In-Line System verifies degree of adhesive cure.

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Designed to quantitatively assess degree of cure of light-cure adhesives, Loctite® AssureCure(TM) includes adhesive technology, fiber optic light sources, light detector unit, and software that ties into users' PC or PLC. System confirms cure inline on 100% of production in 20 ms per part, eliminates off-line destructive or analytical testing and associated scrap, and integrates into existing production lines.



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Loctite® AssureCure(TM) Technology Quantifiably Verifies Degree of Cure for Light Cure Adhesives



In-Line Adhesive, Equipment, Software System Eliminates Off-Line Testing

Rocky Hill, Conn. - Henkel Corporation has introduced a revolutionary new system designed to quantitatively and cost effectively assess the degree of cure of light cure adhesives. A simple in-line process, the Loctite® AssureCure(TM) System includes new adhesive technology, fiber optic light sources, a light detector unit, and software that ties into the users' PC or PLC.

Loctite® AssureCure(TM) technology offers a number of benefits:

- confirms cure inline on 100% of production in just 20 milliseconds per part,

- eliminates costly off-line destructive or analytical testing and associated scrap,

- improves production rates,

- easily integrates into existing production lines.

AssureCure(TM) system data shows exceptional correlation to traditional off-line methods of confirming degree of cure, such as physical destructive testing and FTIR analysis. Compared with alternative cure detection methods such as fluorescing and color changing adhesives or destructive and analytical testing, Loctite® AssureCure(TM) provides the only reliable in-line method to confirm degree of cure.

Located on a very small footprint, Loctite® AssureCure(TM) equipment is positioned directly after a production line's existing light cure equipment. For medical device applications, Loctite® AssureCure(TM) adhesives meet strict ISO 10993 biocompatibility requirements.

For more information on the new Loctite® AssureCure(TM) technology, go to www.AssureCure.com or call 1-888-LOCTITE (888-562-8483).

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 50,000 people and reported sales of $18.86 billion and adjusted operating profit of $1.84 billion in fiscal 2009. 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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