Gorilla Glue

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Gorilla is an American brand name of a line of polyurethane based waterproof glues as well as tapes, epoxies, and adhesives for various applications and tasks, from home to industrial. The glue is produced and sold by the Gorilla Glue Company, which is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.[1] It is sold in hardware stores, arts & crafts stores, parts stores, and some discount stores. There are different types, colors, and sizes of the glue. Uncured glue can be removed with solvents, such as acetone,[2] however, glue that has dried must be removed mechanically.[2] The glue is water-activated.

A bottle of Original Gorilla Glue

History[edit]

Gorilla Glue started as a product sold exclusively to furniture manufacturers. [3] The product was discovered being used in Indonesia in 1994 [4] and the company began selling Gorilla Glue to consumers in 1999. [1] The company was purchased by Lutz Tool Company which later changed its name to The Gorilla Glue Company. [3] The company is privately owned.

Glue variants[edit]

Original is the most versatile and works on wood, stone, foam, metal, ceramic, glass and other materials. It is also available in white. Wood dries naturally as the wood color, leaves no foam and works on any type of wood. Super is a fast drying glue. Gel Super is a no-dripping variety.

Epoxies[edit]

Epoxy is a clear fluid.

Tapes[edit]

Tape is a tough, rugged tape available in black, white, silver, and Mossy Oak camo for hunting and survival means. Clear Repair is a clear fixing, sealing, holding and protecting tape. Packaging is clear and wide, used to secure packages for travel. Mounting is tough, clear, and double-sided to hang things onto walls.

Adhesives[edit]

Gorilla Construction Adhesive is a tough, all surface, all purpose, adhesive used for construction purposes. The only adhesive from this brand at this moment.

Composition[edit]

Name EINECS-No CAS-No % Content Risk Statements
Diphenylmethane diisocyanate, isomers and homologues[5] - 9016-87-9[5] (or 101-68-8)[6] 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. Keep away from animals and children. If Gorilla Glue is ingested, it may cause gastrointestinal blockage, and medical attention should be sought immediately.[7] If it does get into your eyes then you should flush them thoroughly with water for at least 15 minutes and then get medical attention. If you have chronic asthmatic conditions then you should consult a physician before use. If you get it on your skin then just wash it off with a rough textured soap and some water. And if you inhale it and causes you physical discomfort then move to an area with fresh air, if breathing difficulties continue or you swallow it then find medical attention immediately. Wearing gloves while using it is recommended.

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