Jun 14, 2017

The ultimate challenge for Loctite: Pull a 208-ton freight train using three grams of adhesives

Move that train!

To prove the speed, strength and durability of Loctite’s Universal Structural Bonders to both customers and Henkel colleagues alike, an audacious idea was born involving very little adhesive and a whole lot of train: Three grams of Loctite HY 4070 were used to pull a 208-ton freight train at Henkel’s headquarters in Düsseldorf. The demonstration of the Loctite Locomotive took place in May: Jan-Dirk Auris, Executive Vice President Adhesive Technologies at Henkel, personally applied three grams of the new adhesive to a metal plate that was then applied to another plate and clamped for curing. The plates were then screwed to two joints that were used to attach the wagon to the locomotive. Finally, the train was pulled and the adhesive hold tight.

Watch for yourself here: