It’s a powerful combination – Henkel’s design and applications expertise and its wide range of structural adhesives under the LOCTITE brand. Together they provide the optimal approach whatever the combination of substrates. On its stand at Northern Manufacturing 2014, Henkel will be highlighting this 360 Degrees Structural Bonding Programme and giving advice on the five adhesive technologies that form its core LOCTITE structural adhesives range and the dispensing equipment that assures optimal application.
LOCTITE structural bonding has become an integral part of today’s industrial production processes as it offers significant advantages compared with – or in combination with – other fastening methods such as stapling, riveting or welding.
It allows dissimilar materials to be joined, saves weight, seals joints and forms an insulating film to prevent contact corrosion. And as stress is distributed evenly over the entire bond face, greater static and dynamic strength is achieved.
Technomelt low-pressure moulding – formerly Macromelt - is a class between casting and injection, to encapsulate delicate components. It is non-aggressive, highly cost effective and fast. And as low pressures are involved, lower-cost mould tools can be used and even surface mount components and lead-free soldering safely enclosed.
Speed is another major Technomelt advantage over traditional potting methods. Indeed, this technology has the potential to deliver significant productivity gains for a low capital investment.
To learn more about LOCTITE structural adhesives, visit Henkel on Stand E67 Event City, Manchester, 1st & 2nd October 2014, or go to the website at www.loctite.co.uk.