OEM Solutions

Permatex’ expertise in sealant formulation, testing and production can customize solutions that yield savings and process efficiencies for production operations.

Global Overview

Permatex is a leading manufacturer, distributor, and marketer of premium chemical sealants for vehicle assembly. Since 1909 the company has been an acknowledged leader in the development of innovative gasket makers, sealants and thread compounds. With its long history of reliable performance, the Permatex name is synonymous with securely sealed assemblies. Possessing a worldwide footprint, Permatex currently operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the U.K. and exports products to more than 85 countries around the world. A division of ITW (Illinois Tool Works Inc.), Permatex is a US based, NYSE listed corporation, founded in 1912. ITW is a Fortune 200 diversified manufacturing company.


Permatex’ core capabilities emphasize the following:

  • Formulation
  • Mixing
  • Filling
  • Distribution

Between our laboratory and manufacturing facilities, we possess the ability to produce test batches for producer evaluation as well as bulk quantities for full scale production. In addition, we have a history of working collaboratively with suppliers to ensure the integrity of our sealants’ interaction across a range of different automotive fluids.

Core Products

Permatex has made its reputation through the production of sealants that are unsurpassed in their ability to seal metal assemblies and prevent leak paths from developing in critical vehicle assemblies. In addition, Permatex anaerobic compounds offer airtight sealing of threaded fasteners as well as non-threaded cylindrical components.

Core Offerings Critical to the OE Market:

Assembly Sealants
  • Anaerobic Flange Sealants
  • Anaerobic Gasket Makers
  • Gasket Makers
  • Gasket Sealants
Threaded Compounds
  • Thread Sealants
  • Threadlockers
  • Retaining Compounds

Common Applications Areas of Permatex Sealant Products

OE Manufacturers Currently Employing Permatex Solutions


Possessing a 350,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing, distribution, and technical center in Solon, OH, Permatex is perfectly suited to collaborate with manufacturers to develop solutions for ever evolving sealing challenges.

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