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Why you should be using tamper proof screw locking paint

Tamper proof screw locking paints have been in production for over 60 years. Despite this, their general function and the associated range of applications is only sparsely documented. There are various reasons for this. tamper proof screws

Firstly, the screw locking market is considered to be small in relative terms compared to other industries and therefore has limited public interest. On the other hand, the term “screw locking paint” can be confusing because it only describes a part of its range of applications.

Nevertheless, tamper proof screw locking paint is used across the board in a large number of industries. These include, among others, the automotive industry, the aviation and space travel industry, the rail and railway industry or, manufacturers and service providers of fairground rides. In the end, it’s hard to find manufacturing industries that don’t have points of contact with screw locking paint. Why? Because screws are used everywhere! And where there are screws, you will usually also find screw locking paint.

Due to the large number of different industries in which screw locking paint is used, five different main fields of application have emerged over the years: . tamper proof screws

Visual loosening indicator

Screw locking paint is used as a visual loosening indicator to immediately detect loosening/loosening of safety-relevant screw connections.

A wind turbine secured with tamper proof screws
A wind turbine secured with screw locking pain

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Visual check mark

Screw locking is used as a visual check mark to indicate that a bolted joint has already been properly tightened. It can also demonstrate that the component has been checked/approved.

A rail line secured with screw locking varnish to create a tamper proof screw
A railway line would typically be secured with screw locking paint

Manipulation indicator

Screw locking paint is often used as a tamper indicator. It will indicate whether screw connections or components have been loosened without authorisation. This is often used in connection with warranty claims. tamper proof screws

Tamper proof screw indicator paint is widely used in electronics to ensure items in warranty haven't been messed with
Tamper proof screw indicator paint is widely used in electronics to ensure items in warranty haven’t been messed with

A laptop secured with screw locking paint

Assignment mark

Screw locking paint is typically used as an assignment marker to indicate at which point in the production chain (e.g. production, installation, maintenance) the piece was last worked on.

A control cabinet secured with screw locking paint

A control cabinet secured with screw locking paint

Screw Lock

Screw lock lacquer is used as a screw lock to secure screw connections that need to remain secure.

A roller coaster secured with screw locking paint

A roller coaster secured with screw locking paint

Many different terms for the product “screw locking paint” have been established over the years. Largely as a result of the many and varied applications in which it is used. Common terms include:

  • Sealing lacquer,
  • Seal lacquer
  • screws sealing wax
  • sealing wax
  • security seal
  • locking varnish
  • security marker
  • marking paint
  • screw identification paint
  • identification varnish
  • torque seal
  • torque sealant. tamper proof screws

Want to start using screw locking paint in your workflow? Check out our range of screw locking paints.

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