Hitlock offers a range of adhesive technologies suitable for bonding a wide variety of substrate materials. Adhesive use is widespread within the aerospace industry; for fixtures and fittings as well as mechanical and structural applications. They are ideal for aircraft as they provide a lightweight alternative to welding and fasteners while allowing greater freedom of substrate material choice. Bonding allows a better finished appearance, better strength performance, and stress distribution. Hitlock offers a wide range of technologies to suit application requirements within a wide scope of applications.

Typical applications include:
  • Threadlocking
  • Retaining of cylindrical components
  • Gasketing
  • Thread Sealing
  • Bonding
  • Tamper Proofing
  • Sealing

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The use of adhesives for automotive applications is widespread, from something as small as a sensor to something as large as a vehicle chassis. Many high performance cars are produced with lightweight composite materials to keep the weight of the vehicle minimal. These composite materials are unable to be welded and the use of mechanical fasteners adds to the vehicle weight, as well as being unsightly and at risk of vibrating loose. Structural adhesives are very much a favourite amongst automotive industry professionals, as they allow different types of material to be joined together easily (such as composite to metal where welding would not be suitable). An added advantage is the rubber toughening present in structural adhesives which helps absorb vibration and impact forces. Hitlock has an extensive range of adhesive products suitable for under bonnet applications – such as formed-in-place gaskets, adhesive for core plug sealing, automotive hose bonding, heat exchanger sealing and filter end cap bonding. Electronic systems within the car also make use of many adhesives – such as potting and sealing electrical components, sensors, switches and relays, bonding electric motors and a whole host of other applications. Hitlock supplies adhesives to the automotive industry with many products specified by leading automotive manufacturers and Tier 1 automotive suppliers, who enjoy high quality cutting-edge products at very competitive prices.

Typical applications include:
  • Structural bonding of drive shaft and chassis
  • Sealing heat exchanger tubes
  • Bonding interior dash board and trims
  • Gear box and sump cover gasketing
  • Potting and sealing of electronics and LEDs
  • Threadlocking and retaining bolts, pins and bearings

Bonding of sensors due to the high temperature resistance demanded by under bonnet applications, the Hitlock range has been developed to include high-temperature resistant products which can withstand temperatures of up to 250 deg C (480 deg F).

Structural products are available with rubber toughening to produce high strength, durable bonds, which are able to withstand the harsh conditions and vibration experienced on many under-maintained roads!

Hitlock's potting adhesives for electronics are very popular, due to the slight flexibility of these products. Expansion and contraction of electrical components, sensors or LEDs in the extremes of temperature need not be cause for concern, as the adhesive will flex and continue to maintain a high strength bond or seal without exerting any stress on these sensitive components.

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Hitlock offers a range of products for the ammunitions manufacturing industry including products for crimp sealing and bullet sealing. We have a wealth of experience in providing custom formulations to suit specific munitions customer requirements.

Typical applications include:
  • Crimp Sealing
  • Bullet Sealing
Benefits over other methods of bullet sealing
  • Solvent free - no emissions or waste, non-flammable, 100% reactive
  • Single component - no mixing or pot-life
  • Controlled viscosity which can be matched to application
  • No creep, shrinkage or cracking
  • Excellent protection against moisture ingress
Benefits over bitumen-based sealants
  • No heat-cure required
  • No drying out or cracking
  • Low viscosity for easy in-line dispensing
  • Rapid cure
  • Built in UV fluorescence enables easy inspection

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Hitlock offers a wide range of different adhesive technologies for bonding composites.

Whether you require a rapid cure in seconds, or need several hours to assemble parts,

Hitlock can help you find a bonding solution.

Users of Hitlock adhesives benefit from features not available from mechanical fasteners:
  • Cost savings
  • Component weight reduction
  • Improved stress distribution
  • Improved appearance
  • Faster manufacturing process
  • Eliminating pre-drilling
  • Preventing leaks
  • Preventing corrosion
  • Wider choice of substrate materials
  • Better noise and vibration absorption
Industries reliant on Hitlock adhesives for composite bonding:
  • Aerospace – cabin interior
  • Automotive – lightweight carbon fibre sports cars and after market parts
  • Sports equipment
  • Medical prosthetics
  • Tanks and vats
  • Marine
  • Wind turbine blades
  • Vehicle conversions, caravans and campervans
  • Architectural, building facades, signage and interior design

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The field of electronics manufacturing is diverse with hundreds of thousands of different applications, many with their own set of individual adhesive requirements. Electronics design engineers regularly face the dual challenge of tracking down the correct adhesive for their application, while also focusing on aspects such as keeping material costs low. Ease of introduction into a production line is also important as this can reduce cycle time while simultaneously improving product performance and quality. It can be a challenging task but Hitlock's technical team is ready to help!

Typical applications include:
  • Bonding of SMDs
  • Bonding of exterior plastic housings
  • Conformal coatings
  • Encapsulation
  • Potting
  • Wire Tacking

Hitlock's range of adhesives for electronic applications has been carefully selected to offer the user maximum performance in a number of ways. Hitlock's thermally conductive adhesives are ideal for bonding heat sinks to PCBs. These adhesives have been developed to transfer heat quickly and efficiently away from sensitive electronics, whilst being electrically insulative to prevent short circuits. These adhesive products have been designed with a degree of flexibility to withstand differential thermal expansion and contraction between PCB and heat sink materials. To be able to survive solder reflow and wave soldering processes, Hitlock's electronics adhesives have been developed to withstand high temperature peaks to match these processing requirements. The viscosity of Hitlock's potting and encapsulation adhesives has been optimized to ensure electronic components are properly coated and sealed. Hitlock's tack-free conformal coating protects sensitive PCB's and components against vibration and environmental damage, as well as allowing expansion and contraction of components and therefore minimizing stress on fragile circuitry. Hitlock's non-"blooming" instant adhesive range, coupled with a special non-flammable activator (which also minimizes blooming) – allows rapid wire tacking and assembly without leaving a white powdery residue on components.

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Everything from a tiny motor inside your electric toothbrush… to your pump in the garden pond… to the electric wing mirror adjustment in your car, electric motors are everywhere. In fact, over 2 billion motors are produced every year for the automotive industry alone. Adhesives are intrinsic to the structure of electric motors as they are an effective way of securing magnets, shafts, rotors and housings together, without the need for mechanical fixings which increase motor size, weight and noise.

Typical applications include:
  • Bonding of magnets to rotors
  • Bonding of magnets to housing
  • Wire tacking
  • Shaft to Rotors
  • Sealed electric motors (like underwater pumps)
  • Bonding ferrites
  • Bonding motor stators
  • Sealing exterior housing

Hitlock's magnet bonding adhesives have been developed to perform well on materials such as steel, ferrite, neodymium and other magnet materials. Key features include the ability to withstand high temperatures, quick cure speeds for high speed electric motor manufacturing lines and excellent impact resistance to pass industry "drop tests". The additional benefit of this adhesive is that it does not require a heat cure so helps maintain a better level of magnetism.

Hitlock offers a range of curing technologies to match your production line requirements and can help to optimize your product performance, economically.

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Hitlock's line of adhesives and sealants offers the performance characteristics needed to bond all the different substrates used in manufacturing various filters.

Typical applications include:
  • Rolled seam sealing
  • Bonding gaskets
  • Bonding end plates
  • End Cap Potting

Whether you require an anaerobic sealant for a rolled seam in a spin on fluid filter or a special grade epoxy for a mesh fluid filter, Hitlock has trusted solutions. Hitlock offers a number of adhesive technology solutions for potting filter end caps for fluid filtration systems and for air filters. First class technical support and the ability to custom formulate make Hitlock the right choice. For personal assistance in selecting the best product for your application contact Hitlock.

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Leaking sprinkler systems can cause costly damage to ceilings, floors, furnishing and other valuables. Hitlock's metal pipe sealants are relied upon to prevent leaks.

Typical applications include:
  • Sealing metal pipe connections
  • Sealing sprinkler heads into pipe heads
Hitlock Pipe Sealant with PTFE

Hitlock Pipe sealants use anaerobic technology to prevent leaks in sprinkler systems. Used in fabrication and installation, Hitlock sealants replace pipe dope and sealing tapes with a complete and reliable seal.

  • Eliminates "call back" repair costs
  • Seals cut and miss-threaded fittings
  • Replaces pipe dope and tapes
  • Prevents corrosion
  • Easy disassembly with hand tools
  • Lubricates to ease assembly

Hitlock pipe sealants do not remain a paste (like pipe dope), but cure to a solid plastic seal. Cure is initiated by the presence of metal and the absence of air.

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Hitlock Pipeline Restoration Products for Cast Iron Bell Joints & Meter is an anaerobic sealant for cast iron bell joint restoration and repair. It is an anaerobic sealant for sealing leaks in low pressure (10-15 psi) cast iron bell and spigot joints and mechanical bell joints. Hitlock Anaerobic sealant eliminates solvents, mixing, blasting, and undermining of cast iron pipes. Grades are available for various weather conditions. Thread sealing, Threadlocking and Weld joint sealing with Corrosion Prevention along with a complete line of thread sealants for meter sealing applications are available. Hitlock's vast line of threadlockers prevent vibration loosening and corrosion on all threaded metal fasteners. For personal assistance in selecting the best product for your application contact your local Hitlock representative.

Typical applications include:
  • Thread Sealing
  • Thread locking
  • Structural Bonding

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Hitlock UV curable adhesives are suitable for a variety of applications on decorative and structural glass. They are excellent for bonding glass to glass or glass to metals and most plastics and form very high strength bonds for load bearing joints, such as those found in glass furniture and display cases. Flexible and stress absorbing, Hitlock UV curable adhesives are available for use in applications that require substrates with different thermal expansions to be bonded. Their high optical clarity and resistance to yellowing make them very popular for "invisible joints".

Typical applications include:
  • Furniture
  • Art Glass
  • Lamp Shades
  • Bathroom Cabinets
  • Shelves
  • Mirrors
  • Doors
  • Glassware
  • Display Cabinets
  • Decorative window and door bevels
Adhesive Key Features

Hitlock UV curable glass bonding products are suitable for a variety of uses, some of the product highlights are listed below:

Glass to metal bonding
  • Colourless clear bond
  • High strength
  • Moisture resistance, non-yellowing
  • No need for unsightly fasteners - keeps a clean, seam-free finish
Glass to metal and acrylic bonding
  • "Invisible" adhesive
  • Very high strength
  • Replaces unsightly fasteners that weaken the acrylic.
Glass to glass bonding
  • Gel for vertical joints
  • "Invisible" adhesive
  • Rapid cure (2 sec)
  • Hot-water resistant

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Adhesive products for lighting manufacturers by Hitlock are always a step ahead: New technologies, rising customer expectations and increasing regulatory requirements make for challenging times for luminaires and lamps! Hitlock's adhesive lighting solutions help you reach ambitious goals when it comes to adhesive products for LED light manufacturing:

Typical applications include:
  • LED Panel Bonding
  • 2 component silicone solution for potting applications
  • Sealing of components
  • Thermally conductive compounds
  • Conformal coatings
  • End cap bonding on LED tube lights
  • LED bulb lens bonding

Make use of the broadest technology portfolio of sealants and adhesive products for lighting manufacturers. Get lighting-fast access to the latest innovations and sustainable Solutions. Use dosing and process equipment to optimise your adhesive application for LED lighting.

For personal assistance in selecting the best product for your application contact Hitlock representatives for your service.

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Hitlock offers a range of adhesive technologies suitable for use in ship building, repair and maintenance.

Typical applications include:
  • Bonding gears to shafts
  • Repairing and replacing spun bearings
  • Bonding bushings
  • Sealing Gear Box Housings
  • Construction and repair of Hulls, Masts, Decks & Superstructures
  • Bonding and reinforcing metals, composites and other substrates

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Hitlock recognizes that each application has its own unique challenges and medical device applications have a few more challenges than most. Our strength is in combining our expertise in adhesives with knowledge of the market, to support your success with our global team of technical professionals, sales engineers and distribution partners.

Typical applications include:
  • Bonding of needles to hubs
  • Bonding of filters
  • Bonding of tube sets
  • Bonding of reservoirs
  • Bonding tips to swabs
  • Bonding foam and rubber pads in assistive devices and prosthetics
  • Bonding & sealing electronic components
  • Sealing oxygen connections
  • Threadlocking for vibration resistance
  • Wire tacking
  • Bonding handles onto walking frames
Disposable Devices

Manufacturers of disposable devices such as face masks, blood collection reservoirs, filters, scalpels, needles and catheters choose light curable, cyanoacrylate and epoxy adhesives to improve quality, increase performance and streamline manufacturing.

Assistive Devices & Technology

From specialty beds, wheel chairs, and other assistive devices to the electronics within them, Hitlock engineering adhesives are relied upon to bond foam, rubber padding and handle grips, retain cylindrical joints, structurally bond components and bond, coat and seal electronics.

Surgical & Diagnostic Equipment

Surgical and diagnostic equipment manufacturers use many anaerobic adhesives and sealants such as threadlockers, oxygen compatible sealants, retaining compounds and form in place gaskets. Additional Permabond products are used to manufacture the electronic components of the equipment.

Adhesive Key Features

Medical devices are diverse. Hitlock's range of adhesives for medical devices is equally as diverse and has been carefully selected to demonstrate our capabilities. Following are few key features of popular products. Other products are available or can be formulated to best suit your requirements. Whether you are seeking a unique UV curable adhesive to bond a state of the art oxygenator or a structural bond of an MRI housing we are here to help!

Cyanoacrylates – Hitlock's products have been tested for cytotoxicity and USP Class VI as they are most commonly used in tube set bonding, scalpel bonding and other patient contact or fluid path applications. Other key features include, low odor and low bloom, range of viscosities for easy dispensing, impact modified for durability and high temperature resistance.

UV-Curables - Whether bonding glass, plastics or metal, Hitlock UV curable adhesives offer fast cure times to speed production. Virtually invisible bond lines make the end result aesthetically pleasing.

Anaerobics – Threadlocking, pipesealing, retaining and form in place gaskets find as many uses in medical devices as in race cars. Tamper proofing, sealing equipment housings to ensure they are easily disinfected, to oxygen compatible sealants

Structural Adhesives - Hitlock structural adhesives include a full line of one and two component epoxies as well as a range of toughened acrylics. Hitlock structural adhesives are relied upon for strong and durable bonds to metals, composites and other materials.

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Hitlock has a vast range of industrial strength products for maintenance and repair professional's diverse applications. Whether bonding, sealing, threadlocking, retaining, gasketing, thread sealing, weld sealing or tamper proofing, Hitlock has the right product for your needs.

Typical applications include:
  • Threadlocking
  • Retaining
  • Gasketing
  • Thread sealing
  • Bonding
  • Tamper proofing
Adhesive Key Features

Hitlock Anaerobics find a lot of applications in the MRO department in every manufacturing industry. Some features of these products are listed below and because today's MRO professionals are called on for much more than threadlocking , we've included a few industry favorites from some of our other adhesive chemistries. Please don't hesitate to contact our technical group for help selecting the best products for your needs.

  • Permanent
  • Removable
  • High & low strength
  • High temperature resistant
  • All prevent corrosion
  • Various viscosities from post assembly wicking grades to gap filling grades
  • High temperature resistant
  • All prevent corrosion
  • Easy to dispense thixotropic grades
  • Easily removable even on soft metals like brass and aluminium
  • High temperature resistant
  • All prevent corrosion
  • Various viscosities for slip fits through to gap filling
Thread sealing
  • Easy to dispense
  • Removable with ordinary hand tools

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Adhesives are being used on a massive scale worldwide for the assembly of production items, e.g. bonding strips onto razors, grips onto pens, needles into hubs, end caps to filters, dust covers onto loudspeakers; you name it there is probably a way of using adhesives as part of the assembly process. The whole process can be fully automated if desired, with dispensing equipment applying a metered dose of adhesive onto a component assembly moving along a conveyor. This saves manual processes such as welding, soldering, brazing or using mechanical fasteners. It also opens the door to using a wider range of substrate materials which cannot be joined by welding.

Typical applications include:
  • Loudspeaker Bonding
  • Filters
  • White goods
  • Mobile Phones
  • Lighting Systems

Typically manufacturers are looking for rapid curing adhesives which help optimize production throughput. Hitlock offers a range of instant bonding adhesives and cure on demand UV-adhesives which enable them to bond assemblies in one or two seconds. Other technologies such as epoxies and structural acrylic adhesives are also available, which offer high strength, durability and ultimate structural performance.

Many products have UV-fluorescing indicators added to them to facilitate easy in-line QC inspection. The popularity of using materials such as polypropylene and polyethylene on high speed production lines brings great cost saving benefits to manufacturers. These materials can be challenging to bond but Hitlock has adhesives which will bond these substrates, without the need to install expensive pre-treatment equipment. Hitlock's experienced engineers can help you find a cost effective, reliable solution for your production line.

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Hitlock adhesives and sealants are used to lock fasteners, form gaskets, bond ‘o' rings, and retain pins in various pumps used in many different industries. For example in automotive pumps, Hitlock is used to reduce noise and maintain optimal gas mileage by securing the seal of the fuel system.

In industrial vacuum pumps, Hitlock eliminates vibration loosening, extending pump life.

In submersible pumps Hitlock ensures easy and cost effective assembly procedures for bonding the rotor packets to the shaft thus also enhancing the life of the pump

Adhesive Key Features
  • Lock against vibration loosening
  • Easy high strength bonding for cylindrical components such as rotor packet on shafts
  • Prevent corrosion
  • Seal and retain
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Non-flammable
  • Application process can be easily automated
  • Excellent resistance to water, oil, fuel, and other chemicals

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From the small speakers in a toy to mid-sized electronics speakers to the largest stage speakers, Hitlock works with you to ensure that the best adhesive is selected for optimum performance. Applications that appear the same on the surface, such as speakers and microphones, often have vastly different requirements in their underlying design and construction.

Typical applications include:
  • Hitlock cyanoacrylates are used to instantly bond the small magnets in headsets.
  • Hitlock is the preferred choice for consumer electronics, like cell phones, due to its durable strength.
  • Hitlock UV light curables meet the production requirements of fire alarm speakers where the ‘cure on demand' aspect of UV light curables allows high speed production.
  • Hitlock is ideal for the harsh demands of bonding the magnets in loudspeakers.

Hitlock has a complete line of adhesives to offer a total solution to complex assembly needs. For more information including a selection chart, download the product brochure. For personal assistance in selecting the best product for your application contact Hitlock

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Planes, trains and automobiles all require adhesives for a broad range of bonding applications. In many cases, welding, brazing and mechanical fasteners are simply not suitable. Planes use many lightweight composites which cannot be welded and using bulky mechanical fasteners would add to component weight, making the use of adhesives in the aviation industry widespread. Trains and buses are adopting similar lightweight materials in a bid to increase fuel efficiency of vehicles and of course looking to similar joining techniques. Adhesives are vital for locking nuts and bolts together to prevent vibration loosening. They also help prevent parts seizing through corrosion, so if at some future stage maintenance and repair work is carried out, parts can be disassembled easily.

Hitlock adhesives are specified by a number of aerospace, bus and train manufacturers worldwide, along with many of their associated maintenance and repair contractors

Typical applications include:
  • Interior and exterior panels
  • Handrails, seat trays, overhead lockers
  • Bellows between carriages
  • Chassis
  • Track maintenance
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul of trains, trams, buses and planes
  • Kick plates and grips
Adhesive Key Features

For exterior panel bonding, Hitlock offers high strength adhesive products that have low shrinkage (to prevent witness marks through thin metal sheeting), good gap fill ability and superb adhesion to aluminium - as well as a quick working time so parts do not have to be clamped for hours, taking up valuable factory space.

Hitlock works hand in hand with transport authorities, often producing custom formulations to meet strict formulation and specific performance requirements.

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Hitlock adhesives and sealants are used to lock bolts and form gaskets in many types of valves. For personal assistance in selecting the best product for your application contact Hitlock representatives for your service.

Adhesive Key Features
  • Lock against vibration loosening
  • Prevent corrosion
  • Seal and retain
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Non-flammable
  • Application process can be easily automated
  • Fluoresce under UV black light for easy QC inspection
  • Excellent resistance to water, oil, fuel, and other chemicals

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Hitlock products are relied upon to produce eco-friendly wind energy. Hitlock manufactures a full line of adhesive chemistries that have been trusted in gear boxes and motors used in almost every industry for more than 2 decades. Hitlock Engineering Adhesives works with engineers in virtually every industry to streamline production with energy saving adhesive processes. We will even custom formulate to meet exacting unique requirements. Hitlock has proudly helped industries save energy for over 20 years. Now we are pleased to help you create it.

Typical applications include:
  • Retaining high speed shaft bearing / planet bearing / rolling bearing to shaft
  • Locking threads on all fasteners
  • Sealing gear box housings
  • Tamper proofing, sealing and potting connections
  • Bonding magnets to rotor / stator
  • Bonding mounting brackets
  • Bonding blades

For personal assistance in selecting the best product for your application contact Hitlock representatives for your service.

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