DELO recently announced that it has broken the world record for achieving the heaviest lift using adhesive. The company reportedly lifted an 18-ton (17.5 metric tons) truck, surpassing the previous record of 16.3 metric tons. The new record was officially recognized by Guinness World Records.

For the world-record attempt, an 18-ton truck was lifted by crane to a height of 1 m with 3 g of adhesive. The entire weight hung for 1 hr on a bonded aluminum cylinder with a radius of 3.5 cm, which corresponds to the diameter of a standard soft drink can.

In addition to about 600 DELO employees, two local politicians attended the record attempt as witnesses. An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records was also present to confirm the record.

“We made it!,” said Sabine Herold, managing partner of DELO. “The great result is an absolute team success, which also shows how we work every day. We don’t shy away from challenges and we know our adhesives can live up to extremes.”

The company developed the high-temperature-resistant DELO MONOPOX adhesive for the record attempt. The one-component, heat-curing epoxy resins in this product group reportedly provide high strength and are used in the automotive industry and mechanical engineering.

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