Help solving an adhesive mystery?

Anyone up for a little detective work? I’ve been playing around with adhesives for a jewelry line I’m working on that incorporate laser-cut acrylic on wood backing. I stumbled upon a London-based jewelry company who works with similar materials who use a non-toxic glue. I reached out to them, but they aren’t willing to share which product they use.

I would be very grateful if anyone is up to help me with a little detective work to figure out 1) what they are using, or 2) a good non-toxic option for gluing acrylic to wood.

Here are the clues:

  • The glue they use is a non-toxic, solvent free, water-based polymer glue.
  • The glue is moveable for three minutes, after this it’s difficult to re-position.
  • The glue fully set in 2 hours and achieves full strength after 24 hours.

A screenshot of their product in action is attached. They have the tube covered in masking tape to hide the brand, but it has a grey nozzle and applies clear.

I would loooove to be able to glue my pieces together without having to wear a respirator and gloves. Any help or insights are greatly appreciated!


I don’t know if this would help, but these folks seem to be experts in all things glue. Perhaps they could steer you in the right direction.


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I would try Weldbond and Loctite Power Grab.

Great, thanks!