LOCTITE BRAND HISTORY
From 1963 till today


For over 50 years, Loctite has excelled itself as global leader in reliable adhesive solutions. Our state-of-the-art product portfolio is available in over 80 countries worldwide and is distinguishable for its exceptional speed, strength, durability and ease of use.

Consumers all over the world rely on Loctite for fast, strong and durable solutions in their bonding jobs. Our ongoing commitment to consumer research and innovative technologies continues to make us the worldwide leading adhesive brand.

2016

Launch of the innovative Loctite Perfect Pen: finally a super glue device in the shape of a pen that allows clean, precise and easy to dose application.

Complete Super Glue range relaunch: new design and new liquid formula - now resistant to water, shock and temperatures (from -50°C to +120°C)!

2014

Super Glue Power Flex re-launch. The strong and flexible Super Glue comes back on the scene with an even stronger key visual: the Hanging Man now hanged upside down from a flexible trampoline!

2012

New design and brand re-launch: Loctite Super Glue Liquid range upgrades to a water and dishwasher resistant formula achieving D3 technical standard according to DIN EN 204

2010

Launch of Loctite Power Easy with longer curing time, which allows for repositioning and realignment.

2008

Launch of the first flexible instant adhesive formula: Loctite Power Flex.

2006

Relaunch of the Liquid Super Glue range with a shock-resistant formula.

1997

German manufacturer Henkel acquired the Loctite Corporation.

1975

Loctite marketed super glue as a substance that could not only meet the needs of industry, but also daily glueing needs at home.

 

1968

Loctite Corporation entered the automobile market, preventing engine vibration from loose locking fasteners.

1960

By 1960, sales had reached the figure of $1 million. Loctite developed its first marketing strategy: "We don't just sell a bottle of glue, we sell a system", highlighting Loctite's essential role in the upkeep and longevity of machinery in industry.

At the beginning of the 1960s, a team of scientists discovered cyanoacrylates, which were then developed under the Loctite brand. This groundbreaking acrylic base, now known as super glue, instantly cured at room temperature, sticking to most surfaces and materials it came into contact with.

1953

In all types of machinery, as it still does today, friction causes wear and tear, loosening of nuts and bolts and leakages. This situation had long been accepted as an unsolvable problem until father and son PhD chemists, Dr Vernon Krieble and Robert Krieble, invented anaerobic adhesives in the laboratory of Trinity College, Connecticut.

This unique resin hardened in the absence of air, and once added to nuts and bolts filled the gaps keeping them securely in place. Once developed for the commercial market, Krieble established the company American Sealants.