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
Introduced1994; 27 years ago (1994)
Registered as a trademark inworldwide
Websitegorillatough.com

Gorilla Glue is an American brand of polyurethane adhesives. They are known for their original Gorilla Glue, which was first sold in 1994. 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. It is known for its unique advertisements, which involve someone breaking something and needing gorilla glue. It is usually given to them by a gorilla, surprising them.

History[edit]

Polyurethane glues had been used outside the United States for some time prior to 1991. It was originally marketed towards woodworkers and sold to the general public.[citation needed] The company was purchased by Lutz Tool Company, which later changed its name to The Gorilla Glue Company.[1]

It 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.

Composition[edit]

Name EINECS-No CAS-No % Content Risk Statements
Diphenylmethane diisocyanate, isomers and homologues[4] - 9016-87-9[4] (or 101-68-8)[5] 45–65% Xn, R20, R36/37/38, R42/43

Health hazards[edit]

Gorilla Glue is harmful if inhaled. It is irritating to the eyes, respiratory system, and skin. If ingested, it may cause gastrointestinal blockage.[6]

Lawsuits[edit]

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 were required to transition away from that name, any gorilla imagery and similarities to Gorilla Glue Co. trademarks by September 19, 2018.[7][8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coolidge, Alexander. "Gorilla Glue branches out with national TV advertising". The Cincinnati Enquirer. Archived from the original on September 30, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2021 – via USA Today.
  2. ^ "Gorilla Glue moving its headquarters". bizjournals.com. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  3. ^ Schwarz, Christopher (February 6, 2007). "The Truth About Polyurethane Glue". Popular Woodworking.
  4. ^ a b Gorilla Glue UK Safety Data Sheet. Accessed September 28, 2010.
  5. ^ www.commonchemistry.org listing for 101-68-8 a.k.a. Diphenylmethane diisocyanate
  6. ^ Gorilla Glue US Safety Data Sheet. Archived October 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Accessed June 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "Gorilla Glue adhesives company reaches settlement with cannabis business". The Cannabist. October 4, 2017. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  8. ^ "The Gorilla Glue Company vs. GG Strains". documentcloud.org. United States District Court. March 24, 2017. Retrieved June 26, 2018.

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