Eco-Loc® is a pre-applied process in which microencapsulated, water based version of the ND Microspheres 593, room temperature curing threadlocking adhesives are applied to male or female threaded fasteners of virtually all sizes, configurations, materials and finishes. Eco-Loc is a part of the ND Microspheres Epoxy family.
After choosing Eco-Loc processing, have your parts sent to one of ND’s service centers. ND will then apply a microencapsulated epoxy resin suspended in a hardener to fasteners. After drying, parts are shipped back to the customer ready for use. When installed, the forces of engagement crush the microscopic capsules of epoxy resin, mix the separate reactant components, and initiate a chemical reaction which locks the parts together.
Eco-Loc processing is compatible with most fastener sizes, configurations, materials and finishes.
Extensive testing indicates that Eco-Loc processed fasteners provide two to four times greater breakaway torque than conventional ``plastic`` thread locking devices.
Processed parts resist and seal against most automotive fluids. Oil, water, antifreeze, and gasoline have virtually no effect on performance once the final cure has been achieved.
Compared to patch threadlockers, Eco-Loc fasteners have a lower on torque and assemble easily with common hand tools.
Materials used for Eco-Loc processing have an on part life of 2 years and will remain inert until a cure is activated by thread engagement.
Eco-Loc processed parts meet or exceed all torque requirements of IFI 125, IFI 525, as well as automotive adhesive coated fastener performance specifications.