Molding Compound targets hearing aid applications.

Press Release Summary:

Loctite® ResinAid® 3596 produces tear-resistant, conformable shells that deliver comfort in ear canal and comply with ISO-10993 standards for skin surface medical devices. Formulation withstands jaw movement and resists chemicals found naturally in human ear. With viscosity of 1,000 cp, product cures on exposure to UV or visible light of correct intensity, and provides post-cure tear strength of 145 in.-lb. Clear liquid has hardness of 90 Shore A and modulus of 740 psi.

Original Press Release:

Henkel Adds Soft, Tear Resistant Molding Compound to Resinaid® Hearing Aid Line

Rocky Hill, Conn. - November 2, 2005....Henkel Corporation has added a tear resistant, conformable molding compound to its line of Loctite' ResinAid' products for hearing aid shell and ear piece fabrication, assembly, and repair

Loctite® ResinAid® 3596 cures on exposure to UV or visible light of the right intensity. The molding compound produces tear resistant yet soft and conformable shells that deliver improved comfort and durability in the ear canal. This tough formulation withstands jaw movement and resists chemicals found naturally in the human ear. The new molding compound complies with ISO-10993 standards for skin surface medical devices.

With a viscosity of 1000 cP, Loctite® ResinAid® 3596 delivers a post-cure tear strength of 145 lb/inch. It is a clear liquid with a hardness of 90 Shore A and a modulus of 740 psi.

In addition to Loctite® ResinAid® 3596, the Resinaid line includes fourteen (14) low viscosity and eight (8) high viscosity molding compounds available in a range of colors including four variations of pink, ten variations of brown, two reds, two blues, and four clear formulations that closely match natural skin tones. ResinAid® products also include a complete line of application and curing equipment.

For more information on the Loctite® ResinAid® product family, call 1-800-323-5106, e-mail, or visit the company's website at

The Henkel Group operates in three strategic business areas: Home Care; Personal care; and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatments, which serves the transportation, electronics, aerospace, metal, durable goods, consumer goods, maintenance and repair and packaging industries, and offers a broad range of products for the craftsman and consumer. With brands and advanced technologies, Henkel makes people's lives easier, better, and more beautiful. 50,000 employees work for the Henkel Group worldwide. People in 125 countries around the world trust in brands and technologies from Henkel "A Brand like a Friend".

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