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Structural Acrylic Adhesives can replace welds and rivets.

March 8, 2011 - Designed for structural assembly of metals, especially aluminum, LoctiteŽ H8100 and H8110 Speedbonder(TM) Adhesives are green-colored, 2-component acrylic formulas that cure at room temperature. Loctite H8100 fixtures in 20 min, while Loctite H8110 fixtures in just 5 min. Both feature glass spacer beads that maximize toughness and prevent adhesive from squeezing out of joint during clamping. Available in 50 and 490 ml dual cartridges, adhesives are stronger that spot welds and rivets.
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Henkel Corporation
One Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT, 06067

Ultra-Fast LoctiteŽ Structural Acrylic Adhesives Allow Metal Assemblies to Withstand Powerful Forces

Adhesives Designed to Replace or Reduce Welds, Rivets and Fasteners

Rocky Hill, Conn. - For the structural assembly of metals - especially aluminum components, Henkel Corporation has introduced two new LoctiteŽ Structural Acrylic Adhesives formulated to fixture in just five to 20 minutes, and to deliver excellent peel and shear strength once cured. LoctiteŽ H8100(TM) and H8110(TM) Speedbonder(TM) Structural Adhesives provide tough, long-lasting bonds and are designed to reduce or eliminate welds, rivets and threaded fasteners.

Both LoctiteŽ H8100(TM) and LoctiteŽ H8110(TM) Speedbonder(TM) Structural Adhesives are green-colored, two-component acrylic adhesives that cure rapidly at room temperature. LoctiteŽ H8100(TM) fixtures in 20 minutes, while LoctiteŽ H8110(TM) offers ultra-fast fixturing in just five minutes. Both adhesives feature glass spacer beads that maximize toughness and prevent adhesive from squeezing out of the joint during clamping. These products are available in 50 and 490 ml dual cartridges.

Offering a lower total assembly cost when time and labor are factored in, these structural adhesives provide shear strengths similar to overlap welds and are stronger than spot welds and rivets. They can be used in the assembly of agricultural/construction equipment, specialty vehicles, appliances, signage, tubs/spas, building components and other industrial bonding applications.

For more information on LoctiteŽ H8100(TM) and LoctiteŽ H8110(TM) Speedbonder(TM) Structural Adhesives, go to For technical assistance, call 1-800-LOCTITE (800-562-8483).

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.
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