- story by MaterialDistrict
Sugru is a mouldable glue designed for fixing, making and improving your stuff. It sticks to almost anything, moulds like play-dough, and cures overnight into a durable silicone rubber. Once it’s cured, Sugru has some interesting properties, making it perfect for use everywhere – from your home to the great outdoors.
Sugru’s patented formula has earned awards and global scientific recognition. Straight out of the pack, Sugru sticks to wood, metal, glass, as well as most plastics and fabrics. It bonds much stronger than contact adhesives, adhesive strips or silicone sealants.Once it’s cured, The material is waterproof, just like other rubbers. You can use it in the shower, the sink or even the sea. And thanks to its heat-resistance, it’s even dishwasher-proof. Sugru isn’t rigid like other glues – cured it bends like a firm, flexible rubber, so it’s perfect for use on textiles, shoes or even low-current cables (under 24 Volts + under 1 Amp).
Sugru can handle heat up to 180°C (356°F), so it’s great for replacing pot handles or adding hooks to radiators. It is cold-resistant down to -50°C (-58° F), so it’s used by arctic explorers as well as people who just want to fix their fridges and freezers. Cured, the material feels soft to the touch, so it’s perfect for making hard things more tactile. It can even make sharp table edges bouncier to help prevent injury. A little hook made of Sugru can hold up to 2kg of weight. And once it’s turned into rubber, it will stand up to extreme weather and UV rays. It makes slippy things non-slip too. Perfect for adding custom grips to your favourite tools or sports gear. If you need to remove cured Sugru from a surface, just slice most of it off with a knife, then use your fingernail to scrape off any residue.