Sliding wardrobes, plastic windows and other interior items have long become familiar in modern apartments. Cosmofen glue is very often used in the production of furniture and metal-plastic windows. Our article is devoted to the peculiarities and advantages of this composition.
Cosmofen glue is a single-component substance, it is possible to glue a variety of materials in a few seconds.
It has the following advantages:
- collapsed very quickly;
- resistant to humidity and cold;
- Offered at quite a democratic price;
- has a comfortable cap-dispenser;
- After completion of work, it is reliably closed, so the glue does not solidify;
- immediately ready to use;
- It has minimal flow.
It is worth saying about its shortcomings:
- not suitable for elastic seams;
- Not used for surfaces that are subjected to constant moisture;
- Metal products before gluing should be processed.
This glue has been developed specifically for work with plastic windows, so this material it glues very quickly, no problem. It is used to connect polymer pipes, when assembling windows from PVC, for seaming seams.
With the help of liquid sealant, you can glue such materials:
- Plexiglas and polyethylene;
- rubber products;
This glue is used in the production of radio components, optics, decorations. This polymer is successfully used in shoe production, in the manufacture of orthopedic shoes, leather products, for medical and dental equipment. It is worth mentioning such major industries as engineering, aircraft and shipbuilding, Cosmofen is applied here.
Due to its price, it can be applied not only in the production sector, it is very often used in everyday life.
Using this composition, you can glue any plastic surfaces, furniture, kitchenware. This material is suitable for repairing shoes, it perfectly glues rubber and fabric materials, skin.
Material is not toxic. Although it is not harmful, it is not recommended to use it for kitchenware, plates and cups, that is, those subjects that contact directly with products. To glue the dishes it is better to take specially intended for this.
You can use glue for rubber coatings, it is suitable for the rapid repair of bike tires, a rubber boat and a water-beam, especially if there is a small defect.
Because of its properties, this material is considered the best among the analogues. It is often used in construction, it is used for stretch ceilings.
Good reviews received Cosmofen in the barn workshops and in the production of furniture, as it can cope not only with plastic, but also with metal, wood, rubber and glass.
CA 12 glue is the most popular from the Cosmofen line, it is released in small bottits (from 20 to 50 grams), which is very convenient, since it can always be taken with you and apply with any situation. CA 12 glue has an average degree of viscosity and dries no more than 20 seconds.
Consider the technical characteristics of this material. Cosmofen is a substance with low viscosity. Thanks to the ethylcycrylate, which is included in the composition of the adhesive, you can get a transparent seam, an absolutely unidid eye, after it is completely crystallized. Such seam is not afraid of temperature drops, it is resistant to atmospheric precipitation. Liquid cyanacrylate glue can be used at a temperature of +5 degrees.
Once the glue is applied to the surface, it occurs hardening for a few seconds. To glue parts, you should press them to each other and wait 5 seconds.
Maximum reliably, the surface will be glued after 14-16 hours. If you compare the time to glue with another similar composition, it is about 24 hours.
If the air temperature ranges from +20 degrees, then Cosmofen solidifies after 16 hours. Drying time will increase if air humidity is increased. The optimal humidity for rapidly drying glue is 60%.
Work with composition at different temperatures: from +5 to +80 degrees. High temperature material has a high adhesion with the surface, it is great for gluing metal. True, when working with metal surfaces, they must be preventing them.
Instructions for use
Before you start using Cosmofen glue, you should familiarize yourself with the instructions for its use, which is indicated on the bottle itself.
- At the initial stage of operation, the surface is cleaned and degrease. This preparations like Cosmofen 10 and Cosmofen 60, acetone will be suitable for this.
- On the dry surface from the bottle, glue should be gluable, it can be applied to one of the connected parts. After applying, the part is tightly pressed and held for a few seconds.
- Details should be tightly pressing each other to fill in glue all the slots. Cosmofen has a low viscosity, so it is difficult for them to fill the slots from 0.1 mm.
- If the excess glue was shed during operation, they are removed to the Cosmoplast 597 tool if the solution is not quite dry. Loose dried glue can only be mechanically.
Cosmofen 10 preparation is very often used for plastic. Sometimes with it remove stains from surfaces. The tool can perfectly clean the tile and a kitchen apron from polyvinyl chloride. Before applying Cosmofen 10, it is necessary to find out the stability of the plastic to this composition.
Liquid Cosmofen is very popular, it is often used when gluing plumbing and pipe parts. Due to the fact that the liquid plastic is durable, it is used for home repairs. Sell it in tubes of 200 and 500 grams in business stores, also it can be called Cosmofen 345.
Many factors affect the speed and efficiency of gluing:
- indoor air temperature;
- the thickness of the applied layer;
- Type of surface.
If in the room is very dry air, you can put a bucket with hot water, thereby raising the humidity in the room. After completing the work, you should carefully close the cap, while tracing so that the glue does not dock it.
Store glue recommended for six months in dry rooms at a temperature of from 15 to 25 degrees of heat. You can not allow direct rays of the sun on it, otherwise it will dry.
If you store it in the refrigerator at a temperature of about + 5-6 degrees, then its storage time will increase to 12 months. Store it out of an inaccessible places for children.
Safety In use
Do not forget about safety techniques when working with this substance, as you can instantly glue your fingers or even eyelashes and eyelids, contacting glue. Work should be performed in rubber gloves and glasses so that this remedy does not stick the fingers to each other and did not fall into the eyes.
In the event that the cyanacrylic composition still hit the skin, it should be immediately flushed with soapy. If the glue fell into the eye, they cannot be closed!
For several minutes, open eyes should be kept under running water. After washing, immediately apply for help to ophthalmologist.
After working with glue, the room should be carried out, because due to the allergic reaction of the body, dizziness may occur, nausea, rash on the body. When inhalation of vapors, you should open the windows and arrange through ventilation. Fresh air hit will exclude the possibility of poisoning with harmful substances.
Cosmofen glue is an explosive substance, so gas, matches or smoking can not be found in the room. Safety measures should be held, otherwise you can harm your health.
To ensure high-quality gluing, you can use the recommendations of the specialists:
- At a temperature not lower than 20 degrees of heat and humidity, 60% glue will freeze much faster;
- Aluminum surface before gluing is treated with special means, otherwise the connection will not be durable;
- Do not apply the composition for products with a porous surface;
- Cosmofen is ideal for gluing small details;
- In the room during operation there should be no children and animals.
Cosmofen glue is suitable for gluing many types of materials. If you compare it with analogues, then judging by consumer reviews, KROX glue is an excellent substitute, it is also used in assembly. Good reviews are left and about the composition of Done Deal, this means it is very convenient to use. He has a needle in a lid that does not give to dry the substance, so the tube use many times. In addition to these brands, users highlight contact “Contact”, as well as a “super power” tool, it is sold along with a cleaner.
Cosmofen adhesive testing you can see in the video below.