Henkel Corporation, North America, Introduces Trend-Setting Adhesives for Vehicle Interiors
Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider worldwide for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, today announced the introduction of two interior adhesive technologies for passenger vehicles, during the Ward’s Auto Interiors Conference, at Cobo Center
AQUENCE® PL 5101(TM) is a one-component, waterborne laminating adhesive, that simplifies production by eliminating the need to mix components, while curing on- command through heat activation. TECHNOMELT® AS 8383(TM), a non-reactive APAO hot melt, offers multi-functional application capabilities, with effectiveness on various substrates, including acrylonitrile butadiene styrene and polypropylene.
“The adhesive technologies that support development of today’s world-class interiors must overcome significant challenges faced by the engineering community,” said Barb Wehrle, business development manager, Transport and Metal, at Henkel Adhesive Technologies in North America. “Efficient open times, on-command bonding, thinner bead volume and cross-functional application capabilities, are key to success.”
AQUENCE® PL 5101(TM) can be sprayed, roll coated or brushed for use as a laminate in association with instrument panels, side door panels and consoles. TECHNOMELT® AS 8383(TM) maintains its effectiveness at temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius with a hanging weight of up to 500 grams and is used for multiple vehicle applications, including headliner attachments, wiring, carpet and acoustic pads and foams.
Henkel markets a wide range of well-known consumer and industrial brands in North America, including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives. Visit http://www.henkel-northamerica.com for more information.
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 almost 50000 people and reported sales of USD 20.1 billion and adjusted operating profit of USD 3.2 billion in fiscal 2015.