Press Releases: 2013

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

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

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Henkel at Euroguss 2014
12/18/2013
Integrated solutions for the foundry industry 

Europe’s biggest trade fair in the die casting field is scheduled to take place in Nuremberg on January 14 to 16, 2014. The international die casting community will be meeting at Euroguss for the tenth time to exhibit and discover innovative solutions in their specific fields of material forming and processing technology. Henkel too will be represented, showcasing numerous products from its Bonderite and Loctite product portfolio. 

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12/13/2013
Henkel Beauty Care acquires plant in Eastern Europe 

Henkel has completed the acquisition of a Beauty Care plant in Russia from Wellchem Holding GmbH, Austria. The fully operative factory is located near Moscow in the Noginsk area.

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12/12/2013
Henkel successfully completed restructuring of its 1,500 million euros revolving credit facilities 

On December 10, 2013, Henkel successfully completed the refinancing and amendment of two credit facilities with a total amount of 1,500 million euros. The transaction includes the replacement of the company’s 700 million euros revolving credit facility with a new 5-year facility to 2018 and the price amendment of the existing 800 million euros facility. Both credit facilities are now subject to the same interest rates. The facilities serve as a backup for Henkel’s Commercial Paper programs, securing flexible liquidity for the company.

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Henkel expert Dr. Monika Tönnießen
12/11/2013
Monika Tönnießen to Speak at VDI Conference 

The safety of plastic packaging for food and cosmetics will be a major topic at the Association of German Engineers’ (VDI) “Wissensforum”, a conference taking place on December 11 and 12 in Nuremberg, Germany. Dr. Monika Tönnießen, a Henkel expert for product safety and regulatory affairs, will speak about current adhesive trends and present the European Adhesives Association’s (FEICA) “Food Contact Status Guidance”.

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Henkel expert Dr. Joerg Feesche.
12/02/2013
How to Determine the Safety of a Food Contact Adhesive 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe”, Henkel presents a new whitepaper on the topic of how to determine the safety of a food contact adhesive. In his whitepaper, Henkel expert Dr. Joerg Feesche explains what the company does to constantly improve its adhesive portfolio to fulfill customer demand and legal requirements.

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Henkel expert Dr. Monika Tönnießen
11/28/2013
Webinar „Adhesives in Food contact: Legislation today and tomorrow“ 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe,” Henkel will be holding a webinar on „Adhesives in Food contact: Legislation today and tomorrow“ on December 5, at 10:00 AM (CET). Dr. Monika Tönnießen will speak about the strong legal requirements which are valid for Henkel’s packaging adhesive solutions. 

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

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

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Cover Quarterly Report Q3/2013
11/12/2013
Henkel reports strong performance in third quarter 
  • Solid organic sales growth of 4.2%
  • Sales impacted by foreign exchange effects: 4,184 million euros (-2.6%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +6.5% to 672 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +1.4 percentage points to 16.1%
  • Adjusted EPS again with double-digit growth: +11.1%*
  • Very strong organic sales growth in emerging markets
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Henkel expert Dr. Monika Tönnießen
11/11/2013
Webinar “Migration – How to restrict its effects” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe”, Henkel will be holding a webinar on November 22 from 10:00 to 10:45 AM (CET) on the topic: “Migration – How to restrict its effects”. In this interactive webinar Dr. Monika Tönnießen gives an introduction to these factors which are influenceable by the food packaging industry. 

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

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

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European Supply Chain Excellence Award
11/08/2013
Henkel amongst this year’s winners of the European Supply Chain Excellence Award  

Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business sector has been recognized for the second time with the European Supply Chain Excellence Award 2013, presented by the European business magazine Supply Chain Standard in association with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. More than 50 mostly globally operating companies were shortlisted for the final round of this competition, which honors outstanding achievements in the field of Supply Chain across Europe.

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Loctite Multicore HF 212 is a halogen-free, lead-free solder paste
11/07/2013
Henkel Develops High-Performance Halogen-Free Solder Paste 

The Electronics Group of Henkel continues to expand its halogen-free materials portfolio with the launch of Loctite Multicore HF 212, a halogen-free, lead-free solder paste ideal for today’s high-value PCB assemblies.

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

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

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Henkel expert Elodie Picard
10/31/2013
Requirements for self adhesive labels 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe”, Henkel presents a new whitepaper about “The requirements for self adhesive labels”. In her whitepaper, Henkel expert Elodie Picard explains how the company is constantly adapting its adhesive portfolio to fulfill customer demand. 

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Henkel transparent encapsulants also optimally protect electronic components
10/29/2013
Solutions for durable luminaires and lamps 

Henkel will be showcasing its range of products for lighting applications under the Technomelt and Loctite brands at the Strategies in Light Europe fair and conference from November 19 to 21 in Munich. Offering benefits like high transparency and temperature resistance, the products are particularly suitable for manufacturers of lighting devices.

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Henkel expert Ralf Eberhardt
10/24/2013
Webinar “Food Contact Materials: Hotmelt adhesives” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe”, Henkel will be holding a webinar on “Food Contact Materials: Hotmelt adhesives” on November 7 from 10:00 to 10:45 AM (CEST). There are different packaging materials that come into direct contact with food, and so Henkel’s packaging adhesives do. In this interactive webinar Dr. Monika Tönnießen and Ralf Eberhardt will talk about the migrating substances in hotmelts, the right formulations for Henkel adhesive solutions and the use of mineral oil substances.

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Henkel expert Hartmut Büsching.
10/14/2013
Webinar “Food Contact Materials – Points to Consider” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe,” Henkel will be holding a webinar on “Food Contact Materials – Points to Consider” on October 17 from 10:00 to 10:45 AM (CEST). Henkel’s water based adhesives are important products for various food packaging applications. Hartmut Büsching and Monika Tönnießen will present the regulatory background for these adhesives and the points which have to be considered for the risk assessment. In addition they will explain difficulties and mistakes which can occur during the application and the migration tests and they will look forward to answer your questions.

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The fully automatic Loctite impregnation process
10/11/2013
First-class service right at the customer’s door for the automotive industry 

In opening its new impregnation service center at Saint-Priest, France, at the beginning of September, Henkel has further extended the range of services on offer to automobile manufacturers in Europe, with the added benefit of optimized availability close to the client plant. As the world’s leading manufacturer of impregnating agents and fully automatic process technologies for sealing porosities and cracks in metal castings and electronic components, Henkel – with its an extensive product portfolio under the Loctite brand – reliably meets the requirements of modern automotive applications.

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New Loctite polyacrylate liquid sealant/gasketing products
10/08/2013
Highly flexible gasketing technologies for the automotive industry 

Henkel is appearing at this year’s Productronica (November 12 to 15 in Munich, Germany), where it will be presenting, in particular, its innovative liquid sealant and gasketing products for the automotive industry. With its two polyacrylate-based liquid gasketing products Loctite 5883 and Loctite 5810 B, the world market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatment technologies is able to offer solutions which, thanks to their high flexibility and minimal permeability, ensure optimum results in the sealing of transmission control systems.

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Together for Sustainability initiative
10/07/2013
More sustainability in the chemical supply chain 

In order to enhance sustainability within the supply chain the chemical companies BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, LANXESS and Solvay joined forces in the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative. The TfS initiative has successfully concluded its first year of piloting sustainability assessments and audits in global supply chains.

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Henkel’s transparent encapsulants
10/01/2013
Highly transparent products for attractive and durable luminants and lighting solutions 

High-performance hotmelts and silicones will be at the center of Henkel’s exhibits at the 2013 productronica trade show, which takes place in Munich, Germany, from November 12 to 15 this year. The company will be showcasing its new range of products for electrical applications under the Technomelt and Loctite brands. Offering the benefits of high transparency, some are particularly suitable for lighting applications.

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Supreme Keratin: first professional Smoothing Infusion System
09/24/2013
Supreme Keratin – Welcome to the Beauty Hub! 

The times of frizzy, rebellious hair being difficult to tame are over! So are bad hair days as well as women’s frustration about repetitive boring hairdos because of their unmanageable hair. Discover Supreme Keratin, Schwarzkopf Professional’s first Smoothing Infusion System which smoothes the hair and transforms it long-lastingly into glamorous perfection. It provides the solution for beauty aficionadas, who have always dreamt of luxuriously smooth and shiny hair – and effortless styling. Frizzy hair, undesired curls or unruly waves are turned into beautifully soft, manageable, smooth and shiny hair, which is much easier and faster to style every day. Complemented by an innovative home regime, Supreme Keratin provides glamorous, long-lasting results for up to twelve weeks, which are even intensified with repetitive use. Supreme Keratin is available from September 2013 in Schwarzkopf Professional partner salons.

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Dr. Matthias Frischmann
09/23/2013
Webinar “Product Efficiency Testing”  

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe,” Henkel will be holding a webinar on “Formulation Reconstruction and Product Efficiency Testing” on September 23 from 10:00 to 10:45 AM (CEST). Dr. Matthias Frischmann will talk about the analysis of consumer goods and the successful analytical techniques and product efficiency testings of the analytic department. He will also talk about the importance of new food packaging solutions.

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Pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) for manufacturing labels
09/20/2013
A new combined product portfolio for the pressure sensitive label industry 

At this year’s Labelexpo Europe 2013 from September 24 to 27 in Brussels, the industry event for the label industry, Henkel will be presenting its complete range of pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) for manufacturing labels, tapes and self-adhesive films. With the acquisition last year of the high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives product range of the US-based specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries Inc., Henkel has further enhanced its competencies in high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives and can offer a broader product portfolio.

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

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

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Dragon Plant opening ceremony in Shanghai
09/18/2013
Henkel opens world’s largest adhesives factory in China 

Henkel has today inaugurated the world’s largest adhesives factory in Shanghai. With this new production facility the company is expanding its production capacity in a major emerging market and will deliver its innovative adhesive technologies more quickly to the growing number of customers based in China and the Asian region.

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

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

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Farmers working at sustainable oil palm farm
09/17/2013
Henkel and Solidaridad foster smallholder program to support a sustainable palm oil industry 

Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business sector, development organization Solidaridad and other partners will start a three-year program in Honduras (Central America) to improve livelihoods of 5,000 workers and 7,500 farmers and their families. It is the goal to build up sustainable supply chains for both palm oil and palm kernel oil that can be certified against the Principles and Criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The project is aiming to change 80 percent of the total palm oil production area in Honduras, this is one of the first projects to cover such a big part of the palm oil production area in one country.

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Henkel Innovation Challenge
09/12/2013
Wanted: Enthusiastic students, visionary ideas and compelling concepts 

Coinciding with the start of the new academic year, Henkel’s international student competition – the “Henkel Innovation Challenge” – kicks off once again. For the seventh time, Henkel calls on students from all over the world to submit their visionary ideas and concepts for new Henkel products and technologies. Under the slogan “Create. Learn. Grow.”, student teams from a total of 30 countries are invited to submit their innovative and sustainable ideas by December 11, 2013 at www.henkelchallenge.com. A special focus will be on countries in emerging markets such as Brazil, Turkey, China and Russia.

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Dow Jones Sustainability Index
09/12/2013
Henkel confirms leading position in sustainability ranking 

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

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MRO Europe 2013
09/11/2013
Structural Adhesive Solutions for Composite Repair 

As a speaker at this year’s “MRO Europe 2013” exhibition and conference in London from September 24 to 26, 2013, Henkel will discuss the importance of its innovative repair technologies for the aerospace industry. In the presentation track entitled “Advanced Material Repair Technologies”, Dr. Ulrike Schmidt-Freytag, Technical Customer Service Manager EMEA at Henkel, will discuss the repair of composite structures in aircraft, including bonding, out of autoclave processing, wet lay-up surfacing films and lightning strike repairs. In addition, Mr. Marc Gomez, Global MRO Segment Manager – Aerospace at Henkel, will moderate a roundtable presentation track entitled “Detection and Inspection in Composite Materials”, where industry leading experts discuss the latest developments and practice in non-destructive testing (NDT) technology. With its high-performance structural adhesive product portfolio under the Loctite brand, Henkel offers solutions for the repair of composite parts and structures in ready-to-use packaging configurations for its aerospace MRO customers. Henkel’s products, which are qualified by major OEM’s, is readily available from its global network of authorized aerospace distributors.

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Innovative cutting fluid Bonderite L-MR
09/09/2013
Bonderite L-MR makes mobile plant construction “greener”  

“As long as you change the engine oil regularly, the vehicle will just go on running,” says Jocke Höök with not a little pride in his voice. The talk is about a Swedish manufacturer, widely known as a maker of commercial vehicles of exceptional robustness. However, this bold claim applies particularly to the company’s yellow-colored heavy-duty construction machinery, parts of which are manufactured in a plant in central Sweden, which also happens to be where communications manager Höök has his office.

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Henkel joined forces with the SAVE FOOD initiative
09/09/2013
Henkel joins the “Save Food” initiative 

Safer food packaging is a common objective of both Henkel and the SAVE FOOD initiative. Hence Henkel – the world’s largest manufacturer of adhesives for the packaging industry – has now joined forces with the initiative, the purpose of which is to promote dialogue between business, researchers, politicians and the public at large on the subject of avoidable food wastage.

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Csaba Szendrei, Head of Henkel’s Packaging, Consumer Goods and Construction Adhesives business
09/02/2013
“Demand for food-safe packaging adhesives on the rise” 

The range of applications served by adhesives is broad indeed, with many forms of food packaging included in the list. Henkel’s recently launched “Food Safe Packaging” initiative is especially directed at those responsible for food safety, quality managers, packaging developers, purchasers and other stakeholders wishing to better acquaint themselves with the issue of food-safe packaging. Csaba Szendrei, new Head of Henkel’s Packaging, Consumer Goods and Construction Adhesives business talks about the importance of food-safe adhesives.

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Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe
08/26/2013
Whitepaper “Some tips to prevent contamination” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe”, Henkel offers a whitepaper with “Some tips to prevent contamination”. Dr. Monika Tönnießen provides in her whitepaper an overview about the different kinds of contamination caused by packaging.

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ESSENTIAL LOOKS 2.2013 by SCHWARZKOPF PROFESSIONAL
08/19/2013
LAUNCHING The Essential Looks COLOUR BURST Collection  

Last year Essential Looks started a buzz for high performance colour that sent ripples of inspiration the world over. This year Schwarzkopf Professional used the Buzz generated by the last book as a creative springboard to push boundaries even further.  Powered by their understanding of stylists’ daily lives as well as a relentless appetite for game-changing innovation, Schwarzkopf Professional have created a book that effortlessly combines inspiration, insight and expert guidance for leveraging all areas of salon life. In July 2013, the brand introduces its highly-acclaimed Autumn/Winter edition of the Essential Looks Collection. Welcome to the Colour Burst!

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Schwarzkopf Professional launches OSiS+ Session Label
08/19/2013
Ultimate styling performance straight off the catwalk!  

The bustle and dash of the backstage during an international fashion show, a professional photo shoot or an exclusive celebrity styling – these are the kind of situations where top stylists need to rely on precise and high performing products for inspiring catwalk styling results. Products ensuring the results that professional session stylists demand are an absolute must. The new OSiS+ Session Label range by Schwarzkopf Professional unites precise styling performance with premium catwalk styling quality, giving stylists exactly what they need to create stunning catwalk styles. The range, which includes Strong Hold and Flexible Hold Hairspray, Salt Spray, Silk Shine Cream and Moulding Paste, enables infinite styling variations and delivers results that look as if they’ve stepped straight off the catwalk. The range is presented in a clean black design and is available from September 2013 exclusively in Schwarzkopf Professional Partner Salons.

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Henkel expert Dr. Matthias Frischmann
08/19/2013
Whitepaper “Analysis of Non-Intentionally Added Substances” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe”, Henkel offers a whitepaper about the “Analysis of Non-Intentionally Added Substances”. Dr. Matthias Frischmann explains in his whitepaper the necessity to identify and trace non-intentionally added substances like impurities, manufacturing by-products and degradations. Also he provides an overview about the different analytical techniques, which are applied to identify these substances down to the lowest levels. 

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08/12/2013
Whitepaper: “Henkel’s Food Contact Statement” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe”, Henkel presents a whitepaper about “Henkel’s Food Contact Statement”. In her whitepaper, Dr. Monika Tönnießen explains how Henkel, as part of the supply chain for food contact materials, follows the European food contact legislation and performs risk assessment for its food packaging products.

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Henkel Quarterly Report Q2/2013
08/08/2013
Henkel records strong performance in second quarter 
  • Sales rise 1.9% to 4,286 million euros (organic: +4.0%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +8.2% to 660 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +0.9 percentage points to 15.4%
  • Double-digit growth in adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): +10.3%*
  • At 45 percent, share of sales in emerging markets reaches new high
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The 2013 Technology Advisory Board
08/06/2013
Research partnerships for more sustainability 

How can even more energy be saved when doing the laundry? What active ingredients in cleaning products serve to further reduce the required dosage? And how can concentrated formulations reduce water consumption? These and similar questions relating to increased sustainability in washing and cleaning are a constant subject of research performed by Henkel in cooperation with partners from the world of science and industry. In the field of fundamental research especially, collaborations with universities constitute an important component of Henkel’s innovation management approach.

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15 years of Henkel support for the social engagement
08/01/2013
Overwhelming employee engagement 

Fifteen years MIT: 15 years of Henkel support for the social engagement of its employees past and present. For it is through the MIT Initiative (“Make an Impact on Tomorrow”) – founded in 1998 – that Henkel channels donations and sponsorship in various forms to its employees and retirees around the world as a means of bolstering their volunteering activities. In these 15 years, more than 10,500 projects have been supported in over 50 countries around the world. And on the occasion of this 15th anniversary of the MIT Initiative, the Management Board of the company has not only allocated an annual donation budget of around 1.8 million euros but also a special fund for additional anniversary projects.

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

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

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Henkel expert Dr. Matthias Frischmann.
07/22/2013
Webinar “Formulation Reconstruction and Product Efficiency Testing” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe,” Henkel will be holding a webinar on “Formulation Reconstruction and Product Efficiency Testing” on July 25 from 10:00 to 10:45 AM (CEST). Dr. Matthias Frischmann will talk about the successful analytical techniques and product efficiency testings of the analytic department as well as the importance for new food packaging solutions.

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Henkel’s new Food Safe Packaging Academy
07/15/2013
Webinar “Food contact materials: Points to consider” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe,” Henkel will be holding a webinar on “Food contact materials: Points to consider” on July 18 from 10 to 10:45 AM (CEST). Mrs. Monika Tönnießen and Mr. Dennis Bankmann will talk about the framework regulation regarding food contact materials and Henkel’s involvement in this area.

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Dr. Wiebke Drenckhan has been awarded the Henkel Laundry & Home Care Research Award
07/12/2013
Award-winning foam research 

Whether for the protection of delicates in the wash or improving the adhesion of cleaning agents on smooth surfaces, for many laundry and home care products, the right foaming behavior is key to achieving good results. Now, Dr. Wiebke Drenckhan has been awarded the Henkel Laundry & Home Care Research Award, which carries a prize of 3,000 euros, for research into foaming behavior optimization performed at the Université Paris-Sud, France.

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

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

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

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

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Laboratory Manager Matthias Frischmann in a Henkel Central Analytics lab
07/10/2013
The experts for food safe packaging 

Time and time again we hear reports about incidences in which the ingredients used in packaging materials migrate into the comestible contents. Frequent causes include printing inks on labels or the use of contaminated waste paper. Among other things, Henkel’s Central Analytics department is involved with the production and quality control of adhesives for food safe packaging. As a scientifically independent and accredited testing agency, it regularly assesses packaging materials submitted for investigation – both by Henkel and by external customers.

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Barbara Kux
07/09/2013
Barbara Kux joins Henkel Supervisory Board 

Barbara Kux has been appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of Henkel AG & Co. KGaA effective July 3, 2013. A member of the Management Board of Siemens AG and its Chief Sustainability Officer, Barbara Kux takes the place of Thierry Paternot who, for personal reasons, resigned his tenure at the beginning of the year. Barbara Kux will be nominated for by-election as a shareholder representative on the Supervisory Board at the next Annual General Meeting in April 2014.

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Henkel expert Dennis Bankmann
07/09/2013
Webinar “Smart Cure Laminating Adhesives” 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe,” Henkel will be holding a webinar on “Smart Cure Laminating Adhesives” on July 12 from 10:00 to 10:45 AM (CEST). Mr. Dennis Bankmann will talk about the risks associated with primary aromatic amines in food packaging and shows Henkel’s food safe packaging adhesive solutions to minimize these risks.

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New Loctite Fixmaster Marine Chocking foundation for steam engines
07/08/2013
Epoxy resin from Henkel supports propulsion system of historic coastal steamer “Prinz Heinrich”  

Jonny and Hinni each weigh somewhere in the region of two and a half metric tons. Despite their considerable age of more than 100 years, the two will soon be in a position to once again show exactly what they can do. The aged steam engines develop around 200 horsepower and, from this fall, will once more be powering the restored coastal steamer “Prinz Heinrich” as it returns to its erstwhile service, taking passengers to the North Sea islands.

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Webinar on “Risk assessment in the supply chain”
07/01/2013
Webinar “Risk assessment in the supply chain“ 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. On its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe,” Henkel will be holding a webinar on “Risk assessment in the supply chain” on July 4 from 10:00 to 10:45 AM (CEST). Mrs. Monika Tönnießen will give an overview about regulatory requirements and show Henkel’s contribution in terms of information flow along the supply chain.

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Henkel and c-LEcta start research collaboration
06/19/2013
High-performance enzymes for laundry detergents 

Henkel and c-LEcta have entered into a collaboration to develop novel enzymes for more sustainable laundry detergents targeting persistent, highly consumer-relevant stains on textiles. In the joint research project c-LEcta will identify substances based on the company’s proprietary enzyme engineering technologies. Henkel’s extensive experience in developing detergent enzymes and formulations will allow determining the ingredients which are most suitable for better stain removal during single-wash applications.

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The RobecoSAM Sustainability Award Gold Class 2013 was conferred upon Henkel
06/17/2013
Gold for Henkel  

Henkel garners another sustainability accolade: On June 20, 2013, specialists in sustainability investing RobecoSAM will, for the second consecutive year, be conferring their “SAM Sustainability Awards,” with Henkel due for honors as the Gold Class and Sector Leader in recognition of its successes in pursuing sustainable development. One of the selected few, Henkel will be receiving its award as the top sustainability performer in the “Nondurable Household Products” category at a ceremony in Frankfurt am Main. Kathrin Menges, Executive Vice President Human Resources and Chair of Henkel's Sustainability Council, will be appearing personally to receive the honor. “We are very pleased to have done so well in this ranking. This award confirms our position in the vanguard of sustainable development and serves as a further spur for us to extend our lead as we continue to drive progress in this domain," says Kathrin Menges.

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Henkel products used within the tissue industry
06/14/2013
Henkel to sponsor tissue industry event in Italy 

As the only adhesives manufacturer Henkel is sponsoring the “It’s tissue” open-house fair and information program. This major trade event is due to take place from June 22 to 30 in Lucca, Tuscany (Italy), the hub of Europe’s tissue industry.

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

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

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Henkel’s new Food Safe Packaging Academy
06/04/2013
“Food Safe Packaging” in interactive webinars 

Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer – is deeply committed. And now, from June 6, 2013 on its newly created knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal Europe,” Henkel will be holding live weekly webinars as a vehicle for providing decision-makers with useful information on selected topics related to this theme.

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Robot manufacturers now use innovative assembly solutions
05/31/2013
Adhesives solve challenges of robot manufacturers 

They can lift loads weighing tons, operate under harshest conditions and work 24 hours a day without a break. Since the early 1960s, robots have conquered the industrial world. These astonishing machines are increasingly constructed using adhesive technologies from Henkel. Now, even robot arm elements can be bonded with structural adhesives.

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05/22/2013
Collaboration revolutionizes automotive manufacturing 

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

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Mobile website Loctite Maintenance Expert Guide
05/17/2013
Loctite Maintenance Expert Guide for Smartphones and Tablets 

Nowadays the smartphone in particular is an ever present companion, offering fast access to information ranging from public transport schedules, restaurant finders and beyond. Not only from a personal level, mobile devices are becoming more and more a daily companion for professionals in their daily work. Henkel has now launched a mobile website specifically for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) technicians with product information and wide-ranging tips on application techniques for its key brands like Loctite.

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Henkel Laundry & Home Care at the ECR Europe Conference
05/15/2013
Focusing on sustainable consumption 

Held on May 14 and 15, the ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) Europe Conference & Marketplace saw experts and decision-makers from the consumer goods sector meet to exchange views on a range of interrelated issues. Henkel was also again represented at this specialist congress to discuss the future trends and challenges affecting the industry. At the center of this debate is the question as to how all parties along the value chain can work together to encourage sustainable consumption – from the manufacture of sustainable products to communication at the point of sale.

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Henkel offers innovative technologies for modern elevator construction
05/14/2013
Adhesives in elevators on the way up  

Climbing out onto the viewing platform of London’s new “secret” landmark, the Shard, yields an unforgettable panorama. In fact, the trip to the 244 meter high 68th storey of the skyscraper is an experience in itself. The elevator zips skyward at a dizzy six meters per second. Meanwhile, the London Symphony Orchestra plays sounds specifically composed to soothe the car occupants from the off. For tourists from around the world, this has become an engrossing experience, the full enjoyment of which owes not a little to modern adhesives, sealants and surface treatment technologies supplied by the world market leader in the adhesives field: Henkel.

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Teroson RB 8275, a liquid applied sound deadener (LASD)
05/14/2013
New sound deadening material is better for the environment 

A trend is taking hold across the automotive industry – sound-deadening materials that can be sprayed onto car bodies by robots are increasingly replacing bitumen mats. Henkel is now introducing the fourth generation of its rubber-based acoustic materials to the market.

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Henkel’s product developers are keen to promote the process of information interchange with all partners
05/13/2013
Henkel launches initiative aligned to enhancing safety in food packaging 

Adhesives are essential for many forms of food packaging, and so is the wealth of expertise in this field available from Henkel, the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer. Henkel’s know-how can contribute considerably to providing confidence and peace of mind in the eyes of the food industry and consumers alike. Now, with its comprehensive information platform “Food Safe Packaging,” Henkel intends to make this expertise even more widely available to decision-makers in the food packaging sector.

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Impressive finishes with Technomelt CHS 700 / 710 reacTec
05/10/2013
Henkel showcases adhesives for the furniture industry 

Henkel is appearing at LIGNA 2013 from May 6 to May 10 in Hannover, where it is presenting its range of new adhesives for the furniture industry. Aside from high heat resistance and low application weights, these innovative products also create a visual appearance that can very much enhance the quality of the end result.

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Henkel Quarterly Report Q1/2013
05/08/2013
Strong earnings growth in first quarter 
  • Sales rise 0.6% to 4,033 million euros (organic: +2.5%)
  • Adjusted operating profit: +8.9% to 600 million euros
  • Adjusted EBIT margin: +1.2 percentage points to 14.9%
  • Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): +10.3%* to 0.96 euros
  • Strong sales growth in emerging markets (organic: +8.2%)
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Henkel offers a wide range of product systems for various applications in the production of vehicle interiors
05/07/2013
Single-source solutions for automotive interiors 

With the automotive industry’s fast-growing use of lightweight technologies and sustainable products, plus the ever present desire to reduce process cost, increasing attention is also now being given to innovative solutions for vehicle interiors. Taking place in Stuttgart from June 4 to June 6, “Engine Expo 2013” – Europe’s most important international trade fair for engine technologies – will be featuring a special show entitled “Automotive Interiors Expo” dedicated to the passenger compartment. Henkel will also be participating here, showcasing at its stand not only products for the manufacture of powertrains but also comprehensive single-source solutions for the assembly, installation and lamination of high-quality interior components.

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adhesives for food-safe packaging
04/29/2013
Henkel to take part in ECR Europe Conference 

Henkel’s appearance at the ECR (Efficient Consumer Response) Europe Conference & Marketplace, a consumer goods sector event scheduled for May 14 and 15 in Brussels, will focus on food safety in packaging applications.

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Henkel at Engine Expo 2013
04/22/2013
Step by step: Innovative solutions from Henkel for the powertrain 

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

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04/19/2013
Sustainability and performance harmonized 

Henkel has set itself some ambitious sustainability targets, strengthening its resolve to make more progress in this area. In short, Henkel wants to achieve more with less. Reduced material input, avoidance of waste, improved water conservation and more safety both at work and for consumers are objectives right at the heart of Henkel’s approach to adhesive development.

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Henke Annual General Meeting 2013: Kasper Rorsted and Dr. Simone Bagel-Trah
04/15/2013
Henkel holds Annual General Meeting 

Held in Düsseldorf on April 15, 2013, 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 1,500 attended the event.

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Henkel Annual General Meeting 2013
04/15/2013
Henkel reconfirms 2013 guidance  

At Henkel’s Annual General Meeting today, CEO Kasper Rorsted reviewed the company’s successful performance over the preceding four years and outlined Henkel´s new strategy and financial targets for the period through 2016. Referring to the challenging economic environment between 2008 and 2012, he said: “We stayed on track and implemented our strategy. Despite all the headwinds, we succeeded in achieving our targets and even exceeding them.”

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

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

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Henkel has garnered the coveted “Supplier of the Year Award”
03/28/2013
Henkel once again named “Supplier of the Year” 

For the second time in a row, Henkel has garnered the coveted “Supplier of the Year Award” conferred by the world's largest manufacturer of beverage cans, UK company Rexam PLC. Bestowed by the Rexam Beverage Can Europe division, Henkel received the accolade for, among other reasons, new products successfully launched last year, and with projects implemented at Rexam aimed at increasing the cost efficiency of production processes.

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Henkel has developed highly reliable adhesives, solder materials and underfills innovations.
03/27/2013
Highly reliable solutions for microelectronics  

Innovative electronic materials must fulfill several key goals at once. They have to deliver consistently reliable technical performance in harsh environments, while also improving the sustainability profile and cost-effectiveness of production operations. These requirements are essential especially in the automotive industry. To meet them, Henkel has developed highly reliable adhesives, solder materials and underfills innovations, which will be debuted at SMT trade show in Nürnberg from April 16 to 18. 

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Henkel’s new high-reliability solder alloy 90iSC
03/25/2013
High-Reliability Pb-Free Solder Alloy for High-Temperature Applications 

Developed alongside and accepted by the automotive industry, Henkel announces the commercial availability of 90iSC, a high-reliability, lead-free solder alloy for demanding high-temperature applications.  The alloy, which addresses the drawbacks certain products experience with traditional SAC alloys, has been proven as a viable lead-free solution for applications where extremely high reliability is required.

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Bruno Piacenza explains the topic of sustainability to children
03/25/2013
1,000 ambassadors for a more sustainable world 

To heighten the awareness of employees for sustainability and strengthen their engagement in this area, the Laundry & Home Care business sector of Henkel has established a “Sustainability Ambassadors” program. In online seminars, the employees obtain an overview of the global challenges involved in sustainable development and learn more about Henkel’s own sustainability strategy. Since the program began in July 2012, around 500 employees have successfully completed this training. This figure should rise to 1,000 by the end of 2013.

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Winners of the Henkel Innovation Challenge
03/21/2013
Product idea 2050: “Syoss BREATHE” 

The international final of the “Henkel Innovation Challenge” in Shanghai saw 18 student teams from all over the world competing against one another. The students had three days in which to showcase their visionary ideas and themselves to a panel of Henkel managers. The jury ultimately selected the team from Germany as having submitted the best product vision for the year 2050. Susann Tiffany Leuchtmann, who is currently studying at the Copenhagen Business School, and Niels Henning Adler from the University of Mannheim are this year’s winners of the “Henkel Innovation Challenge”. In the final, the duo’s idea, “Syoss BREATHE” – a photosynthesis hair care product line – saw off the concepts entered by their international rivals to secure first place. 

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

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

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Aquence PS 6025 is especially suited for sticking transparent films
03/19/2013
New clear-on-clear water-based acrylic PSA with unique technology to resist water whitening 

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

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Henkel’s Optal XP range performs better in tests
03/15/2013
Scientific tests substantiate advantages of casein-free labeling adhesives in bottle cleaning process 

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. Worries that these innovative adhesives could cause problems in bottle cleaning plants have proven to be groundless.

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ESSENTIAL LOOKS by Schwarzkopf Professional
03/14/2013
'Colour Buzz' - The ESSENTIAL LOOKS 1:2013 World Tour in Berlin, Germany 

'Welcome to the Colour Buzz' – the start of a new era. On the 3rd of March, 2013, a global community of 3.000 hairdressers from 48 countries came together to celebrate the NEW, history-in-the-making ESSENTIAL LOOKS collection 1:2013 by Schwarzkopf Professional.

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Henkel Innovation Challenge
03/13/2013
Best student teams compete in Shanghai 

The international final of the student competition titled “Henkel Innovation Challenge” is due to take place in China’s second largest metropolis from March 18 to March 20, with teams from around the world. Among others, teams from China, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, Mexico and Russia will compete against each other in Shanghai. In total 18 international teams, each consisting of two students, will be competing against each other at the showdown in Shanghai.

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

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

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Loctite Eccobond UV9060F and Loctite Eccobond EN 3707F deliver an impermeable barrier
03/07/2013
Encapsulants for Sensitive Components 

Formulated to address the drawbacks of alternative products, Henkel Electronic Materials announces the commercial availability of two encapsulants for selective protection of environmentally-susceptible components. The materials, Loctite Eccobond UV9060F and Loctite Eccobond EN 3707F, deliver an impermeable barrier to potential environmental influences and offer manufacturers cure process flexibility and deposition traceability.

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Cover Henkel Annual Report 2013
03/06/2013
Henkel’s sales and earnings reaching record levels 
  • Sales rise 5.8 percent to 16,510 million euros (organic: +3.8%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: +15.1 percent to 2,335 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: +1.1 percentage points to 14.1%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): +17.8% to 3.70 euros
  • Strong performance in the emerging markets (organic: +7.8%)
  • Proposed dividend: +18.8 percent to 0.95 euros per preferred share
  • 2013 set to be another year of growth
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Cover Henkel Sustainability Report 2012
03/06/2013
Working together for sustainability 

Henkel is publishing its latest Sustainability Report today. The focus of this 22nd issue is on the implementation of the sustainability strategy that the company presented in 2012. At the core of the strategy is the goal of achieving more with less. Henkel intends to triple its resource efficiency by the year 2030. To achieve this ambition, Henkel is actively involving its employees in its strategy implementation programs and working with its partners to drive sustainability along the various value chains. 

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Henkel at JEC, Paris
02/25/2013
Frekote for high-gloss plastic components 

The Frekote products that Henkel will exhibit at the JEC Composites fair are highly efficient solutions for complex mold geometries. During the exhibition centering on the composites industry, which takes place from March 12 to 14 in Paris, the world’s leading adhesives manufacturer will present its product portfolio for the sector. Frekote is not only the brand for outstanding mold release agents; users also benefit from Henkel’s expertise in the development of customer-specific solutions.

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Henkel Logo
02/20/2013
Henkel to acquire Polish Laundry and Home Care brands from PZ Cussons 

Henkel has signed an agreement with the UK-based consumer products company PZ Cussons Plc to acquire their Polish Laundry and Home Care brands. The transaction includes predominantly detergents and fabric softeners of the “E” brand, and other smaller brands. The business operates mainly in Poland but also includes activities in Russia and other Central Eastern European countries.

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Loctite, Bonderite, Technomelt, Teroson, Aquence
02/19/2013
New branding architecture for the Henkel adhesive technologies business serving industrial markets 

Henkel will introduce a new branding approach for its industrial adhesive technologies business. The company’s brand portfolio has grown strongly over the past decades and has enabled Henkel to become the global market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments. To improve the navigation through the brand portfolio, Henkel will now re-group its industrial business for adhesive technologies under five technology cluster brands, each of which will represent a cluster of specific technologies and applications.

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Infineon's IGBT module EconoPACKTM+ with TIM
02/14/2013
New type of paste with enhanced thermal conductivity for modules 

Power electronics are experiencing a continuous rise in their power densities. As a consequence, thermal management for today’s power semiconductors must be integrated as early as their design phase. Only then can reliable cooling be safeguarded over the long term. A particularly important role is assigned to thermal conduction at the link between the component and the heat sink. In these cases, materials are often used that cannot meet the growing requirements. In its search for a remedy, Infineon Technologies AG has incorporated a TIM material solution from Henkel Electronic Materials to now make available a heat conducting compound optimized specifically for the architecture of power semiconductors in modules.

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Ashland awarded for “Best Supply Performance 2012”
01/31/2013
Henkel presents awards to outstanding suppliers 

At the 2013 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, January 28 through February 2 in Orlando, Florida, Henkel recognized five suppliers for their outstanding cooperation. The “Best Innovation Contributor Award” was conferred to Novozymes and Dow Corning. Prize winners of the “Henkel Sustainability Award” were Monosol and Evonik Industries. The “Best Supply Performance Award” went to Ashland.

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The 2013 Sustainability Yearbook placed Henkel in its “Gold Class” category.
01/28/2013
More sustainability accolades for Henkel 

Henkel has been honored a further three times as a leading proponent of sustainability in its sector – both within Germany and in comparison with its international peers. And the company has also taken top positions in recent online sustainability communication rankings.

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New Metylan brand ambassador: Manuel Neuer
01/18/2013
Manuel Neuer, keeper of the German national football team, teams up with Metylan 

2013 sees 26-year-old Manuel Neuer, goalkeeper of the German national football team and Bayern Munich, at the heart of a German-wide advertising campaign launched by Metylan, the internationally successful Henkel brand for wallpapering products. The motto of this team play: "Metylan for a perfect hold – just like our Number 1."

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New solutions for the packaging market
01/15/2013
Henkel and DaniMer form alliance to deliver bio-based hotmelt adhesives for packaging 

Henkel, one of the leading adhesive companies, and DaniMer Scientific, LLC, a recognized leader in bio-based material technology, announced today that they have formed an alliance to develop hotmelt adhesives that use bio-based raw materials. The initial target for these bio-based hotmelt adhesives will be the consumer packaging market including applications of end of line and labeling.

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