Industry Leadership and Commitment
As the industry leader in bonding wood and wood products, our tradition and
professional acceptance have been built on unsurpassed product quality,
personalized customer service and technical support. We take great pride
in our grass-roots
approach to listening to, and better understanding, the needs of woodworking
professionals. Recognizing these needs has been the foundation of the Titebond® brand
since its inception in 1952. This commitment to excellence in providing
real-world solutions continues to drive the Titebond® pursuit
of industry leadership.
Designed With The Woodworker In Mind
Although particular applications may demand varied gluing techniques, the majority of professional woodworkers have clearly defined the critical aspects of the ultimate wood glue. Through research, trade shows and industry forums, we have gained valuable insight regarding product performance and application. This insight has been instrumental in shaping our product development efforts.
The result is a wood glue we believe to be superior in many key performance criteria as defined by woodworkers. In short, we developed the product you asked for and are proud to continue our leadership position within the industry.
What does "Ultimate" Really Mean?
Titebond® III is the most advanced wood glue available today. It combines the
strength, sandability, ease of use and water cleanup of PVAs (aliphatic
resins) with the durability, open time and water-resistance of
Ultimate in Waterproof
Passes Type I water resistance
Ultimate in Strength
Ultimate in Time
10-minute open time
Ultimate in Temperature
Down to 47°F
- Waterproof - Passes ANSI/HPVA Type I Specification
- Superior strength
- Longer open time
- Lower application temperature
- Resists solvents, heat and mildew
- Unaffected by finishes
- Water cleanup & Non-toxic
- FDA approved for indirect food contact
- Sands easily without softening
- Safer than traditional waterproof glues
The Best of The Best.
Titebond® brand wood glues have set the industry standard for over 50 years. Titebond® III is the best-performing Titebond® wood glue and is ideal for both interior and exterior woodworking. It offers the highest strength, longest open time, lowest chalk temperature, highest viscosity and the best water-resistance of our primary wood glues.
| || || || || || |
|Strength* ||4,000 psi || ||3,750 psi || ||3,600 psi |
|Open Time ||10 minutes || ||5 minutes || ||5 minutes |
|Chalk Temperature ||47° F || ||55° F || ||50° F |
|Viscosity ||4,200 cps. || ||3,200 cps || ||3,400 cps |
|Exterior Use/ ||Yes** ||
* Maple to maple (ASTM D-905)
** Passes ANSI/HPVA Type I water-resistance
*** Passes ANSI/HPVA Type II water-resistance
Advanced Proprietary Polymer
|Calculated VOC (less water) || ||5.6 g/L |
|State || ||Liquid |
|Weight/gallon || ||9.22 lbs. |
|Color || ||Tan |
|Chalk Temperature* || ||Approx. 47°F. |
|Dried Film || ||Light Brown |
|Flashpoint || ||>200°F. |
|Solids || ||52% |
|Freeze/thaw stability || ||Stable (5 cycles) |
|Viscosity || ||4,200 cps |
|pH || ||2.5-3.0 |
|Storage life || ||12 months (in tightly closed containers at 75°F.) |
*Chalk temperature indicates the lowest recommended temperature at which the glue, air and materials can be during application, to ensure a good bond.
Questions & Answers
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 one-year shelf life. It is an advanced, proprietary polymer-based formula that offers the 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 water-resistance specification?
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.
How does Titebond® III compare to polyurethane glues?
While polyurethane glues bond well to a variety of materials, Titebond® III
is superior in many ways. In addition to excellent water-resistance, it provides
a stronger bond on wood-to-wood applications, doesn't foam and requires less
clamp time. Titebond® III has no health issues, doesn't require
the use of gloves and cleans up with water. It is significantly less expensive
than polyurethane glues and offers similar coverage rates.
Why should I use Titebond® III 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.
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