Bob Smith Industries has been producing adhesives for the Hobby Industry since 1983.
BSI’s owner Bob Smith started competing in Radio Control Formula 1 Pylon Racing in 1968. In 1970, at the age of 17, Bob became the youngest pilot ever to win the U.S. Nationals. He went on to win the National Point Championship three times. In 1971 Bob started his own company, P.B. Products (later named Bob Smith R/C Aircraft) producing radio control airplane kits. With a U.S. Patent for a wing molding process mixed with Bob’s skills in fiberglass craftsmanship, he produced the first ever all fiberglass airplane, the T2-A, and was ahead of his time designing the “almost ready to fly” Seabreeze. After 12 years of manufacturing fiberglass kits, Bob came up with the idea of marketing custom labeled adhesives in the Hobby Industry. Starting with just 20 dealers and 3 types of epoxies, BSI now manufactures a full line of epoxy and cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesives for hobby and industrial use, with over 1800 dealers worldwide. In addition to the highest quality standard high performance surface insensitive CAs, BSI has a full line of flexible and rubber toughened CA along with both thin and gap-filling formulations of odorless foam safe CA and foam safe accelerator. BSI's adhesives match or surpass the performance of the adhesive products from the billion dollar corporations in addition to being available locally at a fraction of the cost.