Henkel Adhesive Technologies


Learn more about Retaining Compounds

  • Retaining Compounds

    LOCTITE 609 

  • Retaining Compounds

    LOCTITE 620 

  • Retaining Compounds

    LOCTITE 638 

  • Retaining Compounds

    LOCTITE 660 

  • Retaining Compounds

    LOCTITE 680 


Retaining compounds are a type of anaerobic adhesive essential for the precision assembly of interference and slip-fitting parts – and any component used within systems that are subject to high vibration in challenging environmental conditions. They fill spaces between individual components, cure to form a strong bond and allow for the transmission of high loads in the absence of air. This means sealed components and machine designs will achieve high strength and temperature resistance across a variety of substrates.

Retaining compounds are used in a broad range of mechanical components, as well as for bearings, shafts, and cylinder liners. They are most commonly found within the automotive and heavy machinery industries but can be used in any industry where metal-to-metal friction is required for load transfer. Retaining compounds help manufacturers avoid unnecessary machining of a broad range of mechanical components during MRO.

An excellent alternative to other mechanical methods, retaining compounds are ideal for any type of component that will be placed under stress, features a small adhesion area, or will be used within moving machinery. They are also suitable for components at risk of fretting and the consequent risk of corrosion as they can help reduce wear and potential failure during operation.


Why Choose LOCTITE® Retaining Compounds?

We offer a range of retaining compounds that offer high strength, high temperature resistance, fast cure speeds, superior gap filling, low viscosity, and a fluorescent formula. Our range of retaining compounds offer unitized assembly, no fretting corrosion, uniform stress distribution, allows fitting of dissimilar metals, and helps you reduce costs

Retaining compounds are ideal for a wide range of industrial applications. In fact, they can be used wherever sealed components require high strength bonding solutions.

Contact the LOCTITE® team to see what LOCTITE® retaining compounds can do for your operation.


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