A Triumph in Glues
Issue: Issue 98
Posted Date: 5/4/2004
You've probably heard of Titebond® glue already. It's likely you've been using it in your woodworking for years. Still, when you hear the people from Franklin glue talking about their latest version of Titebond, it's likely to strike awe into your heart.
The descriptions of Titebond III Ultimate Wood Glue sound as if they should be accompanied by the same triumphal background music that plays in "2001: A Space Odyssey" as the chimp tosses the bone which becomes the spaceship.
"A giant step forward for the adhesives industry," says Nate Miles, vice president of Franklin's Construction Division, "Titebond III sets the final standard for wood glues."
So what's so great about it? Oh, plenty. First of all, it's strong: bond strength approaches 4,000 pounds per square inch. At the same time, the open time is nearly twice the average for similar glues: eight to 10 minutes.
Plus, it resists water. Titebond III is the first wood glue of its kind to pass a rigorous American National Standards Institute/Hardwood Plywood and Veneer Association water-resistance test. Use it on your deck furniture that gets left outside during summer thunderstorms, or on your kitchen cabinets that get a little too involved in the dishwashing activity, and you have the peace of mind of knowing your glue is impervious to all those damp conditions.
You can also use Titebond III in your unheated shop as winter approaches (handy for when you're trying to finish up those holiday gifts): it functions at temperatures as low as 47 degrees Fahrenheit without becoming chalky or losing bonding strength. (For our international readers, that's about 8 degrees Celsius.)
Nate Miles's conclusion? "Franklin International has always been on the forefront of technology in the adhesives and glues industry, and Titebond III takes cutting-edge technology in wood glue to revolutionary levels."
You can check out Titebond III for yourself -- it comes in a variety of sizes -- at www.titebond.com.