Analyzing Thread Treatment Options

Based on an original publication by Andy Bardon, Henkel Corporation.

Proactive use of thread treatment products can improve both efficiency and cost effectiveness while reducing industrial equipment failure, avoiding millions in losses resulting from unscheduled downtime annually. Related losses include more than a billion in leaked fluids wasted each year, which impacts toxicity, emissions, safety and contamination.

Threaded fasteners are used to set and hold tolerances on a wide range of assemblies, with a range of thread treatment options to lubricate, protect, seal and increase reliability. These treatments can be categorized as threadlockers, thread sealants and anti-seize materials.


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