Oct 19, 2016 Düsseldorf / Germany
Henkel presents bonding solutions at K 2016
Henkel Adhesive Technologies and KraussMaffei, one of the world’s leading producers of manufacturing and processing machinery for plastics, have been working together for several years. The companies are demonstrating the collaboration at this year’s K, the worldwide leading plastics exhibition, from October 19 – 26 in Düsseldorf. Henkel will be at the KaussMaffei booth showing various assembly solutions for new lightweight materials from its broad materials portfolio.
In the automobile industry in particular, the call for high performance continuous fiber-reinforced composites in integrated structural assemblies is increasing. Therefore, Henkel Adhesive Technologies offers manufacturers and suppliers fast-curing and reliable adhesives and matrix resins.
During the show, Henkel will turn the spotlight on an adhesive that is used to join a carbon fiber reinforced composite roof to a frame carrier made of thermoplastic. The adhesive, Loctite EA 9065, provides the high shear strength required for structural elements and bonds effectively to many different substrates, including steel and aluminum, as well as fiber reinforced plastics or thermoplastic composites based on polyamides.
“With Henkel offering high performance adhesives, we have the right partner for the integration of different composite substrates like thermoplastic and thermosets,” explains Erich Fries, Head of the Composites/Surfaces business unit at KraussMaffei.
Apart from composite adhesives that can be tailored to specific resins, Henkel also produces matrix resins for various types of fiber and textile-reinforced composites, as well as binders and release agents. Beyond that, Henkel is focused on the development of flexible and specialized solutions for specific customer requests.