Climate change is among the biggest global challenges of our time. Hence Henkel has defined “Energy & Climate” as one of the six focal areas of its sustainability strategy, with a clear efficiency target: to reduce energy consumption per production unit by 15 percent by 2015 (base year: 2010). The introduction of energy-efficient products and technologies and the continuous improvement of production processes are all playing a key role in the achievement of this goal.
Working with a network of partners, KraussMaffei and Henkel have developed a process based on surface resin transfer molding technology (Surface-RTM) for the series manufacture of composite components offering a surface quality good enough for automobile exteriors – without the need for further treatment. The technology showpiece for this development project was the roof segment of the Roding Roadster R1 lightweight sports car. Now, that roof segment has garnered gold in the coveted 2014 Materialica Design + Technology Awards in the “Surface & Technology” category. The carbon reinforced plastic component based on the polyurethane matrix resin Loctite MAX 3 from Henkel can be directly coated as the fiber structure remains hidden below the surface.
Henkel has extended its Technomelt EM range and presents the Technomelt EM 132-22. The PSA range (Pressure Sensitive Adhesives) offers high-performance adhesives for PET and can labeling.
Sales rise 1.2% to 4,236 million euros (organic: +2.3%)Adjusted operating profit: +3.1% to 693 million eurosAdjusted EBIT margin: +0.3 percentage points to 16.4%Adjusted earnings per preferred share (EPS): +6.4% to 1.17 eurosStrong organic sales growth…
Henkel will publish its Q3 / 2014 report on November 11, 2014.
A large number of food packages contain adhesives backed up by the concentrated knowledge of Henkel, the world’s biggest adhesives manufacturer. This adds to the security of both customers in the food industry and the consumers of their products. The “Food Safe Packaging” knowledge platform launched by Henkel one and a half years ago is now being made even more attractive – with an upgrade to its Premium Area offering an extensive array of information for people in the food industry.
Aircraft interior applications require a unique combination of properties and processing. Materials must have very low flammability, not only in terms of the ability to withstand flame impingement, but also the smoke and toxic gas released during exposure to fire. Materials must be processed easily due to the high volume of interior parts manufactured. Flammability requirements are becoming more stringent and composite materials are being used in more structural applications, both of which present increased demands on the materials being used. Henkel will be holding a webinar on “Material for Aircraft Interior Applications” on November 5th, 2014 at 08:00 PM (CET). Annika Blom and David Leach will introduce participants to composites and assembly solutions for aircraft interior applications.
In order to create mutual understanding on sustainability challenges and requirements the chemical supply chain is facing, the Together for Sustainability (TfS) initiative held its first conference in Shanghai, China on October 22, 2014.
Fiber reinforced polymer composites are increasingly considered for replacing metals in high temperature-resistant components for aircraft and helicopters. With very limited resin options available to manufacture such composite components, Henkel and Q…
As the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer, Henkel is committed to finding ways of improving food safety. Through its web-based knowledge platform “Food Safe Packaging Portal,” Henkel will be broadcasting a webinar on December 5, 2014 entitled “Everything you need to know about mineral oil components in food packaging adhesives.” In this webinar, to be held in English, Dr. Monika Tönnießen will be talking about the problems associated with mineral oil hydrocarbons in food packaging.