Clag (glue)

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Clag is an Australian brand of glue made by Bostik. The non-toxic glue is aimed for use by children in schools.[1]


Clag was first trademarked in 1898 by Joseph Angus of Melbourne.[2] The exact composition of the original paste is unknown but is thought to have been starch-based, which is the current composition of the product.[1]

During the 1970's and 1980's Australian punk rock era, Clag glue was used by punk rockers to stiffen their hair in the style of a mohawk. It would make the mohawk "hair spikes" rock hard and took at least an hour under a shower to soften it enough to be removed.[3]


  1. ^ a b Clag Paste
  2. ^ Angus, Joseph. Application for Trade Mark titled Clag in respect of adhesive paste. Application for trademark. NAA: Series number A11731, Control symbol 5744. Item barcode 5002761. NAA online catalogue record
  3. ^ Dougie Haigh - Punk Rocker

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