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Henkel at K 2016: Presents Composite Adhesives for Lightweight Materials

Published on 2016-10-20. Author : SpecialChem

Düsseldorf, Germany -- Henkel Adhesive Technologies and KraussMaffei 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 is at the KaussMaffei booth showing various assembly solutions for new lightweight materials from its broad materials portfolio.

Henkel at K 2016
Henkel at K 2016

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.

Adhesive to Bond Fiber Reinforced Plastics

During the show, Henkel turns 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.

More from Henkel

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.

About Henkel

Henkel is active worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions in both the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 50,000 people and reported sales of 18.1 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.9 billion euros in fiscal 2015. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

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Source: Henkel
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