Comparison Tests

Each edition of ArchNews also announces the availability of the latest in our series of Comparison Tests. In each test our lab rates a number of products that compete to satisfy a particular fastening or joining need. As an independent test lab without a stake in any of the attachment methods or associated tooling tested, you can be assured of complete accuracy and impartiality.


Cyanoacrylate (Super Glue) Shootout


Expanded ranges of formulations have greatly increased the potential applications for cyanoacrylate adhesives. The performance of a series of general purpose and special use cyanoacrylate adhesives were tested in our lab. In the first phase, several formulations of one major brand of adhesive were tested to reveal the effect of surface preparation and environmental conditions on adhesive performance. In the second phase an equivalent formulation of the four major brands go head-to-head in shear and peel testing.

  • Brand, part number and cost of each adhesive are included.
  • Products tested from: 3M, Loctite, Pacer and Permabond
  • Substrates tested are: steel, aluminum, Nylon, and polypropylene.
  • The effect of surface preparation will be tested.
  • The effect of temperature and humidity will also be included.
  • Results are summarized both numerically and graphically.
  • A complete summary of test setup and test conditions is included.

A description of the current Comparison Test and an archive of previous tests can always be found on the Comparison Tests page of

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