Anaerobic sealants

What is an anaerobic adhesive or sealant.

When you look up the dictionary meaning of the word "anaerobic", it will tell you - "does not need or without oxygen".

Tecnoseal anaerobic and sealant range adhesives are some of our most widely used products and are available for a wide range of applications. Anaerobic adhesives work by completely filling the empty spaces between the components you want to assemble. They are typically used to increase the tightness or holding force of a mechanically joined assembly.

Anaerobic adhesives remain liquid until isolated from oxygen in the presence of metal ions. Although anaerobic applications differ widely, in most cases the adhesive provides high shear and temperature resistance. Anaerobic adhesive compounds set within minutes at room temperature and fully cure within 24 hours. Complete anaerobic cure can be achieved more quickly using short-term exposure to heat (e.g. 30 minutes at 120°C).