Antifriction and Loctite


Adhesives, sealants and surface treatments

Loctite® is the leading global brand for adhesives, sealants and surface treatments. Thanks to innovative technology, the company provides adhesives that are efficient and lasting, to unlock the limitless potential of people and machinery.

Loctite's wide range of products can meet all customer requirements, and they maintain their ability to glue, seal and secure various types of elements from the first to the last drop of the product.


Product Design, Maintenance and Manufacturing Solutions

Loctite® work with Antifriction for Industrial Manufacturing and Assembly, developing Loctite solutions that:

  • Decrease production costs
  • Reduce assembly time
  • Improve product reliability
  • Lower warranty claims

A Loctite engineer can help you with a line audit, provide training for your team on new assembly methods and recommend process improvement solutions to achieve cost savings.

Using industrial adhesives as an alternative to mechanical fastening, welding and other joining methods can help business achieve a competitive advantage. If you're looking to reduce overall manufacturing costs, increase product reliability, or performance and operating life, then it's time for your to integrate adhesives into your design, manufacturing, maintenance and assembly process.

Wide product range

Our range includes water-based, solvent-based, UV curing, anaerobic, flexible, hot-melt and instant bonding and structural adhesives.  

In particular, structural adhesives are the result of innovative, patented hybrid technology that combines the important features of epoxy and instant adhesives - speed and longevity. This powerful mix enables maximum performance on a wide range of substrates, and their versatility results in many more gluing solutions when tackling repairs.

Their formulation meets the increasing requirements of construction unit design and maintenance repairs with regard to:

  • High-performance structural bonding
  • Structural bonding of multiple surfaces
  • Bonding to substrates that differ from each other
  • Structural adhesives that pose low risk to operators


Loctite's threadlockers resolve the common issue of bolts loosening, which occurs in most threaded assemblies. They are more practical than mechanical devices, which do not fill gaps between threads that fit together and do not maintain pretensioning, as assemblies fastened with mechanical devices often loosen in the presence of vibrations, thermal expansion and/or incorrect tightening.

These gaps are filled by LOCTITE threadlockers, increasing the reliability of threaded assemblies considerably, and preventing them from becoming loose.

LOCTITE threadlockers:

  1. Secure metal couplings to stop them loosening due to vibrations and knocks
  2. Seal and protect against corrosion
  3. Guarantee sufficient lubrication to obtain controlled torque when tightening

Developing for the future

In recent years, Loctite has put considerable research and investment into reviewing and reducing the environmental impacts of its products. Most recently the brand produced a new and improved range of adhesives, free from the chemical Hydroquinone (HQ). HQ is a chemical that can be harmful to human health and toxic to marine life. Most commercially available adhesives contain at least one or more chemicals that are classified as carcinogenic.

Loctite aims to be a pioneer in developing adhesives that are less harmful to both people and the planet. Visit the sustainability pages of Henkel, Loctite's parent company here to read more. One of Antifriction’s core values is sustainability, and working with like-minded suppliers is one way we pursue sustainable growth whilst being mindful of our environmental impact. See more on what we are doing to help our impact on the environment here.



E-Learning Platform

A new e-learning platform designed for Assembly and Maintenance Pros – to help you make informed decisions within your area of expertise.

The content is based on the accumulated knowledge of more than 65 years of practical experience – and it’s 100% free, quick and certified. All you have to do is pick a topic and start improving your skills – 15 min at a time.

Learn more about Loctite and its products

How are LOCTITE Threadlockers superior than mechanical fasteners

Don’t Let A Little Fastener Become A Big Problem

How to optimize your manufacturing process with LOCTITE

Myth #1 : Is the LOCTITE® Threadlocker bottle underfilled?

Myth #2 : Are LOCTITE® Threadlockers impossible to take apart?

Sustainability at Henkel