Henkel Increases Adhesive Lighting Product Offerings


Henkel expands portfolio of bonding and sealing products for automotive lighting applications

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Sept. 3 -- Henkel has increased its lighting adhesive and sealant product offerings with the addition of the National Adhesives lighting adhesives as a result of Henkel's acquisition of the company. In order to support this product expansion and commitment to lighting adhesives and sealants, Henkel has increased investment in R&D and established a dedicated team focused on automotive lighting technologies.

Henkel offers a full range of lighting adhesives and sealant technologies for automotive headlamp and tail lamp assemblies. Technologies include Bondmaster reactive hot melts and liquid polyurethane adhesives for forward and rear lighting lens bonding, along with Loctite Nuvasil light curing silicones for bulb potting. In order to provide full product and service support, Henkel has a dedicated network of people and resources available on a regional and global basis. This commitment in lighting technologies is further validated by the increasing investment in research and development and the joint collaboration with current customers to enhance their products and processes.

"Henkel is committed to the automotive lighting business and further technology advancements," said Chuck Evans, executive vice president, automotive, Henkel. "We are excited to provide our customers products and services that contribute to improved performance and reduced complexity to meet their complete lighting application needs."

Additional information on Henkel's lighting solutions can also be found at http://www.henkelna.com/automotive.

About Henkel

Henkel (www.henkelna.com) 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 , Aquence(TM), 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 has been committed to making people's lives easier, better and more beautiful for more than 130 years. A Fortune Global 500 and Germany's most admired company according to a recent Fortune survey, Henkel offers strong brands and technologies in three areas of competence: Home Care, Personal Care and Adhesive Technologies. Each day, more than 52,000 employees in 125 countries are dedicated to fulfilling Henkel's claim "A Brand like a Friend." In fiscal 2008, Henkel generated sales of 14,131 million euros and adjusted operating profit of 1,460 million euros.

Source: Henkel Corporation

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