Anaerobic adhesives work by completely filling gaps between components. They are typically used to augment the seal or holding force of a mechanically joined assembly. LOCTITE®
anaerobic adhesives include threadlockers, thread sealants, retaining compounds, and gasket sealants.

How LOCTITE® Anaerobic Adhesives Work

Anaerobic adhesives remain liquid until isolated from oxygen in the presence of metal ions. Though anaerobic applications differ widely, in most cases the adhesive provides high shear strength and temperature resistance. Anaerobic adhesives fixture in minutes at room temperature and fully cure within 24 hours. Full cure of anaerobics may be achieved more rapidly using short-term exposure to heat (e.g. 30 minutes at 120°C).

Additional Resources

Anaerobics White Papers

Advances in Anaerobics

Anaerobic Adhesives Guarantee the Reliability of Threaded Fasteners

Analyzing Thread Treatment Options

Basics of Anaerobic Adhesives & Threadlockers

Keeping Threaded Fasteners in Their Place

Featured Literature

LOCTITE Adhesive Sourcebook

Maintenance Solutions Guide

LOCTITE Threadlocking User's Guide

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