All ingredients in Gator's Grip Hobby Glue meet the ACMI's standards for the Approved Product Seal. The new AP (Approved Product) Seal, with or without
Performance Certification, identifies art materials that are safe and that are certified in a toxicological evaluation by a medical expert to contain no materials in
sufficient quantities to be toxic or injurious to humans, including children, or to cause acute or chronic health problems. This seal is currently replacing the previous
non-toxic seals: CP (Certified Product), AP (Approved Product), and HL Health Label (Non-Toxic) over a 10-year phase-in period. Such products are certified by
ACMI to be labeled in accordance with the chronic hazard labeling standard, ASTM D 4236, and the U. S. Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA).
Additionally, products bearing the AP Seal with Performance Certification or the CP Seal are certified to meet specific requirements of material, workmanship, working
qualities, and color developed by ACMI and others through recognized standards organizations, such as the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Some products cannot attain this performance certification because no quality standard currently exists for certain
types of products.
Has this ever happened to you? You go to attach a part with CA
or superglue and it sticks to everything but what you need it too.
Or, you go to place the part and it ends up slightly off the mark,
leaving a gooey mess if it hasn't dried yet? You're not alone.
Being a ship modeler, I wanted to add photo-etch to my models but
never could get the hang of using CA glue. So I hit the ol' interweb
to see what other modelers were using to solve the problem. I
found many solutions but nothing as strong a CA. That's when I
remember that I was taught how to make a water-based glue as
an art major in college. It was non-toxic, which was great for me
with a new baby and pets at home and it was extremely strong.
So, back to the interweb I went to find my ingredients. After mixing up a
batch I tried it out. The drying time was right, the same as PVA or school
glue, and it dried clear. Then came the big test, how strong was the bond?
Come to find out it was plenty strong. Stronger than CA and more flexible
than PVA. I had a hit on my hands. Now what to call it. With "Gator" being
my nickname, I called it "Gator Glue". Perfect! Only one problem with that
name, there was a glue for wood flooring with the same name. That's when
someone suggested "Gator's Grip". Living in gator country, I knew how
strong a gator's hold on prey is, so the name was perfect. Gator's Grip
Hobby Glue was born!
|Gator's Grip Original Blend and Gator's Grip Thin Blend are both available from me and our
friends listed below.
If you would like to order, please email me at email@example.com
I fill orders when I get home from work. Please remember we are still recovering from a
Category 4 and Category 2 hurricanes.
If you need it quicker, please visit one of my friends' websites below.
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