JEC World 2019 preview: Henkel

Henkel will present Loctite EA 9378 AERO, a next-generation liquid shim material currently under development at JEC World 2019.


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Henkel (Düsseldorf, Germany) will present Loctite EA 9378 AERO, a next-generation liquid shim material currently under development, in Booth M58, Hall 6 at JEC World 2019. Loctite EA 9378 AERO has been designed for structural gap filling and tolerance bridging with uniform stress distribution throughout assemblies. It reportedly exhibits controlled flow characteristics and will fill even large gaps up to 3 mm with good slump resistance, giving designers more flexibility in compensating part tolerances. Besides rapid curing, the liquid shim material also offers high mechanical strength in combination with enhanced fatigue and thermal cycling resistance. Currently in its scale-up phase, the product is being sampled in the field.

Henkel will also highlight the latest developments of its Loctite MAX PU and epoxy matrix resins technology, designed to address the continuing need for both lightweighting and cost-effective as well as higher-performing composite solutions for the automotive industry. Particularly suited to wheel applications, Loctite MAX5, the new Loctite MAX5 NextGen and MAX6 resin systems reportedly contribute significantly to weight savings, enhanced productivity and customization of parts showing superior thermal, mechanical and visual properties.

In addition to the company’s liquid shim technology, further aerospace innovations on display at JEC will include Loctite potting compounds for honeycomb sandwich assemblies, high-quality Loctite surfacing films as well as various priming and surface treatment solutions.
The comprehensive portfolio is complemented by Henkel’s engineering expertise in the rapid development, validation and optimization of aerospace composite applications. Apart from test volumes of materials available for sampling, customers are also supported through dedicated test facilities at the company’s Düsseldorf, Germany and Bay Point, Calif., U.S. sites.

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