—Sponsored article by Henkel Adhesives North America
Henkel recently launched its all-new hybrid adhesives, formulated to meet rising demands in assembly design and maintenance repair. To prove the strength of the new adhesives, the company arranged a test—hauling a freight train with three grams of adhesive and one hour of cure—a weight of 208 tons!
As the test showed, the new structural bonding adhesives were designed to offer high-performance on multi-surface jobs, dissimilar substrates and low hazard structural adhesives. Powered by innovative hybrid technology, LOCTITE Universal Structural Bonders combine the speed of instant adhesives with the strength and durability of structural adhesives. The versatility makes it possible to use structural bonders in more ways—and for more applications—than ever before.
With simplified production processes, fast fixture and safe application, the products bring to life the dream of the perfect design or repair.
Two innovative General Purpose Structural Adhesives for Limitless Repair
Demands are rising for reduced maintenance time and cost, and high performance, sustainable repair adhesives. Powered by innovative hybrid adhesive technology, LOCTITE General Purpose Structural Adhesives can help make your repairs fast, easy and durable. They also reduce costs, increase reliability and improve health and safety for workers.
With a powerful combination of speed, strength and versatility, LOCTITE HY 4070 ultra-fast repair adhesive solves virtually any structural bonding maintenance repair challenge and is a safer repair adhesive than traditional structural adhesives.
The go-to adhesive for general purpose repair, offering both performance and durability, LOCTITE HY 4060 GY is an ideal replacement for traditional two-part, 5-minute epoxies.
Two innovative General Purpose Structural Adhesives for Limitless Design
LOCTITE HY 4090 and LOCTITE HY 4080 GY – Expanding your Design Solutions.
Combining speed, strength and durability, LOCTITE General Purpose Structural Adhesives help you reduce weight, reduce material costs, and increase reliability with improved health and safety for workers.
The new LOCTITE HY 4090 is a fast, versatile structural bonding solution with the strength of a structural adhesive and the speed of an instant adhesive for unlimited applications.
LOCTITE HY 4080 GY is a toughened versatile structural bonding solution with impact, vibration & shock resistance for unlimited industrial design application.
Each product is designed to bond a variety of materials, such as metals, plastics and rubbers, while offering fast fixture to speed up production, excellent resistance to shock loading, an esthetic appearance on opaque materials, and safe application.
Adhesives in action
In one industrial situation, employees needed to bond stainless steel to plastic on a sign. The previous method involved hand-cut, double-sided tape, but this approach caused production delays. The tape strength for PMMA plastic is poor, and the loss of trim pieces lowered customer satisfaction. The visibility of the tape detracted from sign aesthetics.
The solution was found in LOCTITE HY 4090. Using the new process, adhesive is dispended into a groove on the plastic sign and the stainless steel trim piece is hand-pressed into the groove to complete assembly.
In another situation, a business was required to bond stainless steel grid to plastic batonnet in an aromatherapy bath design. The adhesive was needed to cure in low humidity environments, and had to bond both plastics and metal to keep inventory costs down. Also important was having a reliable solution to reduce rework and scrap of defective parts.
Once again, LOCTITE HY 4090 provided the solution, allowing the bath cartridge to be assembled with one adhesive.
The new structural adhesives improve health and safety for employees, while reducing production times, cutting waste, and boosting customer satisfaction.
Henkel is a leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of tailor-made solutions for our customers and of high-quality consumer products. For more information visit: Henkel Canada Corp.
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