The Loctite® brand, part of the Henkel portfolio since 1997, is renowned for the excellence of its adhesives and sealants. Since the original development of a unique anaerobic technology more than fifty years ago, Loctite® products have become vital components in many of the machines and products that are at the core of everyday life.



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Loctite® products provide solutions across the whole spectrum of adhesive technologies and manufacturing processes. They are used in markets as diverse as electronics, automotive, aerospace, biomedical and many manufacturing industries.


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Application Technologies
Adhesives

Non-metallic substances capable of joining materials by surface bonding (adhesion), and the bond possessing adequate internal strength (cohesion).

Cleaners

Substances capable of removing dirt, grime, or impurities from a surface. Correct surface cleaning is necessary for optimum bonding and sealing. Bond strength is determined to a greater extent by the adhesion between the joint surfaces and the adhesive. It is important to understand that adhesive joints are stronger the more thoroughly the surfaces are cleaned. The complete removal of oil, grease, dust and other residual dirt from the bond surface is required for the best adhesive joint.

Coatings

A layer of a substance applied onto a surface for protection or decoration; a covering layer. Coatings protect a substrate from a variety of environmental problems such as: corrosion of solder joints, moisture and mildew, fuels and process solvents, service temperatures, and dust, dirt and physical damage from handling.

Equipment

Since 1971, Loctite Corporation, now Henkel Corporation, has designed, built, and integrated high quality equipment solutions. From simple hand held devices to fully automated systems, Henkel offers a complete line of standard off-the-shelf dispensing and light curing equipment which can easily be integrated into your manufacturing process. Loctite branded equipment is capable of dispensing and curing a wide variety of adhesives.

Gasketing

Any of a wide variety of seals or packings used between matched machine parts or around pipe joints to prevent the escape of a gas or fluid. Gaskets prevent leakage of liquids or gases by forming impervious barriers between mating surfaces. Fluid gasket seals are divided into static and dynamic systems, depending on whether or not the parts move in relationship to each other.

Lubricants

Lubricants are substances used to reduce friction. Primary function of use is to prevent metal to metal contact in tooling, dies or finished components. Examples of use include bearing applications, metal forming or metal removal. Lubricants can be petroleum based or water-based.

Mold Releases

Release coatings are specified by manufacturers worldwide in a variety of plastic and rubber molding processes. When applied to a mold, these advanced release coatings form micro-thin, thermally stable surfaces that are chemically bonded to the mold surface, resulting in multiple, contaminant-free releases and reduced manufacturing costs.

Molding

The forming of a resin/fiber material into a solid mass of prescribed shape and size.

Potting & Encapsulating

Compounds used to provide mechanical reinforcement to housed assemblies, to fill large voids, and to protect components from the exposure to chemicals, moisture, mechanical shock and vibration.

Repairing

Restoring to a good or sound condition after decay or damage.

Sealants

A substance used to seal a surface to prevent passage of a liquid or gas.

Surface Treatments

Broad class of materials capable of altering the surface finish, form or function to enhance appearance, bond strength, corrosion resistance or any design feature.

Thread Sealing and Threadlocking

Thread sealants prevent leakage of gases and liquids from pipe joints. All such joints are considered to be dynamic due to vibration, changing pressures or changing temperatures. Loctite anaerobic sealants cure to insoluble tough plastic thread fillers which prevent leakage regardless of the torque applied. Threadlockers are single component anaerobic which completely fill the microscopic gaps between interfacing threads. They polymerize to a tough solid when they come into contact with metal in the absence of air.