Many luthiers use a substance called cyanoacrylate when building and repairing guitars. What is the common name for this substance that happens to be a luthier's best friend?
What Is Another Name For Cyanoacrylate?
B.) Super Glue
Superglue's proper name is cyanoacrylate. The original patent for cyanoacrylate was filed in 1942 by Goodrich Company as an outgrowth of a search for materials suitable for clear plastic gun sights for the war effort. In 1942, a team of scientists headed by Harry Coover Jr. stumbled upon a formulation that stuck to everything with which it came in contact. The team quickly rejected the substance for the wartime application, but in 1951, while working as researchers for Eastman Kodak, Coover and a colleague, Fred Joyner, rediscovered cyanoacrylates. The two realized the true commercial potential, and a form of the adhesive was first sold in 1958 under the title "Eastman #910." Now super glue in some way shape or form graces the benches of nearly every acoustic guitar builder in the world.
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