3 Grams of Loctite vs 180 Tonne Freight Train

Date Posted:26 October 2018 

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Three grams of adhesive. One hour. That's what it took for Loctite to pull a train.

The engineers at Henkel were keen to show just how strong and durable their latest structural bonder was, so they decided to prove it by pulling a freight train weighing 208 tons (180-tonnes).

So they applied three grams of LOCTITE Universal Structural Bonder to the plate, allowed it to cure for 60 minutes and connected the engine and the first car. What happened next? Watch the video below to find out. 


The many attributes of this range of Universal Structural Bonders have been achieved through new, patented hybrid technology. This innovative approach substantially extends the application scope of these adhesives which also afford improved health and safety benefits. If it can pull a train, just imagine how it can handle your toughest repair challenges.

The general-purpose Universal Structural Bonders combine the qualities of different adhesives to achieve bond strength, fast fixture speed and durability. They provide improved performance on a variety of substrates and the versatility to solve many more maintenance and repair as well as design and assembly challenges. Formulated specifically for application in harsh factory and plant environments, they are effective in a wide variety of operating conditions, from temperature extremes to high vibration.


The New LOCTITE HY 4070 (2338712) is a must-have in any maintenance toolbox as it’s one product for multiple applications. It provides ultra-fast fixturing and bond strength on most plastics or plastic/metal combinations and also on rubber materials.

This product is available as an 11g ready-to-use pack


LOCTITE HY 4060 GY (2337867) is a new, high-strength, tough  5 minute epoxy. Great for general maintenance applications where fast fixture is required in variable gaps with mixed substrates, and as an emergency repair of metal/plastic parts with high durability

This product is available in easy-to-use 25g syringes


New LOCTITE HY 4090 (2183468) offers fast fixture time, substrate versatility, excellent durability and enhanced safety. Its well-balanced properties make it ideal for a wide range of uses, including but not limited to, sign bonding, sealing and bonding of LED lighting fixtures and speaker applications.

This product is available in easy-to-use 50ml syringes


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