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Posted: 15/11/2011 13:58:21

Mac Tools, manufacturer of professional quality, cost-effective tools, has launched a comprehensive range of British-made, high-performance automotive adhesives.

Mac Threadlocker UK-M243

First in the range of three Mac Tools anaerobic adhesives that cure in the absence of oxygen and when in contact with metal, is Mac Threadlocker: UK-M243. This is an oil-tolerant, medium viscosity, medium-strength, removable thread-locking adhesive suitable for use in applications such as mounting bolts, housing screws, pumps, gearboxes and motors. Operating temperature range for application is -55°C to 160°C and cure time is less than 15 minutes with a gap fill of 0.25mm.

Mac Retainer UK-M638

The Mac Tools UK-M638 retainer adhesive is a medium-viscosity, high-strength retainer suitable for bonding non-threaded cylindrical parts. Locking sleeves, shafts, gears, pulleys and brake shims are a few examples of suitable applications for this product. Mac Retainer is non-corrosive, non-acidic and chemical-resistant, and can be used on a wide range of materials, including stainless steel. An important property of this adhesive is its dynamic shock resistance which increases strength if a bond should fail. Operating application temperature range is -55°C to 150°C and cure time is five to seven minutes with a gap fill of 0.2mm.

Mac Gasket Maker UK-M574

The final anaerobic adhesive offering from Mac Tools is Mac Gasket Maker: UK-M574. This product is a high-viscosity, high-temperature sealant designed for the specific requirements of gasket applications such as water and oil pumps. Mac Gasket Maker bonds rigid parts and adopts any shape. It also allows disassembly. Operating temperature range is -55°C to 180°C and cure time is 20 to 30 minutes. This Gasker Maker is also suitable for smaller components where precision application is required.

Mac Fast Bond LV JK-M401 and Mac Fast Bond HV JK-M416

Two air-curing, cyanoacrylate (industrial strength superglue) adhesives are offered by Mac Tools. Mac Fast Bond LV is a low-viscosity, high-strength adhesive that bonds in less than 10 seconds. Ideal for bonding exterior and interior trim, Fast Bond LV is suitable for most metals, plastics, rubbers, leathers and woods. In the case of plastics, rubbers, leathers and woods, the bond is usually stronger than the material itself. Accurate application is provided by the fine nozzle design featuring a'pin-in-cap' design which keeps the nozzle clear following each use. Mac Tools also offers a second adhesive in this range: Mac Fast Bond HV. This industrial strength adhesive is a high-viscosity version of Fast Bond LV and can be used in the same applications, but allows slight repositioning of the bonded parts before curing. It is also better suited to porous materials than the low-viscosity version.

Mac Black RTV Silicone

Mac Tools' new Room Temperature Vulcanisation Silicone (RTV) is a high-temperature, oil-resistant, quick-drying adhesive suitable for making gaskets for most automotive applications. It adopts any shape and is tack-free in 12 minutes with a cure-time of 3mm per day which means even the largest of gaskets will cure quickly. A unique feature is the piston-pack which allows the user to apply Mac Tools RTV Silicone at any angle with ease and without any of the mess usually associated with applying silicone products.

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