Fevicol

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Fevicol
Logo of the adhesive brand Fevicol
Logo of the adhesive brand Fevicol
Product typeAdhesive, glue, sealant
OwnerPidilite Industries Limited
Produced byPidilite Industries Limited
CountryIndia
Introduced1959
Related brandsFeviKwik, Dr. Fixit
MarketsIndia, US, Brazil, Thailand, Egypt, Bangladesh, Dubai[1]
Registered as a trademark in
Websitefevicol.in

Fevicol is a brand of adhesives owned by the Indian company Pidilite Industries Limited.

History[edit]

First marketed in India and in 1959, the brand was launched as an easy-to-use glue for carpenters as replacement for collagen and fat based adhesives (colloquially known as "saresh") that required boiling prior to application. Including an extensive range of consumer, craftsmen, engineering and industrial adhesives under the label, Fevicol is marketed in 54 countries, including over 50,000 locations in India.

Product descriptions[edit]

Fevicol branded glue is a white adhesive (the company brochures mention poly-synthetic resin). It appears as a white viscous paste. The company makes several variants of the product designed for attributes like bonding strength, Impact resistance, time to set, sagging, shrinkage, versatility, fire resistance, shock and vibration resistance, Non-staining etc.[3]

"Fevicol MR" is used for bonding paper, cardboard, thermocol, fabrics, wood, and plywood.[4]

"Fevicol SH" is a synthetic resin adhesive intended for wood working and various materials where one of the surfaces to be bonded is porous. SH strongly binds wood, plywood, laminate, veneers, MDF and all types of boards and cork; it is also employed in the manufacture of sporting goods and book binding. SH achieves handling strength in 8 to 10 hours, fully curing in 24.

Fevicol is used in a generic sense by consumers in India to mean white glue. Fevicol, the largest selling brand of adhesives in India, has added another feather in its cap with the roll out of ‘Fevicol SH Xtra’. Fevicol SH Xtra is an improved, new generation variant of Fevicol SH, the flagship brand under Pidilite industries. Fevicol SH Xtra will be launched in Hyderabad initially, followed by country wide launch in phased manner.[5]

Initiatives[edit]

Fevicol Design Ideas started in 1990 as Fevicol Furniture Book, with an idea of showcasing concepts of furniture designs suitable for Indian homes. Today the book is loved by all – interior designers, architects, home owners, students and so on. The books are part of a series of 31 volumes, each one focusing on a specific topic. They range from living rooms, bedrooms, children rooms, kitchens to commercial spaces, offices, showrooms, restaurants, farm houses, bungalows and many more. There are even specialized books on modern and interesting designs for doors, baths, sofa sets, LCD units, tables, dining and office chairs.

Fevicol Design Ideas has seen more than 10 million in print. Recently they have launched Fevicol Design Ideas online, users can search for contractors and interior designers on the website.[6]

Fevicol in popular culture[edit]

In India, "Fevicol" is commonly used as a metaphor for strong bonding or stubborn stickiness, with numerous instances in Bollywood movies, topical jokes, and mundane conversation. "Fevicol Se" was the title of a song from the film Dabangg 2.[7]

Catchy phrases from Fevicol TV ads include "Dum laga kar haisya, zor laga kar haisya"; "Fevicol ka mazboot jodh hai, tootega nahi".[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Balvant Parekh". Forbes.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  2. ^ "WIPO Global Brand Database". Wipo.int. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Pidilite's Product Guide - Fevicol" (PDF). pidilite.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 11, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Pidilite - Consumers and Craftsmen". pidilite.com. Archived from the original on November 30, 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  5. ^ "Pidilite launches Fevicol SH Xtra in Hyderabad". indtoday.com. January 27, 2015. Archived from the original on February 15, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Interior Design Ideas | Get the best styles at Fevicol Design Ideas". Fevicoldesignideas.com. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Fevicol Se Lyrics - Dabangg 2 - 2012". Lyricstaal. Retrieved 2018-10-04.
  8. ^ Shukla, Tanvi (11 June 2008). "It's the pitch that keeps Fevicol's stickiness alive". DNA Money. Retrieved 2009-06-28.

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