Product News: Adhesives & Sealants

High-Temperature Adhesives fixture in 15 seconds or less.

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September 28, 2012 - Intended for high-speed assembly processes, Loctite® Instant Adhesives cure rapidly on dry or acidic surfaces and maintain bond strength in operating temperatures up to 250°F. Products include medium-viscosity Loctite 401™, water-thin Loctite 406™, low-viscosity Loctite 495™, and Loctite 454™ non-drip gel. Cyanoacrylates bond to variety of substrates including steel, aluminum, ABS, PVC, polycarbonate, nitrile rubber, chromate-plated parts, paper, balsa wood, and more.

Original Press Release

New High Temperature Instant Adhesives Rival Performance of Epoxies and Acrylics

Press release date: September 26, 2012

Cyanoacrylates Fixture in Seconds and Maintain High Bond Strength at 250ºF

Rocky Hill, Conn. -- The newest surface insensitive Loctite® Instant Adhesives from Henkel Corporation maintain their bond strength in operating temperatures as high as 250ºF, yet fixture in just 15 seconds or less. Loctite® 401™, Loctite® 406™, Loctite® 495™ and Loctite® 454™ surface insensitive instant adhesives rival the temperature resistance of epoxies and acrylics and are designed to meet the needs of high speed assembly processes.

Loctite® 401™, Loctite® 406™, Loctite® 495™ and Loctite® 454™ instant adhesives cure rapidly on dry or acidic surfaces and in low humidity environments. These surface insensitive formulations bond reliably to a wide variety of substrates including steel, aluminum, ABS, PVC, polycarbonate, nitrile rubber, chromate-plated parts, paper, balsa wood and more.

Offering shear strengths to 3200 psi, Loctite® 401™ is a medium-viscosity, general-purpose cyanoacrylate adhesive that fills gaps to 0.005 inches, while Loctite® 406™ is a water-thin wicking grade adhesive designed to fill gaps as small as 0.004 inches. Loctite® 495™ is a low-viscosity grade specifically formulated to fill gaps as large as 0.004 inches. Ideal for porous surfaces, Loctite® 454™ is a non-drip gel that fills gaps to 0.010 inches, while maintaining shear strength to 3200 psi.

Henkel has created a detailed product brochure and website to provide information on the complete Loctite® Instant Adhesive line. For more information and to download a copy of the brochure, go to the new www.loctiteinstantadhesives.com website.

For additional information on Henkel and Loctite®, watch on YouTube Loctite Instant Adhesive Solutions for Your Assembly Challenges, join Henkel on Facebook at facebook.com/loctite, and follow Henkel on Twitter at twitter.com/Loctite_na for instant access to new #loctitesolutions

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 globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and
reported sales of $21.7 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.8 billion in fiscal 2011. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

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