Permatex, a manufacturer of chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, has received top honors for its new Permatex High Strength Removable Threadlocker ORANGE. The product line was named a Top 20 Tools award winner for 2020 by Motor magazine. Presented annually, the award recognizes tool and equipment manufacturers who develop new products with innovative features that help professional automotive technicians do a better job in diagnosing and repairing today’s technologically-advanced vehicles.
Previously, Permatex offered threadlockers in various grades of holding power ranging from low strength to permanent strength. However, high strength and permanent strength formulations require the use of localized heat and/or power tools for disassembly, and professional automotive technicians have been looking for a threadlocking solution for high vibration applications with holding power similar to a high strength red threadlocker, but with easy removability of a medium strength blue threadlocker, the company says.
Permatex engineers developed Permatex Threadlocker ORANGE, which it says delivers more holding power than a traditional blue threadlocker and holds against vibration loosening like a red threadlocker, but can be easily disassembled by regular hand tools.
Permatex offers Threadlocker ORANGE as both a liquid and gel.
Key applications include case half bolts, triple tree fasteners, flywheel bolts, stator bolts, axle nuts and transmission mounting bolts. It can be used for indoor and outdoor applications on power tools, lawn and garden equipment, dirt bikes, industrial machinery and heavy-duty construction equipment.