Product Details Supplier Info More products

Henkel has introduced two adhesives: a silicone, Loctite 5700, and an addition to the Macromelt range of high-performance hotmelt products.

Loctite 5700 is an encapsulating compound that has been developed for tasks such as sealing energy-efficient LED arrays, advertising signs, illuminated lettering and other outdoor applications. It is a highly transparent, two-component silicone that offers good adhesion on a wide range of substrates such as metal, glass and plastics.

The moulding produced with this material is bubble free, which the company says provides original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with the advantage of products that look good throughout their service life.

The second addition is a clear version of the Macromelt hotmelt overmoulding compound, which allows delicate components to be encapsulated or enclosed.  

Henkel will be be exhibiting these products, as well as other engineering adhesives, sealants and surface treatment products, on stand E25 at the Engineering Design Show at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on 2–3 October 2013.

Key benefits

  • Loctite 5700 retains its colourless clarity and does not yellow with exposure to ultraviolet light and elevated temperatures.
  • As low pressures are involved with the clear Macromelt hotmelt overmoulding compound, lower-cost mould tools can be employed.
  • Use of the Macromelt compound means cycle time for a single-cavity mould can be as little as 10 seconds depending on the shot size.

Henkel is the world market leader in state-of-the-art industrial adhesives, sealants and surface treatment products for a wide variety of engineering applications. Its leading brands for the industrial market are Loctite, Bonderite, Teroson, Aquence and Technomelt.

Strong customer focus, research and innovation, consistent quality and sustainable business practices have contributed to its record of success, as has continuous improvement in both its products and methods of manufacture.

The company applies its expertise to the entire value chain across the engineering sector. Whatever you build, manufacture, assemble or repair, its technical consultancy service will provide all the assistance and training you need to ensure you have the best product and the skill to apply to its best advantage.

Henkel brands are internationally renowned for their proven reliability and performance and the scope of the company’s product programme extends from cleaning and pre-treatment through to bonding, sealing, filling and protecting, coating and lubricating. 

Henkel is the only adhesive manufacturer to offer a comprehensive range of products that are hazard-label free. Its Loctite Health and Safety series is suitable for the lion’s share of engineering applications and includes thread lockers, thread sealants, gasketing adhesives, retaining compounds and instant adhesives.

As both the product and its method of application dictate the quality of process, Henkel also has considerable expertise in the supply of dedicated dispensing equipment that, if necessary, can be bespoke to the application. This equipment ensures the product is applied quickly, cleanly, accurately and economically.

View full profile