Anaerobic adhesives, sometimes called threadlockers, sealants or retaining compounds, are one-part adhesives that cure on active metal surfaces in the absence of oxygen in the bond line. The requirement for lack of oxygen means these chemistries do not bond well to glass, plastic or rubber. These products reduce maintenance and leakage to help keep factories running efficiently.
Threadlockers provide strong bonds that resist both direct force and extended periods of vibration
Pipe sealants inhibit leaks by preventing fluids from migrating along threaded fittings
Stiff bonds resist vibration and reduce opportunities for loose parts to make unwanted noise
3M anaerobic adhesives hold tight against vibrations and seeping fluids to keep your assemblies holding fast. Explore how they can be used for jobs such as locking threads and sealing pipe connections.
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