Henkel unveils hybrid structural instant adhesive suitable for LED lighting applications

Oct. 1, 2014
Henkel Unveils First Hybrid Structural Instant Adhesive

LED-Compatible Loctite® 4090™ Combines Speed of Cyanoacrylate With Strength of Epoxy

Rocky Hill, Conn. – Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite® 4090™, a versatile, patented hybrid adhesive that combines the bond strength of a structural epoxy with the speed of an instant adhesive. This powerful combination delivers the first structural cyanoacrylate - an adhesive that offers rapid, high strength bonding to a range of substrates along with impact and moisture resistance, and temperature resistance to 300°F. The new technology greatly expands the capabilities of cyanoacrylates, and meets LED compatibility requirements for indirect lighting applications.

Loctite® 4090™ Hybrid Adhesive offers high quality performance in extreme environments and under challenging conditions. The high viscosity gel adhesive fixtures in 3 to 5 minutes when used to fill gaps up to 0.2 inches. The low blooming product is ideal for appearance-sensitive applications. Because it resists moisture, impact, vibration and UV light, the adhesive is an excellent choice for outdoor applications such as LED street lights and pool lights. This hybrid material offers high bond strength on a variety of substrates including metals, most plastics and rubbers, and can be used to bond dissimilar materials.

Loctite® 4090™ resists chemicals and solvents, especially motor oils, gasoline, ethanol, isopropanol and water. The product is available as a 50 ml cartridge packaged with 5 mix nozzles, and should be dispensed with the standard Loctite® 50 ml Dual Cartridge Manual Applicator, sold separately.

“The industry is under pressure to be more competitive, to reduce manufacturing costs and to look for new design and assembly solutions,” said Henkel’s Mike Quail, Vice President of Global Marketing, General Manufacturing. “Loctite® 4090™ has been designed to reach beyond conventional industry approaches. It is the first adhesive of its kind. Never before has there been a hybrid adhesive designed to tackle the most challenging situations.”

A comprehensive list of LED-compatible adhesives and sealants, along with additional product information on Loctite® 4090™ can be found at www.henkelna.com/led. Visitors to the site can view a product video demonstration, download sales and technical product information, and submit requests for product evaluation. For application assistance, call 1-800-LOCTITE (562-8483).

Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives. Visit www.henkelna.com for more information.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and reported sales of 16.4 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.5 billion euros in fiscal 2013. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.


Henkel Corporation
1-800-LOCTITE (562-8483)
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