Bostik, an Arkema company, has recently launched in EMEA a safer and more sustainable WL* range offering within its Born2Bond™ anaerobic adhesives portfolio of engineering adhesives, with seven alternatives to the standard high-performance products. The range reportedly provides the maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) industry with the widest-ever range of anaerobic engineering adhesives that do not carry hazard labels, significantly enhancing the safety and comfort of their use while reducing environmental impact.

The seven WL Born2Bond anaerobic adhesives are available in two pack sizes and include low-, medium-, and high-strength threadlockers, medium-strength pipe sealant, instant and flexible gaskets, and a high-strength retainer. Not classified as hazardous substances/mixtures under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) Regulation, the range has been specifically designed to enhance the work environment and ease the EHS assessment of a new product without compromising performance.

Bostik reports that the Born2Bond anaerobic adhesives range provides more reliable, cost-effective, and convenient alternatives to commonly used mechanical fastening solutions such as traditional washers, gaskets, pins, hemps, and tapes, with an array of solutions that enable rapid and easy repairs on site, as well as preventative maintenance. The range addresses a number of challenges commonly faced by MRO engineers: increasingly demanding environmental and safety regulations; reliability; smaller and more complex designs; and more adaptable and faster processes.

Included in the range are solutions resistant to vibration, impact, chemicals, oils, and temperature extremes. The adaptability and flexibility of these fast-curing, single-product adhesives reportedly eliminate the cost of holding extensive inventory and represent a more convenient solution for the maintenance operative.

“With even more products under development, this now marks the widest range of Not CLP classified anaerobic engineering adhesives on the market,” said Polivio Goncalves, Bostik’s global head for Engineering Adhesives. “The comprehensive range has been developed using the smartest technologies to deliver the highest levels in safety and comfort for MRO engineers, who are not able to compromise on speed of application or high-performance. As with the standard, high-performance Born2Bond™ Anaerobic range, WL adhesive grades provide 100% surface-to-surface contact and exceptional resistance to wear and tear.”

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*Available only in selected regions. Not classified as a hazardous substance/mixture under the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP) Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 in EU.