Bonding kit as a market innovation

Henkel presents special adhesive solution for post-processing

07/10/2018 - At Formnext 2018, Henkel will launch an adhesive kit specially designed for 3D printing applications. This allows printed components made of different materials to be joined together. In addition, it is also possible to produce components of almost unlimited size, regardless of the installation space of the 3D printer, says Hubert Weimer, Business Development Manager Henkel Adhesive Technologies at Henkel.

As a leading supplier of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, Henkel has developed an adhesive kit for additive manufacturing based on Loctite Universal structural adhesives, known as hybrid adhesives. It contains a universal instant adhesive as well as an activator, primer and cleaner. According to Weimer, around 90 percent of all possible adhesive applications, both in prototype construction and in small series, can be realized with the kit. Materials that are difficult to bond, such as PP or PE, can be bonded by pretreatment with the enclosed primer.

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA at Formnext 2018:

  • Hall 3.1 - Stand H59