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Success secured with LOCTITE

Transforming the manufacturing process, LOCTITE adhesives provide speedy, durable solutions for visual display designer Joker FX

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—Sponsored article by Henkel Canada Corp.

Joker FX, a designer and manufacturer of visual communication displays, creates outdoor signs and visual display products that face a number of challenges. They need to be strong, durable, paintable and able to withstand outdoor elements—all while maintaining their aesthetic appeal.

Using Henkel’s LOCTITE adhesives helped transform Joker FX’s manufacturing process. While previously operating on a six-week turnaround, Joker FX can now complete projects in as little as 24 hours—thanks to the impact of LOCTITE instant and structural adhesives.

It’s pretty safe to say that LOCTITE has enabled us to become the company that we are today.

Pierre Knobbs, Joker FX President

LOCTITE adhesives provide design advantages, improve overall product performance and appearance, speed assembly time and reduce overall costs. These adhesives provide strong, durable bonds that are ideal for manufacturers like Joker FX, who need their products to withstand even the toughest environmental factors and still look great.

One of Joker FX’s challenges was finding a solution for joining metal that is too thin to weld. LOCTITE provided the answer: reliable, quicker, durable bonding with structural adhesives.

“We can use really thin materials that can never be welded because they would be deformed. We don’t look at that anymore. We bond it,” said Knobbs.

At Joker FX, LOCTITE 4090 hybrid adhesive has opened the door for other new applications and solutions. When creating outdoor brochure holders with a clear window, Joker FX uses LOCTITE 4090 to bond acrylic to aluminum because it cures quickly, doesn’t cause any blooming effect on the clear window and can withstand the outdoor elements. The company also uses LOCTITE instant adhesives for bonding dimensional letters on structural displays.

Watch how Joker FX and LOCTITE adhesives teamed up for success:


About Joker FX

Joker FX, a design and manufacturer of visual communications, has modernized this industry by successfully combining digital and graphics with the structural manufacture of displays. By aligning this

way, the company is able to provide a customized, complete solution from concept to design to final product assembly. Their creations range from indoor displays to signs located in parks and trails as well as other outdoor structural designs.

About LOCTITE Structural Adhesives

LOCTITE General Purpose Structural Adhesives, powered by hybrid adhesive technology, are a breakthrough in structural bonding. 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.

LOCTITE General Purpose Structural Adhesives bond a variety of materials, such as metals, including steel, composites, most plastics and rubbers. Enhanced properties include fast fixture to speed up production; excellent resistance to shock loading for assemblies needing high strength and low blooming to maintain aesthetic appeal on opaque materials.

Learn more about how LOCTITE HY 4090 can help you secure success or contact Henkel for more information.

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