An integral part of the Henkel portfolio since 1997, LOCTITE is known for quality adhesives and sealants. Since the development of anaerobic technology, more than fifty years ago, LOCTITE products have become vital components in several machines and assemblies across industries.
Considering today’s competitive markets, organizations need the capacity and flexibility to respond quickly to new challenges. We meet these requirements with intensive research and development, resulting in the most technically advanced range of products. Our portfolio is designed to speed up manufacturing processes, reduce costs, improve quality, and comfortably meet international and domestic market standards.
LOCTITE products provide solutions across the whole spectrum of adhesive technologies and manufacturing processes. They are used in markets as diverse as electronics, automotive, aerospace, biomedical etc.
LOCTITE offers much more than just outstanding products. It provides effective solutions to specific problems in a wide range of industrial environments. LOCTITE engineers, chemists and sales people work with customers to understand and solve their problems. Developing ideas and concepts into real solutions, they combine resources to create advanced technology for the benefit of their customers.
LOCTITE Corporation began in the Trinity College basement laboratory of Dr. Vernon Krieble from Hartford, Connecticut, in 1953. This enterprising chemistry professor developed a cure inhibition system for a unique bonding resin that hardened in the absence of air- an anaerobic sealant.
LOCTITE® made its official public debut at a press conference at the University Club in New York, on July 26, 1956. The promise of solving the age-old problem of loose nuts and bolts in machines and appliances, a problem customers had long ago accepted as unsolvable, led to an incredible flow of inquiries.
In the 1960s, cyanoacrylates – also known as CA or "Superglue", the fast, one-part, room-temperature curing type of industrial adhesive – were added to the LOCTITE® brand. Silicones, epoxies, acrylics and the development of further generations of LOCTITE® anaerobics and cyanoacrylate technology and products followed.
Throughout its history, Loctite® has continuously created markets by discovering opportunities where no one knew they existed. From its founding, based on a product that solved an "unsolvable" problem, LOCTITE® has achieved success through innovation.
In 1997, LOCTITE got acquired by Henkel and remains its primary brand.
Henkel India Technical Center
Henkel has opened its new Technical Center in Pune. Equipped to provide customers immense value, the Technical Center carries out the following customer-oriented activities:
Product Testing and Evaluation:
The Henkel Technical Centre features mini application / process plants like Vacuum Impregnation Plants and Pre-Applied Center to demonstrate these processes to the customers. It also features the latest conditioning & testing facilities to evaluate the performance of LOCTITE branded products under expected field conditions. The key benefit to the end-users will be that they will be in a position to simulate a trial and assess the performance of the assembly made using LOCTITE adhesives before making the actual investment.
Equipment Application Clinic:
The Technical Center features LOCTITE standard dispensing / application equipment for demonstrations and trials. These dispensing equipments not only reduce adhesive/sealant wastage but also help in improving the productivity of the assembly line so customers can increase the savings.
Henkel conducts periodic technical training programs for its customers and engineers on specific LOCTITE chemistries in the fully equipped training center. Training programs are aimed at sharing the Henkel's experience in applications & adhesive technologies with the participants. The participants are equipped with the knowledge & tools to help them:
• Identify opportunities where engineering adhesives can create cost savings and improve operational reliability.
• Identify the right engineering adhesive for specific application requirements.
• Keep abreast of the innovations in the adhesive & assembly technology.
The programs are customized to meet the specific needs of the participants and are ideal for design, manufacturing and maintenance engineers.
The Technical Center is aimed to be a major milestone in helping increase customer awareness of capabilities of engineering adhesives.