Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Methoxyethyl Cyanoacrylate, a.k.a. MECA, has been chosen by Cartell as the main product to be produced using the new technology. MECA enjoys the benefits of low odor, low blooming, flexibility, and fast setting times, which are ideal for both consumer and industrial markets. Not only does the MECA enjoy additional benefits in physical performance, but it is also more user and environmentally friendly. 

Today, Cartell produces a comprehensive MECA range 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. 

This instant adhesive is more advantageous than the traditional ethyl instant adhesive, which opens up a new vision and business opportunities for the instant adhesive market.

Cyanoacrylate Adhesive
Cyanoacrylate Adhesive

Cyanoacrylate Types

Low Bloom. Low Odor - MECA Range

It is a low odor, low blooming, 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.

Item Base Colour Viscosity Specific Gravity Service Temperature Full Cure Shelf Life @5-100C
 22401 2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate Clear 4 - 10 cps 1.1 -54~100℃  24 Hours 18 Months
 22403 2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate Clear  900-1500 cps 1.1 -54~100℃  24 Hours

18 Months

 22408

2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate

Clear 

4-10 cps

1.1

-54~100℃ 

24 Hours

18 Months

22460

2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate

Clear 

25-55

1.1

-54~100℃ 

24 Hours

18 Months

 

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 humid environment, and rapid bonding of a wide range of materials, including, metals, plastics, and rubbers.

Item Base Colour Viscosity Specific Gravity Service Temperature Full Cure Shelf Life @5-100C
22435 2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate Clear 250-500 1.1 -54~100℃  24 Hours 18 Months
 22455 2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate Gel  10000-30000 1.1 -54~100℃  24 Hours 18 Months
22498 2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate Clear 400-600 1.1 -54~100℃ 24 Hours 18 Months
22698 2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate Clear 15-40 1.1 -54~150℃ 24 Hours 18 Months
224902 2-Methoxyethyl 2- Cyanoacrylate Clear 30-70 1.1 -54~100℃ 24 Hours 18 Months

Methyl / Ethyl Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

These series of cyanoacrylate adhesives are available in different viscosities to be selected for different application purposes. It is very versatile and can bond to most materials like metals, plastics (except PP, PE and PA) glass, composites and many more.

Item Base Colour Viscosity Specific Gravity Service Temperature Full Cure Shelf Life @5-100C
21416 Ethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate Clear  900-1500 cps 1.05 -54~82℃ 24 Hours 18 Months
21420 Ethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate Clear  1-5 cps 1.1 -54~82℃ 24 Hours 18 Months
21495  Ethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate Clear  20-60 cps 1.1 -54~121℃ 24 Hours 18 Months

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.

Item Base Colour Viscosity Specific Gravity Service Temperature Full Cure Shelf Life @ 5-100C
21401 Ethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate Clear  80-150 cps 1.05 -54~121℃ 24 Hours 18 Months
21406 Ethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate Clear  15-40  cps 1.1 -54~121℃ 24 Hours 18 Months
21454 Ethyl 2-Cyanoacrylate Gerl 150000-200000 cps 1.1 -54~121℃ 24 Hours 18 Months

UV Cure Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

It is 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.

Item Base Colour Viscosity Specific Gravity Service Temperature UV Wavelength Shelf Life @5-100C
22441 Alkoxyethyl Cyanoacrylate with Photoinitator Transparent, Yellow 8-20 cps 1.13 -40~100℃ 365 - 400nm 18 Months
22443 Alkoxyethyl Cyanoacrylate with Photoinitator Transparent, Yellow 150-300 cps 1.13 -40~100℃ 365 - 400nm 18 Months
22446 Alkoxyethyl Cyanoacrylate with Photoinitator Transparent, Yellow 600-1200 cps 1.13 -40~100℃ 365 - 400nm 18 Months
22449 Alkoxyethyl Cyanoacrylate with Photoinitator Transparent, Yellow Gel 15000-25000 cps 1.13 -40~100℃ 365 - 400nm 18 Months
UV Curable Cyanoacrylate

Frequently Asked Questions

In its simplest form, it is known as Super Glue to the layman but Cyanoacrylate in the industrial term. Cyanoacrylate will cure or harden to a plastic polymer when in contact with moisture and a monomer in its liquid state. 

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 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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