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Adhesives solutions for the packaging industry
04/14/2014
Henkel unveils innovations at the Interpack trade fair 

Henkel will be present at the Interpack show this year with numerous innovations and proven adhesives systems. The focus is on solutions that Henkel has engineered in response to the requirements of the packaging industry.

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04/10/2014
Top Performer in Innovation 

Henkel’s commitment to innovation has been recognized by the Spanish magazine “Actualidad Económica”. The award is called “The 100 Best Ideas” of the year 2013 and was given to Henkel’s product Loctite Super Glue-3 thanks to the new water resistant formula.

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Loctite MAX 3
04/03/2014
Lower-weight components for the automotive industry 

Leveraging the synergistic combination of matrix expertise, process know-how and an especially tailored adhesives portfolio, Henkel is able to offer a comprehensive range of sophisticated composite solutions for the automotive industry. With the development of its new polyurethane matrix resin, Loctite MAX 3, the world market leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings has taken a further important step toward the fully automated mass production of components based on glass and carbon fiber composite technology. In collaboration with KraussMaffei, Henkel has developed a process for the manufacture of composite components using high-pressure RTM (HP-RTM) technology that creates a surface quality good enough for automobile exteriors. The partner network also includes carbon fiber manufacturer Zoltek and the sports car builder and development services provider Roding Automobile. The technology showpiece adopted for the development for this innovative process was a lightweight yet high-strength carbon roof segment of the 950 kg sports car, the superlight Roding Roadster R1.

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Awards for New Product Innovations
04/03/2014
Henkel Wins Pair of Circuits Assembly NPI Awards 

During a special ceremony at last week’s APEX event in Las Vegas, Nevada, Henkel’s Electronics business won NPI Awards for both its high-reliability solder system – Loctite Multicore HF 212 flux medium and 90iSC alloy – and Loctite TAF-8800 thermal absorbent film. Hosted by Circuits Assembly magazine, the NPI Awards evaluate competitive products against one another using very stringent criteria that assess innovation, compatibility, cost-effectiveness, design, speed/throughput improvements, ease of use, and maintainability and reparability. The Henkel materials solutions emerged as clear winners in the respective categories of solder materials and adhesives.

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Henkel Sustainability & Acoustics Day
03/10/2014
Inseparably Linked: Innovation, Efficiency and Sustainability 

Experts from around 100 international industrial customers attended the unique Henkel Sustainability & Acoustics Day event in Heidelberg, Germany, hosted by the business unit Adhesive Technologies. Participants were keen to learn more about how Henkel helps its industrial and automotive partners increase resource efficiency and reduce environmental footprint.

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Composite leaf spring
02/26/2014
Flexibility and strength for consistent performance  

The leaf springs installed in a wide range of vehicles are traditionally manufactured in steel. However, as the issue of vehicle weight continues to gain importance, solutions offering the benefits of lightweight construction are becoming ever more attractive. Although composite materials are the obvious alternative here, the journey from laboratory prototype to mass production is a long one.

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12/27/2013
Henkel Presents “Fusion Coating” at ZOW Fair 

Henkel will be presenting its extended portfolio of products and solutions for the wood and furniture industry – including the recently developed “Fusion Coating” process – at ZOW 2014 in Bad Salzuflen, Germany, from February 10 to 13.

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Loctite TAF thermal absorbers for handheld devices
11/13/2013
Thermal Absorbing Films for Handheld Devices 

To address the heat management challenges associated with higher functioning, smaller footprint handheld devices, Henkel has formulated a series of novel thermal absorbing films. The Loctite TAF portfolio of materials effectively lowers the CPU and skin temperature of popular handheld devices, enabling improved performance, user comfort and product design latitude.

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With the low-pressure injection molding technique it is possible to provide protective hotmelt encapsulation
11/11/2013
Durable protection for electronic components 

The adhesives industry has evolved continuously over the past years. This has resulted in many new developments, including innovative hotmelts which Henkel markets under the Technomelt brand. These have a broad range of uses, as hotmelts are now available for almost every imaginable application area. With the low-pressure molding technique it is possible not only to bond surfaces but to provide protective encapsulation even for small and delicate electronic components. In the automotive industry in particular, the resistance of the adhesives used to high temperatures, moisture and aggressive oils plays a decisive role in assuring the performance of sensors and other sensitive components.

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Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero for durable, high-quality paintable surfaces
11/05/2013
Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero with lightning strike protection 

Henkel is launching its innovative epoxy-based surfacing film for composites, which offers honeycomb-cored composites enhanced protection against lightning strike. Loctite EA 9845 LC Aero is based on the modified epoxy film adhesive Loctite EA 9845 SF Aero. It produces a high quality finished part while also enabling a weight saving of 30 percent.

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Lightweight component of carbon fibers impregnated by Henkel’s composite matrix resin
09/19/2013
Loctite MAX 3 – the latest generation of polyurethane matrix resins 

Through the development of its new polyurethane matrix resin, Loctite MAX 3, Henkel has taken a further important step toward fully automated series production of composite components for the automotive industry. In collaboration with KraussMaffei, Henkel – the world market leader for adhesives, sealants and surface treatment technologies – has developed a process for the manufacture of components based on glass or carbon fiber and using high-pressure RTM (HP-RTM) technology that creates a surface quality good enough for automobile exteriors. Using a model of the light, high-strength carbon fiber roof segment of the Roding Roadster R1, this innovative production process is due to be presented at “K,” the world’s most important trade fair for the plastics and rubber industries, due to place from October 16 to 23 in Düsseldorf.

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Henkel at FILTECH 2013 in Wiesbaden
09/17/2013
Innovations for HVAC and seawater desalination technologies 

All kinds of manufacturers of filters can now look forward to a new generation of adhesives from Henkel, developed to facilitate the efficient production of high-performance end products. Appearing at FILTECH 2013 in Wiesbaden, Germany, from October 22 to 24, Henkel – the world’s leading supplier of adhesives, sealants and surface treatment technologies – is now set to present these innovative products to the filter industry.

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Sustainable innovation: casein-free adhesive Aquence XP 190
07/30/2013
Sustainable innovations for labeling and packaging 

Henkel is set to showcase a number of innovations for the beverage and liquid food industries at this year’s Drinktec in Munich, due to be held between September 16 and 20. The casein-free adhesive Aquence XP 190 for the labeling of glass containers ideally complements the high-performance Henkel portfolio, while the packaging hotmelt Technomelt Supra 100 Cool exhibits the lowest application temperature on the global market.

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New Technomelt Supra 100 Cool offers a wide application window
07/11/2013
New Henkel hotmelt adhesive sets high standards 

With an application temperature of 100 degrees Celsius, Technomelt Supra 100 Cool from Henkel is the new record-holder among hotmelt adhesives used in the packaging industry. Combined with the benefits of the proven Supra product range, this Henkel innovation delivers higher efficiency in packaging production while also promoting sustainability in customer operations.

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07/10/2013
Innovative production process for high-performance lubricants 

Henkel has commissioned a new production line at its Scheemda facility (Netherlands), the company’s most important European site for the manufacture of die lubricants/release agents and specialty surface coatings. Thanks to innovative technology employed in grinding the graphite feedstock, the plant is now able to manufacture high-performance lubricants for the automotive and electronics industries with higher quality and bigger capacity.  As a result, the production process has been optimized in terms of both flexibility and stability, as well as delivering tangible sustainability improvements.

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Teroson PU 8590 LD – the new high-performance adhesive for omnibus construction
06/11/2013
A sustainable PUR innovation 

Thanks to its low density, the new high-performance elastic adhesive Teroson PU 8590 LD for direct glazing and assembly work in vehicle construction enables manufacturers to achieve a significant reduction in vehicle weight. The use of the new PUR adhesive from Henkel in the production and repair shop thus helps to cut emissions and save fuel.

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05/22/2013
Collaboration revolutionizes automotive manufacturing 

Henkel has developed a new polyurethane matrix resin for the resin transfer molding process (RTM) that will speed up the production of composite components in the automotive industry. Henkel’s know-how in the field of polyurethane-based composite matrix resins and the expertise of KraussMaffei, one of the world’s leading makers of manufacturing and processing machinery for plastics, have proven to be a perfect match. The outcome: Curing times of just one minute are now possible – a significant advance for fast and efficient volume production of fiber composite components.

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Henkel at Engine Expo 2013
04/22/2013
Innovative solutions from Henkel for the powertrain 

Aimed at meeting the ever-increasing requirements on automotive efficiency, performance and service life, Henkel has developed an array of innovative product solutions covering the full range of powertrain manufacturing processes. Henkel’s presence at “Engine Expo 2013” – Europe’s leading international trade fair for engine technologies, taking place from June 4 to June 6 in Stuttgart, Germany – will focus on a range of multifunctional surface treatment solutions, adhesives and sealants designed to contribute to the optimization of assembly processes.

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Loctite Ablestik ICP 4000 Series Materials Withstand High Temperature
04/04/2013
New Silicone-Based Electrically Conductive Adhesives  

Recognizing the emerging requirements of higher temperature, higher vibrational energy automotive sensor applications, Henkel has developed a new portfolio of silicone-based electrically conductive adhesives (ECAs) with unique properties to address harsh environmental conditions. The Loctite Ablestik ICP 4000 series of ECAs withstand operating temperatures as high as 200 degrees Celsius and deliver the flexibility required to cope with significant vibration.

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New solvent-free laminating adhesives from the Liofol LA 7777 family
03/20/2013
Henkel unveils adhesive innovations for flexible packaging 

Henkel is presenting a full range of new adhesives and coatings from March 19 to 21 at the International Converting Exhibition 2013 in Munich, Germany. With these latest innovations, the market leader in adhesives and sealants is further expanding its broad portfolio for the flexible packaging industry.

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Aquence PS 6025 is especially suited for sticking transparent films
03/19/2013
New clear-on-clear water-based acrylic PSA  

At this year’s ICE in Munich from March 19 to 21, Henkel will be presenting innovative pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) for manufacturing labels and self-adhesive films. With the acquisition last year of the high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives product range of the US-based specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries Inc., Henkel has further enhanced its competencies in high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives.

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Lightweight, fiber-reinforced leaf springs based on polyurethane matrix resin
03/08/2013
Series production of composite leaf springs 

Henkel is combining its specialist expertise in the field of polyurethane chemistry with the know-how of Benteler-SGL, one of the leading manufacturers of composite components for automotive applications. The collaboration has made it possible to mass-produce lightweight, fiber-reinforced leaf springs based on polyurethane matrix resin.

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New solvent-based laminating Liofol adhesives
12/10/2012
Higher resistance to spicy sauces and acidic contents 

The solvent-based laminating adhesives Liofol LA 3963-21 and Liofol LA 3643-21, each used with hardener LA 6063-21, can increase the resistance of food packages to acidic and other aggressive contents. The underlying technical innovation by Henkel has resulted in the best adhesives of their kind today and is setting new standards.

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11/13/2012
Outstanding and sustainable performance 

Henkel will unveil its new Eticol borax- and zinc-free casein-based labeling adhesives at this year’s Brau Beviale in Nuremberg from November 13 to 15. The innovation is characterized by outstanding bonding power and, with a modified formulation, contributes to improved sustainability performance at bottling plants.

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Macromelt products
11/05/2012
New hotmelt adhesives resistant to both heat and water 

High-performance hotmelt adhesives and silicones are among Henkel’s focal exhibits at this year’s electronica fair taking place in Munich from November 13 to 16. Henkel is appearing at the show with new molding products under the Macromelt brand for electrical applications, offering reliable, resilient and resistant solutions for even the toughest conditions. Also being featured is the Loctite SI 5700 silicone for luminant encapsulation.

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Jan-Dirk Auris (r) and Michael Hilton at the Pack Expo fair
10/29/2012
Global alliance on innovative consumer packaging solutions  

Henkel and Nordson Corporation, a leading producer of precision dispensing equipment for adhesives and other materials, have established a global alliance on new technology development for the packaging market worldwide to provide significant benefits and deliver greater value to their customers.

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Dr. Thomas Foerster, Corporate Vice President for R&D Beauty Care
10/05/2012
Innovation leaders 

Henkel is leading within innovation. We are developing new ingredients, products and packaging and do successful launches around the globe. But how come we are the leader? Follow us  behind the scenes in Düsseldorf and meet with Dr. Thomas Foerster, Corporate Vice President for R&D Beauty Care.

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breakthrough in the development of composite matrix resins for the manufacture of lightweight components
09/24/2012
Curing time of polyurethane matrix resin cut to just one minute 

Where R&D competencies complement each other, outstanding development results invariably ensue. Henkel’s know-how in the field of polyurethane-based composite matrix resins and the expertise of KraussMaffei, one of the world’s leading makers of manufacturing and processing machinery for plastics, have proven to be a perfect match. The outcome: The curing time of matrix resin Loctite MAX 2 has now been reduced to just one minute. The significant improvement on the original goal of five minutes relates to a performance result achieved for the first time on a high-pressure dosing unit.

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08/16/2012
A partnership with Henkel 

Henkel is known for its innovative Laundry and Home Care products. We want to guarantee our consumers the best product quality. For this reason we develop our products in cooperation with our partners – worldwide. A new section on the Henkel website makes it even easier to register as potential Henkel Partner in the area of Laundry & Home Care.

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08/13/2012
Loctite Ablestik CDF 200P – pre-cut dicing and electrically conductive die attach film in one 

With Loctite Ablestik CDF 200P, Henkel introduces a precut combination of dicing film and conductive die attach film. As the only materials supplier with proven conductive die attach film technology, Henkel is effectively enabling new device designs that demand thinner die and more die per package. Loctite Ablestik CDF 200P is a pre-cut film, available for 6” or 8” wafers while its predecessor, Loctite Ablestik C100, is a conductive die attach film in roll format.

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07/25/2012
New Starbucks EarthSleeve™ saves nearly 100,000 trees 

Starbucks Coffee Company, LBP Manufacturing from Chicago and Henkel announced the availability of EarthSleeve™, a new hot-cup sleeve that combines performance with environmental sensibility. The EarthSleeve™ is currently being introduced into Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada and is being evaluated for global usage. The proprietary technology enables a reduction in overall material usage while at the same time increasing the post-consumer content. These adjustments correlate to a savings of nearly 100,000 trees. 

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07/24/2012
Faster rotor blade bonding and high temperature adhesive technology 

There has been a significant correlation between the development of modern adhesives and the implementation of more efficient wind turbines in recent years. In line with the demand for challenging applications in the field of wind power, Henkel will present innovative adhesive, sealant and lubricant technologies at this year's HUSUM Wind Energy Trade Fair from September 18 – 22, 2012. The company's products support the energy turnaround in the wake of the accelerated expansion in the renewable energy sector.

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06/11/2012
Technomelt Supra 1000 opens up new dimensions in bonding performance and economy 

With its extreme bonding performance and compatibility with a wide range of materials, the new packaging hotmelt Technomelt Supra 1000 from Henkel brings a new level of efficiency to packaging production. The hotmelt owes its strong bonding power to an innovative base polymer that not only significantly improves processability and efficiency, but also reduces adhesive usage.

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05/15/2012
Innovative adhesives for flexible packaging 

Flexible packages offer top functionality combined with low material costs and low weight. Manufacturing them demands increasingly innovative and sustainable solutions. To meet these needs, Henkel has expanded its product portfolio by adding a new solvent-free Liofol brand laminating adhesive based on renewable raw materials that makes it ideal for biofilms. In addition, the globally leading adhesives manufacturer is presenting two solvent-free and TDI-free laminating systems with a long pot life.

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05/15/2012
Repositionable adhesives with high final bond strength 

Adhesive tapes, graphic films and sophisticated labels for upmarket consumer goods demand innovative adhesives, and Henkel has developed a comprehensive portfolio to meet such needs. Offering solutions in both areas, it comprises removable, repositionable and permanent products.

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05/04/2012
More working safety and higher efficiency 

With its range of emission-reduced polyurethane hotmelt adhesives (PUR hotmelts), Henkel is setting new standards of occupational health and safety in the graphic arts industry. The innovative adhesives of the Purmelt MicroEmission series are a response to the growing awareness of the need for sustainable production processes in the industry and are recommended by accident insurance institutions. At Drupa 2012, Henkel is presenting improved products for spine binding and also emission-reduced PUR hotmelts for side gluing and endpapering.

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04/05/2012
New Loctite instant adhesives built to take the heat 

Loctite instant adhesives for industrial applications already encompass a broad range of different categories, such as light-curing, low-bloom, impact and shock resistant, as well as toughened products for flexible bond lines. Loctite instant adhesives are also extensively used for joining difficult-to-bond plastics, for gap-filling applications and in medical devices. Now, with Loctite 401, 406 and 454, three products with an enhanced formulation have been launched onto the market, capable of withstanding service temperatures of up to 120 °C.

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03/29/2012
Somat 10 with immediate active formula successfully launched in Spain 

Since its introduction to the Spanish market in January 2012, the high-performance dishwashing tablets Somat 10 with immediate active formula are convincing more and more consumers every day. The best Somat ever dissolves two times faster and offers best cleaning power, even in short and low-temperature dishwasher cycles – confirmed by a leading German test institute. Somat 10 is rinsing off even most stubborn stains such as eggs, dried in sauce residues or tea stains.

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03/29/2012
Adhesives for filters with enhanced thermal stability 

Filter manufacturers can now process their products with adhesives that are even more thermally stable – and save money at the same time. Henkel, the global leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments is presenting its innovative adhesives at the World Filtration Congress in Graz, Austria, from April 16 to 20.

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03/26/2012
Loctite Chipbonder now compatible with non-contact dispensing technology 

As a leader in development of high-performance adhesives, Henkel expanses its portfolio of surface-mount adhesives (SMA) with the company’s new product Loctite 3621. This adhesive has been validated for use with non-contact dispensing technologies, often referred to as jetting. This capability makes the SMA even more ideal for high-volume production environments and enables higher throughput as well as more uniform dot dimensions.

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03/16/2012
New material with highest RTI rating in its class  

Henkel’s low-pressure molding Macromelt technology portfolio has recently been expanded to include a material designed specifically for high thermal stability and chemical resistance. The product, Macromelt MM6208, has all of the benefits consistent with Macromelt technology, but has a high Relative Temperature Index (RTI) rating of 95° C, making it ideal for certain automotive, consumer and appliance applications, where a very high RTI rating is required for good thermal stability.

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03/12/2012
Henkel develops reworkable underfill 

In today’s electronic devices such as smartphones there are numerous complex engineering components. Expanding on its portfolio of advanced underfill materials, Henkel has developed Loctite UF3810, a new underfill technology that provides extremely high reliability while also enabling easier reworkability as compared to previous generation products. Ideally suited for today’s handheld communication and entertainment applications, Loctite UF3810 delivers excellent drop and shock protection.

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03/02/2012
Polyurethane matrix resin and innovative adhesives 

JEC Europe, the biggest composites exhibition in Europe, will open its doors from March 27 to 29 in Paris, Porte de Versailles. Henkel, the worldwide leading producer of adhesives, will present innovative solutions for the industry at the fair.

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03/02/2012
New matrix resin for the composite industry 

This year once again, Henkel will be represented at the JEC Composites Show  in Paris, Porte de Versailles, from March 27 to 29. The trade show for the global composite industry offers the optimal showcase for the innovation of the world leading producer of adhesives: a polyurethane-based composite matrix resin that cures faster than the traditional epoxy resins.

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02/06/2012
Breakthrough in the development of labeling adhesives 

Labeling adhesives have to satisfy multiple requirements. A new generation of casein-free adhesives now offers extended properties and a performance profile that ensures trouble-free production processes for beverage manufacturers while extending their options. As the leading supplier of adhesive technologies, Henkel is dedicated to application-driven research and development of innovative solutions that respond to the growing needs of the market and the environment.

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01/17/2012
Henkel develops electrically conductive adhesive compatible with lower-cost components 

In a significant formulation breakthrough, Henkel Electronic Materials announces that it has developed a new electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) compatible with lower-cost, tin-terminated components to enable more cost-effective assembly processes.  The new material, Ablestik ICP-3535M1 is a one-component, pre-mixed ECA that provides low and stable contact resistance when used with 100% tin-terminated components.

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01/06/2012
Uniform interior and exterior coating  

Modern chemical autodeposition processes have evolved into a powerful alternative to cathodic dip coating (e-coating). Especially in cases where uniform coating of interior surfaces and edges is required, or where powder topcoating is used, they can deliver significantly better corrosion protection results. In Germany, companies like Räckers and BBL have therefore opted for the non-electric Aquence technology from Henkel, a sustainable coating process that additionally does completely without hazardous heavy metals.

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01/05/2012
Sustainable UV coating with glamour factor delivers convincing results in practice 

Sustainability and glamour – can the two be combined? Very well in fact, as MiraFoil from Henkel shows. At topac GmbH, a company specializing in print products and carton packagings, the environmentally sustainable metallic-effect UV coating delivered convincing results in extensive practical trials.

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