Like in most well-connected teams, we like to challenge each other here at Loctite. So whenever a new range of products is launched, the enthusiasts among us tend to compete in finding applications for them outside of what just our customers need.
That’s exactly how this example came about. One of the colleagues repaired a bicycle holder which would cost 150 euro if he was going to buy a new one. There were two cracks in it, the length of about 20 cm. Instead of buying a new holder, he used Loctite HY 4070 on it and immediately bragged about it, of course. Much as I was happy for a great repair example, the engineer in my wanted hard evidence, so I told him to come back to me when he’s put the holder through some good use. And he did! A few months and 1500 km later, the holder still holds and carries a bike of a sky-high value all over Europe. Which in itself shows the trust in the repair and in the adhesive used. And it only took a few euros worth of Loctite HY 4070.