3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA50 Gel is a gel viscosity instant adhesive. The CA50 instant adhesive is formulated for bonding on acidic surfaces (such as wood, paper, leather, and ceramic). Once applied, the glue has fast handling time and cure to keep jobs moving quickly.
- Surface insensitive for acidic substrate bonding
- High strength and impact resistance
- Reaches handling strength in under 120 seconds
- Gel viscosity adhesive is easily applied from the bottle
- Strong, durable and long lasting bond on a variety of substrates
What type of material does the 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA50 Gel work on?
The CA50 Gel is designed to bond rubber, metal and plastic parts.
Can it be used for household repairs?
Yes, you can use this adhesive for household repairs. However, we recommend reading the product instructions carefully before applying it.
Is it waterproof?
Yes, this adhesive has excellent resistance against water.
What is the shelf life of a tube of 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA50 Gel?
The shelf life can vary depending on storage conditions but generally they have a minimum shelf life of one year starting from manufacturing date.
3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Instant Adhesive CA50 Gel is a cyanoacrylate adhesive that is dispensed from a flexible container. It can be applied with a thin bond line from a squeeze bottle and cures quickly. Pinch for 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 CA50 Gel typically reaches handling strength in under 120 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.