One good thing about acrylic adhesives is that they are very strong in nature and are resistant to sunlight. Even after exposure to sun, water and humidity, they won't break and can easily bear the temperature fluctuation. Medium firm products have resistance to good temperature, humidity, UV and solvent. All these features make this adhesive more demanding and are preferred to bond many types of materials.
The strength factor of any adhesives depends on some highly critical factors. In fact, it is depended in t wo ways - adhesion and cohesion. The ability of adhesives to stick to itself is considered as cohesion and the ability of adhesives to stick to another object is adhesion. Both the types are based on cure time, viscosity and cure temperature. When it comes to adhesion it boosts a little and then settles to its permanent location, giving strong bond to the materials. The meaning of cure time is the one that requires molding time to settle into a position and giving toughness. In general, cure time is measured with the amount of heat used to cure the adhesive. Once the adhesive turns permanent, it can withstand any level of harshness in temperature as it gets high level of viscosity, cohesion and adhesion.
There are other types of acrylic adhesives like liquid acrylic adhesive, acrylic adhesive in paste and acrylic adhesive in tape. Liquid is pretty commonly used and is applied with a damp cloth or brush. However, users always have to remember that any object used to apply the adhesive is properly cleaned before or after the use to reduce residue in adhesive. This also ensures that the object will not get hardened. This type of adhesive is often used in carpentry, decorations and upholstery. The liquid is directly applied to the object.
On the other hand, past form of acrylic adhesive is also very common and is applied to a material after squeezing it out from a tube with brush. It can be used for any type of application and are commonly used to bond metal, wood, glass, and waterproof items. It is used mainly to bond two objects together for permanent result. The paste is sandwiched between the two objects. Tape form is also used commonly on fabric-related purposes like clothing. However, it can also be used for other purposes. To bond two overlapping materials, tape acrylic adhesive is applied on one side to bond two materials back-to-back. It can be bonded for both temporary and permanent basis.
Apart from all these, cyanoacrylate adhesive is another thing which is a generic name for quick-bonding family adhesives. It is used in medical, household and industrial sector. Cyanoacrylate adhesives are sometimes also called as instant glues which do not take much time to bond the materials.