We synthesize, formulate, package, and distribute our own cyanoacrylate products to ensure unsurpassed quality control, and our experienced team works closely with clients throughout every phase of the production process. From initial concept to product design and development through testing in the field and manufacturing, we are with our clients every step of the way.

At Aron Alpha, we offer custom formulations, lab services, prototype testing, and on-site engineering assistance for customers across a diverse range of industries, such as:

  • AerospaceAerospace
  • ApplianceAppliance
  • AutomotiveAutomotive
  • Medical DevicesMedical Devices
  • Electronic Device AssemblyElectronic Device Assembly
  • General ManufacturingGeneral Manufacturing
  • Rubber and Plastic AssemblyRubber and Plastic Assembly

Each of these industries has unique cyanoacrylate requirements, depending on the specific application. To ensure you select the right cyanoacrylate for your particular manufacturing needs, it’s critical to consider factors such as substrate compatibility, bonding strength, cure time, and temperature resistance. Aron Alpha is committed to providing valuable guidance to our clients to help them make an informed decision when choosing the proper cyanoacrylate adhesive for their assembly needs.


What is Cyanoacrylate Adhesive?

Cyanoacrylate is the industrial name for what is commonly known as “Super Glue” or “Krazy Glue.” The quick-bonding adhesive can adhere to a broad range of materials, including plastic, metal, and even human skin.

Unlike water-based adhesive technologies, Aron Alpha adhesives are composed of alpha-2 cyanoacrylate monomers (liquid state). When this adhesive is spread thinly on the surfaces to be bonded, the small quantity of moisture on the surface acts as a hardening agent, rapidly turning the monomer into a solid (plastic) polymer and bonding the materials. This reaction occurs instantaneously, differing from water-based adhesives bonding that happens when the water evaporates.

Cyanoacrylate adhesives prove invaluable in product assembly applications, offering the following beneficial characteristics:



Cyanoacrylate adhesives react quickly when exposed to water. The moisture in the air is enough to cause the glue to cure within seconds. The typical cure time takes approximately 10 to 20 seconds.



Because of polymerization, cyanoacrylate forms a high-strength bond. The strength of the structural adhesive can reach 20MPa. However, we would not recommend using cyanoacrylate adhesives for structural applications.


Exceptional Adhesion Profile

Cyanoacrylate adhesives can adhere to a wide variety of substrates, forming a strong and durable bond. It is compatible with ceramic, glass, composites, metal, paper, plastic, and paperboard materials. Since the adhesion profile is so vast, cyanoacrylates can also bond to human skin unless the person is wearing the proper personal protective equipment (PPE).


Factors to Consider When Selecting Cyanoacrylate Adhesives for Manufacturing & Assembly

Cyanoacrylate adhesives are very versatile, and when selecting the best type for your manufacturing needs, it is essential to consider the following factors:

  • Viscosity

    The viscosity of a material is determined by its resistance to flow. For example, water has a lower viscosity than honey or oil, but oil has a lower viscosity than molasses or tar. Depending on how the adhesive is applied, the viscosity determines the amount of cyanoacrylate adhesive that needs to be dispensed onto the substrate.


  • Initial Set Time

    The assembly, working, or initial set time is the length of time an adhesive can be applied and removed or repositioned before extensive curing or setting takes place and creates a hardened bond joint. After this occurs, further assembly adjustments or movement is extremely difficult and could damage the finished bond.


  • Gap Fill

    Gap fill is the gap or spacing between materials that the cyanoacrylate glue can accommodate while maintaining a full-strength, functional bond.


  • Ultimate Tensile Strength

    The ultimate tensile strength (UTS) is the amount of applied stress needed to cause failure in a material under tensile load conditions.


  • Use Temperature

    This is the temperature range that cyanoacrylate adhesives can be exposed to without damaging or degrading the required structural or other end-use properties.

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Industrial Applications for Cyanoacrylate Adhesives

Cyanoacrylate adhesives prove effective for a broad range of industrial applications. They are commonly used in machinery and automotive construction applications, particularly for securing plates or mounting controls.

Cyanoacrylate can also help with the manufacturing and repair of O-rings. Other types of neoprene and rubber gasketing including silicone rubber (when used with specialty primer) can also benefit from cyanoacrylate adhesives, particularly where bonding of differing materials would otherwise be hard to achieve.

Other common applications for cyanoacrylate adhesives include but are not limited to the following:


  • EPDM profile rubber extrusions (aka weather-strips) that seal automotive doors and trunks
  • Weather strips
  • Under-the-hood assemblies and components
  • Windshield wiper blade assemblies
  • Bright trim on windows
  • Temporary pre-production bonding
  • Fuel, air, water, oil, and air conditioning hoses components such as:
    • Bonded metal clamps, rubber grommets, nylon abrasion mesh to rubber, resin and metal hoses
  • Headliner components such as:
    • Noise canceling speakers, hands-free phone speakers, positioning clamps on headliner and anti vibration materials.
  • Chassis parts including rubber suspension bushings, strut mounts, engine mounts, dust covers.


  • Containers
  • Lipstick decorative case to internal push up mechanism


  • Fretboards
  • Decorative inlays
  • Mallets
  • Speaker amplifiers


  • Bonding rubber gaskets to filter base plates


  • Rapid 3D prototyping
  • Screen printing/silk printing
  • Shoe remanufacturing


Contact Aron Alpha to Find Right Cyanoacrylate for Your Application

Cyanoacrylate adhesives are essential to the assembly of various industrial products, parts, and components. Using cyanoacrylates for manufacturing offers a wide range of benefits, including:

  • Broad Bonding Versatility
  • Ease of Use
  • High Bond Strength
  • High-Temperature Suitability
  • Low Cost & Manufacturing Efficiency
  • Low Environmental Impact
  • Non-Flammability
  • Rapid Cure Times

With over 60 years of industry experience, Aron Alpha is leading the way in industrial cyanoacrylate adhesive technology. We offer a full range of affordable, effective, and high-performance solutions that can meet the demands of most applications, regardless of the complexity. Our technical and research facilities in West Jefferson, Ohio adhere to stringent quality control systems following ISO 9001 standards to ensure superior results.

Contact us or request a quote to discuss our complete product line of cyanoacrylate adhesives and learn how we can meet the demands of your next industrial assembly application.