2008 News Archives

12/18/2008
Henkel accompanies Dakar Rally to South America  

The driest desert on earth, the world’s longest exposed mountain range – Dakar 2009 is full of superlatives demanding exceptionally skilled drivers as well as vehicles and technical equipment able to meet the toughest requirements. On January 3, 2009, the most sensational of all rally events will begin in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Henkel will be at the starting line for the fourth consecutive time.

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12/17/2008
Solvent-Free Aliphatic Urethane Resin Meets VOC Requirements 

For formulators of high performance wood, vinyl, metal or concrete coatings, Henkel Corporation has introduced two versatile and durable translucent aliphatic waterborne urethane resins used in formulating industrial water-based coatings. 

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12/17/2008
Henkel Announces Move of The Dial Corporation North American Consumer Products Headquarters 
New site will be home to over 800 Henkel employees  more...
12/11/2008
Henkel Expands Line of Loctite® Medical Device Silicones 

Henkel Corporation has introduced a line of single-component light and moisture curing silicone adhesives designed for use on medical devices that incorporate silicone materials or require highly flexible bond joints or coatings.  All three products in the line cure within 30 seconds on exposure to a suitable UV/visible light source.

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12/08/2008
Henkel Expands Metals Business with Acheson Product Portfolio 

As a result of Henkel's acquisition of the National Starch businesses in April 2008, Henkel has expanded its metal solutions with the addition of the Acheson prodcut lines. Acheson specialty coatings, process lubricants and lubricant application systems are now exclusively available through Henkel.

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12/06/2008
Henkel Named "Germany's Most Sustainable Brand" 

At the first ever German Sustainability Congress, the award for Germany’s “Most Sustainable Brand” went to Henkel, providing the company with yet another major accolade for its activities in this field.

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12/05/2008
Henkel Supports Families in Guatemala 

Henkel’s MIT initiative (Make an Impact on Tomorrow), which supports the volunteer work of Henkel employees and retirees, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The record is a proud one: More than 5,000 Henkel volunteers have been involved in some 7,000 projects in more than 110 countries.

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12/04/2008
Henkel Launches Breakthrough Self-filleting Die Attach Technology 
Further advancing the capabilities of modern die attach technology, Henkel has developed and made commercially available a line of new Ablestik® brand die attach materials known as self-filleting die attach.  The new class of die attach products offers all of the benefits of traditional die attach pastes, but takes the adhesive technology further by incorporating a self-filleting mechanism, making it a viable and much less costly alternative to die attach films.  more...
11/20/2008
Idaho Soldier Saves His Day with Duct Tape and Wins Cash for Story 

Known for its strength, versatility and million-and-one uses, nearly everyone can name an instance where duct tape has saved their day. Those entering the Duck® brand duct tape Saves the Day Contest, sponsored by Henkel Corporation, had the chance to win $5,000 for the best and most original use of duct tape. It was Sgt. Joshua Roach, a soldier from Boise, Idaho, who took home the $5,000 grand prize and a year’s supply of Duck® brand duct tape for his unique use of the sticky stuff.

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11/16/2008
Henkel Unveils Advanced Adhesives for Drug Delivery at 2008 AAPS Exposition  

Visitors at the 2008 AAPS Exposition have an opportunity to learn about Henkel’s innovative new drug delivery adhesive systems.

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11/13/2008
Henkel Announces Successful Public Offering of its Shares in Ecolab 

Henkel will sell approximately 67.1 million shares of Ecolab common stock.

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11/06/2008
Henkel Reports Significant Sales Growth in Third Quarter 

Strong sales growth of 12.0 percent

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11/03/2008
Henkel Offers Loctite® Consumables Line 

For adhesive dispensing applications, Henkel Corporation offers a comprehensive line of Loctite® Consumables, standardized dispense components designed to replace disposable parts required on any brand dispensing equipment.

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11/03/2008
Adhesive Locks/Seals Fasteners on Food Processing Equipment 

For use on threaded fasteners located on food- and beverage-processing equipment, Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite® 2046™, a medium strength, removable two-part anaerobic threadlocker that fully complies with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and with all applicable food additive regulations including 21 C.F.R. 175.300.

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10/29/2008
Henkel Helps Schools Contest Awards $25,000 to Help Rebuild, Restock Tornado-Damaged School 

Aplington-Parkersburg High School in Iowa is our grand prize winner!

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10/29/2008
Colorado Teen's One-of-a-Kind Duct Tape Halloween Costume Flies Into First Place 

Trick-or-treating just got a whole lot stickier with the addition of duct tape to the lineup of homemade costume ideas. The Duck® brand duct tape "Stick or Treat" Halloween Costume Contest challenged participants to craft their Halloween costumes out of duct tape for the chance to win cash, and Josh Keen, 17, of Colorado Springs, Colo., is reaping the rewards of his creativity with his "Scarlet Macaw" costume.

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10/23/2008
Drafty Windows Got You Down and Your Energy Costs Up? 

According to the Energy Information Administration, the average price of natural gas homeowners can expect to pay this winter is about 40 percent higher than last year. News like this is not very encouraging to Americans who already have to cope with rising fuel and food prices. But there are several simple ways homeowners can save money and lower energy costs, like increasing their home's energy efficiency through weatherstripping.

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10/03/2008
Duct Tape and Blue Tarp Duds to Hit Alaskan Scene  

To add on to its already expanding résumé of quirky uses, Duck® brand duct tape will sponsor the “fashion show” portion of The Sportsman’s Blue Tarp Duct Tape Ball at the Settler’s Bay Lodge in Wasilla, Alaska, on Oct. 4, 2008. And while Governor Sarah Palin may be absent from the festivities, her hometown will be showing up in style with blue tarp and duct tape outfits.

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10/01/2008
New Solution Takes the Grief out of Gift Wrapping 

Whether it’s a birthday, holiday or wedding occasion, wrapping presents is often a time-consuming part of the celebration. Between the wrapping paper, scissors, ribbons and bows, wrestling with a tape dispenser seems out of the question. Henkel Corporation, marketer of the Duck brand, is helping to eliminate the struggle of gift wrapping with its new Duck® brand OneHanded™ Invisible Tape.

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09/23/2008
Combat® Products Offer Easy Ways To Keep Roaches Out of Your Apartment  

The second you hit the lights, they scurry across the floor, hugging corners and cracks, running for the shadows. For apartment renters, cockroaches are a nuisance that can be the stuff of nightmares. An infestation can drive you to hiring costly exterminators, and many people don’t realize these little pests can potentially cause health problems, like asthma.

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09/16/2008
Hands Down, Moms are at the Top of the Clean Hands Campaign Ticket 

Do you remember your mother telling you to wash your hands, saying, “A little soap and water never hurt anybody”?  Based on findings from the Dial Complete®  brand’s Campaign for Clean Hands survey, you remember quite well. 

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09/08/2008
Henkel Named to Latest Dow Jones Sustainability World Index 

Listed in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) market segment.

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08/26/2008
Combat® Insecticides offer tips for creating a healthier home environment 

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified indoor air quality as one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health. From allergens to mold to carbon monoxide, healthy indoor air quality is an important concern in any home since people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors, according to the EPA.

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08/14/2008
Phosphate-Free Acid Pickle Cleans Steel Parts 

Henkel Corporation has introduced an industrial-strength, phosphate-free acid pickle, Bonderite® Deoxidine® 216™, designed to clean inorganic soils off of metal surfaces.

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08/06/2008
Henkel Reports Good Organic Growth 

Second quarter 2008 financial results

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07/30/2008
Henkel’s New Wafer Backside Coating™ Portfolio Revolutionizes Die Attach Processes 

With the well-respected die attach brands of Hysol® and Ablestik®, Henkel has long been recognized for consistently pushing the bar higher when it comes to advanced semiconductor materials development. This pioneering philosophy has led to the development of yet another groundbreaking materials advance and the launch of Henkel’s Ablestik 8000™ Wafer Backside Coating™ (WBC) technology.

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07/29/2008
Primerless Elastic Adhesives and Sealants 

For flexible bonding applications, Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite® 5510™ Adhesive/Sealant and Loctite® 5570™ Adhesive.  Highly resistant to vibration, movement and impact, these permanently elastic, primerless formulations bond and seal a wide variety of dissimilar substrates including metals, glass, nylon, and plastics.

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07/23/2008
Henkel Names New Executive Team 

Following its acquisition of the Adhesives and Electronics Materials businesses from National Starch and Chemical Company, Henkel today named the executive team that will lead its electronics group as it continues to advance materials technology and become the premiere materials partner for electronics firms worldwide.

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07/22/2008
New Loctite® High Temperature Threadlockers 

For use on threaded assemblies continuously exposed to extreme temperatures, Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite® 2422™ and Loctite® 2620™, two threadlocking adhesives formulated to withstand heat and stress to 650ºF.

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07/17/2008
Henkel Adhesives and Sealants for Fuel Cell Assembly 

Henkel Corporation has introduced a full line of adhesives and sealants for use on micro-to-large, stationary or portable fuel cells.  Henkel products are compatible with membrane electrode assemblies (MEAs) and include structural adhesives for metal and plastic bonding, threadlockers, thread sealants, seam sealants and general purpose adhesives.

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07/14/2008
Low-Temperature Cleaner for Metal Conversion Coating Processes 

Henkel Corporation has introduced an energy saving, low-temperature cleaner, Bonderite® Ridoline RT-153™, designed to be compatible with both phosphate and phosphate-free conversion coating technologies.  Formulated for use with phosphate-free nanotechnologies such as Bonderite® NT-1™ and Bonderite® TecTalis™, the new cleaner can also be used on zinc, iron and magnesium phosphate metal pre-treatment processes.


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07/14/2008
Low-Temperature Cleaner for Metal Conversion Coating Processes 

Henkel Corporation has introduced an energy saving, low-temperature cleaner, Bonderite® Ridoline RT-153™, designed to be compatible with both phosphate and phosphate-free conversion coating technologies.  Formulated for use with phosphate-free nanotechnologies such as Bonderite® NT-1™ and Bonderite® TecTalis™, the new cleaner can also be used on zinc, iron and magnesium phosphate metal pre-treatment processes.

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07/10/2008
Henkel Moves North American Headquarters to Connecticut  

Move will create approximately 80 new jobs in the state.  

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07/10/2008
Henkel Corporation, Professional and Consumer Adhesives, Implements Second Price Increase of Its Professional Adhesive Lines this Year  

Henkel Corporation, Professional and Consumer Adhesives, manufacturer of professional adhesives and sealants under the Loctite®, PL®, Pro-Series® and Polyseamseal® brands, has announced a price increase that can reach a level of 20 percent depending on the category effective for August 1, 2008 shipments.

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07/07/2008
Henkel Signs Distribution Agreement with South African Firm 

As the company continues to expand in both established and emerging electronics manufacturing regions, the electronics group of Henkel today announced a new partnership to extend its presence in South Africa. The materials leader has signed on PEM Technologies to represent its line of Loctite® brand electronics adhesives in the growing South African region.

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06/30/2008
Henkel and Leading Shanghai-Region Academia form Joint Electronics Research and Failure Analysis Center 

Committed to promoting electronics material advancement in the burgeoning China region, Henkel and Shanghai University, in conjunction with several leading research universities, have entered into an agreement to form a Shanghai Region Joint Electronics Research and Failure Analysis Center.  The official signing ceremony marking the commencement of the partnership took place on June 10, 2008 at Henkel Asia-Pacific and China Headquarters in Shanghai, China.

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06/23/2008
GM and Henkel Take TecTalis Global  

General Motors Corporation and Henkel  have joined forces to launch the first global, full production trial of Henkel’s new conversion coating process, TecTalis, at GM’s manufacturing facility in Sao Jose Dos Campos, Brazil. Henkel’s TecTalis conversion coating process is the automotive industry’s first non-phosphate conversion coating for multi-metal bodies. This technology is projected to cut GM’s process costs, and improve efficiency of the vehicle assembly pretreatment operation while reducing the environmental impact.

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06/18/2008
Henkel Redesigns Technomelt® Hot Melt Packaging 

In an effort to reduce end-user processing time, labor costs and packaging waste, Henkel Corporation has begun to offer select Technomelt® brand hot melt adhesives in new finger-sized, ready-to-use packets.  These convenient packets load directly into the dispensing tank where the packet’s dry outer casing melts with the adhesive.

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06/13/2008
Henkel Sponsors Beach Volleyball Grand Slam in Paris 

The Henkel Beach Volleyball Grand Slam Tournament 2008 will be held in Paris from June 16-22. This year is the fourth time the Beach Volleyball Grand Slam Tournament will be held in the French capital. And for the third time, Henkel is the main sponsor of the event, and will present its corporate brand name and seven product brands: Fa, Mir, Le Chat, Pattex, SuperGlue, Loctite and Schwarzkopf.

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06/04/2008
Henkel Named to “World’s Most Ethical Companies” List 

Exemplary business management practices

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05/28/2008
Henkel Adhesives Business Under New Leadership in Mid-June 

Thomas Geitner (53), who has been a member of the Henkel Management Board since March 1, 2008, will assume responsibility for the Adhesives Technologies business sector, effective mid-June. As already announced in February 2008, Alois Linder (60), Executive Vice President Adhesives Technologies, will resign from his office at his own request. 

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05/28/2008
Henkel Sponsors Beach Volleyball in Bulgaria 

Henkel is the new sponsor of the M-Tel Beach Masters in Bulgaria. With Henkel, the relatively new tournament, which took place for the first time in 2007, has an experienced sponsor supporting the event.

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05/20/2008
Henkel Provides 150,000 Euros for Chinese Earthquake Victims  

 Henkel has earmarked assistance for victims of the recent devastating earthquake in China.

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05/20/2008
Henkel’s Aerospace Adhesive Facility Boosts Capacity 

The aerospace group of Henkel recently increased
manufacturing capacity at its Bay Point, Calif. facility.

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05/20/2008
Henkel Strengthens Aerospace Operations with New Personnel 

Henkel recently appointed Luigi Cusano as director of
operations and Luis Perez as supply chain manager

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05/20/2008
Safe, Reliable Loctite® Construction Adhesive Systems Transform Building Assembly 

Traditional residential and commercial building construction relies upon labor-intensive assembly methods involving costly hardware.

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05/19/2008
Henkel Launches Hysol® PL 7000™ to Solve Composite Bonding Challenges  

Henkel’s new film adhesive, Hysol® PL 7000™, an epoxy film adhesive, performs well even with pre-cured laminates that have been exposed to high humidity environments prior to secondary bonding.

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05/19/2008
Henkel’s Hysol® EA 9895™ Wet Peel Ply Qualifies at Airbus and Goodrich, in Qualification at Boeing 

The aerospace group of Henkel recently announced that Hysol® EA 9895™ composite bonding film received qualifications for Airbus and Goodrich, and is in qualification at Boeing.

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05/14/2008
Henkel Donates $25,000 to KidSport; Makes Hockey Accessible to More Canadian Kids 

Henkel, an official sponsor of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship, donated $25,000 to Canadian children’s charity, KidSport™, today.  Now more Canadian kids will have access to play the country’s national pastime, hockey.

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05/13/2008
Loctite® Freeze & Release Frees and Lubricates Rusted Threaded Assemblies 

To free seized or corroded assemblies, Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite® Freeze & Release, a low viscosity, spray-on lubricant designed to shock-freeze metal parts, allowing lubricating oils to penetrate into rust layers.

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05/07/2008
Good Start for Henkel in a Challenging Environment 

First quarter 2008 financial results

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05/02/2008
Henkel’s Innovative www.useloctite.com Site Combines Anaerobic Adhesive Training and Entertainment 

Many design, manufacturing and repair professionals rely upon anaerobic adhesives and sealants every day to make their jobs easier.  Many are searching for information on alternatives to mechanical fasteners, sealants and gaskets.

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04/30/2008
Henkel to Sponsor Men’s Ice Hockey 2008 World Championship in Canada 
From May 2 - 18, sixteen national teams will battle for the title of world champion.  more...
04/28/2008
Flexible, Weather-tight Elastic Adhesives and Sealants 

For a wide range of flexible metal bonding applications, Henkel Corporation has introduced Terostat® 7100™ Adhesive/Sealant and Terostat® 7700™ Adhesive, primerless, permanently elastic formulations used to bond and seal dissimilar substrates and resist vibration.

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04/24/2008
Henkel Now an Official Member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil  

Henkel has joined the international Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as an official member effective April 2008.  For decades, Henkel has been an active proponent of sustainability and corporate social responsibility. This includes committing to the use of renewable raw materials and promoting resource conservation.

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04/21/2008
Henkel Launches New Fast Cure Silicone Ideal for Added Stability within Harsh Environments 

To offer added protection and stability for a wide range of electronics applications, Henkel has developed and made commercially available Loctite® 5210™, a new fast cure thixotropic silicone material ideal for devices that find end-use within harsh environments.

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04/21/2008
New Loctite® QuickStix™ Primer Ensures Maximum Performance of Anaerobic Machinery Adhesives 

It’s neat.  It’s clean.  It’s fast.  And it couldn’t be easier to carry or apply.  New Loctite® QuickStix™ 7088™ Primer is the first semisolid primer available to enhance the performance and speed the cure of anaerobic machinery adhesives used in threadlocking, thread sealing, gasketing, and retaining applications.

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04/21/2008
Eight-Year-Old Tells Canadians How to Play Clean and Fair Hockey; Mississauga, ON Boy Winner of National Henkel Contest 

From all across the country, Canadian children offered their opinions on what playing strong, clean and fair hockey means to them and an eight-year-old Mississauga boy has emerged the winner of the national Henkel Play Clean...Play Fair contest.

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04/16/2008
Breakthrough Epoxy Flux Technology from Henkel Offers Cost-Effective Single Material Solution for Advanced Package Configurations 

In what is truly a ground breaking material advance, Henkel Corporation has developed a new reflow cured encapsulant material that combines flux functionality and underfill protection into a single material.

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04/15/2008
Fast Curing, Highly Flexible Loctite® Visible Light Cure Adhesive for Medical Device Assembly 

For medical bonding, potting and sealing applications, Henkel Corporation has introduced a rapid curing, highly flexible visible light cure adhesive formulation, Loctite® 3974™.

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04/14/2008
Kasper Rorsted New Chairman of Henkel’s Management Board 

Succeeds Ulrich Lehner effective April 14, 2008.

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04/14/2008
Henkel KGaA Annual General Meeting 

Today’s Annual General Meeting of Henkel KGaA in Düsseldorf provided around 2,500 shareholders with an overview of the company’s development and performance in fiscal 2007.

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04/10/2008
Spend Five Years Mold-Free with Polyseamseal® Ever Bright™ Silicone Sealant 

Bathroom and kitchen mold has met its match.  Henkel Corporation introduces Polyseamseal® Ever Bright™ Silicone Sealant, the first proprietary silicone formula designed with a triple action protection system to defend the cured silicone sealant against mold for five years after application.

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04/10/2008
Shower In Two Hours With New Polyseamseal® EST™ SPEED SEAL™ 

Henkel Corporation introduces Polyseamseal® EST™ SPEED SEAL™ silicone sealant, a 100-percent silicone kitchen and bath sealant that will leave you singing in the shower in just two hours after application. 

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04/10/2008
Henkel’s Materials Innovations Honored at APEX 

Market-leading electronic materials company, Henkel Corporation, continues to prove its commitment to developing inventive and process-enhancing materials technologies and last week this effort was recognized as the company received three prestigious awards during the APEX event in Las Vegas.

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04/10/2008
UL-Listed, Spray-Grade Adhesive Bonds Insulation to Metal Cabinets and Ducts 

For appliance and HVAC assembly, Henkel Corporation has introduced a new spray-grade, water-based adhesive for wet-bonding insulation to metal ducts and cabinets. Flame retardant Adhesin® 56-5545™ provides excellent wet-tack and offers UL Class 1 certification.

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04/07/2008
Henkel Aquence™ Coating Systems Meets Challenging California Environmental Standards 

Henkel’s Aquence™ coating technology has been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California protection authorities for use in local manufacturing facilities.

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04/07/2008
Henkel Announces New Automotive Alignment 

Henkel recently announced the reorganization of its automotive division to better align Henkel’s vast product portfolio with specific customer needs.

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04/07/2008
Henkel Showcases Automotive Innovations at SAE World Congress 

Henkel will display its innovative automotive solutions at the 2008 SAE World Congress at Cobo Center in Detroit.

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04/03/2008
Henkel Closes Acquisition of National Starch Businesses 

Adhesives business significantly strengthened.

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03/28/2008
IT’S THE SMART SHOPPER’S TRIFECTA: GREAT PERFORMANCE, “GREEN” FORMULA, VALUE PRICING 

In greater numbers than ever before, consumers are seeking natural alternatives to synthetic chemicals in their home and personal care products.  In response to this “green” trend, Purex® has introduced Purex Natural Elements, the only major laundry detergent recognized by the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Designed for the Environment (DfE) program.

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03/21/2008
Henkel is Official Partner at the Central Europe Rally 2008 

After the cancellation of the Dakar Rally 2008 – a decision fully respected by Henkel – Henkel is continuing its successful partnership with off-road racing as Official Partner to the Central Europe Rally. At the first run of the new Dakar Series, the company’s brands Loctite® and Teroson will again be part of one of the most challenging rally-raids.

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03/14/2008
Low Odor, Low Bloom Loctite® Instant Adhesive Bonds to a Wide Variety of Substrates 

Henkel Corporation has announced recent improvements to Loctite® 455™ Prism® Instant adhesive, a low odor, low blooming cyanoacrylate adhesive. The reformulation of Loctite® 455™ Prism® has resulted in faster, more consistent cure times throughout its shelf life, and the ability to bond a wider variety of materials including metals, plastics and elastomers.

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03/13/2008
Henkel Publishes Sustainability Report for 2007 

Energy consumption and emissions reduced once again – further reductions planned

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03/13/2008
Modern laundry and home care detergents offer more performance while saving on resources 

Henkel has launched a comprehensive quality and sustainability initiative.

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03/12/2008
Henkel Celebrates Ten Years of Employee Volunteer Work 

Henkel is commemorating the tenth anniversary of its MIT (Make an Impact on Tomorrow) program, which supports employees and retirees involved in volunteer work. By establishing the MIT initiative in 1998, Henkel became one of the very first German companies to declare the volunteer involvement of employees and retirees to be a key element of its corporate culture and corporate social responsibility commitment.

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03/12/2008
Henkel is the Winner of the ESG Award 2008 

Henkel recognized for sustainability performance.

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03/11/2008
Henkel Develops Breakthrough Low Energy Cleaner for Plastics and Composites 

Henkel Corporation has introduced the first low temperature, solvent and phosphate-free industrial cleaner formulated to remove difficult contaminants from plastic and composite surfaces.

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03/10/2008
New Gel Threadlocker Packaging Allows Pinpoint Control or Wide Coverage Dispensing 

A new medium strength gel threadlocker from Henkel Corporation, Loctite® 2033™, is packaged in a unique bottle designed to deliver both pinpoint and wide coverage dispensing options.

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03/06/2008
Does Antibacterial Soap Work? At Least One Really Does 

Hand washing is well recognized as the primary defense against infection and illness.  As a matter of fact, people wash their hands an average of 8 to 10 times a day, even more if dealing with food, children, or equipment. This raises the question of whether all soaps work equally well in the fight against germs and helping people stay healthy. 

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02/27/2008
Henkel intends to divest its stake in Ecolab 

 The Management Board of Henkel KGaA decided to undertake the divestiture of all or part of its stake in Ecolab Inc., St. Paul, Minnesota.

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02/27/2008
Henkel Initiates Measures to Increase Long-Term Profitability 

Against the background of changing market conditions, especially with regard to ever stronger competition and increasing cost pressure, caused among others by markedly rising raw material prices, the Management Board of Henkel KGaA has decided the basics of an efficiency enhancement program.

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02/27/2008
Henkel Increases Sales and Profits 

Increase in dividends proposed

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02/27/2008
Fast Processing Loctite® Light/Moisture Cure Silicone Offers High Adhesion to Silicones and Plastics 

Henkel Corporation has introduced a new light and moisture curing silicone adhesive designed for use on medical devices that incorporate silicone materials or require highly flexible bond joints or coatings.

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02/27/2008
Henkel Honored with Two Inaugural Prime Source Awards from Electrical/Electronics Distributor, EIS 

Based on its commitment to success and ability to meet a set of challenging objectives, the electronics and industrial groups of Henkel have been awarded Prime Source Awards from Atlanta, Georgia-based EIS, a leading electrical/electronics industry distributor.

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02/22/2008
Hisco Honors Henkel as Supplier of the Year 

Hisco recently named the industrial group of Henkel as 2007 Supplier of the Year for overall business performance and outstanding ability to deliver quality products.

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02/20/2008
Henkel and Arizona State University Launch Pioneering Research to Measure Environmental Impact of Consumer Products 

In a pioneering effort, Henkel has announced a 3-year commitment to invest in Arizona State University’s (ASU) Global Institute of Sustainability to work on Life Cycle Impact Analysis (LCIA). LCIA is a process to measure the total environmental impact in every stage of a product’s life, from “cradle to grave.”

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02/15/2008
Fritz Henkel Award for Innovation 2007 

Since 1982, Henkel has been challenging its employees to strive for the Fritz Henkel Award for Innovation by creating and commercializing new product ideas. To win the award, named after company founder Fritz Henkel (1848-1930), the ideas must show both a high degree of innovation and proven market success.

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02/14/2008
Henkel Honored with Inaugural Prime Source Award from Industrial Distributor, EIS 

Based on its commitment to success and ability to meet a set of challenging objectives, the industrial group of Henkel has been awarded a Prime Source Award from Atlanta, Georgia-based EIS, a leading industrial distributor.

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02/14/2008
Frekote Mold Release Coating for Polyester Structures 

Henkel Corporation has introduced Frekote® WOLO-HL™, a reduced-VOC, semipermanent mold release agent specifically developed for releasing low VOC polyester gelcoat and other tough releasing polyester structures.

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02/06/2008
Breakthrough Water-Based Resin for Concrete Floor Coatings 

For formulators of concrete floor coatings, Henkel Corporation has introduced QWF4744-C™, a breakthrough OH-functional water-based resin for use in twocomponent polyurethane water-based floor coatings.

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02/06/2008
Change on the Henkel Management Board 

Thomas Geitner to succeed Alois Linder in October.

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02/01/2008
Revolutionary Corrosion-Resistant Base Coating for Light Metals 

For light metal substrates, Henkel Corporation has developed a revolutionary multifunctional base coating, Alodine® EC2™ ElectroCeramic Coating, designed to provide exceptional chemical, corrosion, temperature and abrasion resistance while reducing parts processing costs.

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02/01/2008
Henkel Laundry & Home Care awards prize to outstanding suppliers 

At the 2008 SDA (Soap and Detergent Association) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, January 29 to February 2, 2008 in Boca Raton, Florida, Henkel’s Laundry & Home Care business sector awarded prizes to two outstanding suppliers.

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02/01/2008
Juliane Wiemerslage New Chief Human Resources Officer at Henkel 

Dr. Juliane Wiemerslage has joined Henkel as Corporate Senior Vice President Human Resources. She reports directly to Kasper Rorsted, Vice Chairman of the Henkel Management Board.

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01/30/2008
Henkel Achieves Major Milestone with Launch of New AQUENCE™ Brand 

Henkel proudly announces AQUENCE™ as the brand name of its innovative autodeposition coating technology.  This water-based technology recently set new industry precedent by displacing conventional metal pretreatment and the electrocoat process for an entire automotive vehicle body.

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01/27/2008
Henkel Introduces Three New Loctite® Adhesives for Magnet Bonding 

Magnets in today’s electric motors are almost exclusively assembled using adhesives, which produce higher quality joints at lower costs than mechanical fasteners.

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01/23/2008
Henkel Sponsors 2008 Men’s European Handball Championship 

Handball counts among the most popular ball sports in the world. A total of 16 million German TV viewers watched the World Championship final in 2007 between Germany and Poland. Now the eyes of international sports fans are turning to Norway, where the 16 best European national teams will be meeting head to head from January 17 to 27.

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01/21/2008
Excellent Henkel research for leading brands and technologies 

The jurors of the Research/Technology Invention Award 2007 found it no easy task to pick the winners among more than 20 highly promising projects. Finally, eight interdisciplinary project teams were chosen to receive the coveted prize. The diversity of the inventions reflects the powerful research capabilities within Henkel and the broad scope of its scientific base.

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01/08/2008
Henkel Strengthens Internal Leadership Competencies 

Henkel recently announced the appointment of Molly O. Schneider as human resources generalist, supporting 130 employees at its manufacturing facility in City of Industry, California.

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01/07/2008
Henkel Expands Internal Infrastructure and Capabilities 

Henkel recently announced the addition of five new employees, James Piotrowski, Christopher Signorello, Anthony Valente, Debora Welch, and Robert McNamee at its North American industrial group headquarters in Rocky Hill, Conn. Effective immediately, these additions to the company’s legal team will serve to strengthen corporate law and risk management initiatives.

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01/03/2008
New Solder Die Attach from Henkel Offers Unique Advantages for Power Semiconductor Devices 

Effective thermal control for copper leadframe power semiconductor devices is one of the most challenging issues facing package designers and assemblers today.  To address the obstacles that these high temperatures can pose, Henkel has developed Multicore® DA100, a robust and highly reliable dispensing grade die attach solder paste.

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