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Permatex Earns Best New Product Award for Advanced Epoxy at 2021 AAPEX Show

Permatex®, a leading innovator in chemical technology for automotive maintenance and repair, took home a coveted 2021 New Product Showcase Award at this year’s Automotive Aftermarket Product Expo (AAPEX) Show in Las Vegas, NV. Permatex received the award for its innovative 500° High Heat Epoxy, an advanced epoxy that outperforms the temperature range of traditional epoxies by 2X and is the first high temperature liquid epoxy available in a syringe.

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The AAPEX New Product Showcase is a launchpad for products making their debut at the AAPEX show. Entries are judged electronically by pre-registered buyers who viewed the products in the AAPEX Product Plus magazine, and the products with the most votes are named the Best New Product for their category. Permatex 500° High Heat epoxy took home the top award in the Chemicals, Lubricants & Filters category.

“This award is a tremendous honor, as countless research hours went into understanding our consumers pain points and introduce a differentiated, one-of-a-kind product to what was previously offered in the market,” noted Permatex Marketing, Manager, Ashley Khan, who accepted the award for Permatex. “Winning the New Product Showcase award is a very special because the products are voted on by aftermarket buyers and their voices add extra creditability to our innovations. We are very proud of our whole team and their hard work and dedication.”

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Permatex 500° High Heat Epoxy bonds and seals against liquids, gases, and common automotive fluids. It can withstand temperatures up to a scorching 500 °F (250 °C), providing two times the temperature capability of conventional epoxies, which typically begin to breakdown at 250 °F (121 °C). Permatex 500° High Heat is ideal for a wide variety of applications in engine compartments, the engine block, and exhaust components.

Permatex R&D Director, Antoine Phillips, developed the 500° High Heat Epoxy formulation and noted the challenges his team had to overcome in creating an epoxy which exceeded industry standards. “Developing this specialized epoxy required the use of unconventional materials and processes to produce a formulation that was not feasible with traditional stick and putty epoxies. Our solution was the use of a multi-functional chemistry to deliver a dense, high strength, highly crosslinked temperature resistant adhesive that could perform effectively at extremely high temperatures,” added Phillips.

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Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical products to the automotive maintenance and repair markets. Since 1909, Permatex has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative new products and services for the automotive aftermarket. Permatex markets a wide range of products under well-known ITW brand names such as Permatex®, Fast Orange®, Spray Nine®, The Right Stuff®, Threadlocker Gel Twist®, Scrubs®, and Grez-Off®.

Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. North American operations include a headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center in Solon, OH.

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Permatex is a division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 500 diversified manufacturing company.

For more information, visit: www.permatex.com.

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