Industrial adhesive manufacturer, DELO, has broken a world record for having the heaviest lift-using adhesive. The company lifted an 18-ton (17.5 metric tons) truck — surpassing the previous record of 16.3 metric tons. The new record was officially recognized by Guinness World Records.
The 18-ton truck was lifted by crane to a height of one meter with only three grams of adhesive. The entire weight hung for one hour on a bonded aluminum cylinder with a radius of just 3.5 centimeters. This corresponds to the diameter of a standard soft drink can.
DELO beat the previously set official record of 16.3 tons by seven percent.
“We made it!” said Sabine Herold, managing partner of DELO. “The great result is an absolute team success, which also shows how we work every day. We don’t shy away from challenges and we know our adhesives can live up to extremes.”
In addition to the about 600 DELO employees, two local politicians accompanied the record attempt as witnesses and were impressed with the success of the company. An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records was also present to confirm the record and congratulate the company.
The strongest adhesive in the world, specially developed for the record attempt, is a high-temperature-resistant DELO MONOPOX. The one-component, heat-curing epoxy resins in this product group are known for their high strength and are used in the automotive industry and mechanical engineering.
Electric motors in electric cars, for example, would be inconceivable without such adhesives.