Gorilla Glue

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Gorilla Glue
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A bottle of Original Gorilla Glue
Product typeGlue
Produced byThe Gorilla Glue Company
CountryUnited States
Introduced1999; 21 years ago (1999)

Gorilla Glue is an American brand of polyurethane adhesives. They are known for their original Gorilla Glue, which was first sold to consumers in 1999. The company has since branched out to make a line of similar products, including tapes, epoxies, and other adhesives. The company is based in Sharonville, Ohio.


Polyurethane glues had been popular outside the United States for some time, and were widely used in the woodworking industry. The product was "discovered" by Mark Singer in 1994 being used in Indonesia to make teak furniture.[1] The product was imported to the US and originally sold only to furniture manufacturers.[2] The company began selling Gorilla Glue to consumers in 1999.[3] The company was purchased by Lutz Tool Company which later changed its name to The Gorilla Glue Company.[2]

The company is privately owned by the Ragland family. In late 2016, the company relocated from its Cincinnati location on Red Bank Road to its current location in Sharonville, a suburb of Cincinnati.[4]

Glue variants[edit]

Original Gorilla Glue works on wood, stone, foam, metal, ceramic, glass and other materials. It expands slightly while drying, sometimes enough to cause squeeze-out, which foams up in air.[5] The original is also available in white. Super is a fast drying glue. Gel Super is a no-dripping variety.


Gorilla Construction Adhesive is an adhesive used for construction purposes.


Name EINECS-No CAS-No % Content Risk Statements
Diphenylmethane diisocyanate, isomers and homologues[6] - 9016-87-9[6] (or 101-68-8)[7] 45–65% Xn, R20, R36/37/38, R42/43

Health hazards[edit]

Gorilla Glue is harmful by inhalation, and irritating to the eyes, respiratory system, and skin. It should be kept away from animals and children. If Gorilla Glue is ingested, it may cause gastrointestinal blockage, and medical attention should be sought immediately.[8] If it comes into contact with the eyes they should be flushed thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes and then medical attention should be sought. If users have chronic asthmatic conditions then they should consult a physician before use. If it comes into contact with skin it should be washed off with a rough textured soap and some water. And if it is inhaled and causes physical discomfort then users should move to an area with fresh air, if breathing difficulties continue or if it is swallowed then medical attention should be found immediately. Wearing gloves while using it is recommended. Contains known or suspected carcinogens.


In October 2017 Gorilla Glue Co. and GG Strains LLC reached a settlement in the case the glue maker brought against the Las Vegas-based developer of marijuana strains. Under the settlement, GG Strains and its licensees of the company's strains named Gorilla Glue will have to transition away from that name, any gorilla imagery and similarities to Gorilla Glue Co. trademarks by September 19, 2018.[9][10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.gorillatough.com/about
  2. ^ a b https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/09/11/gorilla-glue-tv-advertising/2802047/
  3. ^ http://thehardwareconnection.com/hap-member/gorilla-hardware-ambassador-founding-member/
  4. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Gorilla Glue moving its headquarters". bizjournals.com. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Schwarz, Christopher (February 6, 2007). "The Truth About Polyurethane Glue". Popular Woodworking.
  6. ^ a b Gorilla Glue UK Safety Data Sheet. Accessed September 28, 2010.
  7. ^ www.commonchemistry.org listing for 101-68-8 a.k.a. Diphenylmethane diisocyanate
  8. ^ Gorilla Glue US Safety Data Sheet. Archived October 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Accessed June 23, 2012.
  9. ^ "Gorilla Glue adhesives company reaches settlement with cannabis business". The Cannabist. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "The Gorilla Glue Company vs. GG Strains". documentcloud.org. United States District Court. March 24, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

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