Henkel Updates Loctite® Design Guide for Bonding Plastics
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One Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT, 06067
Press release date: September 7, 2011
Brochure Details Most Effective Adhesives for More Than 30 Plastic Substrates
Rocky Hill, Conn. -- September 7, 2011... To simplify the challenge of determining the most effective adhesive/plastic bonding combinations, Henkel Corporation has updated and reintroduced its LoctiteŽ Design Guide for Bonding Plastics. An informational resource for anyone looking to bond plastics, this completely updated 96-page guide provides detailed technical information on the seven leading adhesive technologies that effectively bond the 30 most common plastic substrates.
The LoctiteŽ Design Guide for Bonding Plastics provides bond strength data for 30 substrates including ABS, delrin, nylon, polycarbonate, polypropylene, polyethylene and PVC. The guide also presents shear strength data on 23 LoctiteŽ adhesives including cyanoacrylates, epoxies, hot melts, light cure acrylics, polyurethanes, silicones and no-mix/static-mix acrylics.
The literature offers special sections on surface treatments, joint design guidelines to maximize adhesive performance, and a discussion of process costs versus overall strength for various assembly methods.
For more information and to download a copy of the LoctiteŽ Design Guide for Bonding Plastics, go to www.henkelna.com/loctitestructurals. Or request a copy of brochure number LT-2197 by calling 1-800-LOCTITE (800-562-8483).
Visitors to www.henkelna.com/loctitestructurals can also access a white paper on the hidden costs of traditional assembly methods; videos showing structural adhesives outperforming bolts, rivets, spot welds, and double-sided tapes; real-life case histories of structural adhesives in use; and copies of additional design resources including the LoctiteŽ Design Guide for Bonding Metals and the LoctiteŽ Design Guide for Bonding Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 48,000 people and reported sales of $20.07 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.27 billion in fiscal 2010. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.