Instant Adhesives cure in seconds on exposure to light.

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Featuring secondary moisture-cure mechanism that allows thorough curing in unexposed areas, Loctite® Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesives adhere to plastics, elastomers, rubbers, and metals. Low-viscosity Loctite® 4310(TM) Flashcure® and high-viscosity Loctite® 4311(TM) Flashcure® cure tack-free in 2-5 sec upon exposure to low-intensity UV/visible light. With temperature range of -65 to 180°F, both are fluorescent for inspection purposes and meet ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards.



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Impact and Peel-Resistant Loctite® Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesives Cure in Seconds on Exposure to Light



Toughened, Light Cure Adhesives Bond Instantly to a Wide Variety of Substrates

Rocky Hill, Conn. - For bonding applications that must withstand impact or flexing, Henkel Corporation has introduced two new Loctite® Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesives. Featuring extremely fast cure speeds and a secondary moisture-cure mechanism that allows the adhesives to cure thoroughly in unexposed areas, these new toughened light cure formulations adhere to a wide variety of substrates including plastics, elastomers, rubbers, and metals.

Loctite® 4310(TM) Flashcure® and Loctite® 4311(TM) Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesives cure tack-free in just two to five seconds upon exposure to low-intensity UV/visible light. Both adhesives are fluorescent for inspection purposes and meet ISO 10993 biocompatibility standards. They can be used for bonding hypodermic needles, hearing aids, handheld electronics, household and industrial products. These cyanoacrylate instant adhesives are also suitable for sensor bonding and wire tacking applications.

Loctite® 4310(TM) Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesive is a clear to pale green, low-viscosity formulation that fills gaps to 0.005-inches using only moisture cure and can cure to depths up to 0.5-inches on exposure to light. Loctite® 4311(TM) Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesive is a high-viscosity, clear to pale green formulation that fills larger gaps to 0.008-inches using only moisture cure and can be cured to depths up to 0.5-inches on exposure to light. Both adhesives withstand temperatures ranging from -65° to 180°F.

For more information on new Loctite® 4310(TM) Flashcure® and Loctite® 4311(TM) Flashcure® Light Cure Cyanoacrylate Instant Adhesives, go to www.instant.loctite.com. For technical assistance, call 1-800-LOCTITE (800-562-8483).

Henkel has been committed to making people's lives easier, better and more beautiful for more than 130 years. A Fortune Global 500 company, Henkel offers strong brands and technologies in three areas of competence: Home Care, Personal Care and Adhesive Technologies. Each day, about 50,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling Henkel's claim "A Brand like a Friend". In fiscal 2009, Henkel generated sales of 13,573 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 1,364 million euros.

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