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LORD Corporation

With more than 3,100 employees in 26 countries, 19 manufacturing facilities and 10 R&D centers worldwide, we're there for our customers.

Our Company

Vulcanizing Adhesives

Chemlok®/Chemosil® rubber-to-metal and rubber-to-plastic bonding adhesives stand up to any challenge — across any industry, in any application — delivering reliable value to your business.

When It's Critical, It's Chemlok

For more than 60 years, Chemlok has demonstrated proven performance in the field, innovating together with our clients to meet the demands of increasingly complex systems and standards. We serve a host of global industries including automotive, rail, civil engineering, mining, oil and gas, and aerospace. Our solutions cover rubber-to-metal adhesives and rubber-to-plastic adhesives. Chemlok adhesives are solvent-based and water-based, equally resilient in harsh environments, extreme temperatures and high pressures across multiple applications.

Unlock the value of Chemlok bonding technology for your business.

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Our Knowledge = Your Knowledge

We want to help you get the job done right and safely. With our complimentary LORD Academy, you have access to flexible training options to increase your in-house expertise and optimize your processes from design to application.

Choose from a menu of on-site training opportunities, industry seminars and more.

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Collaboration is Key

Hear why Pioneer Metal Finishing uses Chemlok Adhesives to bond rubber-to-metal parts for suspension and anti-vibration systems. We've collaborated with them on process improvements and technical support for almost two decades.
Find Your Adhesive

Chemlok Product Selector

Find the solution to match your rubber bonding needs with our two-step product selector tool. Choose your adhesive base, application methods, elastomer and substrate. You'll get a list of recommended Chemlok adhesives. But, don't worry, we're here to help you if you have questions. 

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Back to the Basics: The Elastomer & The Adhesive

In 1956, we commercialized a Chemlok primer and covercoat system that produced elastomer tearing bonds. This jump in technology provided a broad processing latitude for elastomer rubber-to-metal bonding and drastically reduced scrap levels. We continue to innovate and add to our growing line of elastomer bonding formulations to accommodate all commercially available elastomers, diverse metals and rigid plastic substrates. When bonding rubber, there are many considerations, including your elastomer or elastomer blend, physical properties and part design.

Water-Based & Solvent-Based Rubber Bonding Adhesives

From substrate surface preparation to storing adhesives correctly, we have all the tips and recommendations for using both water- (aqueous) and solvent-based Chemlok adhesives.

Lead-Free Rubber-to-Substrate Adhesives

In the late 1980s, the North American automotive industry initiated the use of low-lead adhesives. This movement gained momentum in the 2000s and the industry was nearly no-lead. Other major industries like industrial and energy are making strides towards no-lead adhesives. For more than two decades, we've supplied proven, no-lead Chemlok adhesives into these industries. Customers in the Americas, Asia and Europe continue to successfully make the switch to no-lead adhesives.  As part of the transition, our teams collaborate with customers in converting them to new solutions, while also working to improve their process efficiencies. Our latest no-lead adhesives incorporate new chemistries that increase pre-bake resistance (Chemlok 6224) and mold-fouling resistance (Chemlok 6271).  We’ll complete our transition to lead-free Chemlok adhesives by the end of 2020. Talk with one of our experts to confidently make the switch.

Helping Customers Succeed Through Application Engineering
We focus on supporting our customers through every step of their bonding process. Our teams will go on-site for technical service, troubleshooting and process optimization.

Resources

Have a question about Chemlok adhesives? We might have already answered it. Check out our FAQs on rubber bonding.
Adhesion is affected by the choice of adhesive system, the choice and level of the antiozonant, and by the choice of cure system in the rubber compound.
Good primary adhesion can't be used to predict the environmental resistance of the bond.
Comparisons of adhesive systems used in rubber-to-substrate bonding.
Choose your adhesive by the elastomer type to be bonded and other key considerations. This guide lists the most common primers and adhesives.
Chemlok Adhesives are continuously improving to address the ever-growing challenges faced by rubber-to-metal molders. Two of those challenges are pre-bake resistance and mold-fouling. Learn more about our new adhesives that are facing these challenges and being tested against the WDK guideline.

Application Highlights

Belt bonding adhesives that can withstand high temperatures and harsh environments.
Tire solutions that can bond spikes, studs, rubber labels and much more.

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