Who Invented the Super Glue?
The popular adhesive super glue, which is extremely stable, was accidentally invented in 1942 by Mr. Harry Coover. Born in Newark, Delaware, USA, on March 6, 1919, he began working as a chemist at Eastman-Kodak Company in New York. In World War II, he worked with cyanoacrylates looking for a transparent material suitable for the plastic sights of rifles. And it was then that he came across a very sticky material, the methyl cyanoacrylate, with which it was almost impossible to work because it adhered to everything.
Mr. Harry Coover again met the same material nine years later, and that was when he became aware of the fact that he had just discovered a new type of adhesive that did not need pressure or heat for the reason that it is activated by contact with amounts of tiny water, for example, the layer of moisture that covers all things in a natural way. The Kodak released the first version of the super glue in 1958. And in the Vietnam War even super glue was used to glue human tissue without the need for stitches.
If you are in need of a simple glue, you may not even need to buy one for the reason that you can make one at home using the common household ingredients already available at home. Here I remind you that you cannot make the super glue at home. If what you require is super glue, you will have to buy a comical brand such as Loctite Ultra Gel Super Glue, Gorilla Super Glue or Scotch Super Glue Liquid.
A couple of cups of refined wheat flour is mixed with water and put on the fire until it boils, and them it is left for a few minutes on the heat until it begins to thicken, let the flour cook approximately for 15 minutes and remove from fire. Now allow it to cool down and it is used to glue layers of paper mache. I personally, to avoid lumps, pass it through the blender once it cools down. If you want it with more adherent power, you can add some glue or white glue that will yield a lot in this way.
You can make a variation of this recipe of glue. This variant recipe uses white glue mixed in equal parts with water so as to stick more. The uses are the same as those of flour paste.