Elixir-India is an Indian Distribution Company dealing in a variety of engineering consumables. It’s Corporate Office is in Bangalore and branch offices located in all major industrial towns in India. More than 95% of our sales originate directly with end users with no dealers/ traders in the supply chain. We also have strategically appointed Authorized Dealers in locations where large process industries operate to manage our MRO business.
Elixir-India is not just another Distributor stocking and supplying industrial goods. We are rather creating new standards in distribution and supply chain.
Industrial end users are always looking to partner only with those companies that can help them solve their everyday challenges by developing a keen understanding of their domain and delivering results by selecting, testing and supplying appropriate products & services.
Elixir-India has been successful because of its strong domain and application know-how, not to mention diverse portfolio of globally acknowledged products and services to open up large scope of such mutual success with our customers.
Yes. Infact, that is one of the key benefits that our customers can achieve through our multiple branches and offices. Currently we are registered directly in Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Maharashtra and Gujrat and are present in NCR, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Many of our customers take advantage of this by centrally purchasing goods and services through Elixir and taking deliveries at different locations.
Yes.We can and have been doing it all along.Many of the products that Elixir suppliesto different parts of country today, were the ones that were sourced once for a single customer.
We can source from any country that has trade with India and any product that is not restricted by Indian Govt.
Our products are manufactured by companies that are among the best in their business, either #1 or #2. We provide products that work reliably and prove their performance over their entire intended lifetime.
Since most of our products are pre-packaged finished goods directly imported from location of its produce internationally, they are premium in their pricing but certainly not the most expensive.
We compete with the best in the market and yet guarantee our customers lower overall cost and personalised service.
There are different grades of threadlockers to refer to different strengths. For example, the purple threadlocker is a low strength, blue is medium and red is high strength; the green threadlocker is a special wicking grade product that allows penetration through capillary action for locking pre-assembled fasteners.
Generally, anaerobic adhesives are recommended for use on metal surfaces. Some materials are more active than others and depending on the types of materials used, the curing may be faster or slower.
Active materials are easy to bond whereas Inactive materials are relatively difficult to bond, though Elixir provides specific adhesives to suit inactive surface requirements. Please contact our Application Engineer to know more about the same.
Active and inactive materials are classified as followed:

Very Active

Active

Inactive

Brass

Aluminium

Anodized Aluminium

Copper

Nickel

Cadmium

Mangenese

Monel

Chrome Finishes

Bronze

Kovar

Gold

Iron

 

Inconel

Steel

 

Magnesium

 

 

Plated Parts

 

 

Galvanised Steel

 

 

Stainless Steel

 

 

Titanium

 

 

Zinc

Activators are required while bonding Inactive and Very Inactive materials as listed above
Fixture times are generally under 20 minutes. In general, it takes less than 24 hours for anaerobic adhesives to fully cure. Please refer to the Technical Data Sheets for detailed data.
We do not recommend the anaerobic adhesives to be used on a large number of plastics since the adhesives may cause stress cracking of the soft plastics. However, for some plastics of higher densities such as Acetal (Delrin®) anaerobic adhesives can be used without the cracking effect. Alternatively, some cyanacrylate adhesives such as may be used as threadlocking adhesives on soft plastics.
Retaining compounds are used in cylindrical attachment applications such as securing a bearing on a shaft, press fits, slip fits and etc. to replace mechanical fasteners like set screws.
That is why the adhesive container is only filled half full and packaged by container material that is permeable to oxygen, ensuring that fresh supply of oxygen is always available.
Actually, there is exact amount of adhesive in each package of 50ml or 250ml. We fill bottles halfway because air is needed in the bottle to prevent the anaerobics from solidifying. Our 50ml and 250ml bottles allow our anaerobic adhesives to breathe by allowing air to permeate through the bottles.
Yes, a liquid gasket can be used but the gap space between the mated parts or thickness of the O-ring would have to be taken into consideration since the gasket adhesives have limits in their gap filling capability. Please refer to the Technical Data Sheet for details.
Anaerobic adhesives are not recommended for use in systems that contain pure oxygen or oxygen-rich environment, chlorine or strong oxidizing substances. Though Elixir does provide Oxygen approved Threadlockers and Sealants with BAM approval.
Anaerobic Adhesives generally have very good chemical resistance and sealing against a variety of chemicals, substances, gases, fluids and environments. Please refer to Technical Data Sheets.
Anaerobic adhesives comes in different grades such as serviceable or permanent. Permanent bonding adhesives generally are difficult to remove and will need exposure to high temperatures to break the bond, in the range of 250C
Almost all products will cure on metal surfaces without a primer. Therefore, primers are recommended for use on non-metallic surfaces or very inactive surfaces with anaerobics to achieve a practical cure speed.
No. Anaerobic adhesives generally do not produce the desired results on Plastic parts. Elixir provides TectoriusVibra Stop for plastic parts locking and sealing
Though both Threadlockers and Threadsealants may seem very similar but they are both designed for different purposes and applications, and should not be used interchangeably without careful consideration.
Threadlockers lock and seal threaded parts with a strong locking/bonding strength for the prevention of the nut backing off. Thread Sealants seal threaded parts tighter to withstand very high pressure, but with lower locking/bonding strength.
They are very cost effective. Generally, all you need is one drop on a 1″ screw/bolt.
Sealants typically have lower strength and higher elongation than adhesives do. Since the main objective of a sealant is to seal assemblies and joints, sealants need to have sufficient adhesion to the substrates and resistance to environmental conditions.
Adhesives on the other hand have higher bond strength and low elongation.
Answers to the above question generally comes with experience and careful consideration of various critical aspects of every application. Often it may seem there are multiple products suitable for an application but working closely with Elixir engineer you can arrive at the best options for your needs in terms of durability, ease of application, serviceability and cost.
Surface preparation is critical to final bond strength, hence it is important first to ensure that parts to be bonded are free from grease, grime and any other foreign substance. Use of Loxeal Pulitore-10 or other solvents such as Acetone or IPA will produce good results. On certain parts surface abrasion will yield better results, but needs to be tested in advance. Low surface energy or inactive surfaces must be Primed with suitable Primer/ activator.
It really depends on the bonding adhesive and substrates. Threadlocking products show evidence of cure within 15-20 minutes and can resist vibration within an hour. Instant adhesives are often put into service within seconds, whereas Epoxies and RTV adhesive can take much longer. Please contact your Elixir representative for more details for specific products.
Testing long term durability is a difficult matter and there are many methods of accelerating bond life testing. Some of these include exposure to elevated temperature, heat fatigue, and humidity exposure. The only way to be absolutely sure that the parts will stay together for a certain time period is to age parts over that extended period of time. The longer and more critical the bond life, the more important the testing.
“2 Part Acrylic” comes in cartridge packing and need to be mixed in pre-determined proportion, generally through use of Loxeal Manual Dispensing Gun.
“2 Step acrylic” comes with an Adhesive and Activator. White adhesive needs to be applied to one substrate, Activator will be applied on other. Both the parts then are put in the joint and curing starts.\
Yes. Elixir provides Medical Grade adhesives such as Loxeal 30-27 (UV adhesive) and Loxeal 4730 (Epoxy adhesive)
  • Apply the adhesive to the part to ensure complete adhesive coverage to the bond area. The rule of thumb is to dispense a bead with a diameter about 1/6th the width of the bond joint.
  • Allow for variation in bondline thickness around the periphery of the part. Increase the bead size dispensed in areas of "poor fit" to assure adequate coverage.
  • Bead diameter is a measurement such as the figure on the right.
Immediately after the parts are positioned correctly, they must be weighted with even pressure until handling strength is achieved. Some of the means typically used to accomplish this are clamps, weights, mechanical fasteners or braces.
  • Maintain even pressure across the assembly
  • Avoid applying pressure in areas that allow the assembly to "bow".
  • Boards can be used to apply even pressure across the bondline on flat assemblies
  • Mechanical fasteners (screws, rivets, bolts) can be used to fixture particularly difficult to clamp areas and can be removed after handling strength is achieved
  • Braces can be used to hold odd-shaped signs in place while curing
For the best shelf life results, it is recommended to store unopened bottles of cyanoacrylate in a refrigerator. Once the bottle is opened it is best to store it at room temperature as storing in the refrigerator will cause any moisture contamination to condense and prematurely cure the adhesive.
An adhesive has “fixtured” when the bond is strong enough that the assembly can be handled without compromising the long-term strength of the adhesive.
On a lab scale, fixture time is equivalent to the time required for 25mm wide lap shears bonded with a 12mm overlap to support a 3kg weight in shear mode for at least 5 seconds. For Cynoacrylatesadhesives this time is usually seconds. Full cure is achieved when the adhesive has reached its highest bond strength. For Cynoacrylates this is typically 24 hours.
No, there is a group of Cyanoacrylates that are called “toughened”. This group is usually black, but also comes in Clear, and is rubber toughened. The rubber gives it some flexibility which is ideal for applications that are in an environment that might have minimal vibration or shock.
Yes, Cyanoacrylate commonly comes in black which is rubber toughened.
Working with low surface energy substrates such as PP, PE, HDPE, LDPE, Silicone Rubber, PTFE etc often requires Primer to achieve adequate bond strength. Loxeal Primer-7 is meant for such substrates.
It depends on the substrates type. Generally Primer is to be used only on low surface energy substrates such as PP, PE, HDPE, LDPE, Silicone Rubber, PTFE etc. Use of Primer-7 on active surface will lead to loss of ultimate strength.
Loxeal Adhesives specially designed bottles have a pin built into the cap that prevents the bottle from clogging even over time. As the cap is tightened onto the bottle, the pin inserts into the nozzle keeping it clear.
Loxeal Adhesives guarantees their Cyanoacrylates for 1 year from the date of manufacture as long as the product is stored in closed containers in a temperature controlled environment. Keeping unopened bottles in the refrigerator will extend the shelf life. Refrigerated product should be brought to room temperature before opening to prevent condensation from being sucked into the bottle.
Gel Cyanoacrylates are best when gap filling is needed and is also recommended for porous materials such as ceramic and wood. Loxeal IS-47 is a Gel Cynoacrylate.
The easiest method is to wash with plenty of soap and hot water. If fingers are stuck then rolling a pencil between your fingers will apply peel force and help in easy removal.
The vapors of cyanoacrylates are irritating and workers should not be exposed to them for long periods of time. In many cases the use of our "Low Odor" and "Low Bloom" products can be used to control the irritating odor. Loxeal IS-63 and Loxeal IS-67 are special grade for such applications.
This phenomenon is known as "blooming" or "frosting". This occurs with cyanoacrylates during their cure cycle. Blooming usually occurs in the summertime when humidity is at its peak. It can also occur when a customer uses an excessive amount of accelerator, which causes a violent curing reaction with our products. In some cases, the end user doesn't allow the product to fully cure before placing the assembly in an enclosed area. This prevents the vapors from fully dissipating and causes blooming.
"Low Odor" and "Low Bloom" products can be used to control the blooming effect. Loxeal IS-63 and Loxeal IS-67 are special grade for such applications.
Loxeal also has a special Cynoacrylate remover to clean the excess cured adhesive.
The strength of Cynoacrylate adhesives on Glass is initially high but degrades dramatically over time. The cure speed is extremely fast due to the basic nature of glass and this is likely to generate high stresses in the bond line immediately adjacent to the glass at a molecular level. This high stress makes the cured polymer around the bondline susceptible to chemical and physical degradation.
Both markers can be used on a multitude of surfaces. An ink marker tends to dry faster than a paint marker on any surface, but is not as permanent. Ink markers are removed easily with common solvents such as alcohols and fade rapidly when exposed to sunlight. Paint markers are much more resistant to these conditions.
Most Markal® markers are meant to be permanent. However, some of these products can be ground off or removed with hazardous solvents like ketones and acetates. Markal® does make removable markers such as the W/S-3/8® Paintstik® and the PRO-WASH® series of paint markers that do not require any hazardous products to remove.
When exposed to air, paint will begin to harden when not in use. When a used paint marker tip is allowed to harden, paint may not be able to follow through and allow you to continue using the marker. Our cap contains a vapor seal that will keep air out preventing this from happening, allowing you to extend the life of your marker.
Although there are thousands of uses, paint markers are most commonly used when a more durable and wear resistant mark is required. Paint markers are available in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and can often stand up to more extreme temperatures, surfaces, or environments than a standard ink marker. No marker works in every situation, which is why Markal® has the largest line of industrial grade paint markers. From our solid Paintstik® to our full line of liquid paint markers, Markal® has something that will meet your marking needs.
Generally, the stated shelf life on our products is two years. That does not mean that the product will not work beyond that point. In order to ensure quality, these products should be kept away from any moisture and any caps should be securely on the marker when it is not in use.
Yes! Replacement tips are available for the Valve Action® Paint Marker, PRO-LINE® HP, and the PRO-WASH® series.
PRO-WASH® Removable Paint Markers are designed to be semi-permanent. They are easily removed with either water for PRO-WASH® W or with detergent solution with PH higher than 10 for PRO-WASH® D. These markers are typically used in operations that require QC or Part ID marking during manufacturing, but then require a clean surface for painting, powder-coating, or plating.
Yes! Markal®'s UV Visible Valve Action® Paint Marker writes clear, but illuminates a bright blue color when exposed to ultraviolet light. Safe for almost any surface with a Xylene-free formula, our UV Visible paint marker is ideal to help reduce tampering and theft.
You can be sure that all Markal® brand marking products are built to perform in even the toughest industrial environments, but some excel in applications where others can not. The PRO-LINE® HP liquid paint marker offers safe and reliable industrial grade making, but is also engineered to offer superior marking performance and adhesion on oily surfaces while leaving a durable, permanent mark. By being able to stand up to the toughest jobs and going where other markers cannot, you can be sure that PRO-LINE® HP offer you a high performance marking option.
The Valve Action® Paint Marker contains 10cc of paint.
Markal® B® Paintstik® is a general-use solid paint marker used in many industrial marking applications from steel, ship building, commercial and home construction, to metal fabrication. Markal® manufactures many other solid paint markers with unique formulations for specialized applications:
  • F® Paintstik® - Fluorescent for brighter marks
  • B-L® and BL-W® Paintstik® - Bleed-through oil or water-base paints
  • N® Paintstik® - Markers that do not bleed through paint top-coats
  • FAST DRY® Paintstik® - Fast-dry paint formulations
  • M® and M-10 Paintstik® - Markers for heat-treating
  • O-10 Paintstik® - Markers for oily surfaces
  • WS-3/8® Paintstik® - Water-removable markers
Markal® manufactures markers for many different applications, including fast-drying. The FAST DRY® Paintstik® and Quik Stik® are Markal®'s fast-drying solid Paintstiks. Other fast-drying markers include Markal®'s liquid paint markers and permanent ink markers.
Quik Stik® is a premium solid paint marker in a plastic, protective holder and cap, designed for applications where smooth, clean, visible marks are required to be permanent and hold fast in sunlight. Typical applications are smooth, rusty, or clean surfaces. Quik Stik® can be used anywhere that a permanent mark is required, such as car windows, tired, wood, or steel.
Yes! The Markal® B-L® Paintstik® is used for top-coat paints that are oil-base. The Markal® B-LW® Paintstik® is used for® top-coat paints that are water-base. Typical application method is to use the marker on the bare steel prior to applying the top-coat. When the paint dries the marks are visible through the paint.
Yes, our line of Low Corrosion markers have been regularly tested and approved to be safe for use on stainless steel, other alloy metals, and in many sensitive environments. Engineered to contain less than 200 ppm of chlorides and total halogens and less than 250 ppm of sulfur and each low melting point metal, our markers are safe for use on these materials and on jobsites that require low corrosion products.
Xylene has two by-products, Ethyl Benzene and Tolulene that are included on the California Proposition 65 listing of chemicals that can cause cancer or have reproductive heatlh problems. The Markal® PRO-LINE® HP, Valve Action® Paint Markers, PRO-LINE® Fine and Micro, and PRO-MAX® are Xylene-free and do not contain any chemicals that require a California Proposition 65 warning. They also have no chemicals that are currently listed on the EPA SARA 313 or OSHA HAPS listings.
Markal® manufactures three different levels of hardness for SCAN-IT® Plus and ULTRASCAN® Lumber Crayons. Why three levels? Depending on the wood species, ambient temperature of the wood or work space where marking, and the relative pressure that the operator uses when marking wood, Markal© provides the right hardness for the job.
Markal® DURA-INK® are permanent felt-tip markers. For industrial use, DURA-INK® is stronger, last longer, and contain a specialized "cap-off" ink formulation. From the DURA-INK® 200 jumbo markers to the fine-point DURA-INK® 15 Markal© has an ink maker for every industrial application.
TRADES-MARKER® is a mechanical marker using a solid crayon that is adjustable to a preferred length. The crayon is very similar to the crayon used in a china marker. The difference is how one "renews" the crayon during use. A china marker required the user to unwrap the paper lining to expose new crayon surface. The TRADES-MARKER® crayon advances in the holder with the push of the cap. In addition to eliminating waster paper, the TRADES-MARKER® crayon can be used up completely in the holder and is easily refillable with a new crayon refill without using a new holder.
Markal® Thermomelts® are high performance temperature indicators and available in 88 exact farenheit temperatures. Accurate to within +/- 1% of the rated temperature, these temperature indicators are highly effective and 33% bigger than the competition. In addition, we also offer a full line of Certified Thermomelts® in 21 exact temperature ratings.
When working in certain applications, additional care needs to be taken to ensure that products being used on sensitive equipment will not have any damaging effects. Certain metals are subject to corrosion or degradation when in contact with chlorides, halogens, or other low melting point metals. Our Certified Thermomelts® are pre-certified temperature indicators that are individually batch analyzed and certified to meet stringent requirements for use on stainless steel or in nuclear or military applications. Whether your job calls for proof of certification or just to ensure safe usage, we have over 20 of the most common temperature Certified Thermomelts® in stock and pre-approved for your peace of mind.
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