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Henkel Corporation
One Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT, 06067

Press release date: May 20, 2008

Products Dramatically Reduce Labor and Materials Costs

Rocky Hill, Conn. - May 20, 2008... Traditional residential and commercial building construction relies upon labor-intensive assembly methods involving costly hardware. Two revolutionary construction adhesive systems from Henkel Corporation represent a sea change in building construction, reducing labor and materials costs while maintaining or enhancing structural safety.

Loctite Adhesive Connection System: For assembling light gauge steel structural building components, the LoctiteŽ Adhesive Connection System combines a durable, high-strength structural adhesive and dozens of pneumatic pins to safely assemble shear walls, roof/floor trusses, I-beams, headers, jamb studs and cantilever beams. The easy-to-use, patented system eliminates hundreds of collated screws and their associated installation time, and reduces overall assembly time by 89 percent and associated expenses by 59 percent.

This unique Adhesive Connection System is a two-step process. First, LoctiteŽ H8600(TM) Speedbonder(TM) structural adhesive is applied to the galvanized steel components. Specially formulated to provide long-term bond strength and durability on galvanized surfaces, the adhesive delivers high- load carrying and enhanced cyclic loading properties. Next, a small number of pneumatic pins are installed to provide immediate structural integrity along with the clamping force required during the adhesive cure cycle.

LoctiteŽ Fast Frame(TM) Column Framing System: For framing square concrete or steel columns for drywall installation, the easy- to-use, patented LoctiteŽ Fast Frame(TM) column framing system replaces expensive steel stud and track installation with revolutionary brackets that are attached directly onto concrete columns using adhesive. The brackets fit all square column dimensions and reduce the time required to frame an eight- foot tall column from 45 minutes using stud and track to just five minutes, a time savings of 89 percent and a cost savings of 55 percent.

With a concrete column, the framer applies LoctiteŽ Fast Frame(TM) Adhesive to the inside of the metal framing bracket and aligns the bracket on the corner of the column. This step is repeated until sufficient brackets are spaced appropriately on the column. After a 24-hour drying time, drywall installation can begin. For steel columns, the framer uses powder actuated fasteners to attach the LoctiteŽ Fast Frame(TM) metal framing brackets.

Once the appropriate number of brackets is attached, drywall installation can begin.

For more information on LoctiteŽ construction adhesives, call 1-800- LOCTITE or visit the company's website at

For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better, and more beautiful. Henkel operates in three business areas -- Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives Technologies -- and ranks among the Fortune Global 500 companies. In fiscal 2007, Henkel generated sales of $19.218 billion and operating profit of $1.975 billion. Our 53,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our corporate claim, "A Brand like a Friend," and ensuring that people in more than 125 countries can trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.

Contact: Paula Zakrzewski Shepard Image Ink Public Relations Phone: 860-228-8056

Henkel Corporation 1001 Trout Brook Crossing Rocky Hill, CT 06067 Phone: 860-571-5100

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