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Henkel has introduced Loctite 3090, a two-part cyanoacrylate that increases the versatility of instant adhesives.

Alongside all the traditional benefits – an initial bond within seconds, clear bondline, high strength and easy dispensing – this product allows any exposed adhesive remaining outside of the joint to harden within two to four minutes.

This additional advantage removes the need for a post-assembly activator.

Not only that, larger gap sizes can be readily accommodated.

The new adhesive will bond close-fitting parts in 20 seconds – and even where the gap is 3mm, bonding is achieved in less than 90 seconds.

Furthermore, the product can be used where a more significant gap – up to 5mm – is involved.

Loctite 3090, which can be used on a variety of substrates, including plastic, rubber, wood, stone, leather, fabric or metal, is capable of withstanding a force of some 20N/mm2.

Application is easy, as the adhesive contains a dual syringe with seven mixer nozzles.

These syringes ensure a clean application and that the correct ratio of each component is always applied.

Furthermore, its gel viscosity means the adhesive can be used for vertical or overhead application.

Loctite 3090 can be used between -20C to +80C.

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.

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