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Henkel Corporation Introduces Easy to Handle High Strength Hot Melt Adhesive

Published on 2011-04-14. Author : SpecialChem

For fully-automated framing of crystalline solar modules, Henkel Corporation has introduced Terostat® MS 500™, a high strength hot melt adhesive that offers high initial tack for immediate handling.

The patented technology of Terostat® MS 500™ is based on modified silane polymers and provides very high initial bond strength immediately after assembly, making the adhesive outstandingly well suited for fully automated framing of crystalline modules. Unlike conventional sealing systems, Terostat® MS 500™ achieves instant handling strength, eliminating waiting time and accelerating throughput rates, which results in substantial cost savings.

Terostat® MS 500™ is extremely easy to handle, especially when compared to conventional adhesive tapes that require additional processing steps like changing reels and disposing of release paper. The hot melt adhesive provides outstanding primerless adhesion to glass, metal and plastics, and excellent long-term resistance to challenging weather conditions.

Terostat® MS 500™ is highly flexible over a range of temperatures from-20° to 100°C. UV and damp heat resistant, this adhesive easily compensates for differing rates of thermal expansion between substrates.

About Henkel

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries, and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 48,000 people and reported sales of $20.07 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.27 billion in fiscal 2010. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.

Source: Henkel

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