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New Thread Locking & Sealing Division Announced in U.K.

The Electrolytic Plating Company Ltd (EPC), the sole UK licensee of the TUFLOK ® NYLOK ® BLUE ® NYLON TORQ-PATCH ® , has recently established a new Thread Locking & Sealing division. Deputy Editor Claire Edwards visited Aldridge, UK, to see how the new facility is enabling EPC to deliver an end-to-end full service for its customers.

Formed in 1896, EPC is an established barrel plating and surface coating company that offers a number of processes – including zinc flake coating, zinc alloy plating and zinc plating (zinklad licensed). It is also a licensed applicator of Dörken, Magni and Atotech systems and specialises in meeting OEM and global specifications. EPC was awarded the license for the TUFLOK ® NYLOK ® BLUE ® NYLON TORQ-PATCH ® in 2014, which is compliant with IFI, DIN and major OEM specifications including IFI-524.
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PRECOTE 85™: Better Controlled Torque-Tension Than Any Other Adhesive

Because it offers better controlled torque-tension than any other adhesive, pre-applied PRECOTE 85™ from Nylok Corporation provides superior locking for cylinder head, power train and other high-stressed threaded bolts with controlled friction.

Fast-curing turquoise colored PRECOTE 85 – one of several PRECOTE chemical adhesives from Nylok – is resistant to temperatures from -58ºF (-50ºC) to 300ºF (150ºC) and can be applied on screws, studs and non-standard parts as well as on thread plugs and pipe threads. Maximum strength is achieved within six hours at room temperature, and there is no uncontrolled post curing, even after repeated temperature exposure.

As the industry’s only duo-microencapsulated thread adhesives, PRECOTE will not prematurely harden due to chemical reactions of moisture and/or solvent penetration. The adhesives are particularly ideal for automotive, aerospace, electronics, telecommunications and other high technology industries since they eliminate the need for additional locking devices and significantly reduce labor costs by eliminating in-house application of adhesives, which is often messy and inconsistent.

In addition to being approved by all automotive manufacturers in the United States, PRECOTE is the leading pre-applied adhesive in Europe. The Nylok line includes PRECOTE 5® for thread sealing only; PRECOTE 30® where lower strength and easy removal are required, and PRECOTE 80® with temperature resistance up to 340°F. Nylok, a member of the Marmon group of companies, holds more patents for innovative fastener technology than any other company and has built a reputation throughout the world for “INNYVATION” in developing new products that solve assembly challenges.

NYSEAL® Eliminates O-Rings, Gasket Seals and Sealant Compounds

The green-colored pre-applied NYSEAL sealing element from Nylok Corporation eliminate the time-consuming in-house application of O-rings, gasket seals and sealant compounds by creating a gasket-like seal at pressures up to 500 psi. The coating is permanently fused on the bearing surface of the fasteners, eliminates the leak path and will not work loose. As the screw is seated to its final position against the mating part, the NYSEAL element compresses slightly and fills the void under the bearing surface of the head and countersink or bore.

It prevents galvanic corrosion between dissimilar materials, is highly durable and will not shrink or dry out from age. Fasteners treated with NYSEAL are reusable and will not work loose. NYSEAL also works in temperatures up to 150ºF (66ºC) and is resistant to chemicals like alcohol, gasoline, oil, kerosene, diesel fuel and hydraulic fluids. It requires no additional curing or heating after installation. Nylok, a member of the Marmon group of companies, holds more patents for innovative fastener technology than any other company and has built a reputation throughout the world for “INNYVATION” in developing new products that solve assembly challenges.

NYPLAS® from Nylok – Seals Immediately

There is no need for gasket seals or sealant compounds or any other time- consuming in-house assembly sealants. NYPLAS® from Nylok Corporation is a plastisol (PVC) material coating pre-applied under the heads of fasteners, rivetnuts, pop-style rivets and double-ended flange screws to seal out water, moisture, dust and air.

In addition to dampening noises and rattles, NYPLAS also eliminates the leak path under the head, is reusable, non-toxic and assembler friendly. It has excellent shelf life, is effective in working temperatures of -40ºF to 300ºF (-40ºC to 150ºC) and will not shrink or dry out with age. The black-colored sealant also meets major automotive manufacturers’ specifications. Nylok Corporation — a leading supplier of value-added fastener products — is a member of the Marmon group of companies. It holds more patents for innovative fastener technology than any other company and has built a reputation throughout the world for “INNYVATION” in developing new products that solve assembly challenges.

NYCOTE® Offers Guaranteed Protection Against Weld Spatter And Electrodeposited Coatings on Fastener’s Threads

The revolutionary NYCOTE® coating process from Nylok Corporation — a non- conductive WHITE® TEFLON® PFA powder coating applied to threaded fasteners — offers the industry’s most complete and effective thread masking and protection. The patented process provides guaranteed protection against thread contamination from electrodeposited paints, primers and adhesion of weld spatter and eliminates the need to manually apply — and later remove — caps, tape or plugs.

As shown in photo insert, molten material does not adhere to the left half, which is treated with NYCOTE. There is no need for “slave” bolts and re-tapping, which can compromise quality and safety. NYCOTE also adds lubricity to fasteners and reduces torque vs. tension scatter, according to Nylok, the world leader in supplying value-added fastener products. The coating is widely used in such industries as agricultural, automotive, appliance, electronics, HVAC, machinery, marine, outdoor power equipment, recreation equipment and telecommunications manufacturing. Nylok Corporation, a member of the Marmon group of companies, holds more patents for innovative fastener technology than any other company and has built a reputation throughout the world for “iNYvation” in developing new products that solve challenges.