Epoxy-Lock is a process in which a two part epoxy system is applied to male or female threaded fasteners of all sizes and configurations; creating powerful self-locking & self-sealing fasteners. Epoxy-Lock processing is compatible with a very wide range of material types and finishes including wood, ceramic, many plastics and more.
Fastener threads are coated with two separated strips of epoxy resin and hardener beneath a protective skin that allows the fastener to stay dry to the touch. The materials remain inert until assembled to a mating part. At which time, the forces of engagement will crush the surface skin, mix the two epoxy components and initiate a chemical reaction; locking the parts together.
Extensive testing indicates that Epoxy-Lock processed fasteners provide two to four times greater breakaway torque than conventional plastic fastener locking devices.
Oil, gasoline, salt spray, acids, solvents, water, and air have virtually no effect on the epoxy used in Epoxy-Lock processing after a final cure has been achieved.
The Epoxy-Lock process is compatible with a very wide range of materials including plastics, ceramic, wood and most metal finishes.
Because the epoxies used in Epoxy-Lock are soft and pliable, they will not cause or contribute to cross threading.
Processed fasteners have an on part life of 2 years and will remain inert until a cure is activated by engagement with a mating thread.
Epoxy-Lock processed fasteners meet or exceeds all torque requirements of IFI 125, IFI 525, as well as automotive adhesive coated fastener performance specifications.