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DELO Sets World Record for Strongest Adhesive

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® title awarded for 18-ton truck lifted one meter by crane on a bonded aluminum cylinder the size of a soft drink can

Sudbury, MA July 2019 – DELO, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives for automotive, consumer and industrial electronics applications, has broken the world record for having the heaviest lift using adhesive. The company lifted an 18-ton (17.5 metric tons) truck, surpassing the previous record of 16.3 metric tons. The new record was officially recognized by Guinness World Records.

Setting a record
For the world record attempt, an 18-ton truck was lifted by crane to a height of one meter with only 3 grams of adhesive. The entire weight hung for one hour on a bonded aluminum cylinder with a radius of just 3.5 centimeters. This corresponds to the diameter of a standard soft drink can. With the new record, DELO is seven percent above the previous official record of 16.3 tons.

In order to demonstrate that DELO offers not only the fastest and most versatile adhesives in the world, but also the strongest, the company decided to take on the challenge of setting a new world record. This record confirms what DELO customers have always known, the company’s high-tech adhesives are extraordinarily strong and are outstanding in quality. Extraordinary strength is always a fascinating feat of engineering.

Teamwork and persistence pays off
In addition to the about 600 DELO employees, two local politicians accompanied the record attempt as witnesses and were impressed with the success of the company. An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records was also present to confirm the record and congratulate the company.

“We made it!” said Sabine Herold, managing partner of DELO, proudly. “The great result is an absolute team success, which also shows how we work every day. We don’t shy away from challenges and we know our adhesives can live up to extremes,” she continued.

The strongest adhesive in the world, specially developed for the record attempt, is a high-temperature-resistant DELO MONOPOX. The one-component, heat-curing epoxy resins in this product group are known for their high strength and are used in the automotive industry and mechanical engineering. Electric motors in electric cars, for example, would be inconceivable without these adhesives.

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Reader Service Inquiries: Louisa Vaira, DELO Industrial Adhesives LLC, 144 North Road, Suite 2650, Sudbury, MA 01776;; 1-978-254-5275.

DELO is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives used within the automotive, aviation, optoelectronics and industrial electronics industries.  Headquartered in Windach, Germany, DELO has subsidiaries in the USA, China, Singapore and Japan. In fiscal year 2017-2018, DELO generated sales revenues of nearly $192 million.

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