposure to water it seems to hold for a reasonable length of time.

We are proud to be associated with this truly exceptional, safe, effective, multi-use product and were happy to be in attendance when Dr. Harry Coover was presented with the National Medal of Technology and Innovation for discovering it!

Kintsugi – The Art of Mending

November 15th, 2012
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The Japenese way of mending pottery and china pieces becomes an artform of its own.  This video describes Kintsugi, the art of mending using resin and gold paint, to create even more beautiful pieces of art!  What an incredible process and beautiful “repair”!

[Video Credit:  Listening To Leaves blog]

Ghosts, Mummies … DIY Ghouls!

September 26th, 2012
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These adorable “mummy jars” are  a clever addition to your Halloween decor without being too ghoulish!  We found the original idea on Pinterest and loved it so much we wanted to share it with our readers!  Here’s all you need to make them:

- clean glass jars of varying heights

- gauze

- googly eyes

- led votive candles

Wrap the jar with gauze, securing each end with a drop of  The Original Super Glue(R) Glass Adhesive.  Glue on the googly eyes (using the Glass Adhesive) and drop a led votive candle inside.

Happy Halloween, Everyone!

 

 

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!!

Mic-a-rt

May 21st, 2012
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[Mic-a-rt Pictures Photo Credit:  Richard Grant]

Artist, Richard Grant, sent us these fantastic pictures of his art work currently on display at Mt. Mann in Bethel, Maine.  He wrote in to tell us that he is using our Fix-All product to adhere mica over his art work. 

He writes, “The mica art is like reflective glass as light bounces off it in different ways.  But on one hand that adds a depth to the pieces and on the other hand makes them hard to photograph … The see through effect is what I need.  I get it with Fix-All … The glue that works the best is transparent when it dries as each piece of artwork is covered with Mica, the mineral I mine in Maine.”

Richard Grant’s bio states that he studied under Walter Feldman, Brown University.  He works with oils, watercolors and ink.  In the last few years he has been working to create mixed media works, adding the mineral mica to watercolors and ink.  He mines the mica in southern Maine.  Clear mica from the Perham Mines, black mica from Mount Apatite and golden mica from the Bumpus Quarry are used in his art.  The mic-a-rt is lanced with an incandescent light that shifts with movement or a change in the focus of a light source.  Richard lives in Kingston, RI and can be contacted at Richard@rbgrant.com.

Thanks for sharing your story with us, Richard.  We are very impressed with your work!!