3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA8 is a low viscosity instant adhesive. The CA8 instant adhesive is formulated to give exceptional strength and impact resistance on a wide variety of substrates, including metals, plastics and rubbers. Once applied, the glue has fast handling time and cure to keep jobs moving quickly.
- Bonds to a number of substrates, including metals, plastics and rubbers
- High strength and impact resistance
- Reaches handling strength in under 40 seconds
- Low viscosity adhesive is easily applied from the bottle
- Strong, durable and long lasting bond on a variety of substrates
What kind of applications is the 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA8 good for?
The 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA8, Clear, 1 Pound Bottle can be used for bonding small parts or electronic components. It has a high viscosity and fills gaps easily.
How long does it take this adhesive to dry?
This adhesive dries instantly upon contact with surfaces. However, we recommend waiting around 24 hours before exposing the bonded surface to water.
Is this adhesive safe for use on food-contact surfaces?
No, unfortunately. This product should not be used on any surface that will come into direct contact with food or drinking water.
Can I get smaller quantities of this adhesive?
Yes! While our standard packing is one case (which contains one pound bottle), if you’re in need of a smaller quantity give us a call — we'd be happy to discuss alternate purchasing options.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA8 is a cyanoacrylate adhesive that can be easily applied with a thin bond line from a squeeze bottle and cures quickly. The adhesive is dispensed from a flexible container, allowing you to pinch a precise drop or squeeze for a steady bead.Recommended Applications
- Gasket attachment
- Small joint assembly
- Jewelry assembly
- Orthopedics and footwear
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA8 typically reaches handling strength in under 40 seconds and achieves a full cure in 24 hours. This quick curing time keeps jobs moving quickly and may help improve workplace productivity. Once fully cured, the adhesive creates a strong, durable, and long-lasting bond, with overlap shear strength over 2,000 psi.Understanding Instant Adhesives
Instant adhesives are fast-acting, cyanoacrylate-based formulas used in industrial and household applications. They are an acrylic resin that rapidly polymerizes in the presence of moisture, forming long, strong chains that join the bonded surfaces together. To ensure a strong bond is formed within a reasonable time, cyanoacrylate adhesives should be applied thinly, with pressure put on the bond for a few seconds.
3M instant adhesives apply right from the container and rapidly reach handling strength at room temperature. Commonly referred to as super glue, a single drop per square inch can bond many plastics, rubbers, metals, wood, and more. In 2012, an instant adhesive from 3M set a Guinness World Record 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. Their technologies help customers deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.