Water-Based Adhesives suit automotive assembly applications.

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Environmentally friendly water-based adhesives work on porous substrates such as foams, cloth, felt, and insulation, and non-porous materials such as wood, plastic and metals. Products are available with fast-tack and foam tearing strength comparable to solvent based adhesives. Adhesives are fast setting for use in general upholstery, foam-to-foam, foam-to-fabric, or foam-to-wood bonding, and may be applied using spray guns or coating machines.



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Loctite Introduces Water-Based Adhesives For Automotive Assembly Applications



Rocky Hill, Conn. - December 17, 2001. In response to automotive industry demands for new technologies to replace solvent based adhesive formulations, Loctite Corporation has developed a line of environmentally friendly water-based adhesives for use in a range of automotive assembly applications.

The products in the new Loctite water-based adhesive line vary in formulation complexity and performance benefits depending upon the application. Developed for use in a broad range of automotive applications, Loctite water-based adhesives offer excellent performance on both porous substrates such as foams, cloth, felt, and insulation, and non-porous materials such as wood, plastic and metals.

Loctite water-based products are available with fast-tack and foam tearing strength comparable to that of solvent based adhesives. Adhesives in the water-based line are extremely fast setting for use in general upholstery, foam-to-foam, foam-to-fabric, or foam-to-wood bonding. The adhesives may be applied using spray guns or coating machines.

Loctite Corporation ranks among the world's leading suppliers of proprietary high-performance engineering adhesives, sealants, coatings and chemical brand-name specialties. Loctite operates in markets as diverse as electronics, automotive, aerospace, biomedical and general industry. Since 1997, Loctite Corporation, headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany, has been part of the Henkel Group, a worldwide operating specialist in consumer brands and in industrial specialties with affiliates in over 70 countries. With over 60,000 employees, Henkel generated sales of 12.8 billion euro in 2000. Operating profit increased by 11.3 percent to 704 million euro.

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