Super Glue Has Nothing On This Liquid Plastic You Harden With UV Light

Super Glue's Got Nothing On This Liquid Plastic You Harden With UV Light

Billed as the world's first liquid plastic welder, Bondic might look like a tube of super glue, but it's far easier to apply and use — without those loopy fumes. It's actually a liquid plastic that remains fluid when applied until you hit it with a blast of UV light for about four seconds. That hardens it into a rock-hard plastic that can be sanded and finished so your repairs don't stand out.

It seems a lot less finicky than glue, and it will never dry out if you forget to cap it.

Bondic's creators stress that you actually need to use and think of it more like welding than gluing, but it can adhere to wood, plastic, and even fabrics, through a process where you slowly build it up layer by layer (as needed for strength) not unlike 3D printing.

A starter kit that includes the UV hardening light on the dispenser is just $US22, which sounds like a pretty great deal if it means you'll never accidentally glue your hand to your workbench again. Oh, like I'm the only one who's ever done that! [Bondic via Werd]


Comments

    Isn't this similar to what dentists use to fill holes in your teeth but a thicker consistency ?

    Oh, nope, they don't ship to Australia, why on earth would I think that an Australian website would have relevant content to Australians?

    Hi Cameron, Bondic is now available in Australia and New Zealand. Visit our website www.biochemsolutions.co.nz and order from the shop. All you need to select international shipping and all sorted

    Cheers Simon

    The product looks great, but it's a bit of a stretch to say '$22USD' ($29AUD) then when you go to the site it's nearly double that price at $47.83 plus shipping.

    Then, given the $7.50 shipping to Australia, a starter pack and one spare refill (to save double shipping) is going to set you back $74.89 AUD.

    That's a little more than a 'why not give it a go at $22 bucks' purchase.

    I was considering getting one for my father, a retired manufacturing engineer (currently making a dollhouse and all round repair man in the family), but given the high buy in price I'm not too sure now. I know what dad would say if I spent that much... could have done that with superglue.

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