Industrial Manufacturing and Engineering Blog

This blog includes insights from LOCTITE experts on a wide range of technologies that can improve industrial manufacturing, such as: instant bonding, structural bonding, machinery adhesives, and functional coatings/surface treatments, as well as equipment solutions. We will also cover more specific topics including: electric motors, speakers, cables and components, low pressure molding, specialty vehicles, fluid power equipment, liquid optically clear adhesives (LOCA), and more!

When it comes to recycling, we generally don’t think twice about tossing grocery items like cans, bottles, boxes, and even newspapers into the proper bin so they stay out of landfills.

But in other facets of our lives, we completely ignore recycling because there are no systems in place. Take our well-known red Loctite® bottles, for example. They’re most often used while we’re working in facilities that likely don’t have a formalized recycling program. When they’re empty, most of them get tossed in the trash and end up in landfills – until now.

Adhesives can be seriously strong. They’re used in the manufacture of anything from airplanes, automobiles and massive machinery to baby products, golf clubs and mobile phones. These are demanding applications. But if you’re hoping to achieve optimal performance, there’s a job that must be completed before an adhesive is applied: surface preparation. The Importance of […]

If you read our previous blog, you discovered some of the many ways in which adhesive bonding can be more effective, more efficient and more reliable than bolts or other assembly solutions. If you’ve decided to explore a switch to adhesives, the next step is understanding your options. There are pluses and minuses to each […]

It’s one of the most basic necessities in manufacturing – attaching two parts or components together in a way that will be secure, reliable and, in some cases, add to the aesthetic appeal of the finished product. Manufacturers generally decide between fastening or welding. They’re tried-and-true methods that likely don’t require any additional training or […]

Winston Churchill once observed, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Well, we may not be perfect here at Henkel, but we do make an effort to keep improving. And so we’re introducing some changes to the LED Assembly Solutions blog that we hope will make it an even better […]

“Bit by bit, putting it together Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art Every moment makes a contribution Every little detail plays a part” Stephen Sondheim – “Sunday in the Park with George” What works to make great art also works in manufacturing and repair. But when it comes to putting […]

Now that LED lighting has been embraced around the world as a smarter, lower-cost and more environmentally responsible alternative to incandescent lighting, businesses and public sector entities are finding new and creative ways to maximize its benefits.  What type of projects will impact luminaire design and LED assembly in 2016 and beyond? Here are a […]

In a recent blog we discussed the drive in the lighting industry toward more efficient manufacturing processes, designed to drive costs down and increase productivity.  One of the solutions identified was using LOCTITE liquid gaskets to replace cut or preformed gaskets.   The benefits of liquid gaskets (either form in place [FIP] or cure in […]

LEDs have revolutionized the lighting industry, particularly in their remarkable longevity compared to traditional lighting solutions. This has driven new requirements in LED assembly and luminaire design, as companies must create surrounding fixtures with housings and components capable of lasting as long as the LED components they protect.  Manufacturers are now faced with the challenge […]

LEDs are expected to demonstrate reliability and durability despite challenges that include extreme temperatures, vibration and UV rays. LED-compatible adhesives play a key role in achieving those expectations. But establishing the necessary LED compatibility takes time, money and hands-on testing. We are at the forefront of that testing, determining which adhesives have the right chemistry […]