Deutsch: Klebstoff / Español: Adhesivo / Português: Cola / Français: Colle / Italiano: Colla
An adhesive (glue) is any substance that, when applied to the surfaces of materials, binds the surfaces together and resists separation. The term "adhesive" may be used interchangeably with glue, cement, mucilage, or paste.
In the industrial and industry context, glue refers to a substance that is used to stick or bond two or more objects together. Glues are used extensively in various manufacturing and production processes to join materials and parts.
Examples of glue in industrial and industry include:
- Cyanoacrylate (superglue) used for fast bonding of small parts
- Epoxy glue used for bonding metal, plastic, and other materials in construction, electronics, and aerospace industries
- Polyurethane (PU) glue used for bonding wood, leather, and other flexible materials in the furniture and upholstery industries
- Hot melt glue used for packaging and labeling in the food and beverage industry
- PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue used in the paper and printing industries
- Contact cement used for bonding laminates and veneers in the woodworking industry
- Adhesive tapes and double-sided tapes used for temporary holding or permanent bonding in various industries
- Structural adhesives used for bonding in the automobile and aerospace industries.