3M cyanoacrylate instant adhesive

Instant Adhesives

Your instant bonding solution to durable strength.


Apply, hold, done – it’s as easy as that.

  • Instant glue or adhesives, commonly referred to as cyanoacrylates, are one-component, low-viscosity liquids that cure rapidly with just contact pressure and surface moisture.

    Using thin bond lines, cyanoacrylates adhere well to plastics, metals and rubbers. With the use of primers, they can also adhere to Low Surface Energy (LSE) plastics and elastomers. Cyanoacrylates tend to have low flexibility, peel strength and impact resistance compared to other structural adhesives. They are generally used for applications such as gasket bonding, tight-fitting joints and smaller assemblies.

Key benefits of instant adhesives

  • Cyanoacrylates are versatile enough to glue a wide variety of materials.
    Material Bonding

    Different cyanoacrylate formulations make them a match for various substrates, including plastics, rubbers and metals

  • The quick cure time of cyanoacrylates enables you to improve work efficiency.
    Process Efficiency

    Less than a minute to reach holding strength means parts can move rapidly to the next processing stage

  • Use 3M instant adhesives to bond smaller assemblies.
    Shear Strength

    Instant adhesives provide strong bonds on tiny surface areas such as jewellery or electronics

Featured Instant Adhesive Products
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  • Our CA5 cyanoacrylate adhesive can be easily dispensed from a flexible container.
    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5 is a cyanoacrylate glue that can be easily applied with a thin bond line from a squeeze bottle.

    • Useful where gap filling is desired for bonding rough or uneven surfaces
    • Fast cure time
    • Reaches handling strength in under 60 seconds
    • High strength and impact resistance
    • Strong, durable and long lasting bond on a variety of substrates
  • Pinch or squeeze our low odour cyanoacrylate instant adhesives from a flexible container.
    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Low Odor Instant Adhesive LO1000

    3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Low Odor Instant Adhesive LO1000 is a high-viscosity, low-volatility cyanoacrylate glue.

    • Lower odor can improve worker comfort in work areas where ventilation is limited
    • Low blooming for cosmetically critical applications
    • Bonds to a number of substrates, including plastics and rubbers
    • Precise application: pinch container for a precise drop or squeeze for a steady bead

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