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.

Henkel Corporation

One Henkel Way, Rocky Hill, CT, 06067, USA

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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