4 FourFour Two – Super glue?
A new glue used to make the glue for super glue is being made by a company based in Queensland, Australia.
The company, Super Glue Inc., is looking to export its glue to Australia and the United States.
It says it has been making super glue for over 30 years and that its products are more durable than traditional super glue.
“We’ve been making this glue for decades and have a proven track record of providing quality products,” the company’s chief executive, Paul Jaffe, said in a statement.
Mr Jaffe said the company has had several requests for the glue to be exported to the US and he expects the demand to increase.
“The market is quite small in Australia, but we’re looking to increase that to the greater global market,” he said.
“We want to do more of this stuff in Australia to ensure that we have a long-term market.”
Super glue is made by soaking the glue with a special solvent, then mixing the two materials with a press.
If you’ve ever been glued to your computer monitor, you’ll know how difficult it is to separate the glue from the liquid.
But Super Glued is using a press to separate them.
“If you put a rubber band on the back of the glue and press it in, it’s quite difficult,” Mr Jaffe explained.
After mixing the glue, it is heated with a flame, causing it to separate into smaller pieces.
Once the pieces are separated, the glue can be stored in a bag.
Its not an easy process.
Super Glued can take between two and four days to cure, but Mr Jaffas company says it can be cured in three to four hours.
He said the process was easy to replicate at home.
“You can use your standard hot glue, you can use super glue, or you can mix it with your regular glue and then use it to glue to anything,” he told FourFour two.
“It’s just a matter of doing it the right way.”
In its latest product, the company says its super glue has a strength of 5,000 to 6,000 pounds per square inch (psi), which is twice as strong as traditional superglue.
This is comparable to that of a 2-inch thick piece of wood, or two-thirds the strength of a car battery.
There are many types of super glue available and they can vary in strength, which is why they are so difficult to use.
However, Mr Jafas company is aiming to be able to make its products in Australia.
“Our product is a new, stronger, longer-lasting, better-tolerates humidity, and it is extremely cost-effective,” he added.
His company is also looking at making a stronger version of the Super Glut.
“A lot of superglues don’t have the same stability and they’re not as flexible as regular super glue,” he explained.
“And we want to make it so that we can make our products in a way that makes them last for a long time.”
Mr Jaffa said his company was confident that the Australian market would be able take up its offer and that the demand would be there.
“Australia is a great market, and the demand for our product is certainly there,” he continued.
Australian super glue companies have been struggling to survive in the past.
In 2014, the Australian Government scrapped the Superglue Act, which was designed to prevent companies using imported super glue from selling to the domestic market.
Although Super Glues are made in Australia and have been around for decades, it was only after the Australian government scrapped the Act that a major Australian company was able to export super glue to the United Kingdom.
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