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Why Threaded Assemblies Fail

Mechanical locking devices such as split washers, nylon nuts and flat washers were invented to solve the common problem of loosening that happens in most threaded assemblies. Loctite says the reality is that they do not maintain clamp load as assemblies “locked” with these devices often loosen under vibration, thermal expansion and/or improper torque. Loctite® branded threadlockers address this issue as they can fill the gaps left in traditional fastening methods.  

The benefits of using a Loctite threadlocker extend beyond just locking the bolt in place. It also prevents corrosion and galling, provides excellent chemical and thermal resistance and makes disassembly for maintenance easier. Furthermore, one 50 ml bottle replaces over 800 standard washers on the most common bolt sizes.

Recently Loctite, a business unit of Henkel, established new global packaging for LOCTITE®. The LOCTITE® bottle has become the iconic symbol of quality, high performance and innovation in adhesives technology. To reinforce the LOCTITE® promise of quality, reliability and our best-in-class sales and technical support, Henkel is now launching a new bottle design for the LOCTITE® anaerobic product range, creating a unique brand identity across the globe. The new design features micro-engraving in two textured areas, which gives the new bottle a distinguished look. The new bottle designs will not impact the way existing customers currently apply the product to their equipment. The new bottles are compatible with the original LOCTITE® hand pumps.