2007 News Archives

12/18/2007
Henkel Literature Profiles Next Generation Visible Light Cure Adhesives 

New literature from Henkel Corporation profiles the next generation of Loctite® Indigo™ Visible Light Cure technology: innovative adhesives and equipment designed to deliver safe, efficient, and immediate cure using light in the visible spectrum. 

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12/12/2007
High Performance Sealer for Composite Molding 

Henkel Corporation has introduced Frekote® FMS-100™, a proprietary solvent-based sealer formulated for use on FPR, epoxy and other composite mold surfaces.

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12/11/2007
Henkel Launches New Quick Drying, Toluene-Free Conformal Coating System 

As the electronics industry continues to move toward more process- and operator-friendly manufacturing solutions, Henkel remains at the forefront of responsible, high performance materials development.  The company’s latest advancement in this area is a new toluene-free conformal coating material called Hysol® PC62.

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12/06/2007
New Water-Based Resin for Vinyl Floor Coatings 

Henkel Corporation has introduced QWF4744-V™, a breakthrough OH-functional water-based resin for use in two-component polyurethane water-based coatings for vinyl floors.

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12/06/2007
New Cornerbond™ Material from Henkel Offers Exceptional CSP and BGA Support with Self-Alignment 

In its continuous quest to deliver reliability enhancing materials for today’s advanced devices, Henkel Corporation has engineered a cost-effective Cornerbond™ underfill material for BGA and CSP devices.

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12/05/2007
Henkel Appoints First Diversity Manager 

Anke Meier named to global position. 

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12/05/2007
New Dial® Yogurt Body Wash Nourishes Your Skin with Lasting Moisture 

The Dial Corporation, a Henkel company, introduces Dial® Yogurt Body Wash, another delicious addition to the Dial® body wash line. The luxurious formula is enriched with nourishing yogurt protein to help create sensationally smooth and refreshed feeling skin.

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12/04/2007
Henkel Expands Trial of Bonderite New Generation Coating into Ford Production Facility 

Henkel’s new Bonderite® coating reduces costs while streamlining the paint pretreatment process

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12/03/2007
Henkel Sponsors Women's Handball World Championship in France 

The Women’s Handball World Championship 2007, which began on December 2nd in France, represents yet another major sporting event featuring the participation of Henkel. Henkel is supporting the Handball World Championship as a premium sponsor.

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11/30/2007
New PL® Ultimate Hybrid Sealant + Adhesive Features a Cutting-Edge Formulation and Exclusive Technology 

 Henkel Corporation expands its PL® line with the addition of PL® Ultimate Hybrid Sealant + Adhesive, which provides superior caulking and bonding performance in one.

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11/29/2007
Henkel Expands Lab Facilities in European Technical Headquarters for Electronics 

The electronics group of Henkel announces that it has completed the expansion of its state-of-the-art R&D and Applications laboratory in the company’s Hemel Hempstead facility in the United Kingdom.

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11/28/2007
Henkel Partners with DuPont to Distribute E-Coat 

Henkel has announced a collaboration with leading coatings provider DuPont, to distribute DuPont’s CorMax® electrocoat to the North American automotive parts supplier industry. 

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11/26/2007
New Literature on Adhesives and Sealants for Work Truck and Trailer Manufacturing 

New literature from Henkel Corporation takes a detailed look at adhesives and sealants used to manufacture and assemble truck bodies, trailers, material transport vehicles, utility trucks and emergency vehicles. 

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11/16/2007
Henkel Sustainability Report Honored 

For the first time, the Econ Verlag publishing house and the Handelsblatt business newspaper have presented awards for the best corporate communications work. In the category Sustainability/CSR Report, the Bronze award went to the Henkel Sustainability Report 2006 and the associated website.

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11/15/2007
Frekote® Water-Based Release Agent for High Performance Composites 

Henkel Corporation has introduced Frekote® Aqualine® C-600™, a proprietary water-based mold release agent for use on high performance composite parts and structures.  Originally developed for releasing large-scale parts such as wind mill blades, this release agent has been proven to greatly reduce reject rates.

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11/15/2007
Henkel’s Industrial Group Announces Price Increases 

Commits resources to negate price increases based on increased raw material costs

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11/13/2007
PowerstrateXtreme™ Dispensable from Henkel Delivers Benefits of Phase Change Materials in a Liquid Product  

Keeping pace with the industry’s increasing need for more capable and versatile thermal management materials, Henkel today announced the launch and commercial availability of its latest thermal product, PowerstrateXtreme™ Dispensable (PSX-D).

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11/12/2007
Henkel Strengthens Asia Sales Team 

Craig Bell Named Sales Director, Japanese and Korean Key Accounts

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11/07/2007
Loctite® DuraPump™ Meter Mix Systems Precisely Dispense Two-Part Adhesives 

Henkel Corporation has introduced the Loctite® DuraPump™ Meter Mix Systems to dispense accurately two-part liquid or semisolid adhesive materials in a range of viscosities and ratios.

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11/07/2007
Henkel Posts a Strong Third Quarter 

Marked rise in sales and earnings

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10/25/2007
New Frekote® Mold Relese Solutions Guide 

Henkel Corporation has introduced a new 20-page comprehensive resource guide on the company’s complete line of Frekote® mold release agents for virtually all types of plastic, composite and rubber molding applications.  The Frekote® Mold Release Solutions Guide provides detailed information on more than 50 semi-permanent mold release agents formulated to chemically bond to mold surfaces, replacing sacrificial release agents.

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10/25/2007
New OH-Functional Water-Based Polymer for Wood Floor Coatings 

For wood coatings formulators, Henkel Corporation has introduced QWF4744-W™, a breakthrough OH-functional water-based resin for use in formulating two-component polyurethane water-based floor coatings.

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10/23/2007
New Loctite® Adhesive is First of its Kind 

Henkel introduces Loctite Universal T.A.C. Adhesive as first adhesive in North America with FlexTec Technology

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10/18/2007
Henkel Prepares for Grand Opening of Henkel Huawei Electronics Mold Compound Facility  

Henkel Huawei Electronics Co. Ltd., a joint venture of Huawei Electronics and Henkel Corporation, today announced plans to unveil its new state-of-the-art mold compound manufacturing facility in Lianyungang, China on October 26, 2007.

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10/15/2007
Henkel Promotes Dr. Renzhe Zhao to Technical Manager Position 

Henkel Corporation today announced that Renzhe Zhao, Ph.D. will assume the role of Technical Manager of Applications Engineering in the company’s Irvine, California-based Technical Center.

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10/15/2007
NEXT GENERATION LOCTITE® INDIGO™ VISIBLE LIGHT CURE ADHESIVES 

Henkel Corporation has introduced the next generation of Loctite® Indigo™ Visible Light Cure Adhesives formulated for improved performance in a broad array of bonding, potting and assembly applications.

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10/10/2007
Shower In Two Hours With New Polyseamseal® EST™ Speed Seal™ 

New sealant with enhanced silicone technology (EST) cures 12 times faster than traditional sealants for shower and sink applications

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10/04/2007
We've Set the Date for Prom '08! 

Duck® brand duct tape Stuck at Prom® Scholarship Contest enters its eighth year daring students to get creative to win scholarship dollars.

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09/25/2007
PURE & NATURAL 

Pure & Natural introduces a new line of personal care products, which are both healthy for your skin and the environment.

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09/20/2007
Adhesive Selector Guide Overviews Benefits of Structural Bonding 

New literature from Henkel Corporation provides detailed information on using structural adhesive technologies to eliminate or significantly reduce mechanical fasteners and welds while improving the strength and durability of an assembly.

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09/14/2007
New lines of thought and previously undreamed of opportunities 

With their passion for new ideas and their expertise, scientists and engineers help to create the basis for future business success. In the new 2007 issue of its research magazine ‘in view of tomorrow,’ Henkel presents innovative ideas and interdisciplinary research and development projects. The magazine is available in German and English.

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09/17/2007
Henkel to Share Materials Expertise at Upcoming IPC Midwest and SMTA International Events 

At the forthcoming IPC Midwest and SMTA International electronics events, Henkel will not only showcase its latest materials innovations, but will also use each opportunity to share its vast materials knowledge base with show delegates.

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09/14/2007
Henkel: Innovations are the key to sustainability 

Science press conference at Henkel

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09/13/2007
Low VOC Frekote® Release Agent For Use On High Performance Composite Structures 

Henkel Corporation has introduced Frekote® 710LV™, a proprietary semi-permanent release agent formulated using low VOC solvents.  This product is designed to provide multiple releases on high performance composite structures such as those used in aerospace applications.

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09/10/2007
Henkel ranks as leading consumer goods company in Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes 

Henkel listed as a sustainability leader for the first time in the Personal & Household Goods market sector.

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09/05/2007
Gainesville, Texas Named Winner of Henkel Helps Contest 

Community will receive visit from Henkel crew as town recovers from devastating flood

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09/03/2007
Henkel Launches Powerful Loctite™ Sumo™ Tape 

Loctite recently introduced a superior strength repair tape for those ultimate, heavyweight jobs. Sumo Tape, designed with three layers of toughness for double the strength of all purpose Duck brand duct tape, it's ideal for tough fixes, but is still easy to unwind and tear.

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08/31/2007
Henkel Announces Expanded Line Of Loctite® Structural Adhesives 

Stronger, Tougher and More Reliable Than Fasteners and Welds

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08/31/2007
Hambüchen’s Dress Rehearsal for 2008 Olympic Games 
Fabian Hambüchen, the athlete sponsored by Henkel, is in the starting lineup for the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, which begin on Saturday, September 1 in Stuttgart, Germany. Since 2004, Henkel has been the main sponsor of this young shooting star.   more...
08/27/2007
Vote Now to Give Community a Helping Hand 

We’re down to the final three: Chittenango, N.Y., Staunton, Va., and Gainesville, Texas. In September, one of these cities will get a helping hand from Henkel.

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08/16/2007
Frekote® CMR Cleaner and Release Coating for Polyester Mold Surfaces 

Henkel Corporation has introduced Frekote® CMR™, a unique combination of cleaner and polymer release agent that cleans and conditions polyester molds while leaving a release coating in place.

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08/14/2007
Tough, Surface Insensitive Loctite® Instant Adhesive Resists Heat and Humidity 

Henkel Corporation has announced recent improvements to Loctite® 4204™ Prism® Instant adhesive, a surface insensitive cyanoacrylate adhesive that is toughened with elastomers to deliver enhanced flexibility and improved heat and humidity resistance.

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08/13/2007
Henkel signs back-to-back agreement with Akzo Nobel 

Henkel and Akzo Nobel N.V. have signed an agreement on back-to-back transaction 

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08/09/2007
Henkel Strengthens Corporate Finance Team 

Henkel today announced the appointment of Richard Tillson as assistant controller to provide leadership and support to fiscal operations.

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08/01/2007
Henkel holds course in second quarter 

Organic sales growth again outpaces market developments

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07/30/2007
Henkel has signed exclusivity agreement with Akzo Nobel 
Enhancement of global market position planned  more...
07/20/2007
Henkel Helps Shape Success in F1 Race Car Construction 

Innovative Technologies from Henkel Help Form the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-22

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07/20/2007
Henkel Hosts Contest to Beautify a Neighborhood 

Is your community in need of a clean up?  From now until August 17, anyone can nominate a neighborhood, community, park, or other common area in need of an aesthetic boost on www.henkelhelps.com.  If your nomination is selected, a team of Henkel employees will visit your town to pitch in and clean up your community.

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07/19/2007
Platinum for Henkel’s 2006 Annual Report 

Henkel garners awards in US communications competition

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07/09/2007
Couple Wins Scholarship for Wearing Duct Tape to Prom 

Every student wants to stand out at his or her high school prom with a dress or tuxedo that is unique and authentic. High school students Adrienne Beiler, Salisbury, Pa., and Zac Cupler, Grantsville, Md., stuck out – literally – on their prom night, sporting homemade duds made of duct tape. And after the public voted them their favorite duct tape duo, they scored a $6,000 college scholarship.

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06/21/2007
Henkel pays tribute to Jochen Krautter 

Celebrating thirty-four years of dedicated service

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06/15/2007
Henkel supports Lawrence students through the Daniel A. Edelstein Scholarship Fund 

Donations from Henkel Smile program support retiree’s volunteer project

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05/31/2007
Sleek, Unique Package Design Distinguishes New Rgx™ Bodyspray From Competition 

Product’s Packaging Energizes the Male Grooming/Fragrance Category; Appeals to Regular Guys Who Want Crisp, Clean Fragrances That Do Not Overpower

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05/10/2007
Henkel Helps Drive Innovation in Grand Prix Racing 

Boosting Reliability and Speed in Constructing the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes MP4-22

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05/02/2007
Henkel reports successful start to 2007 

Strong first-quarter from boost in sales

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04/28/2007
RGXLife.com and Champion Nutrition Form Strategic Content Partnership 

Men’s Lifestyle Site Teams up with Leading Sports Nutrition Company to Provide Expert Fitness Content

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04/26/2007
Henkel Sponsors Ice Hockey World Cup in Russia 

Calls of “Shaibu, Shaibu!” in Moscow – with Henkel among the supporters 

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04/20/2007
Henkel Wins PR Report Award for Innovation Campaign 

Henkel's initiative entitled "Year of Innovation 2006" was granted the PR Report Award in the "Internal Communications and Change Management" category. Henkel also took second place in the category "Long-term PR Strategy" for its corporate brand campaign "A Brand like a Friend."

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04/19/2007
RGXLife.com Partners with Iron Man Magazine for Original Fitness Content 

Men’s Lifestyle Site Incorporates Workout Techniques and Healthy Recipes

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04/17/2007
Radio Star Cooper Lawrence, Renuzit® Team Up to Celebrate Everyday Luxuries 

Radio star Cooper Lawrence, Renuzit® team up to celebrate everyday luxuries with Web site www.shareyourluxury.com.

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04/17/2007
Loctite® Visible Light Cure System 

Henkel Corporation has introduced the Loctite® CureJet™ 405 LED, a three-component, LED spot curing system with high curing intensity. Designed to safely and immediately cure UV and visible light cure adhesives, this system consists of an LED light source, an LED controller, and interconnecting cables.

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04/17/2007
Lurking Cockroach Allergen Can Make Life Difficult for Asthmatics 

Combat® explains cockroaches aren't just a nuisance, they're a health risk

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04/16/2007
RGXLife.com Takes Audience Inside The Music Industry With Compelling New Features 

RGXLife.com, a men’s lifestyle Web site sponsored by RGX™ Bodyspray from Right Guard®, launched several unique features that take its audience behind the scenes of the music industry. Contributed by RGXLife.com partners, including major and independent labels, music producers and promoters, a renowned rehearsal studio and an aspiring band, the new features expose a world to which only music industry insiders are privy.

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04/16/2007
Henkel Introduces North American Acoustic Center 

Henkel recently opened its new North American Acoustic Center, which analyzes acoustic material properties of automotive body structure panels to determine their effectiveness in vehicle applications. The acoustic center is the latest addition to Henkel's Automotive Technology Center - a 65,000 square foot facility that provides research and development support of new Henkel products for OEM customers.

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04/16/2007
Annual Shareholders' Meeting of Henkel KGaA 

1:3 share split resolved

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04/16/2007
RGXLife.com Takes Audience inside the Music Industry with Compelling New Features 

Men’s Lifestyle Site Goes Behind the Scenes with Music Industry Players

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04/12/2007
And the Survey Says ...  

And the Survey Says ... Right Guard Reveals the Sweatiest Celebrities, Athletes, Weathermen, Politicians and More ...

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04/02/2007
The Dial Corporation Establishes RGXLife.com as a Key Element In RGX™ Bodyspray Launch 

Company is Among the First Non-Media Firms to Create an Online Channel for Original Content

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03/29/2007
The Field for the Final Four Is Set 

Right Guard Reveals Sweatiest Results

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03/29/2007
Soft & Dri Shows Its Sexy Side 

While other deodorant brands focus on functionality, Soft & Dri® anti-perspirant/deodorant is embracing its sexy side to build an emotional connection with consumers. With its new provocative advertising campaign appearing on-air and in national women’s magazines, and an innovative new product launch, Soft & Dri is giving women the confidence to feel sexy… starting underneath their arms.

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03/27/2007
New Literature on Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatments for Recreational Vehicle Manufacturing 

New literature from Henkel Corporation takes a detailed look at adhesives, sealants and surface treatments used to manufacture recreational vehicles. The nine-page Recreational Vehicle Application Guide provides information on bonding, sealing, threadlocking and coating applications on an RV, including the frame, chassis, walls, floor, and roof.

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03/26/2007
Soft & Dri® Antiperspirant Deodorant Names LIME public relations + promotions New Agency of Record 

LIME helps support new sexier brand image through integrated campaign

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03/22/2007
Henkel Publishes Sustainability Report for 2006 

Significantly reduced occupational accidents, energy and emissions/Multi-faceted social commitment

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03/09/2007
Fourth Annual Festival Sticks with Duct Tape 

Duct Tape Festival to Showcase Dad's Favorite Tool and Feature New Laser Light Show over Father's Day Weekend

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03/05/2007
Reinventing Bodyspray for Mature Young Men 

With Launch of RGX™ Bodyspray, Dial/Henkel Wastes No Time Reinventing Bodyspray for Mature Young Men

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02/27/2007
Henkel to Propose 1:3 Share Split 

Henkel once again significantly exceeded its good prior-year sales and profits.

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02/20/2007
Dial Settles with Vi-Jon in Dial Complete Suit 

The Dial Corporation, a company of Henkel KGaA, settled a false advertising and trade dress infringement lawsuit filed in August 2006 against Vi-Jon Laboratories, a leading private label manufacturer of personal care products.

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02/14/2007
Henkel to Merge Adhesives and Technologies Businesses 

New organizational structure

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02/08/2007
Henkel Committed to Customer Training - Three Unique Loctite® Adhesive Educational Programs Provide  

These programs are designed to improve the overall manufacturing process, reduce costs, and enhance product performance and reliability.

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02/07/2007
Ford, Henkel Take Quantum Leap into the Future of Metal Pretreatment 

Innovative non-phosphate Bonderite® conversion coating process significantly reduces costs, streamlines the vehicle assembly paint pretreatment operations, and reduces the environmental impact from the manufacturing process.

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02/01/2007
Henkel reports another strong year - Increase in dividends proposed 
Henkel's sales and profits enjoyed another significant increase in fiscal 2006. Particularly encouraging was the strong organic sales growth, i.e. sales generated from existing businesses. "2006 was another highly successful year for Henkel - one in which we benefited from the introduction of numerous innovative new products and focused market investments," said Ulrich Lehner, Chairman of the Management Board of Henkel KGaA. "We have also further enhanced the attractiveness of our portfolio and expanded our presence in the important growth regions."  more...
01/26/2007
Henkel is a top sustainability performer 
In the "Good Company Ranking 2007," Henkel has been honored as a sustainably operating and socially responsible company: In the European Corporate Social Responsibility rating of the 120 biggest companies, Henkel took a very good second place. And once again Henkel is one of the "Global 100: Most Sustainable Corporations in the World," presented by the Canadian financial consultants Innovest Strategic Value Advisors.  more...
01/22/2007
"Henkel Innovation Trophy" -- a test for creative minds! 
Henkel, the maker of well-known brands like Dial®, Loctite®, Purex®, Dep®, and Duck® brand, recently launched the ‘Henkel Innovation Trophy' competition. In instituting this new, global innovation initiative, Henkel invites all independent inventors to submit their creative ideas for an opportunity to be reviewed and evaluated by Henkel.  more...
01/19/2007
Henkel Sponsors Ice Hockey World Championship 
Henkel remains committed to its strategy of sponsoring top international sports events. The manufacturer of branded consumer products is supporting this year's Ice Hockey World Championship, which starts on April 27 in Moscow, Russia and runs through May 13.   more...
01/19/2007
Henkel is Premium Sponsor of Handball World Championship 
After last year's soccer World Cup, Germany is hosting another international sports event. The 2007 World Handball Championship starts on January 19, and Henkel is supporting it as a premium sponsor. The opening game will be held in Berlin on January 19, and the final will be staged in Cologne on February 4.   more...
01/18/2007
Head of Henkel Communications Appointed to US Institute for Public Relations 
As part of the internationalization process of the renowned US Institute for Public Relations (IPR), Ernst Primosch, Corporate Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications at Henkel, has been appointed to the IPR's Board of Trustees.   more...