Loctite Corporation began in the Trinity College basement laboratory of Dr. Vernon Krieble of Hartford, Connecticut in 1953. This entrepreneurial chemistry professor developed a cure inhibition system for a unique bonding resin that hardened in the absence of air- an anaerobic sealant.
Loctite made its official public debut at a press conference at the University Club in New York on July 26, 1956. The promise of solving the age-old problem of loose nuts and bolts in machines and appliances – a problem customers had long ago accepted as unsolvable – led to an incredible flow of inquiries.
In the 1960s, the cyanoacrylate – CA (“Superglue”), a very fast one-part, room-temperature curing industrial adhesive has been developed under the Loctite brand. Primarily silicones, epoxies, acrylics and the development of further generations of Loctite anaerobics and cyanocrylate technology and products followed.
Throughout its history, Loctite has continuously created markets by discovering opportunities where no one knew they existed. From its founding, based on a product that solved an "unsolvable" problem, Loctite has achieved success through innovation.
In 1997 Loctite has been acquired by Henkel and remains a primary brand.
The Loctite brand, part of the Henkel portfolio since 1997, is renowned for the excellence of its adhesives and sealants. Since the original development of a unique anaerobic technology more than fifty years ago, Loctite products have become vital components in many of the machines and products that are at the core of everyday life.
In today's competitive markets, companies need the capacity and flexibility to respond quickly to new challenges. These needs are met with a strong commitment to research and development that has resulted in the most technically advanced range of products available today: Products that speed manufacturing processes, reduce costs, improve quality and comfortably meet national and international standards.
Loctite products provide solutions across the whole spectrum of adhesive technologies and manufacturing processes. They are used in markets as diverse as electronics, automotive, aerospace, biomedical and many manufacturing industries.
With the Loctite brand, Henkel offers much more than outstanding products: It provides effective solutions to specific problems in a wide range of industrial environments. Henkel engineers, chemists and sales people will work with customers to understand and solve their problems. Developing ideas and concepts into real solutions, they combine resources to make advances for the benefit of everyone.