Oct 11, 2016
Sugru is the world’s first mouldable glue that sticks to almost anything and turns into a strong flexible rubber overnight. Invented for people looking to repair and improve stuff, it’s used in over 160 countries – from homeowners planning DIY projects through to people making small improvements to gadgets, appliances and even toys.
Created by a young product designer named Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, Sugru is made to stick to as many materials as possible forming a strong bond to aluminium, steel, ceramics, glass, wood and other materials including some plastics and rubbers.
Handy for any number of small home improvement projects, Sugru’s durable cured properties mean it’ll stay strong and securely bonded anywhere from the freezer to a hot shower, from the garden to the great outdoors.
Jane is passionate about promoting a culture of creativity and resourcefulness, and sees it as an antidote to the throwaway mind-set. Her mission is hitting a chord with the growing number of people looking to live more sustainably whilst doing what they love.
Derived from the Irish word for “play”, Sugru has received recognition from TIME Magazine as one of ‘The 50 Best Inventions of 2010’ and has been dubbed the “21st century duct tape” by Forbes. Other accolades include ‘Best DIY Product’ awarded by the British Hardware Federation (2015) who described it as ‘a great household solution’ and ‘DIY Product of the Year’ awarded by a panel of judges at the annual DIY Week Awards ceremony who agreed Sugru is a ‘truly innovative and exciting product.’
At the start of 2016 Sugru became Good Housekeeping approved, passing rigorous consumer quality tests with flying colours! In 2012, Jane won the inaugural London Design Festival Design Entrepreneur award, whilst the Observer listed Sugru as one of Britain’s New Radicals: a UK business changing the world for the better. CNN also named Jane one of ‘7 tech superheroes to watch in 2015.’
A mini pack with black and white glue is availabe at Builders Warehouse for R129.00. 5g Mini Pack in Black & White available at Builders Warehouse at R129.00.