Henkel, through its Loctite brand, is partnering with Porsche in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, a single-seater motorsport championship for electric cars.
Loctite has become the official adhesives partner for the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team, offering professional products and extensive technical expertise on the Porsche 99X Electric – the company’s first all-electric racing car.
The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will use a wide range of Loctite products, including a number of high-performance epoxy adhesives, retaining compounds, gap-filling adhesives, threadlockers (medium and high strength), structural adhesives, thread sealants and instant adhesives.
Loctite says the deployment of these products will ensure complete mechanical reliability for a host of key applications, which extend from suspension bearings, gearbox housing parts and powertrain bolts, through to steering wheel components, O-rings and cables. Porsche test rigs for engines and gearboxes also benefit from the high-performance Loctite solutions.
“We are proud to partner with the TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship,” says Joerg von Ameln, corporate vice president general manufacturing & maintenance at Henkel Adhesives Technologies. “Together we aim to pave the way to what is clearly going to be the future of motorsport. And this is an obvious match because, just like us, Porsche enters competitions to win!”
The ABB FIA Formula E World Championship returns to Europe On 9-10 April. The doubleheader event for the 4th and 5th rounds will take place in a temporary street circuit located in the EUR district of Rome. The TAG Heuer Porsche Formula E Team will once again join the race against its competitors, aiming to repeat the successful results in Mexico.