ND Microspheres® Acrylic


ND Microspheres Acrylic is a process in which microencapsulated, room temperature curing acrylic threadlocking adhesives are applied to male or female threaded fasteners of virtually all sizes, materials and finishes. Acrylic threadlockers offer consistent and predictable torque values and require no heat or primers for curing.


How it Works

After choosing ND Microspheres Acrylic processing, have your parts sent to one of ND’s service centers. ND will then apply a microencapsulated activator suspended in a quick curing waterborne resin. This material dries on the part and is then shipped back to the customer for use. When installed, the shearing forces caused by engagement with a mating part release the activator and allow it to mix with the resin. The resulting chemical reaction rapidly bonds the surfaces, locking the parts together and sealing leak paths.


Chemical Resistant

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.


ND Microspheres Acrylic processing can be specified in a variety of colors for easy part inspection and in different strengths to fit the desired application.

High Temp & Torque Sensitive

ND applies material formulations which are specifically intended for use in high temperature or torque/tension sensitive applications.

Fast Fixture Times

After installation parts typically fixture in under 5 minutes. However to reach full strength it is recommended to allow a full cure of 72 hours.

Color Identification

ND Microspheres Acrylic processing is available with a variety of colors for easy part inspection and in different strengths to fit the desired application.

Surpasses IFI Standards

ND Microspheres Acrylic procesed parts meet or exceed all torque requirements of IFI 125, IFI 525, as well as automotive adhesive coated fastener performance specifications.


  • Saves Time: Processed fasteners can be automatically fed through standard feeding devices – speeding up your workflow and improving productivity.
  • Saves Money: ND Microspheres Acrylic processing is less expensive than hand applying bottled thread locking compounds at the point of assembly. It also eliminates the need for costly lock washers, cotter pins or castellated nuts.
  • Quality Control: Pre-Applied ND Microspheres fasteners are coated to specification, ensuring consistent performance, unlike the variation from hand applying bottled products.
  • Reliability: Under most operating conditions, processed parts are unaffected by vibration or reversal of stress and greatly reduces the need to re-tighten fasteners.


  • Materials used with ND Microspheres Acrylic processing have an on part life of 4 years. ( When stored in a dry, cool environment.)
  • Typically the first one to three threads from the end of the fasteners are left free of material to assure ease of starting.
  • It is recommended that ND Microspheres Acrylic processed parts are not reused.
  • Water based acrylic materials should be tested for compatibility on application specific organic zinc fasteners with lubricated top coatings.  ND Microspheres Epoxy Processing could be used as an alternative for any incompatibility.

ND Microspheres Acrylic Competes With


Engine Applications, Automotive Locking Applications, Automotive Body/Frame Bolts, Suspension Areas, Brakes, Rear-End, Transmissions

Compatible Fasteners

External Threads:Internal Threads:Rivets:
Banjo Bolts, Hex Bolts, Flange Bolts, Wheel Bolts, Machine Screws, Cap Screws, Wood Screws, Sheet Metal Screws, Self Drilling Screws, Shoulder Bolts, Fully Threaded Studs, Double Ended Studs, Singled Ended Studs, Press-In Captive Studs, Carriage Bolts, Lag Bolts, Socket Screws, Set Screws, Eye Bolts, Eye Lags, J-Bolts, U-Bolts, Elevator Bolts, Hangar Bolts, Perforated Base Studs, Through Hole Weld Studs.Flange Nuts, Hex Body Clinch Nuts, Prevailing Torque Nuts, Floating Nuts, Hollow Bolts, Insert Nuts, Lock Nuts, Weld Nuts, Barrel Nuts, Chicago Bolts, Jam Nuts, Wing Nuts, Square Nuts, Self-Locating Projection Weld Nuts (WN/WNS), Spot Weld Nuts, Projection Weld Nuts, Bridge Spot Weld Nuts, Tab Spot Weld Nuts, Square Projection Weld Nuts, Flange Weld Projection Nuts, Stamped Flange Weld Nuts, Spot Weld Cage Nuts.N/A

Don’t see your parts on this list? We process thousands of different types of fasteners and depending on the quantity will gladly look at whether we can accommodate yours as well.

Technical Data

FormulaColorCompetes WithPrimary UseBreak Away Torque*Prevailing off Torque*Temp MinTemp MaxLubricity
AA0695 / AA0696YellowLoctite® Dri-Loc® 200General Purpose28 Nm24 Nm-65°F (-54°C)300°F (150°C)Medium
AA0795 / AA0796YellowLoctite® Dri-Loc® 201High Temp.28 Nm25 Nm-65°F (-54°C)400°F (200°C)Low
AA0895 / AA0896GreenLoctite® Dri-Loc® 202, ThreeBond® 2457Medium Strength23 Nm21 Nm-65°F (-54°C)300°F (150°C)Medium
AA0995 / AA0996SilverLoctite® Dri-Loc® 203Low Strength20 Nm12 Nm-65°F (-54°C)300°F (150°C)Medium
AA1095 /AA1096PinkLoctite® Dri-Loc® 204 , ThreeBond® 2475Plated Surfaces30 Nm30 Nm-65°F (-54°C)300°F (150°C)Low
AA1195 / AA1196BlueLoctite® Dri-Loc® STSHigh Strength24 Nm11 Nm-65°F (-54°C)300°F (150°C)High
AA1295 / AA1296PinkLoctite® Dri-Loc® 211Plated Surfaces34 Nm27 Nm-65°F (-54°C)300°F (150°C)Medium
AA1395 /AA1396GreenLoctite® Dri-Loc® 218Medium Strength28 Nm17 Nm-65°F (-54°C)300°F (150°C)Medium

* Based on 3/8 – 16 dry phosphated bolts and nuts.  Prevailing on Torque for all products <1.13 Nm.

Loctite® and Dri-loc® are registered trademarks of Henkel IP & Holding GmbH. Threebond® is a registered trademark of Threebond Holdings CO., LTD. Corporation Japan.


Particular formulations of ND Microspheres Acrylic meet or exceed the performance requirements of the following specifications and/or standards:

Spec ForSpec NumberND ProcessND Material
American Axel MFG.MS-2409ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0795
British StandardBS EN 26977ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0995
Detroit Diesel80K15ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0695, AA0696
EatonPS-005ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0695, AA0696
Fiat ChryslerMS-CC76 Type A & CND Microspheres AcrylicAA0795
Fiat ChryslerPF-6616ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0795
FordES-377734-S100ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0796
FordESE-M2G260-A1ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0695, AA0696
FordESE-M2G260-A2ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0795, AA0796
FordESE-M2G260-A3ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0895, AA0896
FordESE-M2G260-A4ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0995, AA0996
FordESS-M11P24-A1ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0695
FordESS-M11P24-A2ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0695, AA0795
FordWSK-M2G354-A1ND Microspheres AcrylicAA1195, AA1196
FordWSK-M2G354-A2ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0695, AA0696
FordWSK-M2G354-A3ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0795, AA0796
FordWSK-M2G354-A4ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0895, AA0896
FordWSK-M2G354-A5ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0995, AA0996
FordWSS-M11P45-A1ND Microspheres AcrylicAA1095
General MotorsGM6124MND Microspheres AcrylicAA119X
General MotorsGM6194MND Microspheres AcrylicAA0795
General MotorsGMW14657A ND Microspheres AcrylicAA119X    
General MotorsGMW14657C   ND Microspheres AcrylicAA0795   
IFIIFI-125ND Microspheres AcrylicMicrospheres Acrylic
IFIIFI-525ND Microspheres AcrylicMicrospheres Acrylic

Safety, Technical & Process Data Sheets

Process NameMaterialSafety Data Sheet (Applied)Technical Data Sheet (Applied)Process Data Sheet
ND Microspheres® AcrylicAA0695 / AA0696AA Series (Applied)ND Microspheres Acrylic - PDS
ND Microspheres® AcrylicAA0795 / AA0796AA Series (Applied)Microspheres Acrylic 795 - TDS (Applied)ND Microspheres Acrylic - PDS
ND Microspheres® AcrylicAA0895 / AA0896AA Series (Applied)ND Microspheres Acrylic - PDS
ND Microspheres® AcrylicAA0995 / AA0996AA Series (Applied)ND Microspheres Acrylic - PDS
ND Microspheres® AcrylicAA1095 / AA1096AA Series (Applied)Microspheres Acrylic 1095/1096 - TDS (Applied)ND Microspheres Acrylic - PDS
ND Microspheres® AcrylicAA1195 / AA1196AA Series (Applied)ND Microspheres Acrylic - PDS
ND Microspheres® AcrylicAA1295 / AA1296AA Series (Applied)ND Microspheres Acrylic - PDS
ND Microspheres® AcrylicAA1395 / AA1396AA Series (Applied)ND Microspheres Acrylic - PDS
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