Bostik, an Arkema company, has recently launched in EMEA a safer and more sustainable WL* range offering within its Born2Bond Anaerobic Adhesives portfolio of engineering adhesives, with seven alternatives to the standard high-performance products.
It provides the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry with the widest-ever range of anaerobic engineering adhesives that do not carry hazard labels, significantly enhancing the safety and comfort of their use while reducing environmental impact.
The seven WL Born2Bond Anaerobic Adhesives are available in two pack sizes and include low, medium, and high-strength threadlockers, medium-strength pipe sealant, instant and flexible gaskets, and a high-strength retainer.
The Born2Bond Anaerobic Adhesives range provides more reliable, cost-effective, and convenient alternatives to commonly used mechanical fastening solutions — such as traditional washers, gaskets, pins, hemps and tapes, with an array of solutions that enable rapid and easy repairs on site, as well as preventative maintenance.
The range addresses a number of challenges commonly faced by MRO engineers, including increasingly demanding environmental and safety regulations, reliability, smaller and more complex designs, and more adaptable and faster processes.
“With even more products under development, this now marks the widest range of Not CLP classified anaerobic engineering adhesives on the market,” said Polivio Goncalves, Bostik’s global head for engineering adhesives. “The comprehensive range has been developed using the smartest technologies to deliver the highest levels in safety and comfort for MRO engineers, who are not able to compromise on speed of application or high-performance.”
These adhesives have been specifically designed to enhance the work environment and ease the EHS assessment of a new product without compromising performance.
“As with the standard, high-performance Born2Bond Anaerobic range, the WL adhesive grades provide 100% surface-to-surface contact and exceptional resistance to wear and tear,” added Goncalves.
Service products are also available within the Born2Bond high-performance anaerobic adhesive range, including:
- Born2Bond Pre-Bonding Cleaner that cleans surfaces, evaporates fast, and leaves no residue
- Born2Bond Adhesive & Gasket Remover that delivers results to clean and remove prior gaskets within just 15 minutes
- A fast-evaporating Born2Bond Anaerobic Activator to speed up anaerobic adhesives curing, which is ideal for use on passive metals