Among the highlights of Henkel’s exhibit (Hall 6, Booth M58) during JEC World 2019 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center from March 12-14, the company will present Loctite EA 9378 AERO, an innovative next-generation liquid shim material under development.
Loctite EA 9378 AERO has been designed for structural gap filling and tolerance bridging with uniform stress distribution throughout assemblies. It exhibits controlled flow characteristics and will fill even large gaps up to 3 mm with good slump resistance, which gives designers more flexibility in compensating part tolerances. Besides rapid curing, the new liquid shim material also offers high mechanical strength in combination with enhanced fatigue and thermal cycling resistance. Currently, in its scale-up phase, the product is being sampled in the field and has already received positive feedback from selected customers.
Beyond material innovations to meet their needs, customers in aerospace expect global availability and security of supply.
Scheduled to go on-stream in June 2019, the Montornès expansion – close to main aerospace manufacturing sites – is expected to become fully operational for aerospace products from Henkel by 2021.
Today, Henkel products are listed in over 5,000 aerospace specifications worldwide. In addition to the company’s liquid shim technology, further aerospace innovations on display at the JEC show will include Loctite potting compounds for honeycomb sandwich assemblies, high-quality Loctite surfacing films as well as various priming and surface treatment solutions.