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KNOWLEDGE — INNOVATION — SOLUTIONS
INSTANT ADHESIVES (CYANOACRYLATES)
INSTANT ADHESIVES (CYANOACRYLATES)

Strong, fast, and durable instant adhesives for multiple purposes.

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HOT MELT ADHESIVES
HOT MELT ADHESIVES

Fast, cost-effective, versatile, and reliable hot-melt adhesive bonds.

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UV CURING ADHESIVES
UV CURING ADHESIVES

Light-cured adhesives for strength and longer lifetimes.

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STRUCTURAL EPOXY AND INDUSTRIAL ADHESIVE
STRUCTURAL EPOXY AND INDUSTRIAL ADHESIVE

Maximum Tensile and Shear Strength in non-solvent and solvent-based technologies.

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INDUSTRIAL TAPES
INDUSTRIAL TAPES

Single or double-sided VHA tapes, from removable to permanent strength.

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EPOXIES, ELECTRICAL POTTING COMPOUND
EPOXIES, ELECTRICAL POTTING COMPOUND

UL approved products in a variety of ratios and viscosities.

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SEALANTS, ANAEROBIC THREADLOCKER, RETAINING COMPOUNDS
SEALANTS, ANAEROBIC THREADLOCKER, RETAINING COMPOUNDS

Tough, Resilient, Flexible, High temperature resistant, MIL-spec and ASTM specifications available.

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DISPENSING EQUIPMENT
DISPENSING EQUIPMENT

Soft-squeeze bottles, UV Curing equipment, robots and semi-automatic adhesive dispensing systems.

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2017-06-09
The Basic Functions of a Threadlocker

The Basic Functions of a Threadlocker

 Threaded fasteners are still significantly important in machinery assembly. They are found on many mechanical components and hold crucial parts together. Their applications range from use in the automotive and aircraft industries to household appliances. As such, it is critical that they remain tightly fastened once installed. However, threaded fasteners fail from time to time due to tension relaxation and self-loosening. Many mechanical methods such as locking bolts, spring washers, and wire retainers have been developed and employed to prevent uncontrolled loosening. With time, even these methods cannot stop the loosening caused by sliding motions. These methods however, considerably increase the cost of using threaded fasteners. For this reason, many applications are using a threadlocker instead of threaded fasteners.

Threadlocking liquid, also known as a threadlocker, is an inexpensive way of eliminating the failure facing threaded fasteners.

Threadlockers are unique aerobic adhesives that cure, in the absence of air, into a tough solid when exposed to metals. This adhesive flows through the threads of fasteners to fill uneven microscopic spaces so that corrosion, leaking, and loosening is completely eliminated. The liquid does not cure prematurely. This allows for the excess liquid to be wiped away. Threadlocking adhesives can be permanent or temporary. Those that are temporary are removed using heat. They are resistant to temperature changes and vibration, offer great strength and quick curing. They are used to control torque and to reduce galling. They are available in different strengths.

When choosing a threadlocker, one must consider the application at hand. Certain applications require frequent removal of bolts. Such applications require the use of low-strength adhesives which can easily be removed using hand tools for new application. High-strength adhesives are used for heavy-duty applications. While high-strength threadlockers last longer, they can also be removed by exposing them to high temperatures. When using threadlockers on inactive metals, a primer is required to facilitate curing.


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