Stimulating children’s spirit of discovery and passion for research: That is the goal of Henkel’s Forscherwelt (Researchers’ World). The international education initiative, which was launched at the company’s headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 2011, is looking back at five successful years. Around 9,700 children have already taken part in the initiative around the world, discovering scientific secrets by conducting over 33,000 experiments. The program offers classes for elementary schools as well as holiday courses. Since 2014, children in Argentina, Russia, Ireland and Turkey have also had the chance to turn into little researchers in various projects.
As of May 1, 2016, Hans Van Bylen is the company’s new CEO. He succeeds Kasper Rorsted, who has served 11 years on the Henkel Management Board.
Each year, around 8 million individual metal parts are produced at the Husqvarna Group’s hometown location in Sweden for its premium outdoor power tools, which include chainsaws and trimmers. To ensure that both productivity targets and a safe and healthy environment for its workforce are achieved, the Group turned to Henkel’s new generation bactericide-free cutting fluids to provide a smart solution to an increasing bacteria and odor problem during machining. Three years on, the team at Husqvarna endorses Bonderite L-MR as a major sustainability tool for the metal industry.
Henkel has developed a new innovative formulation for Loctite 518 Gasket Sealant that cures through light surface contamination, provides greater flexibility and adhesion as well as improved curing on inactive metals without a primer.
Henkel has developed a new innovative formulation for Loctite 577 Thread Sealant that provides higher oil tolerance, greater temperature resistance, and improved curing on passive metals such as stainless steel.
Henkel Adhesive Technologies’ Electronics business will highlight the success of its temperature stable Loctite GC 10 solder paste at the upcoming SMT Hybrid Packaging event, taking place from April 26-28 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company will exhibit with its Central European distributor, AAT Aston GmbH (Aston), in Hall 7, Booth 349 and showcase how the strong, 20-year Henkel-Aston partnership and the unprecedented performance of Loctite GC 10 have accelerated adoption of the material with customers in the region.
Henkel is starting an extensive refugee’s integration program in its vocational training center. In collaboration with external partners and public authorities, the company is offering career guidance and job shadowing as well as internships, language courses and coachings for the refugees. The aim is to promote the integration of people with prospects of staying in Germany permanently.
Food packaging safety is an issue to which Henkel – as the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings – is deeply committed. On its knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal” Henkel will host two webinars imparting crucial industry knowledge on basic food safety topics.
Following the success of a strong opening race season in which Nelson Piquet Jr. won the driver’s championship, Henkel is pleased to continue its support of the NextEV TCR team for season two of Formula E, the world’s first competition for formula cars with electric motors.
On April 11, 2016 the Henkel Annual General Meeting will take place in the CCD Congress Center in Düsseldorf / Germany.