Super glue uses: Saving lives, money, and resources for over 60 years
Did you know super glue’s original use dates back to World War II? In 1942, scientists at Eastman Kodak were trying to produce clear plastic for precisions gun sights for the military when they developed cyanoacrylates. Researchers initially discarded cyanoacrylates because they permanently stuck to everything, but inventor Dr. Harry Coover took out a patent for super glue after realizing the value of cyanoacrylates’ adhesive power. He began selling super glue with Loctite in 1958. During the Vietnam War, one use for super glue was to staunch bleeding wounds, which saved many lives.