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.
Not classified as hazardous substances/mixtures under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) Regulation, the range has been specifically designed to enhance the work environment and ease the EHS assessment of a new product without compromising performance.
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: increasingly demanding environmental and safety regulations; reliability, smaller and more complex designs; and more adaptable and faster processes.
Included in the range are solutions resistant to vibration, impact, chemicals, oils and extremes of temperature. The adaptability and flexibility of these fast-curing, single-product adhesives eliminate the cost of holding extensive inventory and is a more convenient solution for the maintenance operative.
Polivio Goncalves, Bostik’s Global Head for Engineering Adhesives, says the launch is a part of Bostik’s commitment to developing ever-smarter adhesives that support the work of the people that use them:
“With even more products under development, this now marks the widest range of Not CLP classified anaerobic engineering adhesives on the market,” he says. “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.
“As with the standard, high-performance Born2Bond™ Anaerobic range, WL adhesive grades provide 100% surface-to-surface contact and exceptional resistance to wear and tear.”
Service Products are also available within the Born2Bond™ high-performance Anaerobic Adhesive range, including a 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, and a fast-evaporating Born2Bond™ Anaerobic Activator to speed up anaerobic adhesives curing, which is ideal for use on passive metals.
*Available in selected regions only. Not classified as a hazardous substance/mixture under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 in EU.