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Harry Coover Jr changed the history of glue by managing to be the first chemist to find the procedure of creating cyanoacrylates – extremely-strong and super-fast variant of synthetic adhesives that are today known as super glues.
Glues made from natural rubber are not largely represented in today’s market, but their presence has enabled many new applications not only for permanent gluing of objects, but also great ability to stick and unstick objects without any residue.
From the moment first super glue appeared on the market in the late 1950s, history of making glue and our interactions with them were significantly impacted. Here you can find out how superglues are made in modern factories.
The most important type of glue that enabled our ancestors to develop new tools and techniques for advancing our civilizations are animal glues. Here you can read about how they were used and developed through last four thousand years of our history.