New delivery systems for glue!

Glue applicators: A look at new technologies and delivery systems 

Gone are the days of the old messy glue applicator. We’ve got the latest and greatest applicator models, designed to keep the glue exactly where you want it. As an added bonus we’ll explain how to clear clogged applicators and how to avoid clogging them in the first place. 

The evolution of the adhesive applicator

Applying super glue has long been a messy event. But these times are over! Today there are numerous new applicator and delivery system designs available. 

Ultra-fine tipped glue applicators are a common new design, along with longneck applicators to get into hard to reach places. There are self-piercing caps for mess-free convenience, and lids that lock into place. Loctite has developed a variety of different super glue precision applicators to make projects easier. 

How to avoid a clogged glue applicator 

Keeping air out of the bottle and glue out of the applicator tip are key factors to increasing the longevity of your glue bottle. Here’s the best method for ensuring your glue applicator doesn’t get clogged. 

After you’ve finished using super glue…

  1. Tilt the bottle upright and tap the bottom against a table. This will help the remaining drops of glue drop out of the applicator. 
  2. Holding the bottle upright, carefully squeeze the bottle to make sure the applicator is clear. Take care not to squirt the glue out of the top. 
  3. Wipe the tip of the glue applicator with a paper towel dipped in acetone. 
  4. Cap the bottle tightly and store upright in a cool, dry place.

Unique super glue applicators: By Loctite

To save you from making a mess and wasting glue, Loctite has invested in developing numerous types of adhesive delivery systems to save you from making a mess and wasting glue. Here’s a look at some of the most unique super glue applicators.

Loctite Super Glue Precision Pen is specially designed for optimal control, so you have a precision glue applicator at hand, whenever you need it. Its ergonomic design and fine tip glue applicator, including side squeeze technology allows for a comfortable hold and precise application every time. As an added bonus, the gel like consistency ensures it won’t run or drip, making it perfect for vertical applications. 

Another innovative glue applicator brought to us by Loctite scientists is Loctite Super Glue Brush On. This adhesive is administered with a brush, similar to nail polish. Its spill resistant bottle means no messy spills.  

Loctite Super Glue Longneck Bottle has a long nozzle that helps get into hard to reach places, and the cap contains a cleaning and sealing pin that helps prevent clogs.