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KNOWLEDGE — INNOVATION — SOLUTIONS
INSTANT ADHESIVES (CYANOACRYLATES)
INSTANT ADHESIVES (CYANOACRYLATES)

Strong, fast, and durable instant adhesives for multiple purposes.

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HOT MELT ADHESIVES
HOT MELT ADHESIVES

Fast, cost-effective, versatile, and reliable hot-melt adhesive bonds.

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UV CURING ADHESIVES
UV CURING ADHESIVES

Light-cured adhesives for strength and longer lifetimes.

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STRUCTURAL EPOXY AND INDUSTRIAL ADHESIVE
STRUCTURAL EPOXY AND INDUSTRIAL ADHESIVE

Maximum Tensile and Shear Strength in non-solvent and solvent-based technologies.

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EPOXIES, ELECTRICAL POTTING COMPOUND
EPOXIES, ELECTRICAL POTTING COMPOUND

UL approved products in a variety of ratios and viscosities.

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SEALANTS, ANAEROBIC THREADLOCKER, RETAINING COMPOUNDS
SEALANTS, ANAEROBIC THREADLOCKER, RETAINING COMPOUNDS

Tough, Resilient, Flexible, High temperature resistant, MIL-spec and ASTM specifications available.

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DISPENSING EQUIPMENT
DISPENSING EQUIPMENT

Soft-squeeze bottles, UV Curing equipment, robots and semi-automatic adhesive dispensing systems.

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2021-04-19
How to Remove Instant Adhesives from Different Surfaces?

How to Remove Instant Adhesives from Different Surfaces?

Instant adhesives, also known as cyanoacrylate, are widely used across industrial and architectural applications. Since their curing process depends on the presence of moisture, cyanoacrylate dries quickly on almost all surfaces. In today’s post, we’ll walk you through some of the materials where instant adhesives could stick accidentally and how to remove them.

Removal of Instant Adhesives

Metals

Cyanoacrylates could spill and leave droppings on different metal surfaces. Acetone as a cyanoacrylate solvent can be applied to dissolve the adhesive. For larger droppings, you can use a paint scraper to scrape the adhesive or use a hammer to tap the surface to help remove the bond.

Glass

For sensitive items such as eyeglasses and glass screens on TV and phones, you can use acetone, hot water, or alcohol to soften the stubborn adhesive. For less sensitive types of glass, you can use a scraper to aid the cyanoacrylate solvents.

Plastics

Removing the adhesive from plastic or vinyl materials can be more challenging than metal and glass. So one should be very careful when using cyanoacrylates on these surfaces. For one thing, trying to remove adhesive drops or spills with a scraper would leave scratches on the surface. 

You can soak the material in detergent and water solution or use nitromethane to soften and help remove the adhesive from the surface. Acetone is an effective cyanoacrylate solvent, but it could also cause damage to some types of plastic.

Fabrics

Acetone and nail polish remover can be applied to the glue droppings on one’s clothing.  These solvents also work well on dried adhesive on the skin.

Glue droppings are inevitable when working with instant adhesives and it could be troublesome to try to remove them without damaging the surface of the material. So, keeping cyanoacrylate solvents within your reach will save you time.

Looking for reliable adhesives for your specific project?

Invertech Canada offers fast-acting, easy-to-use, and extremely versatile instant adhesives for your unique needs. Call us now at 905-814-1563 to know more about our adhesives, sealants, and epoxies.


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