The Effect of Temperature on CA Glues

The Effect of Temperature on CA Glues

In order to maximize the shelf life of our CA glues, it is important that they are stored at temperatures below 40°F. In most cases, this means using a refrigerator or freezer to ensure that the glues remain fresh for up to 30 months.

Your CA glue won't freeze, but when removing CA glue from a refrigerator or freezer, one should allow it to warm up gradually over a few minutes so that it gets back to room temperature before use. This is because the initial strength of a bond formed by CA glue is affected by temperature. When CA glue is used while it is still too cold, the curing process will be prolonged and this affects the initial bond strength. At temperatures between 70-80°F (21-27°C), the initial bond strength of CA glue will be maximized and its curing rate increased.

Working with an accelerator will also significantly improve curing rate and ensure a strong bond.
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