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Anaerobic Adhesives

Tough, lockdown defenders against leaks and vibration loosening.

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Creating tight seals against fluid migration

  • Anaerobic adhesives, sometimes called threadlockers or retaining compounds, are one-part adhesives that cure on active metal surfaces in the absence of oxygen in the bond line. The requirement for lack of oxygen means these chemistries do not bond well to glass, plastic or rubber. These products reduce maintenance and leakage to help keep factories running efficiently.


  • Discover the Important Attributes of Anaerobic Adhesives


Strength

Threadlockers provide strong bonds that resist both direct force and extended periods of vibration

Bonding

Structural adhesives bond dissimilar materials and also provide insulation to resist corrosion when bonding two different metals

Process Efficiency

Different chemistries provide a variety of surface preparation, open time and strength-build times so you can find the best options for your process

Impact Resistance

Depending on the chemistry, structural adhesive bonds provide the strength or flexibility to resist shock, vibration and impact loads

Lightweighting

Adhering to new materials and distributing stress along the entire bond area helps designers use thinner and lighter materials

NVH

Stiff bonds resist vibration and reduce opportunities for loose parts to make unwanted noise

Aesthetics

Structural adhesives provide better product appearance through invisible joints and smooth bond lines

Water Intrusion

Pipe sealants inhibit leaks by preventing fluids from migrating along threaded fittings

Innovation in Design

The ability of structural adhesives to bond a wide variety of substrates allows the freedom to design for the best materials available

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