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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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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 to present its composite solutions for the automotive and aerospace industry  

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
Single- and two-component pickling processes for aluminum pretreatment each have their merits 

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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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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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
Henkel presents 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
Eticol product range offers outstanding and sustainable performance 

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

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

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

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Jan-Dirk Auris (r) and Michael Hilton at the Pack Expo fair
10/29/2012
Nordson and Henkel establish 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Loctite SI 5660, a new flange sealant silicon
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 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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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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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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08/13/2012
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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08/01/2012
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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07/26/2012
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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rotor blade bonded with Macroplast UK 1340
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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07/04/2012
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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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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06/22/2012
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 engineering solutions and enhance their skills in applying them.

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

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

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05/15/2012
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 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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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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04/16/2012
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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04/05/2012
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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04/02/2012
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
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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03/28/2012
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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03/26/2012
Loctite Chipbonder now compatible with non-contact dispensing technology 

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

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

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

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03/12/2012
Henkel develops reworkable underfill 

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

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03/09/2012
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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03/02/2012
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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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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02/06/2012
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
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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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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01/09/2012
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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