09/06/2011, Scottsdale, Ariz.


Company Expert to present at the Grocery Manufacturers Association and Food Marketing Institute Sustainability Summit




Name Natalie Violi
  Corporate Communications, North America
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Henkel Shares Tips for Sustainable Packaging Success

Henkel will share its sustainable packaging solutions and initiatives at the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) Sustainability Summit, Sept. 12-14, 2011 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event brings together retailers, manufacturers, government and advocacy groups to learn, network and seek common sustainability solutions.

Mark Mikol, director of package engineering for Henkel Consumer Goods, Inc. will take part in a panel discussion about innovations in packaging recovery. The panel discussion will include information on increasing recycling rates as well as packaging innovations. Other companies participating in the Summit include Sunny Delight Beverages Company, PepsiCo, Inc., Walmart Stores Inc., Target Corporation and The Kroger Co.

With accolades such as “World’s Most Ethical Company” and winner of the “Walmart Sustainability Award” two years in a row, Henkel is a proven leader in sustainability among consumer goods companies. Henkel is best known as the maker of Dial® soaps, Loctite® adhesives and Right Guard® antiperspirants.

“Creating sustainable packaging is an efficient way to do business, but takes much more than simply developing a new concept,” said Mikol. “Successful packaging technologies require all stakeholders in the value chain to work together.”

Henkel offers sustainable packaging options for customers that want to make eco-friendly choices. For example, MiraFoil® liquid coating is an environmentally responsible and sustainable alternative to foil board laminating and hot foil stamping. Henkel’s TapOut™ adhesive seals boxes while reducing corrugate used and improving package security.

But Henkel doesn’t just provide other companies with sustainable solutions – it also utilizes eco-friendly packaging in its own products. Purex® Complete 3-in-1® Laundry Sheets are packaged in a paper box as Henkel is moving away from plastic due to the higher recycling rate of paper. Henkel also is using more than 25 percent post consumer recycled content in all its Purex® Laundry bottles.

Henkel in North America
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.

About Henkel
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries, 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 about 48,000 people and reported sales of $20.07 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.27 billion in fiscal 2010. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.