Permatex Threadlocker holds plastic fasteners in place

Permatex Threadlocker holds plastic fasteners in place

The company's new threadlocker formulation is specially designed for use with plastic fasteners and sets up in 15-45 seconds, so parts can be put back in service without delay. The low strength formula is safe to use on plastic parts and allows fasteners to be removed easily.

Permatex, a provider of chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has just launched Permatex Plastic Threadlocker, a new threadlocker formulation that is specially designed for use with plastic fasteners. The new threadlocker sets up in 15-45 seconds, so parts can be put back in service without delay. The low strength formula is safe to use on plastic parts and allows fasteners to be removed easily, without extra effort, according to the company.

Permatex Senior Product Manager Andrew Charleston said, “The use of plastic fasteners in modern automobile assembly has increased dramatically, and these plastic nuts, bolts and screws are subject to the same effects of vibration and loosening as metal fasteners. However, they cannot be secured with traditional threadlockers, because the composition can adversely affect plastic parts. Permatex Plastic Threadlocker has been specially formulated to prevent vibration loosening and hold plastic fasteners together.”

The threadlocker, available in a 10-gram carded bottle, can be used for a variety of applications such as headlight adjustment screws, emblems, door panels, impact strips, dashboard accessories, consoles, soundproofing attachment screws, electrical component boxes, plastic knobs, cowlings, truck bed liners, hose fasteners, instrument panels and more, according to the company.

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