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Henkel Hosts Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar

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Henkel Hosts Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar

Press release date: April 11, 2013

Hands-On Adhesive Workshop for Medical Device Design, Product and Manufacturing Engineers

Rocky Hill, Conn. – Henkel Corporation will host the first Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar of 2013 on Tuesday, May 21, in Minneapolis, Minn. This comprehensive program will  provide design, product and manufacturing engineers with an overall knowledge of adhesive technologies used in the design and assembly of medical devices.

Engineers who attend the Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar benefit from intensive educational information and hands-on demonstrations of adhesives and equipment. Engineers walk out with a solid knowledge of adhesives and understand how to automate manual processes, improve profitability/process efficiency, decrease costs, improve product quality/reliability, and reduce process cycle times and work-in-progress.

Topics covered during this full-day training seminar include proper joint design for adhesive assembly, selecting the appropriate adhesive technology, and processing-equipment requirements. The program will provide an overview of each of the major families of ISO 10993 biocompatible engineering adhesives. including light cure, cyanoacrylate, epoxy, polyurethane and silicone technologies.

The Loctite Medical Device Adhesive Seminar will be held at the Crown Plaza Minneapolis North, starting at 8:30 a.m. with registration and coffee, and running until 3:00 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by Ellsworth Adhesives and features information on the latest innovations for medical device assembly.

These innovations include the LoctiteR AssureCureR inline system for quantitatively and cost effectively assessing the degree of cure of light cure adhesives; toughened light cure cyanoacrylate adhesives that cure effectively in both visible and shadowed areas; and light cure silicone adhesives that provide superior flexibility and high bond strength on silicone and plastic substrates.

To register for the seminar please call Chrys Johnson at (952) 888-1246 ext. 2, or email

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry Home Care, Beauty Care 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 47,000 people and reported sales of $21.13 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.98 billion in fiscal 2012. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.


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