Loctite e-book addresses adhesive blooming

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Henkel has released Loctite’s e-book to help readers understand and eliminate the problem of blooming faced in the cyanoacrylates market.

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Blooming is a white or rainbow coloured haze which occurs when unreacted cyanoacrylate adhesive molecules become airborne, fall back to the substrate’s surface, react with the surface’s moisture, and adhere to the substrate outside the bondline.

The unwelcome effect can be damaging for businesses, from requiring increased time and financial expenditure to fix the problem, through to the cost and impact of scrapping products due to them being unusable. However, the practical effects pale when compared to the reputational harm caused by blooming, which can be even more damaging, with product after product having a ‘home-repaired’ look.

The free eBook is designed to provide professionals with new solutions for evolving bonding challenges.

Explored through four chapters, the eBook discusses the phenomenon, which is unique to cyanoacrylate adhesives (also known as superglue or instant adhesive).

Paul Marshall, head of marketing at Henkel UK, Ireland & Nordics, said: "Professionals can now access this innovative resource for insights, practical knowledge and customer testimonies, saving them time and money. We believe that by sharing our expertise freely, we can contribute to advancing the use of adhesives across industries worldwide."