"Top 50 Inventions of 2010" ... Time Magazine
sugru helps outdoor types repair leaky boots, make custom grips, patch up punctures, replace zip pulls, and smoth out rough areas in boots, amongst other things.
- It's waterproof once cured, so great in all weather, even in the sea
- It cures to a flexible, tactile finish so great for making grips
- sugru is stable from -60°C/-76°F to 180°C/356°F
sugru can be combined to create matching colors and is now available in primary colors!
What you get:
Each pouch contains 5 gram mini-packs as follows:.
2 x red
2 x blue
2 x yellow
1 x black
1 x white
sugru is the exciting new air-curing rubber that can be formed by hand. It bonds to most materials and turns into a strong, flexible silicone rubber overnight. Developed by a team of product designers and materials scientists, sugru’s patented technology is unique in its combination of hand-formability, self-adhesion and flexibility when cured. It feels like modelling clay, and it’s that easy to use too. Once cured, its durable properties mean it’s comfortable in extreme environments from the dishwasher to the ocean to Antarctica.
sugru can be formed and shaped by hand for up to 30 minutes once it has been removed from its packaging.
|Sticks to almost anything
sugru is designed to stick to as many other materials as possible. It forms a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood and other materials including some plastics like perspex and ABS and rubbers like silicone and butyl rubber.
| Air cures at room temperature|
sugru is like modelling clay when you take it from its pack. Once it’s exposed to air, it cures to a tough flexible silicone overnight using the moisture in the air. Working time = 30 mins. Cure time = 24hrs (3-5 mm deep)
| Strong + durable = great outdoors
sugru is stong and durable. Once cured, it will also stand up to anything the weather throws at it, wet or dry, hot or cold it will be great. It also won’t fade in the sun and it’s fine with sea water too!
| Flexible when cured
When sugru cures, it’s flexible rather than rigid. Which means that you can repair things that need to be able to move like textiles, cables, or shoes. It’s also electrically insulating how awesome is that?
| Soft touch & grippy
As sugru is a silicone rubber, it feels soft to touch when it has cured, but is also grippy. This makes it perfect for handles and grips as it is comfortable but non-slip.
|High and Low temperatures
sugru is resistant from -60°C to + 180°C. It gets hot and cold but it won’t get softer or harder or melt.
Once it’s cured, sugru is pretty much like other silicones so it’s completely waterproof. It’s easy to clean with soap and water, and it’s durable in the harsh conditions of your washing machine and dishwasher, and even in the sea.
Once cured, you can remove it with a craft knife and then remove residue with fingernails and tissue paper.
*** So sugru is pretty amazing, and you should definitely buy some but what else do you need to know?
Shelf life: sugru will stay fresh for 6 months from the date you receive it. If you use it within its date, the cured sugru will last and last. (You’ll find a Use By date on the back of each individual minipack). PRO TIP: If you keep sugru in the fridge, you can increase its shelf life by up to 2X!
Food safety: Once cured, sugru is inert, but people can be allergic to anything, so we have to tell you to be careful. sugru isn’t certified as food safe yet, but we’re working on it. For now, please resist the urge to eat it.
sugru + Kids: Kids love sugru — it’s just like play dough when it comes out of the pack — but it’s not certified as child safe, so it shouldn’t be used by children.
Tens of thousands of people in 76 countries use sugru to help with everything from fixing their sink to paragliding and deep sea diving.
For more information and technical specifications, see manufacturers web site.