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No Limits – any thread, any application

Published on 2009-12-01. Author : SpecialChem

Henkel has improved the formulations of its most popular threadlockers - Loctite 243 and Loctite 270 - to meet the evolving industrial requirements and to enable use on an even broader range of substrates. The next generation of these general purpose products offers ultimate performance for new opportunities.

Loctite 243 and Loctite 270 general purpose threadlockers.

Henkel has recently introduced the next generation of Loctite 243 and Loctite 270 general purpose threadlockers. Both products are the result of its commitment to develop and deliver innovative products that industrial customers need in today's competitive environment.

Medium strength Loctite 243 and high strength Loctite 270 are now more oil tolerant than ever before, enabling them to be used more readily on 'as received' parts - including those contaminated with engine oils, corrosion prevention oils and cutting fluids. Their temperature resistance has also been increased to 180?. In addition, the adhesives will cure not only on active substrates, such as iron, copper, brass and steel, but also on passive materials including stainless steel, zinc plated surfaces, inorganic and organic coatings.

These three performance improvements have been achieved while maintaining the core properties of Loctite 243 and Loctite 270. As a result, the Loctite Material Specification for both general purpose threadlockers, including appearance, fluorescence, viscosity and compressive shear strength, remains unchanged for the new formulations. This means that industrial customers who have already been using these two Loctite threadlockers in the past will continue to experience the well-established high level of reliability. Thus, these customers can carry on using current dispensing equipment with no change to their existing manufacturing processes.

Erik Edelmann, Product Manager General Industry Europe adds: "We at Henkel are committed to technology innovation to improve our product performance and help our industrial customers stand at the forefront of their own industries. The launch of the next generation of Loctite 243 and 270 has brought industrial end-users new design and manufacturing opportunities, all in one formulation. In short, these two improved products permit the use of top quality anaerobic threadlockers in a much wider range of applications."

The original Loctite invention, developed in 1953, was a unique liquid resin that hardened in absence of air and in presence of metal. This pioneering technology was first used as a liquid threadlocker and changed the fastening methods in several industries by solving problems customers had long accepted as "unsolvable". Increasing number of customers every day choose Loctite threadlockers to gain equipment reliability and cost savings.

Source: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

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