What’s the difference between a thread-sealing compound (thread pastes) and an anaerobic thread sealant?

Thread-sealing compounds are usually solvent-based and work by hardening as the solvent evaporates. As solvent-based thread-sealing compounds present a risk of shrinking and cracking over time, they are best for sealing threads in maintenance applications where a permanent rigid bond is not essential.

Anaerobic thread sealants are high-performance sealants that only cure when oxygen is expelled. Anaerobic thread sealants such as Loxeal 58-11 are ideal for sealing permanent fixtures in commercial applications.

Which thread sealant can be used on Natural Gas and LPG (propane) pipes?

SUPA-SEAL P.T.F.E Thread Seal Tapes, Loxeal Thread Sealants and LA-CO T-O-T and Slic-tite® Thread Sealing Compound can be used to seal pipes containing Natural Gas or LPG (propane).

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