Titebond and Roberts Woodworking P.V.A. and Polyurethane Adhesives
The primary differences between Titebond Original, Titebond II Premium and Titebond III Ultimate:
Titebond Original has been the industry standard in woodworking for over 60 years. It is designed specifically for interior woodworking and repair projects, such as cabinets, timber moulding, window casings, furniture, picture frames, stairs, and veneering. It provides professional results every time.
Titebond II Premium has been our number one selling wood glue over the last several years. It is ideal for interior woodworking, but is also excellent for many outdoor projects. In fact, it passes the ANSI/HPVA Type II water-resistance specification. Titebond II Premium also offers our shortest working time, can be used for R-F (radio-frequency) gluing systems and is FDA approved for indirect food contact.
Titebond III Ultimate is our most versatile wood glue and is rated #1 by professionals. It offers superior strength, a longer open time and a lower application temperature. It passes the more stringent ANSI/HPVA Type I specification, classifying it as “waterproof”. While Titebond III Ultimate can be used indoors, it is the perfect choice for exterior woodworking, such as birdhouses, mailboxes, outdoor furniture and planters. It is also FDA approved for indirect food contact, making it a great choice for projects in the kitchen.
What Is ANSI/HPVA Type I Water Resistance?
This is more rigorous than the Type II test. It involves specimens being immersed in boiling water for four hours, then dried in an oven at 150ºF, then boiled again for four hours, and cooled in water just prior to testing. Specimens must meet strength and wood failure requirements.
What Is ANSI/HPVA Type II Water Resistance?
Specimens are soaked in water for four hours, then dried in an oven at 120ºF. If no delamination is seen after three cycles, the glue passes.
|Product||Type||Strength*||Chalk Temp||Shelf Life||Dried Film||Clean Up||VOC||Open Time / Assembly Time|
|TITEBOND III ULTIMATE||Proprietary Polymer||4,000 psi||7ºC||2 years||Light Brown||Water when wet, sand when dry||9.0 g/L||8-10 / 20-25 minutes|
|TITEBOND II PREMIUM||Cross-linking PVA||3,750 psi||10ºC||2 years||Yellow||Water when wet, sand when dry||3.0 g/L||3-5 / 10-15 minutes|
|TITEBOND ORIGINAL||Aliphatic Resin||3,600 psi||10ºC||2 years||Yellow||Water when wet, sand when dry||10.7 g/L||4-6 / 10-15 minutes|
|TITEBOND POLYURETHANE||Polyurethane||3,510 psi||n/a||1 year||Tan||Mineral spirits when wet, sand or scrape when dry||0 g/L||25 minutes total|
|*Maple to Maple (ASTM D905) Bond Strength at 20ºC|