ERJ staff report (DS)
Shanghai -- Henkel aims to replace rubber gaskets in demanding automotive applications with its Loctite 5883 polyacrylate gaskets combined with the new XIP gasketing process.
The technology allows parts makers to dispense high-performance compression gaskets within seconds, directly onto automotive parts. This new process eliminates the need for solid rubber press-in-place (PIP) gaskets
Henkel said, â€œWith the introduction of the XIP gasket technology, Henkel allows the fast, precise and series production-ready dispensing of a liquid gasket directly onto automotive parts, replacing the PIP method.â€
The company added, â€œThe dispensed liquid material is cured by ultraviolet light within seconds. The output is a perfectly uniform solid compression gasket, with a constant height and perfect start and stop points. These features are enabled by the volumetric dispensing system offered by the XIP equipment. This reduces the risk of rework and leakages, while improving the productivity and reducing the overall cost by automating the gasketing process and eliminating the inventory as well as the complexity of the PIP solid gaskets. â€œ
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Press release from Henkel Asia