Press Releases: 2011

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Fantastic Overall Season for Loctite 

So near…! After his victory in the Porsche Carrera Cup Germany, the national one-make racing series, Nick Tandy (26) was among the hot contenders for the runner-up in the international Porsche Supercup at last month’s finale under the desert sun of Abu Dhabi. And even if the young Brit sponsored by the General Industry business of Henkel ultimately missed bagging a double title, this hardly cast a shadow on his overall performance.

Henkel determined to appeal decision of French Competition Authority 
  • Henkel disagrees with fine and legal conclusions
  • Henkel’s extensive cooperation not appreciated by Competition Authority
  • Case in France was already covered by EU decision
  • No impact on full year guidance 2011 & financial targets 2012
Henkel once again premium official supplier of the Dakar Rally 2012 

For the eighth time in a row, Henkel will sponsor the Dakar Rally which takes place January 1 to 15, 2012 in Argentina, Chile and Peru. Loctite and Teroson adhesives and sealants will be used to quickly repair any off-road vehicle, truck or motorbike that has been damaged during the 9,000 kilometres race. To support the racing teams and to ensure that the Loctite and Teroson specialised products are used in the most effective manner, a highly skilled Henkel technical team – so called “Loctite Charlies” – will accompany the rally from the start to the podium in Lima, Peru.

Recognition of Henkel’s commitment to the sustainable cultivation of palm oil 

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) has ranked Henkel in the top category of its global Palm Oil Buyers’ Scorecard 2011, awarding the company the maximum score of nine points out of nine. To compile the international ranking, the WWF assesses over 130 firms, including 64 from Germany, in the consumer goods industry and the retail sector with regard to their contribution to the sustainable cultivation of palm oil. The WWF published the Palm Oil Buyers’ Scorecard 2011 today during the annual conference of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Malaysia.

Henkel continues solid performance in Q3 
  • Sales increase of 1.7 percent to 4,028 million euros (organic: +6.5%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 4.7 percent to 541 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.4 percentage points to 13.4 percent
  • All business sectors delivered substantial margin increases
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 6.3 percent to 0.85 euros
  • Further double-digit increase in the growth regions (organic: +10.9%)
The new generation of labeling adhesives 

At the Brau Beviale, a capital goods fair for the beverage industry, Henkel will be showcasing its Optal XP product series, a new generation of synthetic adhesives for glass bottle labeling, in the Nürnberg Exhibition Center (Hall 4A/311) from November 9 to 11. 

Polyurethane matrix resin for automotive composites 

With lightweighting in mind, automotive manufacturers are using more and more parts made from carbon fiber or glass fiber composites. Henkel has developed a polyurethane-based composite matrix resin that cures faster than the traditional epoxy resins.

The one-component hotmelts of the Macromelt 6 series adhere very well to polar plastics such as PA, PBT and PVC. They are based on renewable raw materials and thus completely biodegradable.
High-performance hotmelts for electronic components 

Innovative polyamide-based hotmelts will be a main focus of Henkel in Munich from November 15 to 18, 2011, at productronica, the leading global trade fair for electronics production. The Macromelt brand products are injection molded at a pressure of about 40 bar and temperatures of less than 230 degrees Celsius, thus preventing damage to sensitive electronic components and allowing the use of cost-effective mold sets made of aluminum rather than steel. The molding compound cures within just one minute and the components are then ready for further processing.

With the industrial electronics market in mind, Henkel has developed a pair of breakthrough electrically
Henkel solutions address miniaturization, sustainability and cost-efficiency in modern electronics 

As the functionality of modern electronics products has increased exponentially in tandem with decreasing dimensions, the demands on performance and reliability of electronic materials have reached an unprecedented level. Today’s electronic materials – spanning nearly all market sectors – must deliver on consumer performance expectations while also ensuring environmental responsibility and lower costs. Addressing these challenges, Henkel has developed a range of innovations which it will debut from stand 263 in hall 4 at productronica, taking place from 15th to 18th November in Munich, Germany.

Focus on optimal bondline quality 

With the advent of new methods for narrow-surface lamination making use of laser or plasma technology, there is now again a strong focus on bondline quality and on the “zero bondline” in particular. But bondline appearance is just as important in conventional edgebanding with hotmelt adhesives. Recent developments in both machinery and adhesives aim to optimize it further.

Cutting fluid problem solved  

By developing a completely new generation of bactericide-free cutting fluids, Henkel has succeeded in banishing the drawback of emulsions splitting in use and the related bad odor nuisance, thus providing a long-awaited answer to a major problem associated with water-miscible metalworking fluids. The new emulsions of the Multan brand have proved themselves in industrial practice.

New additives for high-performance bioplastics 

In view of dwindling reserves of fossil resources, industry is showing growing interest in bioplastics. However, compared to conventional high-performance plastics, these have their limitations – among other things in terms of stability and strength. In cooperation with Tecnaro, Henkel has now succeeded in developing new high-performance polyamide additives based on renewable raw materials that can significantly improve the performance of bioplastics.

Loctite expands leadership in health and safety 

Henkel’s Loctite brand will be expanding its health and safety range in mid October with not just one but three innovative anaerobic products at once. The retaining adhesive Loctite 6300 for cylindrical assemblies, gasketing product Loctite 5800, and the thread sealant Loctite 5400 all underscore Henkel’s leading role in combining technology with sustainability. The company is the only one to offer a complete portfolio of non-hazardous anaerobic adhesives.

Less energy, more efficiency – through lower application temperature 

With its new non-hazardous polyurethane hotmelt Purmelt MicroEmission Cool 3400 for perfect binding of books and brochures, Henkel is providing the first powerful adhesive with an application temperature of less than 100 degrees Celsius. This reduces energy consumption and significantly speeds up processes. The result is an extremely strong bond and reliable processing, even with low adhesive consumption.

Kathrin Menges appointed Executive Vice President Human Resources 

Henkel announced today the appointment of Kathrin Menges as new member of the Management Board and Executive Vice President Human Resources.

Henkel on the lookout for tomorrow’s visionaries 

 Coinciding with the start of the new academic year, the fifth annual “Henkel Innovation Challenge” international student competition is set to begin. Students from all disciplines are invited to develop innovative ideas in teams of two. Participants have until December 12 to register at

Henkel received “Be The Best” Excellence Award  

Henkel received Rexam’s “Be The Best” Excellence Award in the two categories “Silver Operational Excellence Level” and “Total Cost Reduction” in August 2011 as a result of the implementation of new technologies in Brazil. Henkel was the only direct material supplier to receive the highest award category of silver rating from Rexam at the annual Supplier Excellence Conference.

Henkel at SolarPACES in Spain 

For the first time, Henkel will be present with its own stand at the international congress SolarPACES where it will be presenting innovative solutions for the concentrated solar power (CSP) industry. The high-performance adhesives and sealants from Henkel make a substantial contribution to raising quality and lowering costs in the manufacture of products for the solar industry. The congress is taking place in Granada, Spain, from Tuesday the 20th to Friday the 23rd of September 2011.

Pressure sensitive adhesives and UV coatings for the label industry  

Henkel will be presenting innovative pressure-sensitive adhesives, UV coatings and lacquers at the international trade fair Labelexpo Europe 2011 in Brussels from September 28 to October 1, 2011. A wide product range including “no label look” and squeezable labels as well as delivery note pockets and low temperature applications, offers diverse solutions that fit any individual need. These will be presented by Henkel’s commercial and technical team. For the label industry, Henkel will be showcasing the latest innovative adhesive solutions for general, removable and alkali wash off labels. Also part of Henkel’s portfolio at the Labelexpo Europe are UV coatings and lacquers, including the radiant metallic gloss MiraFoil, which gives surfaces a brilliant finish.

Leading position confirmed in sustainability ranking 

For the fifth time in a row, Henkel is listed as the sustainability leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in the Nondurable Household Products category. In addition, Henkel is the only company in its sector to be represented in both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) and the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index (DJSI Europe). The indices list corporations that follow the principles of sustainable development in their business operations.

Isocyanate-free adhesive sets benchmark in the flexible packaging industry 

Flexibility – not only with regard to packaging, but also along the value chain – is one of the key benefits offered by the latest Henkel innovation Liofol Fast One. The new one-component laminating adhesive features an extremely fast cure, combined with high initial bond strength. At the 7th ICE Europe in Munich, Henkel is presenting the first-ever laminating adhesive that contains no free isocyanates: Liofol Fast One LA 1640-21. Henkel experts with comprehensive know-how will be available to discuss the topic with interested parties, and will present this innovation at Stand 230 in Hall B6.

Faster rotor blade bonding thanks to new technology
Faster rotor blade bonding thanks to new technology 

The energy turnaround and the push to expand renewable energy generation is posing major challenges for manufacturers of wind energy plants. To ensure economic viability, efforts are focusing first on improving the availability and productivity of existing production facilities. One of the wind energy industry’s top priorities is to maximize utilization rates by speeding up manufacturing processes in order to reduce unit costs and achieve a rapid payback on investments. The use of new material technologies is making an important contribution to this.

Henkel builds new adhesives factory in China 

Henkel held a ground breaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction for its 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.

Henkel invests heavily in young engineers 

For three years now, Henkel has been engaging in promoting young engineers. In addition to offering numerous training programs, participation in the annual Formula Student contest for engineering students at the Hockenheimring has become a central component of Henkel’s commitment in this area. The special award for best use of adhesive, which Henkel instituted in 2009, was won this year by the team from Bayreuth University.

Henkel continues solid performance in Q2 
  • Sales increase of 1.6 percent to 3,953 million euros (organic: + 6.3%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 8.0 percent to 514 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.8 percentage points to 13.0 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 8.2 percent to 0.79 euros
  • Growth regions post another double-digit increase (organic: + 11.6%)
  • Market environment characterized by rise in raw material prices and intense competition
Innovative adhesives for the solar industry 

At the 26th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference in Hamburg, Henkel will be presenting powerful solutions spanning the entire value chain. To meet the market challenges, Henkel develops innovative adhesives and sealants, because extremely productive manufacturing processes and new concepts for saving materials and energy are vital to the future viability of the solar industry. Customers looking for more information regarding the innovations or who would like to talk to an adhesives or sealants expert will find Henkel in Hall B6, Stand B11.

Henkel’s Conductive Die Attach Films Enable Leadframe Package Scalability  

Henkel announces that it has worked with STMicroelectronics, one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and advanced chip packaging technology developers, to validate the performance of Henkel’s Ablestik C100 conductive die attach film materials for production of very small package configurations in a process called ScalPack, which incorporates die with extremely small dimensions

Selection is key – Optimal bonding for industrial constructions 

Over the past decades, structural adhesives have evolved into effective and dependable alternatives to conventional joining techniques such as bolting, riveting and welding. They can be used to bond almost all materials commonly employed in industrial manufacturing. One essential aspect is selecting the right bonding solution for each particular construction. But which adhesive solutions are available and which factors must be considered in order to get the best results?

Aerodag Ceramishield saves time and money  

Durable anti-spatter protection for welding equipment is what you can expect from Aerodag Ceramishield, the ceramic dry film coating from Henkel. As confirmed by the independent consultancy REFACONSULT, this coating significantly reduces spatter build-up on welding torches, thereby also reducing production costs and saving time.

Single-source integrated solutions 

The capacity and performance of the diecasting industry is greatly dependent on the development of efficient and sustainable manufacturing technologies. Henkel will be presenting a truly future-aligned product portfolio at GIFA 2011, encompassing innovative solutions right along the entire value chain and offering industrial users all the synergy benefits ensuing from the merger.

Self-extinguishing cable sealant 

In electrical equipment that generates heat, cable bundles must be durably protected against high temperatures. With Terostat 3631 FR, Henkel has developed a flame retardant and easily applied butyl sealant which is especially suitable for applications where low flammability is essential.

Light-triggered fragrance 

Imagine your favorite T-shirt suddenly emitting a wonderful aroma as you step into the sunlight in the morning: what a perfect start to the day! Although this may sound rather futuristic and unlikely, it may well become a reality thanks to the doctorate thesis written by scientist Dr. Olga Hinze of Cologne University. Henkel has recognized her research with a 3,000 euro stipend under the “Laundry & Home Care Research Award” scheme.

Thread sealant for drinking water applications 

Loctite 5776 is the new thread sealant from Henkel specifically engineered for metal threads. The product has obtained German approvals for use in potable water (KTW) and gas (DVGW) piping systems.

Henkel presents new generation of hotmelts  

Under the motto “Take off to tomorrow”, Henkel is presenting a new generation of hotmelts for edgebanding and profile wrapping at the LIGNA 2011 trade fair in Hannover. In addition to high thermal stability and minimal application weights, the innovative hotmelt Technomelt Supreme is characterized mainly by its use of a new polymer base. By opening up this raw materials category, adhesives manufacturer Henkel is offering its customers not only supply security but also a broader spectrum of product solutions.

Joining forces for quality 

At this year’s LIGNA trade fair in Hannover, Henkel is represented as a member of Gütegemeinschaft Dreidimensionale Möbelfronten e.V., a quality association for three-dimensional furniture fronts. Founded in March 2011, the association has set itself the task of establishing a verifiable quality system with the aim of introducing an RAL quality mark. The initiators of this quality association include furniture front manufacturers 3B, Arko and Ilcam as well as finish foil producer Renolit SE and representatives of the panels industry.

Innovative packaging ideas honored 

The winners of the first interactive Henkel Adhesive Packaging Design Contest have been named. From some 400 submitted proposals a jury of business and research experts chose the three most innovative packaging designs for adhesives. The winners of this interactive contest will receive a cash prize of 3,000, 1,500 and 500 euros, respectively. A special award will also be conferred on two contestants who stood out for their exceptional contributions and fairness. They can look forward to an iPad.

S&P upgrades Henkel’s credit ratings to A/A-1 

As a result of Henkel’s improved financial profile and its continued solid business performance, the rating agency Standard & Poor’s today upgraded Henkel’s Corporate credit ratings to “A” long-term and “A-1” short-term (from “A-“ and “A-2” resp.). The outlook is stable.

Markus Dinslacken
New Head of Diversity Management at Henkel 

Henkel employs around 48,000 people from over 110 nations. More than 80 percent of these work outside of Germany and more than half in emerging countries. Henkel is thus one of the most internationally aligned German companies. In addition, almost 30 percent of the managing positions at Henkel are held by women. In light of this, diversity management has always been an important issue for Henkel and is overseen globally by a centrally managed organizational unit.

Non-hazardous graffiti remover 

With its P3 Scribex 400 series, Henkel has developed a safe and environmentally sound cleaning solution for removing graffiti from rail vehicles. Unlike standard products, these cleaners do not require hazard labeling. They contain no hazardous ingredients, have low flammability and a low content of volatile organic compounds (VOC).

Coating technology for robotic welding lines 

Ceramishield RobotIQ is a system developed by Henkel specifically for fully automatic coating of contact tips and gas shrouds in welding robots. This combination of the dry-film coating Ceramishield LW-1 and fully automatic coating equipment offers long-term spatter protection in MIG/MAG robotic welding applications.

Efficient consumption leads to reduced costs 

The key criteria for the use of hotmelt adhesives in the packaging industry include high yield, productivity and long-term availability. Under the Technomelt brand, Henkel is now launching two hotmelt adhesives onto the market that have been developed specifically to meet these requirements. Alongside their bond strength, Technomelt Supra 145 and Technomelt Supreme are compelling products affording low consumption values as well as improved flowability in automatic application systems. Both products make use of a new raw material base, which offers the customer a broader spectrum of products, greater choice and enhanced flexibility.

Heat conductance and fixing in one step 

Sealants with new properties offer advantageous design possibilities in numerous industrial manufacturing processes. One such sealant that is especially suitable for use in refrigeration equipment is Terostat 301. In these applications the first heat-conductive butyl sealant from Henkel replaces classic heat-conductive pastes to improve heat exchange between the inner housing and the heat exchanger.

Henkel to sell its majority stake in Henkel India Ltd to Jyothy Laboratories Ltd 

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Düsseldorf, today announced the sale of its 50.97% stake in Henkel India Ltd, Chennai, India, to Jyothy Laboratories Ltd., Mumbai, India. In an all-cash transaction Henkel sells 59.4 million equity shares at 20 INR each, amounting to 1,187 million INR (approx. 18 million euros) and 68 million preference shares, amounting to 439 million INR (approx. 7 million euros). Henkel will generate a one-time gain of more than 30 million euros. Jyothy Laboratories had acquired a 14.9% stake in Henkel India Ltd from Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd, Chennai, India, in March 2011.

Henkel reports solid start to fiscal 2011 
  • Sales increase of 8.9 percent to 3,823 million euros (organic: +7.2%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 12.1 percent to 473 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.4 percentage points to 12.4 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 21.7 percent to 0.73 euros
  • Growth regions continue to post above-average increases (+14.8 percent)
  • Market environment characterized by rising raw material prices and intense competition
Henkel introduces next-generation solvent-free conformal coating 

Addressing the demanding environmental and reliability requirements of modern printed circuit board (PCB) products, Henkel has formulated Hysol PC40-UMF, a solvent-free conformal coating material that offers outstanding performance while delivering a sustainable alternative to solvent-based coatings.

Assured bonding of light cure adhesives 

Henkel as a systems provider for medical engineering lately developed the brand-new LOCTITE AssureCure system. The revolutionary technology combines a newly developed LOCTITE adhesive with a new monitoring system. This promises to provide a hitherto unrivalled level of reliability and precision in the curing of light cure adhesives as the basis for perfect bonding.

No-clean flux from Henkel delivers exceptional manufacturing latitude 

Designed with modern manufacturing requirements in mind, Henkel Electronic Materials has formulated Multicore MF210, a no-clean sustained activity flux that is compatible with both lead-free and tin-lead processes. The halide-free, resin-free material is effective with a wide range of solder resists, as well as rosin and OSP-based protectants for maximum adaptability.

Henkel joins Holst Centre research network on flexible electronics 

Henkel – the world market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments for consumers, craftsmen and industrial applications, and Holst Centre – an open-innovation initiative by imec (B) and TNO (NL), announce their partnership in the field of flexible electronics. Henkel’s knowhow in adhesives brings a new field of expertise to the Holst Centre’s shared research programs. It aligns with a large number of Holst Centre activities, such as the research towards large-area flexible OPV and OLED lighting and signage.

Henkel supports European Commission in clearing up issue 

The European Commission has imposed fines on several international detergent manufacturers today on grounds of cartel infringements in different Western European countries. Due to its extensive cooperation with the cartel authority Henkel was granted full immunity from fines.

Henkel holds Annual General Meeting 

Held in Düsseldorf on April 11, 2011, 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.

Henkel reconfirms 2012 targets 

Following the successful business performance in 2010, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted today at the company’s Annual General Meeting reconfirmed the financial targets set for 2012. “Our results in 2010 were excellent. Henkel recorded the best year in its company history. We remain focused on our strategic priorities and are confident to achieve our 2012 targets.” Rorsted confirmed the targets for the fiscal year 2011 as previously announced at the company’s annual results press conference in February. “We expect to achieve organic growth of between 3 and 5 percent in 2011 and anticipate an increase in our adjusted EBIT margin to around 13 percent and a rise in adjusted earnings per preferred share of around 10 percent.”

Polish team wins student competition 

Laundry that gets done in an instant with no noise and with total ecological compatibility while hanging in the wardrobe in a kind of clothes bag – it could all come true with a detergent of the future called Persilan Oxygen. At least, that is the idea put forward by Anna Szarecka und Anna Szpot of Warsaw School of Economics, Poland. The two students made a powerful case with their innovative concept for a Henkel product for the year 2050, winning the Henkel Innovation Challenge in the process. And they can be proud of their feat for, having come out top in the international final of this student competition in Berlin, they have seen off some of the best teams the world has to offer.

Henkel takes over Purbond joint venture 

The Swiss-based Purbond AG is now owned 100 percent by Henkel. Initially established as a 50:50 joint venture with Collano AG, also based in Switzerland, Purbond is a leading global supplier of polyurethane adhesives for load-bearing timber constructions.

Process advances for leadframe applications 

The latest in a series of recent materials innovation successes, Henkel Electronics announced the development and commercial availability of its Ablestik C100 series conductive die attach films. With relatively few, if any, conductive die attach films on the market until now, the launch of this material advance effectively establishes the benchmark for conductive die attach film solutions.

High-strength frame bonding within seconds 
The photovoltaic industry is striving to increase productivity while lowering manufacturing costs. With a new generation of elastic adhesives and sealants based on silane-modified polymers, Henkel is now making it possible to attain significantly higher process speeds during automated frame bonding of crystalline solar modules.  more...
A strong brand and a top employer 

“We enjoy working at Henkel, and we’re proud to be part of the successful, global Henkel team.” These are the key messages of Henkel’s new worldwide employer branding campaign that is designed to strengthen the Henkel corporate brand as an employer. At the heart of the new campaign are the Henkel employees themselves, who feature as “company ambassadors”, talking about their careers, their passion for what they do, and what motivates them in their work.

Resin technology brings composite tooling to perfection 

New methods and products for the fabrication of composite parts lead to easier and cost-efficient production processes as well as to higher end product performance. For its innovative benzoxazine prepreg resin used for a new composite tooling material, Henkel and its partner Airtech Europe were selected as a JEC Innovation Award finalist. 

Innovative technologies for composite customers 

From March 29 to 31, Henkel is presenting its innovative solutions with clear benefits for composite customers at the JEC Composite Europe 2011 trade show in Paris. Along with demonstrating the advantages of the products, Henkel representatives will exchange their expertise and experiences with other professionals. 

Henkel recognized once again 

Henkel has been included in the list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” for the fourth year in a row. The ranking, prepared by the US Ethisphere Institute, recognizes companies from around the globe for their exemplary ethical approach to corporate governance and their commitment to sustainable development.

Joining Technology of the Future 

Development of new materials with their wide-ranging application potential poses major challenges for modern bonding technology. In production, adhesive technology enables optimum use of specific material properties and implementation of new construction methods such as lightweight construction. Use of structural adhesives has also become essential to the widely used mixed construction method as well as the application of all kinds of metal, synthetic and fiber composite materials. As the world's leading manufacturer of adhesive and sealants Henkel provides a general-purpose selection of structural adhesives for all kinds of industrial applications with its strong Loctite and Teroson brands.

Henkel delivers record results in 2010 
  • Sales increase by 11.2 percent to 15,092 million euros
  • Organic sales growth of 7.0 percent
  • Share of sales of emerging markets: plus 3 percentage points to 41 percent
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 36.5 percent to 1,862 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 2.3 percentage points to 12.3 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 47.6 percent to 2.82 euros
  • Significantly higher dividends proposed: plus 35.8 percent to 0.72 euros
Sustainability targets achieved ahead of schedule 

Henkel published its 20th Sustainability Report today in conjunction with its Annual Report for 2010. More than 20 years ago, Henkel made a commitment to principles and objectives relating to occupational health and safety, resource conservation and emissions reduction. In 2008, the company announced its targets for 2012. Thanks to determination throughout the organization, these targets had already been achieved by the end of 2010. Measured on a per-ton output basis, energy consumption had decreased by 21 percent, water usage by 26 percent, and the amount of waste generated by 24 percent. Over the same period, the number of occupational accidents fell by 29 percent. These achievements demonstrate that, for Henkel, sustainability is inextricably linked to economic success.

Henkel at the ZOW 2011
New laminating technology for the furniture industry 

At the ZOW 2011 in Bad Salzuflen, adhesive supplier Henkel is presenting tailor-made solutions for the production of visually attractive and high-quality furniture. Thanks to a new laminating process, it is now possible to use a newly developed hotmelt adhesive that combines excellent surface quality with high environmental compatibility.

Expert knowledge for the packaging industry 

Flexible packages are gaining increasingly large market shares throughout the food industry. At the same time, film/foil laminates have to meet ever more stringent technological and food law requirements. With its international series of “Liofol Academy Road Show” events, Henkel offers packaging manufacturers from Eastern Europe region the opportunity to learn about current challenges and about forward-looking solutions for the packaging industry. 

A new look for Henkel 

Henkel is introducing a new corporate design across the company in combination with the launch of its new claim “Henkel – Excellence is our Passion”. “Our new claim summarizes what we stand for as a company and with our brands and our people around the world: we strive to be the best in everything we do,” said Kasper Rorsted, Chairman of the Henkel Management Board. “Both, our new claim and our new visual identity will further strengthen the Henkel brand around the world."

New adhesives to optimize filter manufacturing 

Filters are used in many different areas and applications to clean air and liquids. When producing consumer and industrial goods, adhesives play a decisive role. To meet the high expectations of industry, Henkel invests in research and develops new technologies. At the FILTECH 2011 trade fair, Henkel will be presenting an up-to-date product portfolio for construction of modern filter systems.

Henkel Laundry & Home Care presents awards to outstanding suppliers 

At the 2011 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) – formerly the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) – Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, January 25 to 29, 2011 in Orlando, Florida, Henkel Laundry & Home Care awards two prizes. The “Best Innovation Contributor 2010” goes to The Dow Chemical Company for the best contribution of an external partner delivering outstanding consumer-relevant innovation. The “Best Supply Performance 2010” is conferred to Firmenich and Symrise for their outstanding operational supply performance.

Henkel Interactive Packaging Design Contest 

Starting on Monday, 7th February, Henkel is inviting participants to a packaging design contest. In the Adhesives Packaging Design Contest, everyone with creative skills may submit designs for adhesives packaging. Unlike the usual contests, it will be possible to discuss and vote for the proposals through an online platform; then, a panel of experts from the fields of business and vocational training will select the winner. The best design will be rewarded with prize money of 3,000 euros. The deadline for submission of entries is 18th March 2011.

Complete Solutions for Medical Technology 

Henkel is presenting its innovative solutions along the entire value chain at the MEDTEC Europe 2011 trade show. In addition to a broad range of specialty adhesives designed for the manufacturing of medical devices, an extensive product portfolio for mechanical processing, metal pretreatment and partial cleaning is presented. The full product offering as well as the newest in adhesive technology, provides a solution for the entire production process.

Planned changes to Henkel Management Board completed on January 1, 2011 

January 1, 2011 saw Jan-Dirk Auris and Bruno Piacenza take up their posts on the Henkel Management Board. Auris has assumed responsibility for running the Adhesive Technologies business sector, succeeding Thomas Geitner who resigned his position for personal reasons. Piacenza also joined the Board at the start of the year, being due on March 1, 2011 to succeed Dr. Friedrich Stara as the Henkel Management Board member responsible for the Laundry & Home Care business sector. Dr. Friedrich Stara intends to take retirement as of the end of February 2011.


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