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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]


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