Product News: Adhesives & Sealants
Flexible Adhesives fixture to handling strength in 5 sec or less.
Press Release Summary:
April 7, 2014 - Cyanoacrylate adhesives Loctite® 4902™ and 4903™ bond reliably to plastics, rubbers, metals, and other substrates. Affording optimal flexibility, Loctite® 4902™ offers elongation of 155% and modulus of 57,900 psi. Loctite® 4903™ offers 85% elongation and modulus of 78,100 psi. Designed for use on close-fitting, flexible parts, these one-part instant adhesives can bond dissimilar substrates and offer ISO 10993 biocompatibility for use on disposable medical devices.
Original Press Release
Flexible Loctite® Instant Adhesives from Henkel Deliver High-Strength Bonds in Seconds
Press release date: March 27, 2014
Rocky Hill, Conn. -- Henkel Corporation has developed two new highly flexible instant adhesives, Loctite® 4902™ and Loctite® 4903™, that offer elongations up to 155% and provide high-strength bonds in seconds. Both cyanoacrylate adhesives bond reliably to plastics, rubbers, metals and other substrates and offer ISO 10993 biocompatibility for use on disposable medical devices.
These one-part, low-viscosity instant adhesives flow easily onto any substrate and typically fixture to handling strength in 5 seconds or less. Loctite® 4902™ is the more flexible of the two, with an elongation of 155% and a modulus of 57,900 psi. Loctite® 4903™ offers 85% elongation and a modulus of 78,100 psi. In comparison, conventional cyanoacrylates offer limited elongations of less than 2% and moduli of greater than 200,000 psi.
Loctite® 4902™ and Loctite® 4903™ are designed for use on close-fitting, flexible parts and can easily bond dissimilar substrates from plastics to elastomers. The flexibility of these new instant adhesives rivals those of acrylic and urethane adhesives.
Both adhesives are available in either 20-gram or 1-pound packages. Loctite® 770™ or 7701™ primers can be used to enhance bond strength on difficult-to-bond substrates such as polyethylene or polypropylene.
For additional information, visit www.henkelna.com/flexca or call 1-800-LOCTITE (800-562-8483).
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 $21.8 billion and adjusted operating profit of $3.3 billion in fiscal 2013. 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)