Glues are derived from natural plant and animal sources. Adhesives are based on synthetic products. All glues and adhesives are polymers and bond to surfaces.

The use of adhesives offers many advantages over binding techniques. These include the ability to bind different materials together. Adhesives may be found naturally or produced synthetically.

Not all glues and adhesives are created equal.  There are many variations within each category and from one manufacturer to another. Read the labels for information on toxicity, ventilation, recommended handling and use, as well as durability in a variety of environments.