Cyanoacrylates cure under fluorescent light.

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Low-viscosity Loctite® FLASHCURE(TM) 4306(TM) and medium-viscosity Loctite® FLASHCURE(TM) 4307(TM) offer instant fixture and tack-free surfaces in less than 5 sec when exposed to low-, medium-, or high-intensity light. They are surface insensitive and adhere to metals, elastomers, and plastics. Designed for assembly of components where ability to verify presence of applied adhesive is desired, they deliver minimal blooming and stress cracking on sensitive substrates.

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Fluorescent Light Curing Cyanoacrylates

Rocky Hill, Conn. - December 23, 2003.... Henkel Loctite Corporation has introduced two fluorescent FLASHCURE(TM) light curing cyanoacrylates designed for the assembly of components where the ability to verify the presence of the applied adhesive is desired. The products are ideal for a wide range of applications in the loudspeaker, appliance, medical, and general assembly industries.

Loctite® FLASHCURE(TM) 4306(TM) light cure adhesive is a low-viscosity product, while Loctite® FLASHCURE(TM) 4307(TM) light cure adhesive is a medium viscosity material. Both adhesives are ISO-10993 compliant, making the products ideal for medical device assembly.

Loctite® brand FLASHCURE(TM) light curing cyanoacrylates offer instant fixture and tack-free surfaces in less than five seconds when exposed to low, medium, or high intensity light. These adhesives cure tack-free without solvent-borne accelerators. They are surface insensitive and extremely versatile, offering excellent adhesion to a wide variety of metals, elastomers, and plastics including polyolefins. Light curing cyanoacrylate technology features a secondary moisture cure mechanism that allows the adhesive to cure in shadowed areas where light cannot reach. Compared to traditional cyanoacrylate adhesives, Loctite® FLASHCURE(TM) 4306(TM) and 4307(TM) light cure adhesives deliver minimal blooming and stress cracking on sensitive substrates such as polycarbonate and acrylic.

For more information on Loctite® FLASHCURE(TM) 4306(TM) and 4307(TM) light cure adhesives, call 1-800-LOCTITE or visit the company's Web site at

"Henkel - A Brand like a Friend". With brands and advanced technologies, Henkel makes people's lives easier, better, and more beautiful. The Henkel Technologies division is one of the leading suppliers of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments for industrial customers. Strong brands, such as Loctite, Teroson, P3, Hysol and Liofol, are key drivers behind the success of the business division. Henkel Technologies serves the automotive, electronics, aerospace, metal industries, assembly, maintenance and repair, consumer goods and packaging industries worldwide.

The Henkel Group operates in three strategic business areas - Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatment. In fiscal 2002 the Henkel Group generated sales of 9.66 billion euros and an operating profit (EBIT) of 666 million euros. 50,000 employees work for the Henkel Group worldwide. People in 126 countries around the world trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.

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