Titebond 3 Ultimate Wood Glue.
The first one-part, water clean up wood glue ever offered that is proven waterproof. The waterproof formula passes the ANSI/HPVA Type I water-resistance specification and offers superior bond strength, longer open assembly time and lower application temperature. Titebond 3 is non-toxic, solvent free and cleans up with water – safer to use than traditional waterproof wood glues. It provides strong initial tack, sands easily without softening and is FDA approved for indirect food contact (cutting boards). The ultimate in wood glues – ideal for both interior and exterior applications. Viscosity Approx. 6,000cps. Ambient and timber temperatures should be above 10 degrees C.
Click here for the MSDS
What is Titebond®III Ultimate Wood Glue?
Titebond®III is the first one-part, waterproof wood glue that cleans up with water and offers a two-year shelf life. It is an advanced, proprietary polymer-based formula that offers preferred performance attributes as defined by professional woodworkers. Titebond®III represents the benefits of multiple gluing technologies and delivers them in a single product, ideal for interior and exterior woodworking applications.
What is the difference between the ANSI/HPVA Type I and Type II
Both of these tests are conducted using 6” by 6” birch laminates glued together to make three-ply plywood. The test for Type I is clearly more stringent than Type II, and involves boiling the glue bonds and testing the specimens while they are wet. Type I testing involves cutting the 6″ by 6″ assemblies into 1″ by 3″ specimens, boiling them for 4 hours, then baking the specimens in a 145˚F oven for 20 hours. They are boiled for an additional 4 hours, then immediately cooled using running water. The specimens are sheared while
wet, and the bonds must pass certain strength and wood failure requirements to pass the Type I specification. Type II testing involves cutting the 6″ by 6″ assemblies into 2″ by 5″
specimens, soaking them for 4 hours, then baking the specimens in a 120˚F oven for 19 hours. This is repeated for a total of three cycles, and the bonds must not delaminate to pass the Type II specification.
Why should I use Titebond®III Ultimate Wood Glue instead of
Titebond®II or the other Titebond® Wood Glues?
While all Titebond® products provide superior performance, Titebond®III is especially useful for outdoor applications in cooler temperatures or when concern for substantial moisture calls for the use of a Type I glue. For interior applications, the longer working time of Titebond®III provides woodworkers the necessary latitude to ensure that substrates are precisely
aligned before being bonded. Overall, Titebond®III combines superior strength, Type I water-resistance, long open time and low chalk temperature into one easy-to-use formulation