3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5 is a medium viscosity instant adhesive. The CA5 instant adhesive is useful where gap filling is desired for bonding rough or uneven surfaces. Once applied, the glue has fast handling time and cure to keep jobs moving quickly.
- Useful where gap filling is desired for bonding rough or uneven surfaces
- High strength and impact resistance
- Reaches handling strength in under 60 seconds
- Medium viscosity adhesive is easily applied from the bottle
- Strong, durable and long lasting bond on a variety of substrates
What is 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5 used for?
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5 is a clear, fast-setting adhesive that bonds quickly to plastics, rubbers, and metals. It's designed to be used for bonding small parts and building up assemblies.
How does the adhesive work?
The adhesive works by chemically reacting with moisture on the surfaces being bonded. When applied to a surface, it quickly forms strong bonds that are resistant to shock and vibration.
Can I use this product on all types of plastic?
While 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5 can bond many different types of plastics, we recommend testing a small area before using it on your specific application material. This will help ensure proper adhesion as some materials may require pre-treatment.
Is this product safe to use around food contact areas?
No, we do not recommend using our instant adhesives in applications involving direct or indirect food contact as they have not been tested or approved for these purposes.
Is there a minimum temperature required for this product to work effectively?
Yes, the optimal operating temperature range for this adhesive is between -40°F (-40°C) and 176°F (80°C). At temperatures outside of this range you may experience reduced performance.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5 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
- Gap filling
- Rubber, foam and glass bonding
- Instant bonding
Once applied, 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA5 typically reaches handling strength in under 60 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 hold 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.