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* Original Gorilla Glue and White Gorilla Glue - Can cause skin irritation, may cause allergic skin reaction, cause eye irritation, are harmful if inhaled, may cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled, may cause respiratory irritation, may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
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* Clear Gorilla Glue - Oddy tests performed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (09/06/2019) indicated Clear Gorilla Glue is unsuitable for use with collections, yielding significant blue tarnish on lead coupons.
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* White Gorilla Glue - Oddy tests performed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (11/21/2017) indicated White Gorilla Glue is suitable for temporary use with collections.
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* Gorilla Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive - Oddy tests performed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (08/09/2017) indicated Gorilla Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive is suitable for temporary use with collections.
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Revision as of 11:55, 31 July 2020

Original Gorilla Glue; credit www.gorillatough.com

Description

[Lutz File & Tool Co., Cincinnati, OH] A registered trademark for an strong waterproof wood glue. The Original Gorilla Glue formula was first introduced in 1994. It is a water-activated, thermosetting polyether-type polyurethane resin formula. The manufacturer states that Gorilla Glue® is 100% pure and does not contain fillers, plasticizers, or dangerous solvents. On activation, the glue expands approximately 3x its original volume. However, it is not recommended for use in gap-filling. The cured color of the glue is tan. Original Gorilla Glue is indicated for use on a variety of materials including wood, stone, metal, ceramic, foam, glass, concrete, etc. Gorilla glue is useful on many types of plastic but should not be used on Polypropylene or Polyethylene, or on rubbers with high oil or plasticizer contents. The resulting adhesive bond is waterproof, strong, and temperature resistant.

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Since the development of the original glue, the company has expanded to offer Gorilla tape, Gorilla Super Glue, Gorilla Wood glue, Gorilla Construction adhesives and more. Some products are listed below:

Product Composition Characteristics
Original Gorilla Glue Polyurethane Waterproof, dries tan, sandable, paintable, expands curing curing
Clear Gorilla Glue Hybrid Water resistant, dries clear, sandable, paintable, does not expand on curing
White Gorilla Glue polyurethane Waterproof, dries white, sandable, paintable, expands during curing
Gorilla Super Glue ethyl cyanoacrylate Do not use outdoors, dries clear, sandable, not paintable, fast setting
Gorilla Epoxy epoxy Water resistant, dries clear, sandable, paintable

Synonyms and Related Terms

Gorilla Brand Premium Glue

Applications

  • Exhibit construction

Personal Risks

  • Original Gorilla Glue and White Gorilla Glue - Can cause skin irritation, may cause allergic skin reaction, cause eye irritation, are harmful if inhaled, may cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled, may cause respiratory irritation, may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
  • Clear Gorilla Glue - Combustible liquid, may cause an allergic skin reaction, causes serious eye irritation.

Collection Risks

  • Clear Gorilla Glue - Oddy tests performed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (09/06/2019) indicated Clear Gorilla Glue is unsuitable for use with collections, yielding significant blue tarnish on lead coupons.
  • White Gorilla Glue - Oddy tests performed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (11/21/2017) indicated White Gorilla Glue is suitable for temporary use with collections.
  • Gorilla Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive - Oddy tests performed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (08/09/2017) indicated Gorilla Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive is suitable for temporary use with collections.

Environmental Risks

Collection Risks

Environmental Risks

Physical and Chemical Properties

Working time = 20 minutes. Sets in 1-4 hours. Completely cure in 24 hours.

Cure temperature range 40-130 F.

Shelf life > 3 years unopened; about 1 year after opening

Working Properties

Resources and Citations

Gorilla Glues: Website

Gorilla Glues: SDS sheets

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