LOCTITE 55 sees new packaging debut

5th June 2024
Harry Fowle

LOCTITE 55 is now available in a new dispenser, featuring many new developments, thanks to valuable installer and plumber feedback.

The new pack – made with 70% recycled plastic – features several improvements to make applying the sealing cord even easier and more convenient for users.  An integrated lid prevents the cap from falling off or becoming lost, the sealant cord is dispensed with a new pre-tension to aid application and the top of the dispenser is now transparent so users can see how much product is left.

While the packaging has undergone a revamp in some areas, other reliable features remain.  The pack is easy to hold and dispense and retains the integrated cord cutter that helped make LOCTITE 55 so popular with installers.

Designed as an essential toolbox item that replaces PTFE tape, LOCTITE 55 is ideal for the sealing of threaded metal and plastic pipes and fittings. It needs no cure time or special training and results in an immediate, full pressure seal.  Simply wind onto the thread, apply with tension and then cut the cord using the integrated cutter.

Crucially, because LOCTITE 55 does not shred, pipe joints can be readjusted reliably to align pipe work, fittings and gauges, without fear of leakage. This gives installers greater flexibility on installation and saves time for cleaning and resealing, which is a common pain point for other thread sealing methods.

Certified for gas and potable water applications, LOCTITE 55 is the perfect general purpose, threaded pipe and fitting sealant for all industry professionals.  The products latest certification is to GASTEC QA Approval Requirements 214, enabling its use with hydrogen gas application, which ensures compatibility with up and coming technologies. This complements existing NSF/ANSI, Standard 61, DVGW/KTW and WRAS approvals.

“Customers love LOCTITE 55, but there is always room for improvement,” said Celine Blais, Senior Innovation Project Manager. “Two criticisms were that the lid was easy to lose, and that it was hard to see how much product was left”.  The new pack solves both of these issues.

“While re-engineering the pack, we’ve also switched the dispenser materials to include 70% post-consumer recycled plastic, following Henkel sustainability strategy in offering products that enable emission reduction and circularity.”

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