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 is the optimal surface for 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA8?
The adhesive works great on most surfaces, including metal, plastics, rubber, and leather.
Can I use this adhesive to bond items in my freezer or refrigerator?
Yes! Our adhesive can withstand low temperatures making it perfect for refrigeration environments.
Is there a safety concern when using 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA8?
As with any chemical product safe usage needs to be observed. We encourage users to read the directions accompanying the product carefully before usage. Leave no room for errors!
How long does it take this adhesive to set?
The setting time depends on environmental factors such as humidity, temperature among other factors; however full strength should be reached within 24 hours at normal temperature/humidity levels
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 for precise application by either pinching a precise drop or squeezing 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 helps 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. 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 use the science of adhesion to deliver innovative solutions that improve the design and manufacturing processes of companies worldwide. Their technologies help customers deliver competitive products to the market faster and more efficiently.