Eliminate fastener loosening

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Threadlockers
Eliminate fastener loosening because failure is not an option.

 

Traditional fastening methods leave gaps.
LOCTITE threadlockers fill them.
Mechanical locking devices (such as split washers, nylon nuts, flat washers) were invented to solve the common problem of loosening that happens in most threaded assemblies. The reality is that they don’t maintain clamp load as assemblies “locked” with these devices often loosen under vibration, thermal expansion and/or improper torque.

Anaerobic Adhesives
Prevent metal components from loosening because of vibration and protect joints from corrosion or rust 
Anaerobic adhesives work by completely filling gaps between components. They are typically used to augment the seal or holding force of a mechanically joined assembly. LOCTITE®
anaerobic adhesives include threadlockers, thread sealants, retaining compounds, and gasket sealants.

How LOCTITE® Anaerobic Adhesives Work
Anaerobic adhesives remain liquid until isolated from oxygen in the presence of metal ions. Though anaerobic applications differ widely, in most cases the adhesive provides high shear strength and temperature resistance. Anaerobic adhesives fixture in minutes at room temperature and fully cure within 24 hours. Full cure of anaerobics may be achieved more rapidly using short-term exposure to heat (e.g. 30 minutes at 120°C).

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Why Adhesives?
Attention sign manufacturers, your sign assembly just got better! Our extensive product portfolio of 18 adhesives is the ultimate solution for your sign application needs. From construction to installation, we have the right product for every application.

Adhesives and sealants have several beneficial uses in the sign industry. Use adhesives to:

  • Join Dissimilar Substrates
  • Distribute Stresses Evenly
  • Fill Large Gaps
  • Seal and Bond
  • Reduce Labor Costs (welding vs. general labor)
  • Prevent Galvanic Corrosion
  • Absorb Energy
  • Eliminate Drilling/Tapping, Weld Read-Through and Mechanical Fasteners
  • Maintain long-term sealing performance
  • Look Better (Aesthetics)

 

Adhesives vs. Tapes: What’s the Difference?

Liquid adhesives are superior to tapes for many reasons. Here are a few:

  • Repositionability – Tapes are difficult to reposition, which can lead to scrapping material. Liquid adhesives are easy to reposition, reducing waste.
  • Fast Assembly – Liquid adhesives can be applied much faster than tapes, saving time in assembly operations.
  • High Green Strength – As they cure, liquid adhesives become stronger than tapes.
  • Preventing Creep – Liquid adhesives prevent bond lines from separating over time, regardless of how much weight is applied.

 

Why Henkel?
New Technologies

We have new and improved technologies that are well suited for the sign industry:

Universal bonders and TEROSON® MS 5555 NA low cost SMP are both new to the sign industry. We feature two universal bonders and five different SMP products. These products aren’t used by our competitors. At Henkel, we are always thinking forward. We target specific applications where we can succeed and excel.

Outstanding Customer Service
LOCTITE® has excellent technical customer support teams. Our engineers will support your sign manufacture and installation through our extensive testing and development laboratories. We are here for you, through every step of your sign manufacturing, to make the process easier through both our products and our people.