Loctite (Henkel Australia) has introduced a new two-part anaerobic threadlocker for use on threaded fasteners located on food and beverage-processing equipment.
Suitable for the food industry, Loctite 2046 is a medium strength, removable two-part anaerobic threadlocker that complies with the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act in addition to all applicable food additive regulations including 21 C.F.R. 175.300.
A two-part, room temperature-curing anaerobic adhesive designed to lock and seal threaded fasteners, Loctite 2046 ensures properly secured hardware and improved equipment reliability. Once cured, the new adhesive prevents the growth of bacteria between a fastener's threads.
Loctite 2046 also eliminates possible problems associated with adhesive migration and contamination by curing at the fillet where a small amount of adhesive is exposed to air.
Suitable for use on both fine and coarse threads, the high viscosity Loctite 2046 can withstand temperatures up to 400ºF as well as endure the rigours of daily washdowns, making it suitable for use in industrial deep-frying applications.
Loctite 2046 does not require any primer when used on stainless steel equipment.
The threadlocker can be used to prevent loosening of fluid filler valve head cover bolts, thread stripping or fastener rusting, galling and seizing. The unique two-component system includes three mixing tips that ensure proper proportions and full-cure characteristics.