Everything You Need to Know About Super Glue Accelerators

by Ahmet Emek on January 16, 2023

Elevate Your Cyanoacrylate "Super Glue" Application With an Accelerator Cyanoacrylate, commonly known as super glue, revolutionized many industries when it was invented. A wide range of difficult substrates like plastics, metals, leather, wood and more were able to be bonded quickly and permanently with a simple application process. As more cyanoacrylates hit the market, some produce slower set times than others.

This is where cyanoacrylate "super glue" accelerators come in to play. A cyanoacrylate accelerator can be applied to bonding surfaces before the adhesive to create an almost instant bond. These products are also useful to cure super glue that may be pressed out of two substrates when they are put together.

What is a CA Accelerator?

The Quick Explanation There are many uses for super glue accelerators but the most common, and obvious use, is to speed up the cure time of super glue. In addition, super glue accelerators can lead to a stronger final bond, especially in dry climates and between difficult substrates that contain a lot of oil or acid (think wood). Super glue uses the moisture in the air to cure. It is a highly reactive adhesive, once it begins to cure it forms a permanent bond with the substrate. A super glue accelerator helps to provide moisture to speed up the curing process - it can also help out in dry climates.


When Should I Use a CA Accelerator?

The list of uses for accelerators goes on and on. We won't bore you with the details — we'll focus on the most common and most effective applications. Woodworkers use layers of super glue and super glue accelerator, either alone or in conjunction with oils, to create super strong and super weather-proof finishes for their projects. Super glue accelerators are a great add-on in situations where the faster the set time, the better the overall performance. It is especially useful for adhering difficult substrates and creating lasting bonds in low humidity environments. Infinity Bond Quickbond's easy-to-handle spray bottle is great for product assembly, manufacturing, wire tacking, silk screening, gap filling, and many more applications.


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