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12/28/2012
Students gear up for Henkel Innovation Challenge 6 in 2013  

Students from 27 countries have registered for Henkel’s sixth student competition, the “Henkel Innovation Challenge”. The task for the student participants in the “Henkel Innovation Challenge” is to develop a concept for a Henkel brand in alignment with Henkel’s sustainability strategy, and according to the vision and market needs in 2050. This year’s competition takes place under the motto “Triple the value you create. Create a sustainable world”. Preparations for the regional and national finals are currently underway, during which selected student duos will vie for a ticket to the international finals. The winners will represent their countries or regions at the final in Shanghai, China from March 18-20, 2013. 

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The TimberTower wind turbine was constructed from timber adhesive-bonded with Purbond.
12/27/2012
Purbond declared Timberwork Adhesive of 2013 

The woodworking trade journal “Holzkurier” has declared the Henkel adhesive brand Purbond “Timberwork Facilitator” of 2013. Research projects and collaborations that have revolutionized the adhesives industry, combined with fast and high-quality production credentials on which customers can rely, were among the salient reasons cited by the magazine for the accolade.

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Round Table of the MIT Initiative
12/21/2012
Volunteering on a global scale 

Promoting the scouting movement in Germany’s Lower Rhine region, craft activities with dementia and Alzheimer patients in Solingen, drilling for water in Cambodia and construction and operation of an orphanage in Burundi... The volunteering work of Henkel employees and retirees is diverse indeed, bringing improvements both great and small to the lives of thousands of people around the world. At the annual Round Table of the MIT Initiative (Make an Impact on Tomorrow), the invitees each had a chance to speak about their volunteering projects and the difference a Henkel donation can make. 

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Cosplay models showcasing hair colors from the Freshlight selection
12/20/2012
Exclusive Partnership with Watsons 

Henkel Beauty Care Retail has entered into an exclusive partnership with Watsons, a leading international health and beauty retailer, to promote Schwarzkopf’s Freshlight hair color series at all its stores in Malaysia.

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Radio interview with Henkel expert Melanie Lack
12/20/2012
Tips on how to remove stickers 

What is the easiest way to remove stickers and labels? Simple household remedies are usually a good and handy solution, explained Melanie Lack in an interview with Germany’s MDR radio station.

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iPad users can find company information in the new Henkel App.
12/14/2012
Henkel App for iPad 

The Henkel App for iPad is now available in the App Store. Stay in touch with Henkel using this free Henkel App, and get the latest news as well as an expansive video collection on a wide variety of Henkel themes. Be it company news, or information about the three business units, Henkel’s vision and values or the new Henkel strategy, financial reports or useful facts about the sustainability strategy, the new Henkel App provides iPad users with readily available information. And what's more, users can get access to other available company Apps as well as Henkel’s social media channels through this App.

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Henkel’s revolutionary Loctite MAX 2
12/14/2012
Henkel’s revolutionary Loctite MAX 2 

The JEC Europe 2013 is the biggest composites exhibition in Europe and in the world. Congregating 250,000 professionals from 100 different countries, the JEC Europe 2013 will take place this year from March 12 to 14 at the Porte de Versailles, in Paris, France. Henkel, the world’s leading producer of adhesives, will present composite solutions for the automotive and aerospace industry. The main focuses will be the innovative fast curing composite matrix resin Loctite MAX 2 for automotive and a complete portfolio of Benzoxazine based composite products for aerospace applications. Loctite MAX 2 is a polyurethane based resin system that cures faster than traditional epoxy resins where as the Benzoxazine resin based composite and complementary products changes the paradigm of performance and temperature profile of traditional systems.

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Michael Frank, Technology Manager at Henkel
12/13/2012
Pickling processes for aluminum pretreatment  

Window frames, building façades and other exposed construction surfaces are often made from aluminum, a light, robust material. There are various technologies available for the initial treatment of this metal prior to giving it its weather-protection coating. Henkel, world market leader in the field of adhesives, sealants and surface treatment, sees advantages in both the appropriate use of a single-component system and also in the application of an individually metered two-component system.

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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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Guillermo von Bergen, Vice-President of Henkel Argentina
12/07/2012
Implementation of Sustainability Strategy 2030 

Businesses managers explain the application of this strategy among the business sectors and operations, placing sustainability at the heart of the management process.

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ISO 50001 certification for Henkel Ibérica
11/29/2012
Fore-runners in energy efficiency 

Henkel Ibérica’s production sites in Montornés (Barcelona) and Sevilla have both obtained the ISO 50001 certification. These two Henkel production sites are the first to obtain this certification in Western Europe.

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Balls Dream Band
11/28/2012
Bref presents: the “Balls Dream Band" 

Flushed with success, Bref has now founded a boy band – the Balls Dream Band – and is using them to launch an entertaining digital campaign advertising the WC rim product “Bref Power-Active”.

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Purbond adhesives from Henkel
11/28/2012
The sky’s the limit 

In close cooperation with Henkel, the German start-up company Timber Tower GmbH implemented a pilot project that could herald a new era for the wind power industry.

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Henkel lauded for collaboration with Spanish universities
11/26/2012
“Research Award” for Henkel Ibérica 

Henkel has been honored for its work with Spanish universities and research centers: The Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) and the Government of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) accorded the “Research Award 2012” in the category of the public-private partnership to Henkel, the Chemical Research Institute of Tarragona (ICIQ) and the University of Barcelona (UAB).

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Henkel Chemistry Magic Show, Science Week
11/19/2012
Making Science Fun! 

From recycling to forensics and magic, Henkel brought fun to National Science Week celebrations in Ireland. This year, Henkel organized interactive science activities for schools, teachers and the general public through workshops in Rubbish Science and Forensic Science.

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Highly flexible anaerobic Loctite 5188
11/19/2012
Ford extols the virtues of Loctite liquid gasketing 

The Ford one litre Fox engine has received instant acclaim and will soon be manufactured across the globe. Designed at Ford’s Dagenham Diesel Centre (DDC), it has the highest output per displacement of any high volume production engine on the market with a power output of 124 hp. This radical and revolutionary engine will be standard in the Ford Focus and many other future models and includes many technological improvements including the use of Loctite 5900 room temperature vulcanising (RTV) silicone for sealing the highly stressed joints.

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New Strategy
11/16/2012
Growth strategy and financial targets for 2016 
  • Strong potential for accelerated growth and increased profitability in all three business sectors
  • Financial targets 2016*:
    • 20 bn euros sales
    • 10 bn euros sales in emerging markets
    • 10 % EPS growth (CAGR)** 
  • Strengthen competitiveness: Focus on brands, innovations, customers
  • Expand in emerging markets, leverage strong positions in mature markets
  • Increase investments: capex to rise by over 40 % to total 2 bn euros 
  • Ongoing adaptation and simplification of processes and structures
  • Strengthen global team: Leadership, Talents & Performance, Diversity
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Cover Henkel Quarterly Report Q3/2012
11/16/2012
Henkel fully committed to achieving 2012 targets 
  • Sales rise 6.6 percent to 4,294 million euros (organic: + 2.5%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: + 16.7 percent to 631 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: + 1.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): + 16.5 percent to 0.99 euros
  • Sales share of emerging markets increased to 44 percent
  • Free cash flow up more than 50 percent, net debt substantially reduced
  • 2012 targets reconfirmed
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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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Color for cause campaign
11/09/2012
MEA Adhesive team: MIT for Life 

The Adhesive Technologies team in Middle East Africa has supported its communities with its humanitarian efforts. These corporate volunteering efforts took place within the framework of Henkel’s initiative “Making an Impact on Tomorrow”, known as MIT in short. Henkel’s new sustainability strategy, pays close attention, among others, to social progress and giving back to the community. To promote this strategy, the MEA Adhesive team contributed towards social progress this year, with the aid of diverse initiatives and volunteer work from the employees, such as the “Color for cause”, “Cleaning the beach” and “Achieving more with less” campaigns.

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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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10/31/2012
Henkel Art.Award. is given to an Estonian artist 

For the eleventh time, Henkel Central Eastern Europe (CEE) is bestowing the Henkel Art.Award. for Eastern Europe, featuring a monetary prize of 7,000 euros and two individual exhibitions – thus comprising a total value of 35,000 euros. This time the Estonian artist Marge Monko has every reason to be happy. 

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Henkel awarded with Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility Award
10/30/2012
Henkel wins Arabia CSR award 

In a major recognition for its commitment to sustainability, Henkel in the Gulf region (GCC) was conferred the 5th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award. Henkel won the second price for its efforts in spearheading sustainable business practices.

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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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40th anniversary of Henkel Thailand and Henkel Day event
10/15/2012
Henkel Thailand celebrates 40th anniversary 

In 1972, Roland Maurer and three employees started Henkel’s first office in Thailand. Incidentally, this was also Henkel’s first establishment in South East Asia. From this humble beginning, through a series of acquisitions in the 1990s and 2000s, Henkel expanded its manufacturing footprint and market reach in the Land of Smiles.

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The new magazine for social engagement: Together
10/12/2012
Together 

The new Henkel magazine for social engagement has been published. It gives an overview of the contribution the company makes toward social progress and reports on the volunteer work of the employees and retirees.

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Colombian youngsters in the Shaping Futures program
10/11/2012
Shaping Futures in Colombia 

Youngsters from Colombia have received the title of integral stylists after a four-week training. The training took place within the framework of the Shaping Futures initiative of the Schwarzkopf Professional.

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Henkel's global Facebook fanpage
10/10/2012
20.000 fans on Henkel’s global Facebook page 

Henkel has its own fanpage on Facebook since 2010. Now, Henkel celebrates its 20.000th fan and says “Thank you” for 2 years of intense interaction.

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10/10/2012
Adhesin dilution system simplifies sustainable production in the tissue industry 

Concentrated water-based adhesive systems offer the benefit of low transport weights compared to ready-to-use products. And now, with a fully automatic device, Henkel can simplify concentrate dilution for customers of its Adhesin brand of adhesives in the tissue and towel industry.

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Personal art exhibition of Henkel Art.Award.2011 winner David Ter-Oganyan in Moscow
10/08/2012
Personal art exhibition of Henkel Art.Award.2011 winner David Ter-Oganyan is opened in Moscow with Henkel’s support  

The personal art exhibition featuring Russian artist David Ter-Oganyan, the winner of the Henkel Art.Award.2011, the international art competition, was formally opened on September 5, 2012. The opening took place in the presence of Olga Sviblova, Director of the Multimedia Art Museum in Moscow, and Peter Guenther, President of Henkel Russia. The exhibition of the Russian artist will last from September 6 – October 14, 2012.

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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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Loctite 403, 408 and 460
10/02/2012
Innovative Loctite instant adhesives offer new fields of application 

Loctite 403, 408 and 460 are three improved instant adhesives from Henkel that can be used for bonding virtually any materials. Already market leaders in terms of health and safety, these products now offer even better performance.

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The new Henkel sustainability strategy
09/26/2012
Henkel Day centers on sustainability 

Today, on September 26, 2012, Henkel will celebrate its 136th anniversary around the world. The motto for this year’s Henkel Day is sustainability, and a variety of activities will encourage employees at the various sites across the globe to get involved. What’s more, the new “Henkel Sustainability Video” will be released to mark the occasion.

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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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09/21/2012
Shaping Futures in Latvia 

26 teenagers from the Latvian SOS Children Villages attended a hairdressing training, organized within Schwarzkopf Professional’s Shaping Futures project in August.

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Each automobile contains up to 15 kg of adhesives.
09/20/2012
High-performance adhesives for automotive applications 

The technologies available from Henkel, world market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatment, can be found in virtually every development stage involving motor vehicles. The company’s products are used to prepare bodies for painting as well as being successfully employed in maintenance and repair. Increasingly, high-performance adhesives are being used in the automotive industry to join disparate parts. Adhesive bonding renders the vehicles lighter, quieter, more durable and safer.

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Loctite SI 5660, a new flange sealant silicone
09/19/2012
Henkel presents new flange sealant silicones 

Sealing mechanical components is made even easier with Loctite new silicone products, Henkel has unveiled at this year’s Automechanika in Frankfurt. The innovative premium silicones were developed to satisfy the highest demands in automotive repair shops.

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WAC 2012
09/18/2012
Europe’s adhesives industry discusses sustainability topics 

FEICA, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry, has invited to the 8th World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC) which takes place in Paris from September 18 to 21. Sustainability is a major topic.

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Product application Terokal 5010 TR
09/18/2012
Cold modeling with Terokal 5010 TR instead of hot soldering 

Terokal 5010 TR, the two-component material being unveiled by Henkel at Automechanika, is an entirely new solution for the perfect repair of body damage – and far superior to hot soldering using tin. The product sold under the brandname Teroson was able to prove its practical performance capabilities during trials carried out in the “Allianz Zentrum fuer Technik”.  

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Loctite Threadlocking
09/17/2012
A professional approach to threadlocking  

An essential precondition for ensuring the long service life of machines is that the components installed will withstand stresses such as vibrations, thermal expansion of materials and major temperature variations. For secure locking of threaded connections, the Loctite brand from Henkel offers high-performance liquid threadlockers that are easy to use and prevent threads from loosening.

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09/14/2012
The Key to Success is Persistence 

Zhuang Yong, former Olympic gold medalist and now successful businesswoman, visited Henkel Asia-Pacific and China headquarters in order to talk about the similarities between success in sports and winning at work. 

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A training session at the Automechanika fair
09/14/2012
“Accident repairs” further training initiative with added value benefits for practitioners 

Messe Frankfurt has launched a “Further training” campaign as part of this year’s Automechanika. An important component of the campaign is the “accident damage repairs” training package. The goal here is to give interested participants practical sessions on this demanding area of work and allow them to try out tools and methods themselves. One workshop is hosted by Henkel.

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Logo Dow Jones Sustainability Index
09/13/2012
Henkel again takes top spot in sustainability ranking 

For the sixth consecutive year, Henkel has been listed as sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). Henkel again took first place in the Nondurable Household Products category and remains the only company in its sector to feature in both the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe. The Indexes list corporations that follow the principles of sustainable development in their business operations.

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Teroson PU 6700 ME is ideal for bonding different materials.
09/13/2012
Perfect adhesive strength and improved occupational safety 

Henkel has developed two new high-performance adhesives for repairing plastic components on vehicles and for bonding body parts. The new products are particularly low in emissions and thus offer excellent health and safety attributes.

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Terotex HV 450 Aqua for cavity protection
09/12/2012
VOC-free corrosion protection from Henkel 

Free from volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, the Terotex Aqua product line from Henkel is designed for corrosion protection on vehicles. Working with the products does not pose any risks to the user’s health, while the repair shop can reduce its VOC emissions.

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Logo Henkel Innovation Challenge 6
09/11/2012
Henkel’s international student competition has started 

The sixth annual “Henkel Innovation Challenge” kicks off this September. Students from 27 countries are invited to participate. The task for the participants in the “Henkel Innovation Challenge” is to develop a concept for an innovative and sustainability-related product or technology for a Henkel brand, according to the vision and market needs in 2050. Interested students can register until December 12, at www.henkelchallenge.com.

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Loading the hotmelt workshop.
09/11/2012
Henkel France in Villefranche-sur-Saône 

In less than 40 years, the Villefranche-sur-Saône site in France, located right in the heart of Beaujolais, has become one of the leading sites in Europe.

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09/11/2012
Adhesives make car repair easier 

Adhesive technologies are increasingly used in the car industry and in vehicle repair shops. Adhesive bonding is replacing conventional joining techniques such as welding, riveting or bolting. This not only increases safety but also simplifies many production operations. At Automechanika 2012, Henkel will be presenting recent product innovations and a broad product portfolio for reliable car repair in OEM quality.

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09/10/2012
Henkel supports Crucial Crew 

Henkel UK & Ireland is proud to support the Hertfordshire Crucial Crew, for the first time in 2012. This organization was set up almost twenty years ago to educate children on how to stay safe and make better decisions in potentially dangerous situations.

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09/10/2012
Henkel Electronic Materials Experts Selected to Share Knowledge at SMTA International  

A testament to Henkel’s status as the premiere electronics materials developer and supplier worldwide, several of the company’s well-respected scientists have been chosen to share their expertise at the SMTA International Event. Set to take place October 15th through 17th in Orlando, Florida, SMTA International is a technically-rich and focused conference and exhibition that offers educational opportunities for a variety of assembly-related topics.

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Shaping Futures initiative from Schwarzkopf Professional
09/06/2012
New skills for a brighter future 

Schwarzkopf Professional launches charity project in the SOS Children Village in the Go-Vap village, in Vietnam.

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Barnängen summer campaign The Best Beach of This Summer
09/05/2012
Barnängen gains 4000 Facebook fans 

Barnängen, the Swedish body and hair care expert, generates over 4000 new fans on Facebook with their Barnängen summer campaign “The Best Beach of This Summer”.

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09/04/2012
Henkel acquired laundry business from Colgate-Palmolive in Dominican Republic 

Effective August 31, 2012, Henkel acquired from Colgate-Palmolive their laundry cleaning business in the Dominican Republic including the Fab brand. 

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Mannings China awarded Henkel China Retail Cosmetics division 7 awards
09/04/2012
Superb brand performance wins acclaim 

The superb performance of the Syoss and Schwarzkopf brands, in terms of market share gains and sales growth in China has recently been recognized by two leading personal care retailers.

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08/30/2012
Sustainability Week in Mexico 

At the beginning of August Henkel and Walmart joint forces for a better world and celebrated the Sustainability Week. Walmart Mexico and Central America is Henkel’s main customer in the region.

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08/23/2012
Howdens uses Henkel hotmelts to make kitchens that last 

Over a dozen different adhesives made by Henkel ensure that the products manufactured by the UK’s largest kitchen company are not only perfectly bonded but also look good.

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08/22/2012
Henkel develops underfill for next-generation flip chip devices  

Addressing the challenges associated with ever-thinner flip chip die, Henkel has developed a new high-performance underfill: Loctite Eccobond UF 8840 reduces package stress through controlling die and substrate warpage and thus meets the demands of modern semiconductor flip chip devices.

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08/21/2012
Sustainability and safety are key 

Currently Henkel is building a 150,000 square-meter adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and the Asia-Pacific region. Upon completion, the new Henkel factory will be the largest adhesives factory in the world with an estimated annual production of 428,000 tons. Highest priority is on safety and sustainability. Kasper Rorsted visited the construction site during his trip to Asia.

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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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08/13/2012
A silver Silk Way Rally 

The team of Balázs Szalay and László Bunkoczi made history when they finished second in the car category of the Silk Way Rally based on the overall results. The Hungarian racing team is supported by Henkel with its Loctite, Teroson, Fa Men and Schwarzkopf brands.

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08/09/2012
Green Award for Henkel’s “Cachaza” Project  

Henkel Chile’s “Cachaza” Project has been awarded the “Chile Verde 2012”, in recognition of its sustainability efforts.

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08/06/2012
Henkel Turkey rewarded 

Henkel Turkey has won the Gold award of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group, for their 2011 Top Quality in the general industry sector.

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08/03/2012
Turn your aspirations into reality 

The six finalists of the last Henkel Innovation Challenge recently meet with Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted.

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08/01/2012
Henkel reports strong increase in sales and earnings 
  • Sales rise 6.4 percent to 4,206 million euros (organic: + 4.0%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: + 18.6 percent to 609 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: + 1.5 percentage points to 14.5 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): + 22.8 percent to 0.97 euros
  • Emerging markets again primary success drivers (organic sales: + 8.1%)
  • Targets for 2012 confirmed; EPS growth outlook raised from at least 10 percent to around 15 percent
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08/01/2012
Henkel acquired Pressure Sensitive Adhesives product range from Cytec Industries 

Effective August 1, 2012, Henkel acquired the high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) product range from the US-based specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries Inc. Both companies signed the definitive agreement on May 11 2012. Pressure sensitive adhesives are specialized adhesives used in the packaging, automotive, electronic and durable goods industries for foils and films, tapes or labels offering high performance adhesive characteristics.

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07/31/2012
Aid for flood victims 

Henkel has dispatched a batch of hygiene and cosmetic products as a humanitarian effort to assist victims in the flood-afflicted Krasnodar region in South Russia.

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07/30/2012
A bubbly start 

It was a bubbly start for Schwarzkopf as it celebrated its entry into the retail market in Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur end of May: lively bubbles emerged from an oversized shampoo bottle symbolizing the brand revitalizing the consumer hair business in Malaysia with premium yet affordably priced products.

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07/27/2012
Going For Gold 

During the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London one thing is sure: Whenever gold, silver, or bronze medals are awarded for sporting achievements, products from Henkel are never far away.

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07/26/2012
The ESSENTIAL LOOKS 2.2012 World Tour in Barcelona 

On the 1st and 2nd of July 2012, the city of Barcelona was the center of attention for the global hairdressing community. It was that time of the year, when hairdressers from all over the world came together to celebrate the hottest hairtrends with the new ESSENTIAL LOOKS Collection. More than 3.500 participants from more than 40 countries got inspired and informed at this years ESSENTIAL LOOKS World Tour in Barcelona. They did not just enjoy a unique event at one of the most vibrant and versatile cities in Europe but could also tune into the hottest trends and experience what’s new in hairdressing. The latest catwalk trends distilled into four new visual moods for Fall/Winter 2012 were presented within the new ESSENTIAL LOOKS Collection 2.2012.

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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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07/23/2012
Asia calling 

Asia has been an important growth region for Henkel for several years now. Consequently, Kasper Rorsted, Henkel CEO, travels often to the markets of Asia in order to obtain a first-hand impression of the economic situation, customers, and competitors there.

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Henkel Italy donates some useful products to victims of the recent earthquakes
07/20/2012
Henkel helps earthquake victims in Northern Italy 

Henkel Italy donates some useful products to victims of the recent earthquakes which hit the Emilia-Romagna Region in Italy, and commences an internal charity campaign aimed at collecting money for the more than 20,000 homeless victims.

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07/19/2012
Spaghetti Bridges with Loctite Adhesive 

The world championship in spaghetti bridge building named RECCS was organized by the Óbuda University. The competitions in spaghetti bridge building have been organized for several decades by engineering faculties in Hungary and abroad, and this year, once again, with the supporting expertise of the Loctite brand.

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ICIQ Joint Unit
07/18/2012
Meeting with Nobel Laureates 

Researchers from the Henkel – ICIQ (Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia) Joint Unit in Spain meet with six Nobel Prize winners in chemistry, world-class scientists and R&D experts from the field of chemistry.

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07/17/2012
Managers assist ailing children in Istanbul 

Managers from Henkel’s Adhesives business in the MEA Region join efforts with their staff to lend aid to children suffering from cancer & their families in Istanbul.

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07/16/2012
Annual Report 2011 awarded platinum 

In its “2011 Vision Awards”, the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) awarded the 2011 Henkel Annual Report with the highest possible distinction: Platinum. The Henkel Annual Report 2011 scored 99 out of 100 points.

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07/12/2012
Bringing Sustainability into Classrooms 

The Henkel Sustainability Club in Argentina, has for the second time in two consecutive years visited 10 schools in Chivilcoy and schooled pupils on environmental issues.

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07/11/2012
Salon Support Service on Facebook 

Schwarzkopf Professional in Japan kicks “Social Partner Salon” Service into gear.

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07/10/2012
Let your job be your passion! 

Kathrin Menges, Henkel’s Executive Vice President Human Resources, has urged interns to be passionate about their jobs and to dwell more on the positive aspects of their duties.

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07/09/2012
Creativity and self-esteem 

Pritt, the well-known adhesives brand, has renewed its alliance with Crearte Corporation, whose objective is to motivate children to develop their creativity.

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07/05/2012
Henkel Ibérica participates in a Sustainability roundtable  

Henkel Ibérica was one of the main participants in a sustainability roundtable, which was organized by Expansion, one of the most important economic newspapers in Spain.

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07/04/2012
Fundamental research into energy efficiency  

Henkel has conferred its “Laundry & Home Care Research Award,” which comes with a check for 3,000 euros, on scientist Dr. Peggy Heunemann in recognition of her exceptional PhD thesis relating to the occurrence and the structures of nano-emulsions. The researcher did her PhD at Berlin University of Science and Technology and the Laue-Langevin Institute in Grenoble, France.

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07/03/2012
Henkel Manager voted “Positively Powerful Woman” 

Pamela Lam, vice president of R&D for Laundry and Home Care in North America, was one of six honorees recognized in the 5th Annual Positively Powerful Woman Awards.

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07/02/2012
Interns thoroughly schooled  

About 50 interns from Henkel were enthusiastic recipients of a thorough schooling about Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies, during the “Intern Day” at the Düsseldorf facility.

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Carsten Knobel takes over as new CFO
06/29/2012
Carsten Knobel takes over as new CFO 

Henkel announced that Carsten Knobel formally assumes his responsibilities as Executive Vice President Finance and Purchasing effective July 1, 2012. Carsten Knobel succeeds Lothar Steinebach who retires after more than 30 years with the company. The CFO transition was first announced at the end of 2011.

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06/27/2012
Cleaning up for a sustainable cause! 

In keeping with Henkel’s sustainability strategy “Achieving More with Less”, Henkel Russia employees took to the streets in June, and cleaned up the Main Botanical Garden in Moscow.

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06/27/2012
New research laboratories in Spain 

Henkel has announced the investment of 7 million euros for the creation of three new Research and Development (R&D) laboratories in Catalonia. Henkel will incorporate 55 new highly qualified work places in Catalonia that will reinforce the adhesives research line for the electronics and aviation sectors.

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06/26/2012
Henkel Charity Bazaar in Korea 

Henkel Korea has held the charity bazaar for two consecutive years in association with The Beautiful Store, a non-profit NGO which conducted the recycling campaign nationwide, on May 31, 2012.

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06/22/2012
Henkel – a partner for advanced corrosion protection and wear resistance 

Having to replace parts of industrial equipment is a very costly and time-consuming matter. These costs and the lost time can, however, be drastically reduced by repairing, maintaining and protecting the parts. In its newly opened Competence Center for Coatings in Garching, Germany, Henkel offers training courses in which employees of engineering companies can get to know Henkel’s advanced surface treatments and engineering solutions and enhance their skills in applying them.

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06/22/2012
Green technologies for automotive industry  

Henkel exhibited its complete range of innovative, environmentally friendly and sustainable solutions for the automotive industry at the Thailand Auto Parts & Accessories 2012.

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06/22/2012
Industry Award for Henkel Marketing Director in Poland 

Piotr Strzelczyk, Marketing Director of the Cosmetics/Toiletries Business Unit at Henkel Poland, has received the “2012 CMO of the Year” title awarded by the editors of the respected marketing industry magazine “Media i Marketing Polska”.

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06/19/2012
Important Distinction for Henkel Greece and Dixan 

Henkel Greece and the Dixan brand have been recognized for their outstanding annual best practices and their CSR engagements with the Excellence Awards.

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06/19/2012
A great place to work 

Henkel in Mexico has been awarded the Great Place to Work certification, based on an analysis conducted on the employees.

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06/18/2012
Valuable Contribution to CSR 

Henkel Argentina was recognized for its support to accomplish the mission of IARSE (Instituto Argentino de Responsabilidad Social Empresaria, meaning Argentinian Institute of Corporate Social Responsibility), which is to promote and disseminate the concept and practice of CSR to contribute to sustainable development of the country and the whole region.

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06/14/2012
Rorsted speaks about Henkel Sustainability Strategy 

On a recent business trip to Dubai, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted met with local business leaders and gave a keynote speech on sustainability at the first Sustainability Summit in Dubai.

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06/12/2012
Henkel Slovenia rewarded 

Henkel Slovenia has been named in the Maribor Journalists’s choice survey, in the category of large companies, as Maribor’s Top Company. Magazine Mariborčan announced its “Naj Mariborčan” (The Best Maribor Citizen) award in nine categories in the Old Hall of the National Theatre Maribor for the fifteenth consecutive year.

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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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06/11/2012
Henkel Guatemala celebrates the “Tree Day” 

In a playful event Henkel in Guatemala aimed to increase the awareness of their employees and families about the importance of environmental issues in general and especially trees: they celebrated the “Tree Day” together.

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06/08/2012
Henkel Opens New Adhesives Plant in Hungary 

Henkel put a new adhesives factory into operation in the Hungarian city of Környe, in the district Komárom-Esztergom. The site is designed for an annual production capacity of about 22,000 tons of adhesives destined to supply the packaging and labeling industries, along with the brands Pattex and Thomsit (for floor applications) as well as special products for the electronics industry.

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05/22/2012
Distribution award for Henkel Ibérica 

Henkel Ibérica has recently won the TOP 2011 Distribution Award thanks to one of its most innovative Cosmetics Retail products: Palette Intense which won in the Hair Coloring category.

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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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05/15/2012
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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05/14/2012
Henkel offers first complete range of adhesives for low migration consumer goods packages 

Since 2011, packages for food have been subjected to even more stringent regulations than ever. They are governed by legislation such as the European regulation on plastic materials, which specifies limits for migration of ingredients into packaged foods. In order to ensure that practically no substances can migrate from the adhesive to the food, Henkel is now offering Low Migration versions of its well-known water-based adhesives under the Adhesin brand.

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05/11/2012
Henkel to acquire Pressure Sensitive Adhesives product range from Cytec Industries 

Henkel has signed an agreement with the US-based specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries Inc. to acquire its high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) product range. Pressure sensitive adhesives are specialized adhesives used in the packaging, automotive, electronic and durable goods industries for foils and films, tapes or labels offering high performance adhesive characteristics.

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05/10/2012
Chromate-free surface treatment for high user safety 

At this year’s SURFAIR in Biarritz, France, the emphasis lies on sustainable innovations in surface treatments for the aerospace industry. During the conference, Henkel will be presenting the new products Alodine 5923 Plus, a chromate-free conversion coating, and the borate- and silicate-free cleaner Turco C 8000 GL. In addition, the globally leading adhesives manufacturer will be introducing a new three-component technology for surface treatment.

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05/10/2012
Aerated adhesive speeds up processing 

For high-volume applications like laminating, efficient processing is especially important. The innovative Aerobond system from Henkel significantly speeds up laminating processes in the paper and woodworking industry while improving their efficiency at the same time.

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05/09/2012
Henkel records solid sales growth and boosts profitability in first quarter 
  • Sales rise 4.8 percent to 4,008 million euros (organic: +4.7%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: up 16.6 percent to 551 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: up 1.3 percentage points to 13.7%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): up 19.2% to 0.87 euros
  • Emerging markets again show above-average growth (+8.7%)
  • Improved gross margin despite raw material price increases
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05/08/2012
Henkel develops adhesives for print-on-demand 

Digital printing is booming. Books on demand, photo books, doctoral theses or small print runs of catalogs and company brochures are increasingly being produced digitally rather than by classic offset printing. Henkel has put together a complete product range of bookbinding adhesives to meet the specific needs of this sector.

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05/07/2012
Top quality thanks to automatic monitoring 

For high-performance spine gluing of books and brochures, precise application of the adhesive is absolutely essential. Any errors at this stage in the bookbinding machine can rapidly lead to several thousand rejects. Henkel is now offering the “Smart Control” monitoring system that allows users to detect production errors instantly.

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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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05/03/2012
Henkel Argentina celebrates Earth Day  

Demonstrating its commitment to leadership in sustainability, Henkel Argentina celebrated the world Earth Day by organizing and participating in several activities, aimed at the reflecting and creating awareness about the importance of environmental care.

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05/03/2012
Henkel shows latest innovations at the Drupa 2012 fair 

Henkel will be showcasing its complete portfolio of products and technologies for the printing and packaging industries at Drupa 2012 from May 3 to 16 in Düsseldorf. The global leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments will be presenting innovations ranging from an automatic monitoring system for spine gluing in bookbinding machines and especially eco-sustainable laminating adhesives to Low Migration effect coatings that give food packages a brilliant metallic gloss.

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05/02/2012
Henkel Announces Winner of 5th Annual Henkel Innovation Challenge  

Cheung Hoi Fai and Sun Yi, both from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, won 1st prize in the fifth annual Henkel Innovation Challenge (HIC) with their innovative idea for the year 2030. Their Loctite Watts product makes it possible to convert heat waste energy into useful power when applied between the components of a special electronic device. The Chinese student duo beat out nineteen other teams from around the world in the HIC International Finals which took place last week in Warsaw, Poland.

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05/02/2012
Award-winning DAC Disinfectant campaign 

Henkel’s DAC Disinfectant brand has achieved two bronze awards at the Dubai International Advertising Festival 2012. In the best used media category, the Doctor Endorsements campaign convinced the jury, comprising of international communications experts, due to its strategy, creativity, and effectiveness. Furthermore, two radio ads on DAC Disinfectant received additional awards.

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04/30/2012
4,000 fans in 48 Hours 
Henkel Ibérica has successfully launched a new Facebook fanpage for its famous TuCasaClub.  more...
04/25/2012
Henkel develops materials innovations for high power electronics  

Advances in power electronics are key to a sustainable energy future: Semiconductor power devices such as insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) deliver the high switching speeds which are critical for energy efficiency in electric cars, trains and other industrial applications. For the use of alternative energies, ultra-high efficiency and high-power density designs are imperative. Recognizing these market needs, Henkel has developed a comprehensive range of materials to further advance power electronics technology and will showcase these innovations from 8 to 10 May at SMT in Nuremberg.

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04/24/2012
Henkel presents innovative sealing methods for fuel cells and battery systems 

At the 2012 World Battery Congress, Henkel will discuss advances in sealing material for the containment of fluids or gases without leaks for the life of high voltage batteries and fuel cells. Additionally, the presentation will cover methods for evaluating energy performance requirements, and effective seal designs for demanding environments.

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04/24/2012
Henkel presents new multifunctional coating that promotes fuel efficiency  

Henkel will discuss its new coating technology for automotive combustion engine applications in a technical presentation at SAE World Congress and Exposition. It highlights a study Henkel conducted in collaboration with FEV that shows that Henkel’s Electro Ceramic coating technology reduces emission formation and has the potential to reduce fuel consumption inside the combustion chamber of internal combustion engines.

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04/23/2012
Henkel awarded “Supplier of the Year” at Rexam 

Henkel has recently been chosen by the British company Rexam plc, the world’s largest beverage can manufacturer, to receive its prestigious “Supplier of the Year” award. This honor was conferred on Henkel by Rexam BCE&A (Beverage Can Europe & Asia) in recognition of Henkel’s contributions, including its latest product innovations and the savings achieved in Rexam’s overall production process.

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04/20/2012
Canadian Retailer Rona Honors Henkel 

In recognition of Henkel’s efforts and dedication to deliver best-in-class performance and fill rate, Henkel received the Vendor of the Year award at Rona Corporation’s President’s Speech event held in late 2011.

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04/19/2012
New concept for Henkel’s global Facebook Fanpage 

Facebook’s announcement of a new design for company fanpages, the so called “chronicle”, was welcomed as an opportunity for Henkel, to re-design its global Facebook page and develop a conceptually new fanpage.

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04/16/2012
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting 

Held in Düsseldorf on April 16, 2012, the Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA saw all of its agenda resolutions passed by the voting shareholders, of whom a total of some 2,000 attended the event.

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04/16/2012
Henkel reconfirms 2012 targets 

At today’s Annual General Meeting, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted outlined the main success drivers for the company’s business performance in 2011. “Henkel recorded the best year in its company history. We fully met all our financial targets and even overdelivered on a number of them. The strong focus on our vision and values and on our strategic priorities, as well as the global footprint of our company significantly contributed to this achievement.”

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04/16/2012
Henkel Croatia wins Golden Index Grand Prix 

Henkel Croatia is currently among the most acclaimed companies by students for the second consecutive year, after clinching the Golden Index Grand Prix and Golden Index awards in two categories.

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04/12/2012
Walmart Mexico and Central America awards Henkel Mexico 

Walmart Mexico and Central America recognizes Henkel in Mexico as "Best Consumables Supplier" of the year 2011 for its sales performance and its dedication to sustainability which is reflected in its products.

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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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04/05/2012
New Mobile Websites for Henkel 

When browsing through the Henkel websites, users are now faced with an optimized internet presence for mobile devices.

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04/02/2012
Innovative ingredients for future laundry detergents 

Henkel and 4SC Discovery have agreed a research collaboration in the area of compound screening. The aim of the joint research project is to identify new and more effective laundry detergent ingredients. For its part, 4SC Discovery will perform property calculations for several million substances. Henkel will then use application testing to determine the substances most suitable for new detergent formulations.

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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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03/29/2012
Warmth for the needy 

Henkel Peru donates clothes and blankets to over 250 people combating extreme weather conditions, of about -10°C, all year round in the vicinity of the Andean Mountains.

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03/28/2012
Henkel signs new 800 million euros revolving credit facility 

Henkel today signed a new 800 million euros revolving credit facility. The facility with a tenor of 5 years and two additional one-year extension options serves as a backup for Henkel’s Commercial Paper programs, securing flexible financing for the company. The existing 700 million euros 5-year revolving credit facility signed inMarch 2010 will remain in place. Due to Henkel’s excellent cash situation the company decided to reduce the total volume of its revolving credit facilities from 2.1 billion euros to 1.5 billion euros.

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03/27/2012
Achieving more with less 

Henkel aims to create more added-value products with fewer resources through its new sustainability strategy.

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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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03/21/2012
Top Ratings for Henkel 

Henkel attained excellent results in the survey of the American financial magazine. Both CEO Kasper Rorsted and Investor Relations were rated highest in their respective sectors.

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03/21/2012
Henkel at the JEC Europe 2012 in Paris 

As a leading global supplier of adhesives, Henkel will again be present this year at the world’s No. 1 trade fair for the composites industry, JEC Europe 2012 in Paris. In a short interview, Stefan Wickmann, General Manager Aerospace, tells where and how Henkel adhesives for composites are used in the aerospace industry.

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03/20/2012
Mexican Detergent Factory awarded  

The Mexican detergent factory in Toluca has been awarded the Clean Industry Certificate for the second consecutive time.

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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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03/09/2012
On a successful track with a first-class partner 

The vehicles in the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup exhibit reliable performance under the most challenging conditions. Henkel’s Automotive and General Industry divisions are powerful partners with their sophisticated technologies, supporting Porsche in its race for success. With its Loctite brand, Henkel, the innovation leader in the field of adhesives, sealants, and surface treatment, has been supporting the entire Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup series as an official sponsor for four years now. Henkel will once again be visible on all of the Porsche 911 GT3 race cars during the 2012 season.

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Henkel Annual Report 2011
03/08/2012
Henkel delivers sales and earnings at record levels 
  • Sales increase of 3.4% to 15,605 million euros (organic: +5.9%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 9.0% to 2,029 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.7 percentage points to 13.0%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 11.3% to 3.14 euros
  • Double-digit increase in emerging markets (organic: +10.8%)
  • Higher dividend proposed: plus 11.1% to 0.80 euros per preferred share
  • 2012 financial targets reconfirmed
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03/08/2012
New sustainability strategy for 2030 

For more than two decades, Henkel has been publishing a dedicated Sustainability Report alongside its Annual Report. In the 21st issue, which is being published today, the company is presenting its new Sustainability Strategy 2030. At the core of this is the goal of achieving more with less and tripling its efficiency. The new sustainability strategy applies to all business sectors and the entire value chain. 

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03/07/2012
The “World’s Most Admired Companies 2012” 

Henkel ranks among the top 20 most admired companies in Europe, in this year’s annual survey conducted by the American business magazine Fortune. Compared to the previous years, the results show a significant improvement in this year’s rankings at the European level.

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03/06/2012
Henkel Colombia assists women combating cancer  

Henkel Colombia has joined the “Look Good…Feel Better” initiative, in its quest to help woman combating cancer. This initiative which has supported over 2.700 women with cancer since 2010, works together with many cosmetics companies and supports women suffering from cancer by boosting their appearance thus their self-confidence.

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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 toughening technology for weight savings 

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 composite solutions for the aerospace industry. This year, the main focus is on the innovative curing epoxy-based composite surface film Hysol EA 9845 SF enabling 30 percent weight saving, as well as the high temperature modified epoxy film adhesive Hysol EA 9658 having excellent high temperature strength and long term thermal durability.

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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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03/02/2012
New mold sealer cures fast at room temperature 

Frekote mold sealers from Henkel are favored worldwide by manufacturers in a variety of molding processes. When applied to a mold, Frekote sealers form micro-thin, thermally stable surfaces that are chemically bonded to the mold surface sealing micro porosity. Combined with Frekote release agents this results in multiple, contaminant-free releases and reduced manufacturing costs. Henkel will showcase its new Loctite Frekote CS-122 at this year’s JEC trade fair in Paris.

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03/01/2012
The Henkel Art.Award. Goes to the Next Round 

In 2012, Henkel Central Eastern Europe (Henkel CEE) is announcing its call for entries to participate in the 11th Henkel Art.Award. competition for Central and Eastern Europe. The art award targets creative visual artists from 23 countries in the region. The prize is granted in cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria and the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna (Museum der Modernen Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien - mumok). The winner will not only be given a monetary prize of 7,000 euros, but an exhibition in his or her native country and an individual presentation at mumok in Vienna. Thus the total value of the art prize is 35,000 euros.

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02/29/2012
Competing at the Henkel Innovation Challenge 

The nine best student teams presented their innovative ideas for the year 2030 at the national final of the Henkel Innovation Challenge.

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02/27/2012
Henkel and Schwarzkopf at the Bogotá Fashion Week 

Schwarzkopf is, for the fourth consecutive time, official sponsors of this year’s Bogota Fashion Week which took place from February 16 to 21. Sixteen professional hairdressers from Schwarzkopf in charge of hair dressing showcased the latest hair style trends for 2012 at the 4th Edition of the Bogotá Fashion Week.

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Kasper Rorsted, Hans Van Bylen
02/23/2012
Henkel extends Board Member contracts 
  • Contract of CEO Kasper Rorsted extended by five years
  • Contract of Hans Van Bylen as Executive Vice President Cosmetics/Toiletries also extended by five years
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02/10/2012
Scaling a wall using Loctite 3090 

In a recently produced video, a climber shows the superior performance of the Henkel Loctite 3090 super glue.

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02/08/2012
Teaching Values to Students  

As part of a company effort to help children learn to be responsible citizens, twenty employees from Henkel Venezolana volunteered their time by participating as teachers in Domitila Fernández Primary School, a school located in Estado Carabobo, about three kilometers from the Henkel adhesives factory.

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02/07/2012
Committed to Leadership in Sustainability  

Sustainable and responsible: Henkel was awarded with the King Khaled Award for Responsible Competitiveness for 2011 and the CHEP Awards 2011 for Sustainability in Saudi Arabia.

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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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02/01/2012
Top Rankings for Henkel 

Henkel has yielded laudable results in varying Sustainability Rankings, like the „Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies“ and in the „Sustainability Yearbook 2012“.

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02/01/2012
First “Henkel Sustainability Award” presented 

Henkel has presented the “Henkel Sustainability Award” for the first time on January 30, 2012 in Orlando, Florida. The award will annually recognize business partners who notably contributed to the development of more sustainable products from Henkel. The “Henkel Sustainability Award 2011” has been conferred to BASF.

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02/01/2012
Henkel awards outstanding suppliers 

At the 2012 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, January 30 through February 4 in Orlando, Florida, Henkel recognized four outstanding suppliers for their excellent cooperation. The “Henkel Sustainability Award”, which is presented for the first time, was conferred to  BASF. The “Best Supply Performance Award” went to Evonik Industries. Winners of the “Best Innovation Contributor Award” were The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning.

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01/31/2012
Henkel advances sustainable cultivation of palm oil 

From 2012 onwards, Henkel is purchasing certificates for sustainable palm kernel oil for its entire range of laundry and home care products. This ensures that for the quantity of palm kernel oil used in the  production of the surfactants for Henkel’s detergents and cleaning products a corresponding quantity of sustainable palm kernel oil will be produced and enter the supply chain. As early as in 2009, Henkel committed to cover its overall product portfolio by certificates and to complete this step by 2015. To underline the clear commitment to a sustainable palm oil production, Henkel is now accelerating the process for laundry and home care, its largest product category containing surfactants.

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Loctite Charlies supporting the Dakar Rally.
01/25/2012
Spectacular proving ground 

For the eighth year in a row, Henkel has accompanied the competing teams as one of the main sponsors of the Dakar Rally. This year’s route was 8,377 kilometers long and was held in the mountains and deserts of Argentina, Chile and Peru. With a Loctite first aid box and skilled Henkel mechanics, Henkel supported the race.

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01/20/2012
New Henkel Logistics Center 

Construction for Henkel’s new 500 million roubles (approx. 12 million euros) logistics center in the Perm region of Russia is on schedule for completion by next month. The logistics hub, located near the Henkel production facility, will feature an automatic conveyor, as well as a shipment system for its finished products. The facility will cover an area of 12,500 m² and boast storage capacity for up to 25,000 pallets.

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01/18/2012
HORIZONT Award for Henkel CEO 

In a ceremony held at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt last night, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted was awarded with the HORIZONT Award. The Award recognizes personalities from marketing, advertisement and media, who have distinguished themselves through their entrepreneurial spirit, commitment and the significant achievements they have made in the industry. Rorsted received the prize in the marketing category.

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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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01/13/2012
Two Champions Together at the Start 

Henkel Iberica sponsors Dakar Rally winner Marc Coma and his team at the 2012 Dakar Rally in hopes of further promoting its Loctite adhesives and sealants. Coma currently ranks second in this year’s competition.

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01/13/2012
Henkel-sponsored freestyle snowmobiler Levi LaVallee shatters world record for distance jumping 

Henkel-sponsored freestyle snowmobiler Levi LaVallee just shattered his standing world record for distance jumping on a snowmobile by soaring 412 feet, 6 inches over San Diego harbor. LaValle, who relies upon Loctite brand adhesives and sealants to keep his sled in top form, blasted toward the takeoff ramp at 100 mph, launched through the air across the gap between the North and South parks of Embarcadero Marina Park, and touched down forcefully but safely on the exit ramp.

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01/12/2012
Henkel supports earthquake victims in Japan 

Makoto Tamaki, President of Henkel Japan, visited Dr. Hidekiyo Tachiya, Mayor of Souma City, Fukushima Prefecture and other city officials in December 2011, to formally present cars and money donated by Henkel to the victims of last year’s terrible earthquake. Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted also had some encouraging words for the Mayor which he expressed in a personal letter.

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01/11/2012
Global best practices in energy management at Henkel 

A detergent factory of Henkel Polska in Racibórz, as one of the first in Poland and the first Henkel plant in the world, has achieved ISO 50001 international standard. ISO 50001 is one of the newest and best global practices aimed at rational and efficient energy management.

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01/10/2012
Reliable assistants on the way to victory 

The Dakar Rally! The world’s most grueling and most challenging annual off-road cross-country rally. Hosted in South America, this year’s Dakar Rally entails surmounting nature’s forces like the wide plains in Argentina, the gigantic Andes Mountains and the severe desert climate from Chile to Peru – and these natural forces are the major hurdles during this race.

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01/09/2012
New ideas from Novatec Solar for the CSP industry 

Fossil fuels are finite, but the sun’s energy is inexhaustible – all of our planet’s energy resources in the form of oil, coal and natural gas add up to just 20 days of sunlight. Energy from the sun is not only a dependable long-term option but clean as well, and that is why it makes sense as an alternative to fossil fuels. This is the credo of Novatec Solar. Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, this company uses its own patented concentrated solar thermal technology to operate the first commercial power plant of this kind. Since 2006, Novatec and Henkel have been jointly developing a high-tech adhesive solution for this application. 

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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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01/02/2012
Developers and engineers honored 

The Italian Technology and Passion Club conferred Europe’s most prestigious awards for innovations in tissue and towel manufacturing in October. The year 2011 event – held in the Tuscan town of Lucca – was sponsored by Henkel.

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