Comparison Of Main Types Of Glue Obtainable Through Retail Outlets

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Casein

UF resin

PVA

Epoxy

Impact

Shelf life

Indefinite

Long

Syrap (3 months) Powder (lyear)

Long

Long

Long

Preparation

Heat mix with water

Cold mix with water

Cold mix with hardener

None

Cold mix with hardener

None

Reconstitution (re-use)

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Pot life

Indefinite

Short

Short

Long

Fairly long

Assembly time

Very short

Short

Short to long

Fairly short

Fairly long

Short

Tack or suck

Excellent

Little if any

None

Slight

Very slight

Considerable

Pressure required

Hand or cramp

Cramp

Cramp

Cramp

Hand or cramp

Hand

Creep

None

None

None

Slight

None

Slight

Strength and durability

Very good

Very good

Excellent

Very good

Excellent

Good

Elasticity

Good

Very slight

Little if any

Slight

None

Considerable

Dulling of tool edges

Moderate

Moderate

Pronounced

Moderate

Pronounced

Versatility

Excellent

Good

Good

Good

Excellent

Restricted

Moisture resistance

None

Good

Excellent

Little

Excellent

Fair

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