Improving repair and maintenance with Henkel
Company promoting latest rubber repair solutions and anti-slip and protective coating products
AT Hillhead, Henkel will appear under the name of their leading brand – LOCTITE – to emphasize their expertise in engineering adhesives and functional coatings that prevent or rectify problems associated with wear, abrasion, erosion, corrosion, and mechanical damage.
The company will also be introducing the latest generation developments across its LOCTITE product programme, with notable new additions to the brand’s conveyor belt repair, anti-slip coating, and wear-resistant material ranges.
Vibrational loosening, leakage and corrosion between threaded parts compromises machine efficiency and can lead to early failure and expensive downtime. Prevention is easy with LOCTITE thread lockers that are available in a range of viscosities and strengths, from semi-permanent wicking products to low-strength formulations that are removable with standard hand tools.
Liquid gasketing from Henkel will be highlighted at Hillhead 2022 – an adhesive technology that plays many vital roles in harsh working environments. LOCTITE products are self-forming gaskets whose performance and longevity are said to be far greater than that of traditional sealing systems (eg pre-cut gaskets). They create a perfect seal between components, with maximum face-to-face contact, eliminating the possibility of flange face corrosion.
LOCTITE protective coatings are proven for restoring worn surfaces and extending part life of new, as well as old, parts. The most recent introduction from Henkel is LOCTITE PC 9021, an epoxy system for backing wear metal in gyratory and cone crushers.
The product eliminates the need for traditional melting or special equipment and has low water absorption. Its high volumetric stability eliminates the formation of gaps between backing and liners or support structures, allowing for a fast return to service.
Henkel will also be presenting their latest LOCTITE polyurethane technology, which is highly effective for the running repair of conveyor belts and rubber parts such as liners in mills, pumps, feeding bowls, hoppers, and chutes.
These adhesive compounds are suitable for a wide range of applications, including those in the most hostile environments. They range from highly rigid grades to those that are extremely flexible.
At Hillhead 2022, Henkel will be promoting their most recent development LOCTITE PC 7352 – a versatile, two-part, trowelable compound that can be used as a gap filler, repair and sealing paste, coating or even for rebuilding applications. The product rapidly cures at ambient temperature to a tough and resilient adhesive, making it an exceptional choice for on-site tasks.
Also on show will be two new non-slip coatings designed to reduce accidents (slips and falls) in the workplace. LOCTITE PC 6262 (available in grey or yellow) and LOCTITE 6315 (black) are solvent free, two-part epoxies that are applied with a roller or trowel to create an extremely durable surface that withstands heavy vehicular traffic.