Adhesives and lubricants

Adhesives and glues stick things together. Lubricants stop things sticking together, to avoid friction and premature wear of moving parts, dissipate heat and prevent corrosion. Both are essential in engineering.

That’s why we supply a wide range of glues, adhesives and lubricants, ranging from the ubiquitous Loctite Super Glue to specialised ndustrial bonding adhesives and oils.

 

Some suppliers sell from catalogues without detailed understanding of adhesives and lubricants use in the real-world. We’re different, with long experience at the sharp end of industry. We’ve actually worked with the products we stock and source. You enjoy rapid supply of the right product and peace of mind knowing we’ve recommended it based on practical experience…

Call +44 (0) 1923 261 777 or email us now for supply and support of your adhesives and lubricants

 

More on sourcing adhesives and lubricants

Decades of experience and close monitoring of developments in adhesives and lubricants means we stock and support the products that are most relevant to engineering industry – and you.

 

Leading brands – for your peace of mind

After so long in engineering supplies, we’ve built close working relationships with leading manufacturers and brands in adhesives and lubricants. This gives you further reassurance. Here are some of the brands we work with – you probably recognise some of the names!

 

  • Loctite
  • BondLoc
  • Permabond
  • Rocol
  • Molykote
  • Kluber
  • Shell
  • SKF
  • Triflow
  • Ambersil

 

To help you further, here’s a handy Loctite: BondLoc conversion table:

 

 

RefProductPerformanceDescriptionColorViscosity
CPS
Technical
Features
B222ScrewlockLow
strength
Ideal on small set
screws & threaded
nuts and bolts
Purple1200Link
B225ThreadlockLow
strength
Thixotropic version
of B222
Brown5500-10,500Link
B242NutlockMedium
strength
Used on gear box
bolts/driveshafts,
bearing cover gap
screws
Blue1200Link
B243NutlockMedium
strength
Oil Tolerant version
of B242
Blue1200-1800Link
B262ThreadlockHigh
strength
Locking and sealing
of large bolts and
studs up to M25
Red1200-1400Link
B270StudlockHigh
strength
Locks studs up to M25,
sealing against leakage
and corro- sion
Green500Link
B271ThreadlockHigh
strength
Permanent locking and
sealing of threaded
fasteners up to M25
Red500Link
B272ThreadlockHigh
strength
Permanent locking and
sealing of threaded
fasteners up to M25
Red9500Link
B2701StudlockHigh
strength
Permanent locking and
sealing of inactive
substrates
Green500Link
B275ThreadlockHigh
strength
Locking and sealing of
large bolts and studs
(M25 and larger)
Green7000Link
B290PenetratorMed/High
strength
Low viscosity and
capillary action,
wicking grade
Green15-20Link
B510GasketMedium
strength
Gasketing product suitable
for hand dispensing or
screen printing
RedPasteLink
B515GasketSealantTypically used as a form in
place gasket for pumps
and compressors
Dark PurplePasteLink
B518Flexible
Gasket
SealantSealing close fitting joints
between rigid metal faces
and flanges
RedPasteLink
B542Hydraulic
Seal
Medium
strength
Used for hydraulic
connections, couplings
and fittings
Brown400-800Link
B566ThreadlockLow
strength
Used to seal against water,
oil and most organic
materials
Brown1000Link
B567PipesealLow
strength
Prevents loosening and
leakage from shock
and vibration
Off white20000Link
B569ThreadlockHigh
strength
Thixotropic liquid, form
a tough, high pressure seal
Brown400-600Link
B572PipesealLow
strength
Used to seal against oils,
gases, chemicals, water
and steam
White20000Link
B573Flange
sealant
Medium
strength
Form-in-place gasket, eg
gearbox and engine casings
Green20000Link
B574Instant
gasket
Medium
strength
Fast curing form-in-place
gasket
Orange50000Link
B577PipesealLow
strength
Locking and sealing of
metal threaded pipes
and fittings
Yellow50000Link
B601RetainerHigh
strength
Low viscosity grade for
bonding of cylindrical
fittings
Green125Link
B603RetainerHigh
strength
Oil tolerant grade for
bonding of cylindrical
fittings
Green125Link
B620RetainerHigh
strength
Suitable for applications
where temperature
resistance up to 200°C
Green5,000-12,000Link
B638RetainerHigh
strength
Typical applications
include locking bushings
and sleeves onto shafts
Green2500Link
B641Bearing
Fit
Medium
strength
Suitable for retention
of bearings onto shafts
and into housings
Yellow400-800cpsLink
B648RetainerHigh
strength
Typical applications
include holding gears
and sprockets onto
gearbox shafts
Green500Link
B660RetainerHigh
strength
Used for restoring worn
shafts, spun bearings
and dam- aged keyways
SilverPasteLink
B7471Anaerobic
activator
Solvent based activator.N/ALink
B7649Anaerobic
activator
Solvent based activator.N/ALink

 

Main product areas

What’s your adhesive or lubrication challenge? Our stock range of engineering adhesives and lubricants matches tasks such as the following:

 

Threadlocking

Threadlocking fluids (also called ‘threadlockers’) are specialised thin, single-component adhesives. They’re typically applied to screw and bolt threads to prevent loosening, leakage and corrosion. Threadlocking liquid, whether permanent or removable, is often used with locking washers, locknuts, ‘jam nuts’ and safety wire.

 

  • Vibration resistant
  • Single part

 

Pipe and thread sealing

These products are designed to give an instant low pressure seal, typically for liquids and gases.

 

  • Instant low-pressure sealing
  • Fast results
  • Ideal for plumbers and gas installers

 

Liquid casketing

Applications include situations where liquid containers must be sealed reliably.

 

  • Reliable leakproofing
  • No Shimming
  • Fills voids

 

Retaining

These special adhesives are ideal where high loads are envisaged.

 

  • High loads
  • 100% contact

 

Instant bonding

Many engineering and structural applications require instant bonding with no possibility of movement between joined surfaces.

 

  • Quick bonding
  • High strength

 

Structural bonding

In some engineering applications, structural bonding is required to enable high load transmission (often replacing traditional mechanical joints).

 

  • High-performance bond
  • Tough
  • High-shear resistance

 

Flexible sealing and bonding

These adhesives and sealants come into their own where durable, long-term sealing and bonding must be combined with flexibility and reliable shock resistance.

 

  • Impact shock resistance
  • Suitable for a wide temperature range

 

Oils

When most people think of engineering lubrication, they think of oils (either natural or synthetic-based). As an engineering lubricant, oil often has to do more than just reduce friction between parts. Transporting foreign particles, heating and cooling, and penetration to aid component disassembly are other roles.

 

  • Machinery lubrication
  • Prevent seizing
  • Cooling
  • Corrosion protection
  • Penetration

 

Greases

Greases are thixotropic lubricants with high initial viscosity that drops with the application of shear. They come in many different forms for different purposes:

 

  • Corrosion inhibition
  • Friction reduction
  • Applications where oil wouldn’t stay in position
  • Used where mechanisms can’t be lubricated regularly

 

Anti-Seize lubricants

These specialist lubricants protect in hostile operating environments where extreme temperature ranges occur. They’re also used while running-in equipment.

 

  • Wear prevention
  • Prevent seizing
  • Protection against galvanic corrosion
  • Running-in lubrication
  • Fretting protection

 

Dry film lubricants

Designed to provide friction control and surface release where liquid lubricants aren’t practical or would fail under load or temperature.

 

  • Reduce heat generation
  • Prevent cold welding
  • Corrosion protection
  • Reduce galling due to adhesion between sliding surfaces

 

What must adhesives and lubricants do for your engineering function? Whether you’re stocking up on your usual adhesive or sourcing a special lubricant, we can help, from stock or with a fast special order from our suppliers.

 

Useful tips and information about adhesives and lubricants

The field of adhesives and lubricants is wide-ranging. Here are some tips, but for more detailed information, and guidance on products for specific purposes, please contact us

 

  1. Know the application – understanding what a glue, adhesive or lubricant must do is vital for correctly specifying and using the right product. In turn, this will determine whether the product performs as required. Imagine the consequences if you get this wrong!
  2. Storage of adhesives and lubricants – from the ubiquitous ‘super glues’ to specialised industrial adhesives, correct storage helps get maximum life from the product and avoid costly wastage. Even at home, storing ‘super glue’ in the fridge extends its life and means you won’t have to replace it so quickly. At Evoke Supplies, although we display a few packets of superglue on our counters, we store most of our stock in a fridge!
  3. Preparation’s everything – you’ve heard it before and we’ll say it again. Thorough preparation of surfaces to be joined is vital if glue or adhesive is to work correctly. Along with incorrect product selection, poor preparation is one of the most frequent causes of disappointment. Cleanliness and creating a surface key (if appropriate) are vital. So, in certain circumstances, is use of a suitable surface activator. Always follow manufacturers’ instructions carefully and seek our advice too!
  4. What’s the difference between glue and adhesive?

 

We occasionally get asked this question, so we thought we’d answer it here. Strictly speaking, glues are derived from animal and plant sources, while adhesives are based on synthetic products. In practice, the term adhesive is applied to anything that causes two surfaces to adhere to each other. Don’t lose sleep over this! Just tell us what you want to stick together and we’ll recommend the right glue (or adhesive)!

 

Contact us by phone or email

We thrive on helping you make best use of today’s amazing adhesive and lubrication technology. Got a question about a tricky joining challenge? Need to lubricate specialised machinery under unusual operating conditions? We’re here to help you.

Call +44 (0) 1923 261 777 or email us today for all your adhesive and lubricant requirements

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