Press Releases: 2009

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12/21/2009
Light-cure adhesives for medical engineering 

Currently adhesives are as vital to medical engineering as they are to virtually every other branch of industry. The use of this still relatively young joining technology is also likely to further increase in the future. Under the Loctite brand, Henkel offers a wide range of specialty adhesives specifically developed for the production of medical equipment. In particular, light-cure adhesive technologies are playing an ever more important role in this segment. And Henkel is presenting its full, integrated spectrum of innovative solutions for this field at MEDTEC Europe 2010.

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12/21/2009
Terophon HDF minimizes noise in vehicle interiors 

Weight-saving designs are essential in vehicle manufacturing in order to reduce resource consumption and costs. However, the new lightness of automotive being does have its price: noise in vehicle interiors is an undesirable consequence of this trend. With its new Terophon HDF, Henkel has developed a novel and highly efficient acoustic damping material specifically for the automotive and transport industries.

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12/17/2009
Welcome back, Amigos! 

The sixth time in a row the Henkel brands Loctite® and Teroson are official suppliers of Dakar Rally. On January 1, 2010 the starting signal for probably the most sensational rally raid will be given in Buenos Aires. This also marks the beginning of very busy times for the Henkel service team that is accompanying the drivers. Night by night their fast and efficient repairs ensure that the contestants will be able to make it to the starting line the next day.

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12/14/2009
Keeping those windows tight! 

A gas that leaves a footprint? What’s that all about and what has it got to do with adhesives? Well, results from the German Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) pilot project have, for the first time, revealed how much in the way of greenhouse gas emissions is connected to the manufacture of joint sealants for window frames and laminating adhesives – and what percentage of emissions can be cut through their usage. The ‘Carbon Footprint’ is a measure of all the greenhouse gas emissions that occur during the lifecycle of a product.

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12/11/2009
Shine like a star 

There’s a war going on on the shelves, a battle for the consumer’s attention: The more exclusive the design, the better the chance of standing out from the crowd. This is especially true when it comes to print media and lifestyle product packages. With an advanced portfolio of UV-curable coatings and special finishings Henkel offers its customers innovative solutions to win this fight.

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11/27/2009
No Limits – any thread, any application 

Henkel has improved the formulations of its most popular threadlockers – Loctite 243 and Loctite 270 – to meet the evolving industrial requirements and to enable use on an even broader range of substrates. The next generation of these general purpose products offers ultimate performance for new opportunities.

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11/18/2009
Henkel receives European Supply Chain Excellence Award in London 

Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business sector has been recognized with the European Supply Chain Excellence Award 2009, presented by the European business magazine Supply Chain Standard and PRTM, a leading global management consultants firm. An extensive analysis of value chains was the basis of this competition, in which more than 60 different, mostly globally operating companies from all over Europe were shortlisted for the final round.

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Carsten Tilger
11/17/2009
Carsten Tilger appointed Henkel’s new Chief Communications Officer 

Carsten Tilger, 42, will assume the position of Head of Corporate Communications at Henkel effective March 1, 2010. As Corporate Senior Vice President he will report directly to Kasper Rorsted, Chairman of the Henkel Management Board. Carsten Tilger will succeed Dr. Marcus Kuhnert, who is currently heading Corporate Communications on an interim basis in addition to his function as Chief Strategy Officer.

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11/11/2009
Henkel recovery continues through third quarter 
  • Sales down 7.3 percent to 3,485 million euros
  • Decline in organic sales reduced to 2.5 percent
  • Operating profit up 191 million euros to 290 million euros
  • Adjusted operating profit down 1.5 percent to 385 million euros
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11/10/2009
Visit Henkel at the productonica 2009 

The productronica is the world’s leading international trade fair for innovative electronics production.

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Teroson QuickCheck
11/04/2009
Perfect results thanks to Teroson QuickCheck 

Now there is an easy way for body shops to get assurance that a repair work is done perfectly saving time and money on any potential re-work: simply apply Teroson QuickCheck, a new waterborne paint finish simulator from Henkel.

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10/28/2009
Henkel continues positive trend in third quarter 

The positive development of Henkel’s consumer businesses in previous quarters continued during the third quarter of 2009. There was also a further improvement in the results of the Adhesive Technologies business sector, albeit on a significantly lower level than in the previous year.

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10/22/2009
A hotmelt for ice-cold calculators 

Newly developed Technomelt Supra Cool 130 from Henkel unites the best of both worlds: a processing temperature of just 130 °C – previously the preserve of EVA-based hotmelts – fused with all the benefits of Supra technology to give exceptionally high bond strength, outstanding flowability and a much wider range of application suitability.

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10/19/2009
Henkel wins Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Customization and Innovation 

Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business sector is the winner of the 2009 Award for Excellence in Supply Chain Customization and Innovation. This General Industries Award is conferred by Boston Strategies International. The internationally operating consulting firm has conducted an in-depth global supply chain benchmark study in which diverse companies responded from all over the world.

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10/16/2009
Henkel Körösladány is the “Best Factory in Eastern Europe” 

A high-caliber jury composed of experts from academia, business, and trade associations has honored the Körösladány production site in Hungary with the “Factory of the Year/GEO” award in the category “Excellent Production in New EU Countries.” Every year, the business magazine Produktion and management consultants A.T. Kearney recognize companies in this way for their outstanding performance in manufacturing.

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10/16/2009
Deeply in love with hair 

On the occasion of its 111th anniversary, Schwarzkopf showcases hair in a totally new and intriguing way. In a book titled “We Love Hair,” published exclusively for the anniversary, internationally renowned star photographers like Karl Lagerfeld and Russell James present fascinating photo spreads celebrating hair as a true style icon. The book also features sophisticated original stories and anecdotes dealing with hair in an informative and entertaining way – visionary, glamorous, innovative and of a high journalistic standard throughout. The coffee-table book “We Love Hair” can be ordered online from November 2009.

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10/13/2009
Catching the eye 

In the multimedia age, the consumer's attention is a rare and precious resource. When it comes to print media and lifestyle product packages, the more exclusive the design of the print product, the better the chance of its standing out from the mass of information and products. October 14 to 18, Henkel will present MiraFoil on Frankfurt Book Fair 2009, an innovative effect lacquer for overprint finishing that gives surfaces a brilliant and radiant metallic gloss.

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10/13/2009
A hotmelt for all cases 

Offering exemplary manufacturing cost-efficiency, pasting is among the most important of the post-print process technologies. And hotmelts offer a particularly decisive advantage in such applications: because they cool within seconds, yet produce an almost instant adhesive bond of sufficient strength to enable high production speeds. Hence Henkel will be providing an overview of the performance capabilities of its Technomelt hotmelts at the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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10/13/2009
Breath of fresh air for bookbinder 

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 Frankfurt Book Fair 2009, the Company is presenting not only improved products for spine binding, but also emission-reduced PUR hotmelts for side gluing and endpapering.

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10/13/2009
Cured Within Minutes 

When processing magazines and other soft cover products, bookbinders are faced with a constant worry. Since conventional PUR hotmelts take up to eight hours to cure, reliable quality checks are only possible after the completion of an entire job, even in the case of large print runs. In the worst case, this can mean a high level of wastage and complaints and generate high costs. Henkel is now taking this weight off bookbinders’ minds. At Frankfurt Book Fair 2009, the Company is presenting a PUR adhesives system that part-cures in a matter of minutes with the aid of UV light and permits immediate quality checks.

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10/13/2009
Berger chooses Purmelt MicroEmission 

Right from its inception 140 year ago to today, the Berger printing company has been in the hands of its founding family. This Austrian concern with its long-standing traditions is currently being managed by members of the family’s fourth and fifth generations. Strict customer focus, able employees and the highest of quality standards have made Berger in Austria one of the most successful companies in its industry. Now, together with Henkel, these master printers are also setting new standards in occupational health and safety.

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09/21/2009
Weather-resistant PV Backsheets with Liofol 

From September 21 to September 25, Hamburg will be donning the guise of center of the solar system as it hosts the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC). During the first four days, the conference will be accompanied by an exhibition for which 800 companies have registered, among them Henkel.

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09/21/2009
Solutions for the Photovoltaic Industry 

Solar power is becoming an ever more important ingredient in the energy mix of the future. As a system supplier offering innovative adhesives, sealants and cleaners for the entire value chain of the photovoltaic industry, Henkel has a significant role to play in this domain. And at the end of September, the company will be presenting its solutions for this sector at the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (EU PVSEC) in Hamburg, Germany.

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09/21/2009
Conductive Solutions for the Thin Film Photovoltaic Interconnections 

End of September will bring the who’s who of the photovoltaic industry to the 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference in Hamburg. At the accompanying trade fair (September 21 – 24) Henkel shows a broad variety of solutions covering the entire photovoltaic process chain. Take for example the electrically conductive adhesives from Henkel’s Emerson & Cuming™ Range.

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09/18/2009
Simone Bagel-Trah New Chair of Henkel’s Shareholders’ Committee 

Today, the Shareholders’ Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA elected Simone Bagel-Trah as its new Chairwoman. Bagel-Trah takes over this office from Albrecht Woeste who has been a member of the committee since 1976 and became its Chairman in 1990. This coming Tuesday, Simone Bagel-Trah is also due to be elected Chair of Henkel’s Supervisory Board. This completes the transition from the fourth generation of the Henkel family to the fifth. The change at the top of these two supervisory bodies had already been announced at the Henkel Annual General Meeting of spring 2008.

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09/14/2009
Aerodag Ceramishield - And Spatter Doesn’t Matter 

The whole world of welding technology will be in the spotlight at the 17th international ESSEN WELDING FAIR. From September 14 to 19, 2009, the most comprehensive international fair in the sector will present a complete overview of the latest developments and innovations relating to all aspects of joining, cutting and coating. More than 1,000 exhibitors from 42 nations will be present in Essen, among them Henkel – for the first time.

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09/14/2009
Sustainable labeling solutions for the beverage industry 

Within the beverage sector, drinktec is regarded as a premier forum for innovations with global reach. This world-leading trade show, to be held at Munich’s Neue Messe site between September 14 and 19, will be showcasing 1,500 exhibitors from some 70 countries and is expected to attract around 70,000 visitors from more than 160 countries. Henkel will also be around in Munich, presenting a range of sustainable solutions for the beverage industry.

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09/03/2009
A creative journey into the year 2050 

Students please take note! The third “Henkel Innovation Challenge” – an international student competition – is about to get underway. The company is seeking talented individuals of all disciplines wishing to put their creativity and expertise to the test and compare their abilities on an international scale. Would-be participants are invited to log in at www.henkelchallenge.com and register their details by December 14, 2009. An exclusive language holiday awaits the winners. They will also have the unique opportunity of personally meeting Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted.

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09/03/2009
Sustainability: Henkel’s leading position confirmed 

International consumer goods manufacturer Henkel has once again been included as a leader in its sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. The Index lists corporations that follow the principles of sustainable development in their business operations.

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09/02/2009
Hard Work 

The enormous power the Terex machines wield requires the reliability that Loctite adhesives and sealants can ensure. Locating studs of the differential or sealing of the rigid flanges. This is a perfect example of how Loctite products provide optimisation in production.

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09/01/2009
Bactericide-free cutting fluids without bacterial growth 

Henkel has developed novel water-miscible, bactericide-free cutting fluids. Even the addition of bactericides is unnecessary. The new Multan products are easy to use, decrease health risks to employees, and successfully implement prospective EU Biocides Regulations.

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09/01/2009
Providing benefits for customers 

Henkel provides clear benefits for composite customers with innovative solutions in structural bonding, mould release and high-performance resins. From October 27 to 29, these technologies will be in the focus at the Henkel booth at COMPOSITES EUROPE 2009 fair in Stuttgart. The aim is to demonstrate the advantages of the products and exchange experiences with experts.

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08/31/2009
Henkel with new IT providers in the future 

Henkel signed IT agreements with Accenture, IBM and Unisys. “We are delighted to have reached a solution with our new providers that is based on state-of-the-art technologies and work methods and allows us to satisfy the demands of our IT users even more efficiently and cost-effectively,” said Dr. Peter Wroblowski, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Henkel.

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08/21/2009
Efficient cleaning of laminating machines 

In the packaging industry, significant resources are often allocated to the job of cleaning adhesive residues from laminating machines. Indeed, manufacturers of flexible packaging invariably find themselves using large quantities of solvent-containing cleaning agents of the type subject to special labeling requirements. However, Henkel is able to offer a significantly more resource-efficient, environmentally sound and, in health terms, compelling alternative in the form of its specialty cleaner Liofol EcoPower.

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08/05/2009
Henkel shows positive trend in Q2 
  • Sales fall 5.0 percent to 3,485 million euros
  • Organic sales decline 5.3 percent
  • Operating profit increases from 113 million euros to 279 million euros
  • Adjusted operating profit decreases 17.2 percent to 308 million euros
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07/23/2009
Unveiling a colour experience of unseen intensity 

As market leader and fashion expert for colourations Schwarzkopf Brillance is setting new standards for colour. With Brillance Intense Couleur Schwarzkopf has developed three new shades of fascinating intensity – inspired by the glamorous world of Anna Netrebko the celebrated opera diva. Featuring 15% more colour pigments alongside the proven Diamond-Shine formula the new product line offers more colour intensity as well as longer lasting colour brilliance. The three new trend shades from Brillance Intense Couleur will be available in stores from August 2009.

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07/23/2009
Anna Netrebko for Brillance Intense Couleur 

From August 2009 opera star Anna Netrebko will be the face of “Brillance Intense Couleur“, the new subline of Schwarzkopf’s successful coloration brand Brillance.

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07/23/2009
Leading in Health & Safety 

With the new threadlockers Loctite 2400 and Loctite 2700 Henkel once again asserts its position as a technology leader. The latest innovations to come out of the company’s Dublin labs are a medium and a high-strength threadlocker with a “white” Material Safety Data Sheet.

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07/20/2009
Two major awards for Henkel 

International consumer goods manufacturer Henkel has garnered honors in two renowned US communications competitions. For the fourth time in a row, the company received the highest accolade in the roll of the world’s best with the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) conferring platinum on the 2008 Henkel annual report in the “Consumer Consumables – Household/Personal” category. And in the globally established Stevie International Business Awards, Henkel’s new training film explaining the company’s corporate branding strategy garnered gold.

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07/16/2009
Henkel consolidates position in Fortune 500 ranking 

Henkel has made a gain of 20 places in the annual survey of the world’s 500 highest-revenue companies published by the US business magazine Fortune. In the overall ranking, Henkel holds position number 448 compared to 468 last year. And for the first time, Henkel has also gained entry this year in the list of companies making the biggest jump in profits, taking 36th place in that ranking.

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07/15/2009
Ernst Primosch to terminate his service with Henkel 

Ernst Primosch, Corporate Vice President Corporate Communications at Henkel, will terminate his service with the company.

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07/14/2009
Clothes make the man, labels make the brand 

… and something else is crucial for the success of a product: a wafer-thin layer of adhesive film providing perfect bonding of a label. Henkel is a supplier of highly performing adhesives and intelligent system solutions for all kinds of labeling applications in the beverage industry. The company will present its latest product innovations at Drinktec 2009 in Munich, Germany.

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07/02/2009
Young Scientists Meet Nobel Prize-Winners 

As scientific forums, the Nobel Prize-Winner Conferences held in Lindau are quite unique. Every year since 1951, young researchers from different countries have been meeting with Nobel Prize-winners at this town on Lake Constance. From June 28 to July 3, a total of 580 students from 67 countries are discussing aspects of sustainable chemistry with 23 Nobel Prize-winners. This year for the first time, Henkel facilitated the participation of 60 chemistry students from 20 countries.

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07/01/2009
Quality & Responsibility 

Christian-André Weinberger, Corporate Senior Vice President und Global Chief Marketing Officer and Sustainability Council representative for the Laundry & Home Care business at Henkel explains why sustainability is a success factor, why performance – based on sustainability – is setting a new standard of quality, and why innovative, sustainable consumption can lead us out of the crisis.

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07/01/2009
Responsibility all along the line 

Sustainability is more than environmental protection and social engagement. At Henkel, sustainable development starts with the selection of the raw materials for its branded products, involves manufacturing, distribution and communication, and takes the use phase and disposal into account as well, thus encompassing the entire value chain. At an information event on July 1, experts used practical examples to demonstrate how the company exercises its responsibility in its Laundry & Home Care business and why this is so important, especially in challenging times.

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07/01/2009
Working together for more sustainable consumption 

What is sustainability? How can sustainability be measured in different brands such as Persil, Terra Activ and Somat? When is one solution more sustainable than another? The Henkel-Sustainability#Master of the Laundry & Home Care business sector gives answers to these questions. The computer-aided method developed by Henkel makes it possible to assess whether products and processes are more sustainable relative to a starting situation.

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07/01/2009
Information and facts about Henkel detergents and cleaner production 

at the Holthausen site in Düsseldorf, Germany

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06/29/2009
Picnic, Children’s Paradise and Top Class Sports 

The best jockeys and most expensive fillies are once again scheduled to go head to head in Düsseldorf on August 2 in one of the most important horse races on the European calendar. More than ever, Henkel Race Day featuring the ‘Preis der Diana' German Oaks is an experience that really should not be missed.  Ideal for a family day out, the Grafenberg track will, on this day, be transformed into a festival park with many attractions plus a picnic meadow.  Admission costs from 2.50 euros per person and 20,000 visitors are expected to pass through the turnstiles.

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06/19/2009
Official laminating technician qualification now available 

For the first time, Henkel can now offer laminating technician courses accredited by the Düsseldorf Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CoCI). Henkel’s Liofol Academy study program offers participants theoretical and practical training, leading to the qualification of laminating technician in the field of flexible packaging.

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06/03/2009
Technology change in textile lamination 

The use of hotmelt adhesives is becoming increasingly popular in textile lamination. When deciding on new plant investments, manufacturers are tending more and more to opt for the hotmelt lamination alternative – simply because of the many advantages that this offers over conventional technologies.  As a world leader in the production of industrial adhesives, Henkel has a range of innovative product solutions for textile lamination to showcase at this year’s Techtextil trade fair in Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

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05/26/2009
Meeting the needs of a changing industrial society 

This spring Henkel is launching two new products developed to meet the needs of a changing industrial society: The anaerobic adhesive Loctite 5188 and the anaerobic threadlocker Loctite 276 are a result of Henkel’s close co-operation with key players in the automotive and other industries. To harness the full power of the Loctite brand, the company is rumoured to be launching a massive advertising campaign soon in addition to the product launch.

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05/20/2009
Henkel recognized for ecological commitment 

For more than 133 years, Henkel has been combining leading brand performance with responsibility toward people and the environment. In Cologne on May 19, Henkel received the 2009 Plus X Award – conferred as part of a major European technology competition – for its standing as an “Ecologically Committed Company”. Also recognized were the company’s new liquid laundry detergents marketed under the Terra Activ brand.

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05/06/2009
Henkel affected by economic downturn 
  • Sales increase of 3.1 percent to 3,258 million euros
  • Organic sales decline of 7.0 percent
  • Adjusted operating profit fell 26.1 percent to 235 million euros
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share declined 39.2 percent to 0.31 euros
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05/05/2009
Exceptional Performance without Lead and Halides 

With the majority of the electronics industry fully on board with lead-free manufacturing, solder paste materials requirements are now moving beyond basic functionality and toward more advanced, truly enabling capabilities. Addressing these needs, Henkel has engineered Multicore® LF700™, a new lead-free, halide-free solder paste that has been formulated to deliver a wider range of benefits and performance characteristics than older-generation and competitive products.

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05/05/2009
Henkel Launches Next-Gen Underfill 

In a remarkable breakthrough for underfill materials development, Henkel has engineered and launched a new underfill system that delivers on an unprecedented array of complex and demanding requirements, including room temperature fast flow, low temperature cure and reworkability. The new material, Hysol® UF3800™, has been specifically designed for use with today’s CSP and BGA devices and is particularly well-suited for handheld communication and entertainment applications.

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05/05/2009
Henkel Launches Ground-Breaking Film Technology 

Advancing the performance of electrically conductive film technology, Henkel has developed and launched Emerson & Cuming® CF3366™, a ground-breaking film technology that offers a robust alternative to traditional conductive materials.

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04/30/2009
European students thrive on competition 

In the fall of 2008, Henkel launched its second international student competition under the name ‘Henkel Innovation Challenge’. Now the finals in Brussels have just come to an end. The eleven best student teams from throughout Europe presented their ideas before an international jury comprised of Henkel managers. As ‘business development managers’, they elaborated a concept for a Henkel product in the year 2050. The winners were the team representing the Netherlands studying at the Rotterdam School of Management. These upcoming talents presented a compelling concept for an innovative, environmentally compatible detergent able to function without water.

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04/21/2009
Henkel again recognized 

Henkel has once again received public recognition as a socially responsible company: for the second time running, the Ethisphere Institute and Forbes Magazine, both of the USA, have included Henkel in their list of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies”. Only two German companies have made it to this list. Among the selection criteria are corporate social responsibility, management style and innovative strength.

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Kasper Rorsted and Albrecht Woeste
04/20/2009
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting 

Today’s Annual General Meeting of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA in Düsseldorf provided around 2,500 shareholders with an overview of the company’s development and performance in fiscal 2008.

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04/20/2009
Albrecht Woeste to hand over to Simone Bagel-Trah 

Albrecht Woeste, Chairman of the Supervisory Board and of the Shareholders' Committee of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA announced at today's Annual General Meeting of the company that he would be retiring from these offices in September 2009 and would be proposing to the members of both corporate bodies that they elect Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah as his successor. This handing-over of the corporate baton from the fourth to the fifth generation of the Henkel family was first announced last year.

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04/06/2009
Henkel receives “Supply Chain Management Award 2009” 

A jury of twelve experts from industry, academia, specialist magazines, and business consultants honored Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business sector on April 3 with the “Supply Chain Management Award 2009” for the successful global reorganization of its supply chain. The award is presented annually to the manufacturer with the best supply chain.

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03/17/2009
Teamed Up To Serve The Customer 

Customers are the real winners in Henkel’s recent acquisition: The merging of Acheson’s Forging and Pressure Die Casting competencies into the Henkel fold is creating an exceptionally broad portfolio of solutions for the metal industry.

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03/12/2009
Henkel issues 1 bn Euro Senior Bond 

Henkel has today successfully placed a 1 bn Euro Senior Bond. The bond has a term of 5 years and matures on March 19, 2014. The bond pays a coupon of 4.625 percent and has been issued at a price of 99.86 percent. Closing is expected to take place on March 19, 2009. The bond will be listed at the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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03/10/2009
Henkel makes biggest contribution to sustainability 

U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart has selected Henkel to receive the “Wal-Mart Sustainability Award". Henkel was recognized as the one company demonstrating the most comprehensive approach to sustainability and making a substantial contribution to Wal-Mart’s sustainability strategy.

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03/09/2009
Henkel takes German top spot 

According to the annual survey conducted by the American business magazine Fortune, Henkel is Germany’s most admired company. The Fortune ranking of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” is one of the most renowned corporate rankings worldwide. On the international front, moreover, Henkel took second place behind Procter & Gamble in the “Soaps and Cosmetics” category.

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03/02/2009
A breath of fresh air 

In order to support the production managers in their search for effective ways to maximise productivity while reducing costs, Henkel continues to deliver customer benefits through strategic innovation. Henkel’s AEROBOND system is one example which is substantially reducing process times and simultaneously improving efficiency in lamination in the paper and wood industries, now with 150 customers worldwide.

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02/26/2009
Communicating the value added 

People purchasing a branded Henkel product expect the highest quality. However, this is not the only demand satisfied by such products. For more than 130 years, Henkel has been combining leading brand performance with responsibility toward people and the environment. Last year, Henkel launched a broad-based, global sustainability initiative under the slogan “Quality and Responsibility”. Henkel is committed to open dialog in this regard – not only with the community of sustainability experts but with customers and consumers as well.

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02/25/2009
Henkel increases sales and earnings 
  • Strong sales growth of 8.1 percent to 14.1 billion euros
  • Organic sales growth of 3.0 percent
  • Adjusted operating profit*: +9.1 percent to 1,495 million euros
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share*: +3.2 percent to 2.26 euros
  • Sales in growth regions: +3 percentage points to 37 percent of total
  • Proposed dividends kept at prior-year levels
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02/25/2009
Sustainability as a success factor 

Global competition is posing new challenges for all market players. In meeting these challenges, it is becoming increasingly important to combine product performance with responsibility toward people and the environment. Henkel has already been working toward achieving sustainable development for more than 130 years. The company sees its sustainability strategy – which encompasses the entire value chain – as an opportunity to set itself apart from its competitors and offer added value to customers and consumers.

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02/24/2009
At Home in the Future 

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” When Neil Armstrong uttered these memorable words on becoming the first man on the moon on July 20, 1969, the future instantly became reality. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Henkel was also causing quite a stir with something pretty revolutionary of its own. For it was also 40 years ago that the world’s first glue stick from Pritt began its conquest of the planet. In the intervening years, Pritt has regularly reinvented the future of bonding, making more headway than the generation of Armstrong and co. could ever have imagined.

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02/12/2009
Ingenious innovators with a nose for business 

Some things are just too amazing to be true. At least, that’s what some people think. Nevertheless, true they most certainly are! And at Henkel, the development hit list is constantly being replenished with product innovations that not only prove doubters wrong, but also occasionally turn the market on its head. Each year the “Fritz Henkel Awards for Innovation" are conferred for just that kind of “interference”. Named after the company's founder, appropriately these accolades are in recognition of the kind of genius and business acumen that he represented in his time and that Henkel’s employees are to this day encouraged to emulate.

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02/06/2009
Achievements internationally recognized 

Combining economic success with corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a constant feature of Henkel’s business philosophy for over 130 years now. And in international terms, too, Henkel counts among the leading companies in this domain. So when it came to conferral of the first ever “European Corporate Responsibility Award” in Prague on February 5 this year, Henkel was once again among the finalists.

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02/05/2009
Goals for a good cause 

Henkel, the international branded consumer goods manufacturer, is acting as an Official Sponsor of an IIHF World Championship for what is now the third time running. The world’s ice hockey elite will be gathering in Switzerland from April 24 to May 10. During the tournament, Henkel will be prominent with its corporate brand and the product brands Persil (laundry care), Ceresit (building products) and LePage (adhesives) in the stadiums in Berne and Zurich. In addition, Henkel is combining its role as sponsor with its “Henkel Smile” corporate citizenship program. Henkel is donating 50 euros for every goal scored during the tournament, with the total sum going to a children’s aid project. Fans and spectators also have the chance to actively support this good cause.

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01/27/2009
Henkel Laundry & Home Care presents awards to outstanding suppliers 

At the 2009 Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, January 27 to 31, 2009 in the United States, Henkel Laundry & Home Care awards two prizes. The “Best Innovation Contributor 2008” goes to Rohm and Haas for the best contribution of an external partner delivering consumer-relevant innovation. The “Best Supply Performance 2008” is presented to BASF for its outstanding operational supply performance.

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01/26/2009
Promoting climate-compatible consumption 

Energy efficiency and the climate compatibility of processes and products are among the key quality criteria of the future. Henkel has long been committed to maximizing energy efficiency in both production and the ensuing products. Now Henkel is also taking part in Germany’s “Product Carbon Footprint” pilot project with the aim of driving forward the development of appropriate methods for determining all climate-relevant emissions attributable to a product – reliable techniques that are capable of generating transparent and comparable results. The project participants have now presented a range of concepts for calculating and analyzing product-related green house gas emission balances.

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01/26/2009
Corrosion Protection in Light-Weight Construction 

The combination of materials is gaining importance in the light-weight construction of automobiles. In particular, aluminium sheet constructions are used for the weight reduction of car bodies. The corrosion protection in contact areas is a major challenge. Henkel has taken care of this issue in a joint project together with partners in industrial and institutional research, and has developed a new surface technology. Granocoat LT renders a corrosion resistance that was previously unachieved.

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01/23/2009
Schwarzkopf celebrates its 111th anniversary with a gala in Munich 

More than 400 international guests from media, industry and society accepted Henkel’s invitation to the large anniversary gala at the Wappenhalle in Munich and celebrated the 111th birthday of Schwarzkopf until the early hours of the morning. Top models such as Eva Padberg, Franziska Knuppe and Bojana Panic were among the glamorous guests that walked the red carpet. After the welcoming address by Hans Van Bylen, Executive Vice President Cosmetics/Body Care Henkel, Tina Müller, Corporate Senior Vice President, responsible for the worldwide hair, face and oral products business at Henkel, and Norbert Koll, Corporate Senior Vice President Schwarzkopf Professional, the guests let themselves be inspired by the 111-year long history and the numerous innovations of Schwarzkopf while enjoying cocktails and finger food. A large brand history exhibition showed not only the milestones from the past, but also the current new products and innovations of 2009. Video projections on the topic by media artist Dirk Bonn were met by enthusiasm from the audience and clearly set the international standard.

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01/22/2009
An overview of 111 years of successful innovations 

It was 111 years ago that the chemist Hans Schwarzkopf ran his small drugstore in Berlin. Today Schwarzkopf – one of the strongest brands of parent-company Henkel – handles with all products in the categories coloration, hair care and styling. Thanks to it’s extraordinary growth over the years, Schwarzkopf belongs to the market leaders. Alongside the retail brands (Schwarzkopf Retail) Schwarzkopf also includes professional products (Schwarzkopf Professional) in its brand portfolio. The company is dedicated to the development of innovative product technology and has up to now over 7,600 patents pending. With a finger on the pulse of innovation, Schwarzkopf has revolutionised the market with technical breakthroughs and innovations.

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The new Pattex Power Tape from Henkel is one and a half times stronger and sticking even to wet surfaces.
01/19/2009
Pattex Power Tape: The Strongest Power Tape Ever 

Henkel increased the adhesion of its Pattex Power Tape making it the strongest Power Tape ever. The new tape is so strong that it adheres even to wet surfaces.

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01/16/2009
40 years of experience in the aerospace market 

Whoever travels from Europe or the American East Coast to Asia will fly over the Arabian Gulf. Due to the geographic location and the young, up-coming airlines of the gulf-states, the Middle East Region records massive growth across all segments of the aerospace industry and leads in many ways in terms of innovation and expansion. For the first time now the MRO Middle East Conference & Exhibition takes place in Dubai. As a supplier of innovative adhesive systems for the aerospace industry, Henkel is also well represented at this event.

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01/16/2009
Henkel Innovation Letter 

The first Henkel Innovation Letter in 2009 informs concisely about the different innovations made in the business sectors Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies.

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