DRIVING INNOVATION THROUGH COLLABORATION
INSPIRATION CENTER DÜSSELDORF
Experience our state-of-the-art R&D facilities, groundbreaking technologies, inspiring working environment, and our long-lasting partnerships during your Inspiration Center Düsseldorf (ICD) visit.
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At Adhesive Technologies, we believe that we need to collaborate to innovate. In the Inspiration Center Düsseldorf (ICD), we spearhead the future of adhesive technologies and drive customer-centric innovation across the world. We welcome customers, partners from industry, and academia to engage with our experts and jointly develop innovative technologies.
Are you looking for innovative technology solutions by learning from other application examples and being supported by an experienced partner? Then we would like to invite you to the ICD. Interact with our experts, be inspired during a customized ICD tour and innovate during a technology exploration workshop.
The ICD is a must for all packaging material innovation professionals as it shows how to increase creativity in this field. It is indeed a true translation of ‘We Make It Happen’.
Packaging Innovation Specialist
The ICD visit showed me the range of Adhesive Technologies' technology portfolio and enabled me to find new solutions.
Manufacturing Research & Development Manager
The visit was great, especially the well documented examples from other industries that helped to inspire and ignite ideas that could be applicable in our industry!
Sports & Fashion Innovation Director
I highly recommend others to visit the ICD because the experience was amazing, immersive, and educational.
Automotive Pretreatment & E-Coat Plant Manager
The visit to the ICD was insightful and refreshing. It made me think of all possibilities on how we can leverage Henkel's capabilities and use them to our CGM technology.
Plastic Components & Assembly Category Manager
Accelerate your innovation process
Experience the ICD and find new technology solutions to your challenges via a customized ICD tour, during a technology exploration workshop or both:
Customized ICD tour
Experience the latest innovation trends and technologies through digital and hands-on demonstrations as part of a customized guided tour. Depending on your interests, you can select a variety of different stations to be part of your tour. More information on these can be found below.
Technology exploration workshop
Engage with our experts and jointly develop customized technology solutions that fit your needs. Our labs and digital tools will be available to support your innovation journey.
Automated Lab & Digital data platform
Consumer Adhesives Inspiration Hub
Advanced Automation Solutions Lab
Technology Center for Furniture & Building Components
Battery Application Center
Lab of Printing Technologies
Be inspired by a digital, interactive 270° experience and discover our broad technology portfolio and innovative strength.
The interactive design allows us to tailor your visit by demonstrating and linking your business to our technology expertise, which spans 800 industry segments, 20,000 applications and more than 10,000 solutions.
Discover the mega trends that are shaping our world and businesses through physical and digital exhibits. Each exhibit provides a practical example of how our solutions can be leveraged to overcome the technical challenges coming along with the mega trend at hand, and as a result enable safer, more reliable, more cost-efficient, and more sustainable designs.
Experience the first automated lab in the adhesive industry: an advanced, data-driven laboratory that automatically prepares, tests and screens new formulations. Connected to our Automated Lab is a cloud-based digital platform that captures the entire material development process. Each function facilitates the collection and analysis of clean, harmonized data, thereby enabling shorter development timelines.
In our Consumer Adhesives Inspiration Hub, we provide an inspiring space and means for deep dive into solutions we offer, products we market and knowledge we carry. Here, tailored to your visit, we showcase our capabilities and portfolio and work with you to develop new solutions that better support consumers in their projects. What's special about this is that you can touch and test our solutions on site.
Learn how we are expanding our general manufacturing and MRO portfolio to include data-driven IIOT solutions for the process industry, such as predictive maintenance and smart chemistry. Our customers benefit from continuous monitoring and reducing manual inspections, lowering costs by reducing unplanned downtime, increasing sustainability and reducing SHE risks, as well as protecting the operator's reputation and avoiding catastrophic failures, among other benefits. In addition, Henkel sealants and Sonderhoff Formed-in-Place-Foam-Gasketing (FIPFG) technology provide tailored solutions for mass production to protect internal systems from harmful contaminants.
Get inspired on how we shape innovations based on long-term and trusting partnerships with our 130,000 customers from all industries. To this end, we regularly invite our strategic partners to our Inspiration Center Düsseldorf and promote the open exchange of ideas. Our customers benefit from strengthened relationships and market positions, knowledge sharing and expansion of competencies, development of solutions that can only be worked out together, as well as improved customer solutions and shorter time-to-market.
Learn how we build process simulations using industrial equipment for future innovative products with the help of our 4 technology centers. Customers benefit from the development of algorithms used for the introduction of AI to replace operators (e.g. Smart Edge) and Henkel Connect tools with the aim of providing application support to customers via remote control.
The Battery Application Engineering Center is Henkel’s innovation hub for E-Mobility applications. It comprises two main facilities: the Battery Application Center, where we collaborate with our customers on next-generation material solutions, and the remote Battery Test Center dedicated to active battery testing and material behavior analysis.
Discover how we create data-driven solutions through formulation, printing and innovating within the Lab of Printing Technologies. By printing technologies, we mean 3D Printing, Printed Electronics and Electrically Conductive Adhesives (ECA). In this lab, new design ideas are turned into digital 3D and 2D manufacturing innovations, leveraging Henkel's advanced materials science and automation capabilities.
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More about Innovation
Discover current Henkel press releases and social media about innovation at Adhesive Technologies:
Henkel launches a new injectable thermally conductive adhesive for EV battery systems
As a global leader in automotive adhesives, sealants, thermal materials and functional coatings, Henkel Adhesive Technologies is dedicated to help solve the challenges of OEMs and battery manufacturers to accelerate the transition toward zero-emission mobility. Therefore, Henkel has extended its broad portfolio of solutions for EV battery systems with a first-of-its-kind injectable thermally conductive adhesive. The new adhesive – Loctite TLB 9300 APSi – provides both structural bonding, as well as thermal conductivity in the battery system. The breakthrough product has already been adopted by one of the world’s largest EV battery manufacturers.
Henkel opens Adhesive Technologies Technology Center in Bridgewater
Henkel, a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has officially opened its Technology Center in Bridgewater, New Jersey, US. Occupying 70,000 square ft., the center provides a unique and interactive destination for the company’s strategic partners and customers. The facility showcases Henkel’s entire technology portfolio of adhesives, sealants, functional coatings and specialty materials and supports an environment for collaboration with customers from over 800 industry segments to develop innovative solutions.
Low-pressure, thin bond line thermal interface material (TIM) from Henkel brings best-in-class thermal management solution for next-gen ICs
Adding to its broad portfolio of thermal interface material (TIM) innovations, Henkel today announced the commercial availability of Bergquist Hi Flow THF 5000UT. The phase change film TIM marks a significant milestone in thermal management materials development, allowing for low mechanical pressure to achieve thorough wet out and an ultra-thin bond line at the interface. This is critical for challenging package designs with complex architectures, such as lidless multi-chip devices used in high-performance compute and industrial applications.
Taking paper packaging forward: Henkel and UPM Specialty Papers present recyclable, grease-resistant paper solution
As brands seek more sustainable packaging options, new coating technologies for fibre-based packaging are unlocking the full potential of paper. At Interpack 2023, Henkel and UPM Specialty Papers presented two recyclable paper solutions created through a joint development between the two companies that push the performance of barrier papers to an unsurpassed level of grease resistance – offering a heat-sealable alternative to conventional plastic packaging. By combining Henkel coatings with UPM packaging papers, the innovative combined solutions provide fully recyclable alternatives for both food and non-food packaging applications.
Novel 1-step cure active alignment adhesive accelerates high-resolution ADAS camera assembly
Loctite Ablestik NCA 01UV is the latest innovation that is bringing unprecedented speed, efficiency, and sustainability to the assembly of high-resolution advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) camera and lidar modules. Henkel’s new active alignment adhesive can be cured in a single step with just three seconds of UV LED light exposure, circumventing the need for oven curing to save time, energy, and CO₂ emissions.
Henkel debuts ultra-high thermal conductivity pressure-less sintering die attach adhesive that meets automotive grade reliability standards
Henkel today announced the addition of Loctite Ablestik ABP 8068TI to its growing portfolio of high thermal die attach adhesives. With 165 W/m-K thermal conductivity, the new pressure-less sintering die attach paste boasts the highest thermal capability in the company’s semiconductor packaging portfolio, meeting performance requirements for high-reliability automotive and industrial power discrete semiconductor devices.