3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA100 is a medium viscosity instant adhesive. The CA100 instant adhesive is formulated to give exceptional strength and impact resistance on a wide variety of substrates, including plastics and rubbers. Once applied, the glue has fast handling time and cure to keep jobs moving quickly.
- High strength and impact resistance
- Bonds to a number of substrates, including plastics and rubbers
- Reaches handling strength in under 70 seconds
- Medium viscosity adhesive is easily applied from the bottle
What makes 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA100 effective?
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA100 is designed to bond quickly and securely to various substrates such as plastic, rubber, metal and more. This product features excellent adhesion combined with good shear strength and environmental resistance.
Is this adhesive safe for use in food contact applications?
No, we do not recommend using the 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA100 in direct contact with food or drinking water.
How long does it take for the adhesive to set after application?
The curing time of our instant adhesive products like the 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA100 depends on several factors including humidity, temperature and substrate material. On average, at room temperature (72°F/22°C), full cure can be achieved within one hour.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA100 is a glue that is easily applied with a thin bond line from a squeeze bottle and cures quickly. This cyanoacrylate adhesive is dispensed from a flexible container; pinch a precise drop or squeeze for a steady bead.Recommended Applications
- Gasket attachment
- Small joint assembly
- Jewelry assembly
- Orthopedics and footwear
Once applied, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA100 typically reaches handling strength in under 70 seconds, with a full cure achieved in 24 hours. This keeps jobs moving quickly and may help improve workplace productivity. Once a full cure is achieved, the glue achieves a strong, durable and lasting bond, with overlap shear strength over 2,000 psi.Understanding Instant Adhesives
Instant adhesives are cyanoacrylate based formulas that are strong, fast-acting glues used in industrial and household applications. In general, they are an acrylic resin that rapidly polymerizes in the presence of moisture, forming long, strong chains, joining the bonded surfaces together.
Cyanoacrylate adhesives should be applied thinly, with pressure put on the bond for a few seconds, to ensure that the reaction proceeds rapidly and a strong bond is formed within a reasonable time.
3M instant adhesives apply right from the container and rapidly reach handling strength at room temperature. Commonly referred to as a super glue, a single drop per square inch can bond many plastics, rubbers, metals, wood and more. An instant adhesive from 3M set a Guinness World Record in 2012 for the strongest glue by lifting an 8.1 metric ton forklift in the air for one hour.Bringing Better Ideas to the Surface through Science and Innovation
In the 3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division, they apply the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies around the world. In the end, their technologies help customers like you deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.