CYANOACRYLATE ADHESIVES

Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Cyanoacrylate is an acrylic monomer that will polymerise to plastic-like material when being exposed to moisture and humid environment. The early version of Cyanoacrylate adhesive or "Super Glue" is made of ethyl based formulation that is versatile when used for bonding all kind of materials like plastics, metals, composites, glass and many more.It cures or hardened on the contact of even the slightest trace of moisture present on the bonding substrates generating a strong polymerisation effect that yield high adhesion and reliability very rapidly.

Depending on the grades being selected, the types of cyanoacrylate adhesives being offered range from non-drip, rubber toughened, low whitening, high-temperature resistance, flexible and for metals bonding purposes.

With the advancement of chemistry, Methoxyethyl Cyanoacrylate or MECA is leading the way for a low blooming effect and low odour range that will eliminate these perennial problems with methyl and ethyl based cyanoacrylate adhesives.

Cartell Chemical produces a comprehensive (under MECA) range of Mxbon® that is comparable to Ethyl-2 Cyanoacrylate adhesives but minus the whitening and smell characteristics. Methoxy instant adhesive not only has additional advantages in physical properties but also has a better operating experience for operators and is more environmentally friendly.

Methyl & Ethyl Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

General Grade

General Purpose Series

Quick setting and bonds to most materials with variable viscosities to select. Low cost and long shelf life...

Cyanoacrylate Adhesive

Metal Bonding Series

Specially designed for use to bond metal substrates with higher bond strength. It also bonds well to other kinds of materials...

Rubber Toughened Cyanoacrylate

Rubber Toughened Series

Formulated with rubber fillers to absorb impact and shock resistance. It can withstand high temperatures and bonds to most substrates...

Rubber Toughened Cyanoacrylate

Special Functionality Series

For use of bonding electronics components, wire tacking and many more electrical appliances applications high bond strength...

Surface Insensitive

Surface Insensitive Series

Quick setting and bonds well to substrates that are low in wettability or used in combination with surface primer to increase adhesion...

Mxbon Primer

Primer &
Accelerator Series

Primer & Accelerator are mainly used for surface preparation to improve the bonding strength and also to speed up the curing speed...

Low Bloom & Low Odour Series

Low Bloom Series

General Purpose Series

Low bloom and low odour cyanoacrylate adhesives with fast setting properties that bond to most substrates...

Speciality Functionality Series

Special Functionality Series

Rubber toughened with low bloom and odour properties that withstand flexing and impact resistance...

Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Low Bloom Series

Light Cure Series

It combines light-curing mechanism with cyanoacrylate adhesive technology that cures instantly when exposed to UV irradiation.

Methyl & Ethyl Cyanoacrylate

General Purpose Series

General Purpose Series is the quick setting adhesive used for a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics and elastomers. It is also suited for bonding porous materials such as wood, leather and fabric.

Mxbon 21420 - General purpose grade. Fast setting and low viscosity.

Mxbon 21495 - General purpose with good heat resistance. Fast setting.

Mxbon 21416 - General purpose. High viscosity version of Mxbon 21420.

General Grade

Rubber Toughened Series

Rubber Toughened Series is designed for use in higher temperature and higher humidity environments. These rubber toughened high viscosity products can be used where flexibility and vibration resistance is needed. They are suitable for difficult-to-bond materials, such as thermal plastic, and possess faster fixturing than epoxy resin, therefore it is easier for construction work.

Mxbon® 21438 - Rubber toughened. Medium viscosity. Black colour.

Mxbon 21480 - Rubber toughened with good peel strength. Black colour.

Mxbon 21380 - Good flexibility and peel strength. Medium viscosity. Black colour.

Mxbon 21410 - Good flexibility and peel strength. High viscosity. Black colour.

 

Rubber Toughened Cyanoacrylate

Metal Bonding Series

Metal Bonding Series possess high strength when bonding metal materials or metal to rubber materials. They perform better as compared to traditional Ethyl CA products.

Mxbon® 23493 - General purpose for bonding metal substrates. Low viscosity.

Mxbon® 23496 - General purpose for bonding metal substrates. Medium viscosity.

Mxbon® 23415 - General purpose for bonding metal substrates. High viscosity.

Cyanoacrylate Adhesive

Special Functionality Series

Special Functionality Series is suitable for industrial motors, automobile engine lids, waterproof strips, filters, heaters, ovens and horns. It can be applie to elements such as disk drivers, high-speed motors and circuit boards in the electrical industry.

Mxbon® 21382 - Specially formulated for use on electronic devices bonding.

Mxbon® 21498 -  Good heat resistance with medium viscosity

Special Functionality

Surface Insensitive Series

Surface Insensitive Series is a quick setting cyanoacrylate adhesive, specially formulated for bonding dry, porous and acid surfaces, such as wood, paper-made products, PU foam, cork, rubber, and ceramics. It has been designed to bond low surface energy substrates like Silicone Rubber, Polypropylene (PP) , Polyethene (PE) and Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) with a combination of Mxbon Primer.

Mxbon 22401® - General purpose, fast setting withstand up to 100ºC

Mxbon® 22403 - Fast setting, transparent and withstand up to 100ºC

Mxbon® 22408 - For insensitive surface and excellent bonding strength

Mxbon 22460 - Low viscosity, bonds extremely well and withstand up to 100ºC.

 

Surface Insensitive

Primer & Accelerator Series

Primer is being used for the purpose of increasing the surface dyne value of any difficult-to-bond substrates like Polypropylene, Polyethylene, PBT, and many inert surface materials. It will improve the adhesion strength when applying with the range of cyanoacrylate adhesives. 

An Accelerator is typically used for speeding up the curing process of the cyanoacrylate adhesive. This will aid in the production rate and reduce any possible blooming effect during polymerization when it is reacting with the moisture. 

Mxbon® 02768 - De-bonder for removing cured cyanoacrylate.

Mxbon® 02770 - For promoting surface adhesion with PP/PE substrates

Mxbon® 027452 - Mainly for speeding up curing process

 

Mxbon Primer

Low Bloom & Low Odour Series

General Purpose Series

It is a low blooming, low odour, quick setting cyanoacrylate adhesive that can bond to a wide range of materials including, metals, plastics and elastomers. It is also suitable for bonding porous materials such as wood, leather and fabric.

Mxbon® 22401 - General purpose, low viscosity, transparent, colourless and withstand temperature up to 100ºC.

Mxbon® 22403 - Transparent, colourless and high bonding strength.

Mxbon®22408 - Penetration type, low viscosity. Low odour and low blooming.

Mxbon® 22460 - Penetration type, low viscosity. Low odour and low blooming. Withstand temperature up to 100ºC.

Low Bloom Series

Special Functionality Series

It is a low odor, low blooming rubber toughened cyanoacrylate adhesive. Designed for assembly of high flexibility and peeling strength along with enhanced shock resistance. The product exhibits good resistance in a humid environment, and rapid bonding of a wide range of materials, including, metals, plastics, and rubbers.

Mxbon® 22435 - High flexibility, high bonding strength and withstand up to 100ºC.

Mxbon® 22455 - General purpose, gel-like. Low bloom and odour.

Mxbon® 22498 - Resists thermal cycling with low bloom and odour.

Mxbon® 22698 - Withstand temperature up to 150C with low bloom and odour.

Mxbon® 224902 - High flexibility with low bloom and odour.

Speciality Functionality Series

Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Series

Light Cure Series

It is an odorless light-curing cyanoacrylate adhesive. It combines the light-curing mechanism with the cyanoacrylate technology, allowing the glue to be cured instantly when exposed to UV light. This dual curing mechanism is ideal for application where "Cure on demand" is required. This glue will also cure by itself without UV light.

 

UV Curable Cyanoacrylate

Frequently Asked Questions

It is a liquid adhesive polymer that is stable at room temperature but will polymerize rapidly or harden when in contact with moisture or when 2 materials are placed together with adhesive acting as the bonding agent. The common term for Cyanoacrylate is Super Glue.

Cyanoacrylate glue can only bond with a surface when there is moisture present. If the cyanoacrylate glue is placed on a perfectly dry surface, it will not stick to the surface or form a bond. In contrast, when any amount of moisture is present, the molecules in the cyanoacrylate glue will react with the moisture to form tight chains in between the two surfaces in contact. This reaction generates heat and bonding will occur instantly.

Cyanoacrylate adhesives blooming occurs when un-reacted cyanoacrylate particles (monomers) evaporate, then once airborne, react with surrounding moisture and fall back down in areas surrounding the joint. This leaves a whitish residue, which is not aesthetically pleasing in some cases, although does not affect the bond in any significant way. It happened more often in areas when there is finger contact.

  • Use a low blooming or low whitening type of cyanoacrylate adhesives like Mxbon Low Bloom Series (2-Methoxyethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate)
  • Apply adhesive sparingly on parts to avoid an excessive application that may result in blooming.
  • Use in a ventilated area with low humidity.
  • Avoid fingers or stain parts with the adhesive.
  • Accelerate the curing process with an Accelerator.

Only Rubber Toughened grades of Mxbon can be applied to flexible applications. These rubber toughened grades are designed to withstand flexing and able to bond most rubbers and plastics that require bending.

Cyanoacrylate adhesives generally can bond to most materials and surfaces if proper surface preparation is being carried out. There are some substrates like Silicione, Polyamide, Polyethene, Polypropylene and TPU are classified as Low Surface Energy (LES) substrates will not work well with cyanoacrylate adhesives. It needs special treatment like using a special Primer to treat the bonding surfaces before applying the adhesive. The other way is to augment the surface dyne using corona plasma treatment.

  • Spray or apply special Accelerator on the adhesive area.
  • Select a fast setting cyanoacrylate adhesive.
  • Use the adhesive sparingly on the bonding area.
  • Use UV light source to cure the specially formulated cyanoacrylate adhesive with UV initiator instantly.

There is strong choking fume that most cyanoacrylate adhesives will give out during usage. Avoid inhaling these fumes. Otherwise, select Mxbon Low Odor Series that does not emit any smell at all.

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