Fritz Henkel Award for Innovation

Innovations have a long tradition at Henkel. Since 1982, the company has been recognizing outstanding and commercially successful research achievements with the Fritz Henkel Award for Innovation, which is presented annually to interdisciplinary project teams from the business sectors. The award is named after the founder of the company, Fritz Henkel (1848-1930).

Each year we select a number of outstanding developments for our Fritz Henkel Award for Innovation. In 2013, the innovation award went to three international, interdisciplinary project teams for the realization and successful commercialization of the following concepts:

Persil Duo-Caps

Persil Duo-Caps
combines the innovative brightness formula with a powerful active stain remover in a water-soluble gel capsule featuring our unique dual-chamber technology. The specially formulated gels in the two chambers are double-concentrated, are separated from each other by a water-soluble film, and only combine their strength when washing starts. Persil Duo- Caps achieves full washing performance even at low temperatures for perfectly sparkling clean and bright laundry. The pre-portioned doses are easy to use and prevent overdosage. Packaging material is reduced by as much as 70 percent per load of washing. As a result, Persil Duo-Caps contributes to resource conservation and reduces the product’s CO2 footprint by around 15 percent. www.persil.de

Syoss Oleo Intense Syoss Oleo Intense
is the new cross-category hair colorant and care line for a new dimension in performance and care. The oil color technology delivers unique color performance with extraordinary color intensity, excellent color retention, and 100 percent coverage of grays – without ammonia. The nourishing oils also give hair exceptional shine and smoothness, satisfying customers’ demands for both performance and care. The Hair Care product offers the user everyday smoothness and shine through its thermoactive oil formula. www.syoss.de
Halogen-free underfill Loctite UF3808

Halogen-free underfill Loctite UF3808
provides exceptional impact and shock protection for electronic components. It cures quickly at low temperatures, reducing the stress on other components. The material’s mechanical properties ensure protection for solder joints, even under changing temperatures. www.henkel.com/electronics