Henkel Corp.

Offers, adhesives, composites, resins and low-VOC and water-based mold releases for multiple applications, including aircraft to tennis racquets.

One Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT 06067 US


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Henkel opens composites test center in Japan
The Henkel Composite Lab, in Isogo-ku, will allow automotive suppliers to develop and test production-ready composite materials and manufacturing processes.

Henkel starts construction of new aerospace production facility in Spain
The first customer deliveries are projected for 2019.

500,000 parts per year? No problem!
BENTELER-SGL develops fully automated HP-RTM production of the weight- and space-saving composite leaf spring for Volvo’s multi-model SPA global platform.

Polybenzoxazine on the horizon?
Benzoxazine veteran Dr. Hatsuro Ishida at Case Western Reserve University has developed what he calls the fourth generation of this versatile high-heat, high-strength matrix resin.

JEC World 2016 exhibition and product previews
JEC World 2016 will be held in Paris March 8-10. These are some of the products that will be found at the show.

Composites for repair (2015)
Composites now offer a cost-effective means repair and/or strengthen structures made of steel, concrete or other materials.

Tooling (2015)
Composite parts are formed in molds, also known as tools. Tools can be made from virtually any material. The material type, shape and complexity depend upon the part and length of production run. Here's a short summary of the issues involved in electing and making tools.

The matrix (2015)
The matrix binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines its surface quality. A composite matrix may be a polymer, ceramic, metal or carbon. Here's a guide to selection.

Articulated composite booms extend reach of concrete-pumping arms
A 25% weight reduction vs. legacy steel yields economics that justify upfront cost of carbon fiber.

Multi-material rudder: Trailing-edge parts replaced in single-stage process
TCB Composite (West Haven, UT, US) molds replacment parts that keep legacy US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II fighter aircraft, affectionately dubbed Warthogs, in the air.

Benteler SGL to supply composite leaf springs for new Volvo XC90
The rear axle of the new Volvo XC90 crossover SUV will use a composite leaf spring molded by Austria-based Benteler SGL using Henkel's Loctite MAX 2 polyurethane resin in RTM.

Webinar will review materials use for aircraft interiors
CW's latest webinar, sponsored by Henkel, will cover materials options and flammability requirements for aircraft interiors applications on Nov. 5 at 8:00 p.m. CET/2:00 p.m. EST.

Benzoxazine: An alternative to phenolic for interior fire safety?
As research into benzoxazine resin chemistry proceeds, this budding high-performance system has the potential to challenge phenolic resins in aircraft interiors.

The matrix
The matrix material binds the fiber reinforcement, gives the composite component its shape and determines the quality of its surface. A matrix can be polymeric, ceramic or metallic. Polymer matrices are the most widely used for composites in commercial and high-performance aerospace applications.

HPC's 20th Anniversary: Thanks to HPC’s charter advertisers
Every trade publication lives and dies by its advertisers, and those who had the gumption to ante up for HPC’s premier issue are listed here and those who are still with us (see page numbers below) are gratefully recognized with the HPC 20th Anniversary Medallion.

Press-molding method emulates autoclave
Rubber tool insert avoids consolidation pressure “dead zones” and slashes cost.

Henkel rebrands adhesives portfolio
The Düsseldorf, Germany based global adhesives supplier is regrouping its industrial products under five new headings.

Benzoxazine resin now available in a prepreg
Henkel Corp.’s developing benzoxazine resin line was positioned at SAMPE 2012 as a lower-cost alternative to bismaleimide (BMI) resin.

Fast-cure adhesive for automotive applications
Henkel AG & Co. offered a new fast-curing, high-strength polyurethane-based adhesive aimed at fast-cycle automotive structural composites.

JEC Europe 2012 report
A big, busy show and a big variety of new developments boded well for the industry’s future.

Product Categories of Henkel Corp.

Acrylic, Hot melt
Acrylic, Paste
Adhesive applicators
Bismaleimide, Hot melt
Bismaleimide, Paste
Bonding equipment
Cyanoacrylate, Hot melt
Cyanoacrylate, Paste
Epoxy, Hot melt
Epoxy, Paste
Filler paste
Film and sheet
Methyl methacrylate (MMA), Hot melt
Methyl methacrylate (MMA), Paste
Mold cleaners
Mold release films
Mold release films, for prepreg
Mold releases, liquid external
Mold releases, sprays
Nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, etc.)
Nylon, Hot melt
Nylon, Paste
Other composite structures
Other, Hot melt
Other, Paste
Paint strippers for composites
Peel plies
Phenolic, Hot melt
Phenolic, Paste
Polyimide, Hot melt
Polyimide, Paste
Shim materials
Silicone, Hot melt
Silicone, Paste
Urethane, Hot melt
Urethane, Paste