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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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2019-08-07
Answering Threadlocker FAQ

Answering Threadlocker FAQ

 Threadlockers, otherwise known as thread-locking fluid, is a glue-like viscous liquid, used to fix a screw (or any fastener mechanism with corresponding threads), into a tapped hole or nut. They fill the spaces between the male and female threads of the mechanism and effectively lock the entire fastener in place. This allows for better retention of torque than other mechanical methods.

 

The primary purpose of thread-locking fluid is to essentially seal the bolted joint from leakage while also acting as a preventative measure against corrosion.

 

Today we’ll answer a few frequently asked questions regarding common applications of thread-locking fluid.

 

1. Are there different types of threadlockers?

 

There are a range of thread-locking fluids available depending on application, and can be applied either before or after assembly of the fastener mechanism. Thread-locking fluid will typically differ based on strength and permanency, with varieties falling in one of three main categories: permanent, removable, and low-strength.

 

2. How do I apply thread-locking fluid?

 

The type of thread-locking fluid used will depend largely on the application itself. Certain applications will require an extra degree of care – especially in instances that have above or below room temperature environments, or depend based on the material composition of the fastener itself.

In general, applying thread-locking fluid to a fastener is a relatively easy task – they are usually single component, and come with an applicator piece on the container. Once applied, the curing process usually takes roughly 24 hours (depending on application).

 

2.  Can threadlockers be used on plastic, or on wood?

 

Again, the type of thread-locking fluid you need will depend on application. There are certain thread-locking fluids made for certain applications (i.e. plastic to plastic, wood to wood, metal to metal, plastic to metal, etc.) Be sure to ask for assistance or do your research before purchasing thread-locking fluid for your application.

 

 


Informative read!
Posted by: Kyle | August 7, 2019, 11:21 am
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