Sponsored Content: New adhesive technologies enhance maintenance practices

The advent of Universal Structural Bonders allows plant managers and maintenance professionals to simplify their repair strategy, minimize downtime, and lower costs. They offer not only a fast cure, but strength and long-term durability as well.

06/22/2018


Bonding with adhesives is a relatively young technology, but a very fast progressing one. Adhesives are now widely used in all industries for repairing a variety of structural elements. Smart plant managers and maintenance professionals know they should be available in every toolbox, allowing workers to be ready for virtually any application. 

But until recently, the problem was that different adhesives were required for different applications. This made it difficult to select and utilize the proper product for the application. Some adhesives allowed for instant bonding, but lacked long-term bond strength. Others were durable, but required extended cure time. Because a variety of solutions were required,    

THE NEW TOOLS OF THE TRADE

LOCTITE® Universal Structural Bonders, innovative adhesives powered by a patented Hybrid technology, combine the most critical attributes of structural, instant and epoxy adhesives – bond strength, speed and durability. Courtesy: HenkelLOCTITE® Universal Structural Bonders, innovative adhesives powered by a patented Hybrid technology, combine the most critical attributes of structural, instant and epoxy adhesives – bond strength, speed and durability. 

This powerful combination provides improved performance on a variety of substrates, and the versatility to solve a wide range of maintenance repair challenges. 

The maintenance industry is under constant pressure to optimize efficiency, reduce costs and look for new solutions that keep plants running smoothly and safely. Offering performance and versatility, LOCTITE® Universal Structural Bonders greatly expand the capabilities of traditional adhesives. These innovative hybrids provide solutions for plant managers and maintenance professionals looking for fast, durable, general-purpose repair with a range of substrates and in all types of operating conditions.

LOCTITE® HY 4060™ Repair Adhesive is a 5-minute, general-purpose universal bonder that is machinable and works across a wide variety of substrates, including metals, most plastics and rubbers. It provides long-lasting, high-performance durability, fast fixture, excellent low-temperature cure capability and enhanced safety. It offers good moisture, temperature and chemical resistance.

CAPTION: LOCTITE® adhesives expand application boundaries. Courtesy: HenkelCAPTION: LOCTITE® HY 4060™ offers superior cure times. Courtesy: Henkel

 

LOCTITE® HY 4070™ Repair Adhesive offers ultra-fast fixture (<60 seconds) with high-strength performance, excellent gap-fill ability (up to 5mm), and good temperature, humidity and chemical resistance. Designed for a variety of substrates, including metals, most plastics and rubbers. Full cure is <24 hours. 

CAPTION: Both products have a gray formulation to aid mix indication. That is, they dispense as black and white, but mix gray to indicate proper mixing. Courtesy: HenkelCAPTION: Both products have a gray formulation to aid mix indication. That is, they dispense as black and white, but mix gray to indicate proper mixing. Courtesy: Henkel

This new hybrid technology will continue to evolve with further research into applications and user needs also evolves. The possibilities are limitless. 

For more information about these LOCTITE® Hybrid Universal Structural Bonders, contact Henkel directly. For a free sample of LOCTITE® HY 4060™, visit: na.henkel-adhesives.com/4060sample       

 



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