November 1999's
Glue of the Month

Weldbond Universal Space Age Adhesive

We know that one of our philosophies at thistothat is that there is no such thing as an all purpose adhesive, but Weldbond, manufactured by Frank T. Ross & Son's Ltd., is as close as it gets. It is a PVA, but unlike other PVAs it does a great job on some non-porous materials such as stone, glass and concrete. Although Mr. Ross wouldn't tell us all his secrets, he did explain that what makes his glue different from other PVAs is that it is catalyzed, where by changing the molecular structure of the polymer. This glue dries crystal clear, remains flexible, and is relatively non-toxic. This family run company originated in Canada (eh?) in 1963, and has since expanded into the states with this successful product. When asked what makes this glue so space age, Bernie told us that it has been used in the manufacturing of space suits, what else?

After we contacted Weldbond for more info they mailed us some promotional material which we include verbatim here figuring you can separate the hype from the facts:

A Titantic Job!
The only adhesive used by John R. Whitman, director of the Titanic Memorial Museum, to build the 30 foot long, 4,500 lb. model of the titanic.. is none other than Weldbond Universal Space Age Adhesive.

"No other glue or bonding agent on the market as far as I am concerned will do what this product will do. What more can a person say about something they believe in so much" - John R. Whiteman.

Well, maybe.

Past Glues of the Month
August 2003 - Mr. Sticky's Underwater Glue
April 2003 - P.C. Woody
January 2003 - Weld-on Adhesives and Cements
December 2002 - Krazy Glue with Skin Guard
November 2002 - Permatex Bullseye Windshield Repair
September 2002 - UHU "Twist & Glue"
August 2002 - Aleene's Platinum Bond Patio and Garden Adhesive
July 2002 - Gloozit Marine and RV Gloo
May 2002 - Jones Tones Plexi Clear Glue
April 2002 - Silicone-Be-Gone
March 2002 - Eggs
February 2002 - Rabbit Skin Glue by Gamblin Artist Colors
January 2002 - LePage's new Easy Flow System
December 2001 - Scotch Tape
November 2001 - Daptex Foam Sealant
October 2001 - Gelatin and Glycerin Glue
September 2001 - Crayola Project Glue
August 2001 - Waterweld
July 2001 - Yes Glue
June 2001 - Little Red Cap
May 2001 - Weldbond reprise
April 2001 - Stoneco Padding Glue
March 2001 - PascoFix
February 2001 - Quick Grab
January 2001 - Coccoina Colla Bianca
December 2000 - Royal Icing
November 2000 - Good Glue
October 2000 - Pros-Aide
September 2000 - Elmer's Galactic Glue
August 2000 - Microcrystalline Wax
July 2000 - LePage's Universal Adhesive
June 2000 - Tear Mender Fabric Leather Cement
May 2000 - Shoe Goo
April 2000 - Magic Goo Gone
March 2000 - Sure Hold Plastic Surgery
February 2000 - Gorilla Glue
January 2000 - Casein Glue (milk)
December 1999 - Aleene's Original "Tacky Glue"
November 1999 - Weldbond Universal Space Age Adhesive
October 1999 - Kryolan Spirit Gum
September 1999 - Elmer's Washable School Glue
August 1999 - Seal-All
July 1999 - Loctite 349 Impruv
June 1999 - Sikaflex
May 1999 - Yamato Sticking Paste
April 1999 - No More Nails
April Fools 1999 - Juicy Fruit Gum
March 1999 - Chair Doctor Glue by Veritas
If you've discovered a glue that you've grown attached to, please let us know. Maybe we can honor your glue in a future month.

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