Instant Adhesive Gel
Product category: Instant adhesives
- Technical specifications
LOCTITE® 454 is an instant adhesive designed for the assembly of difficult-to-bond materials which require uniform stress distribution and high tensile and/or shear strength. The product provides for the rapid bonding of a wide range of materials, including metals, plastics and elastomers. The gel consistency enables overhead and vertical application. LOCTITE 454 is also suited to bonding porous materials such as wood, paper, leather and fabric. Perfect for all quick repair jobs.
Universal instant adhesive gel
Will not drip or run
Perfect for all quick repairs
Ideal for overhead application and vertical faces
Non-wicking, specially suited to porous materials
Bonds similar or dissimilar substrate combinations of wood, metals, ceramics, most plastics
Fixture time, Steel:
Fixture: Fast Fixture,General Purpose,Tensile Strength: High Tensile Strength,Viscosity: High Viscosity
-40.0 °C - 120.0 °C (-40.0 °F - 250.0 °F)
Shear strength, Mild Steel (grit blasted):
20.9 N/mm² (3030.0 psi)
How to use
It is recommended to use the correct LOCTITE® cleaner for the surface to be bonded (such as LOCTITE® SF 7070™) to degrease and clean surfaces prior to applying the adhesive.
To improve adhesion on difficult to bond plastic surfaces, apply LOCTITE® SF 770™ to the bond area by brushing or dipping. Avoid applying excess primer. Allow the primer to dry.
If cure speed is too slow, use appropriate activator LOCTITE® SF 7452™ (see cure speed vs activator graph in TDS). Apply activator to one bond surface by spray, brush or dipping (not primed surfaces). Allow the activator to dry.
Apply adhesive onto one side/part.
Assemble parts immediately. The parts should be accurately located as the short fixture time leaves little opportunity for adjustment. Bond should be held or clamped until the adhesive has fixtured.
Hint: if necessary, excess product can be cured by activator LOCTITE® SF 7452™. Spray or drop activator onto excess product.
For precise dispensing of small amounts of adhesive, the use of dispensing needles is recommended.
Although HQ is not part of the product formula for LOCTITE® 454, trace amounts are possible due to shared manufacturing processes and/or select raw material impurities. Hence, Henkel has taken the additional step of introducing a low specification level (< 50 PPM for HQ) and each batch is now checked for this after manufacture.
This is a result of stress cracking. Leaving uncured liquid CA remaining on some plastic substrates (such as polycarbonate, acrylic, and polysulfone) in a stressed condition, may cause the formation of cracks in the plastic. Some remedies for avoiding/minimizing stress cracking are closing the bond joint quickly, using reinforced grades of plastic, anneal parts, or speed cure the adhesive with accelerator or light (for light cure products only).
This is called blooming. This often occurs when there is an excessive amount of product being applied. To avoid blooming, use proper ventilation, less product, lower humidity, use a primer/accelerator, or a low bloom product.
Yes, instant adhesives should be stored in the refrigerator prior to opening, but DO NOT refrigerate them once they have already been opened. After opening, the product should be used within 30 days for best performance.
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