New Loctite® Structural Adhesive and NVH Selector Guide Available from Henkel
One Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT, 06067
Press release date: December 23, 2013
Literature Highlights Adhesive Technologies Designed for High-Stress and Harsh Applications
Rocky Hill, Conn. – Henkel Corporation has introduced its new Loctite® Structural Adhesives and NVH Selector Guide. This 30-page brochure is designed to educate readers about the performance of structural adhesives in demanding, high-stress applications, and to communicate their ability to reduce noise, vibration and harshness. Engineered to eliminate or greatly reduce fasteners and welds from an assembly, structural adhesives provide superior bond strength, long life and dependability in a variety of bonding applications involving metals, plastics, composites, magnets and dissimilar surfaces or substrates.
The brochure is divided into three sections: considerations for selecting a structural adhesive; chemistries and products, and a review of dispensing equipment. The Guide provides an in-depth tutorial on adhesive joint design for stress reduction and presents a performance and process overview in table format of the four main structural bonding technologies: epoxies, urethanes, two-part acrylics and two-step acrylics. For each technology, the Selector Guide leads the reader through a question and answer process to determine the appropriate product for their application.
The section on NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) offers an overview of adhesives for acoustic, seam sealing and bonding applications, focusing primarily on the agricultural, construction, specialty vehicle and appliance markets. This information details Henkel's Acoustics Lab and Engineering Services and reviews two-step acrylic adhesives for difficult or challenging applications addressing NVH issues. The brochure also includes a two-page chart identifying dispensing applicators and nozzles specifically designed for use with structural adhesive technologies.
For more information and to download a copy of the Loctite® Structural Adhesives and NVH Selector Guide, go to www.henkelna.com/loctitestructurals or request a copy of brochure number LT-4809 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 Loctite® Design Guide for Bonding Plastics, the Loctite® Design Guide for Bonding Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers and the Loctite® Design Guide for Bonding Metals.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds leading global market positions in consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil®, Schwarzkopf® and Loctite®. Henkel employs about 47,000 people, and has reported sales of $21.13 billion with adjusted operating profit of $2.98 billion in fiscal 2012. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.
Paula Zakrzewski Shepard
Image Ink Public Relations
One Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Tel: 1-800-LOCTITE (562-8483)