Henkel to Showcase Automotive Solutions at SAE World Congress


MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., April 10 - Henkel will display its innovative automotive solutions at the 2007 SAE World Congress, April 16-19, 2007, in Detroit. Technologies include the world's first non-phosphate nanoceramic pretreatment for automotive metals, as well as the latest advances in the company's structural solutions.

"For more than 75 years, Henkel has taken great pride in providing customers with innovative solutions and reduced costs to meet the complex challenges in the automotive industry," said Dan Wohletz, vice president, automotive North America, Henkel. "We are excited to showcase our customized products and solutions that support all segments of the industry."

In booth 1560 at SAE World Congress, Henkel's display includes many of its automotive solutions and advanced technologies, including:

o Bonderite® Nanoceramic Pretreatment Technology - the world's first
non-phosphate nanoceramic conversion coating process for metals that
reduces cost and environmental impact.

o Autophoretic® Coating Chemicals - an organic coating process that
reduces the number and complexity of stages needed for painting parts,
improving the total value and productivity of the manufacturing process
while meeting environmental requirements.

o Structural Adhesives - cold-applied and impact-resistant adhesives,
designed to absorb energy during impact and channel energy to the body
structure to reduce or eliminate failure of the bond seam.

o Structured Solutions - Henkel's Terocore®, Terophon® and Teroson®
technologies provide complete solutions to address water leakage,
structural reinforcement, and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH)
challenges.

o Integrated Equipment Solutions(TM) - streamlined production achieved by
combining custom and standard processes with an innovative dispensing
technique to ensure efficient use of a company's chemical portfolio.

o Liquid Gasketing - a broad range of formed-in-place and cured-in-place
liquid gaskets available to improve assembly, efficiency, quality and
reliability while reducing costs.

Additionally, Henkel will deliver technical sessions in the areas of corrosion prevention and advances in coating technology. Sessions include:

o New Generation Conversion Coatings for the Automotive Industry, Monday,
April 16 at 10:00 a.m. - Henkel experts will speak on the transformation
of zinc phosphate conversion coatings, environmental restrictions on
essential components and byproducts, and advantages of the new
generation conversion coatings through performance milestones and
environmental cost savings.

o Autodeposition Coatings: How and Why They Perform, Thursday, April 19 at
2:00 p.m. - Henkel experts will deliver information on Henkel's
autodeposition process, general chemistry, physical characteristics and
corrosion performance.

For more information on Henkel's automotive technologies, visit its redesigned Web site at www.henkelna.com/automotive. The revamped Web site features detailed information on Henkel's products and services for body and assembly, exterior, interior, powertrain and underhood, chassis and wheel, automotive electronics and aftermarket and repair. Henkel's modified Web site provides more accessibility by allowing customers more user-friendly options.

Henkel is the market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments to the transportation industry. Backed by extensive design capabilities, a broad product range, specific application knowledge and technical expertise, the company delivers solutions to all segments of automotive development - automotive body, interior, chassis, electronics and powertrain production. Through powerful brands like Loctite®, Teroson®, Autophoretic®, Bonderite®, Frekote® and Multan(TM), Henkel provides significant economic and environmental advantages for today's vehicles, making them safer, more comfortable and extending vehicle value.

"Henkel - A Brand like a Friend."

Henkel is a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. Henkel, a Fortune Global 500 company, operates in three strategic business areas - Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatment. In fiscal 2006 Henkel generated sales of $16.6 billion. More than 50,000 employees work for Henkel worldwide. People in approximately 125 countries around the world trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.

Source: Henkel Corporation

CONTACT:

Keena Toth,

Henkel Corporation,
+1-248-589-4828,
cell +1-248-910-6997,
keena.toth@us.henkel.com

Web site: http://www.henkelna.com/automotive

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