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12/21/2012
Henkel warms up the holiday at the Village for Families & Children 

For the fifth year in row, Henkel provided gifts and an evening of fun for the children of the Village for Families & Children, Inc., a Hartford-based non-profit human services agency. Henkel, headquartered in Rocky Hill, Conn., purchased 38 new winter coats for the children of the Village. Each child also received a $25 gift card to spend as they wish during the holiday season. Henkel is the maker of Loctite® adhesives, Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, and Right Guard® antiperspirants.

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12/11/2012
Northridge High School in Middlebury, Ind. announced as winner of the $25,000 Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit prize  

Congratulations to Northridge High School of Middlebury, Ind., the winner of the Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit program’s $25,000 prize. Northridge submitted a nomination answering the question, “How could $25,000 be used to improve fitness, inspire self-esteem and build teamwork at your school?” They also created a one-minute video describing how their school would help get kids fit. The winner was chosen by a public voting.

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12/05/2012
Loctite® Auto Show Raises $5,000 for Channel 3 Kids Camp 

Henkel Corporation has presented the Channel 3 Kids Camp with a donation of $5,000 from the sixth annual Loctite® Auto and Bike Show.  The auto show fundraiser was held on Oct. 14, 2012 at Henkel’s North American headquarters in Rocky Hill, Conn.

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11/29/2012
Website Educates Users on Loctite® Threadlockers 

A new website from Henkel Corporation, www.loctitethreadlockers.com is designed to educate end-users on the problems that threadlockers solve, available strengths and grades, how to apply and remove threadlockers, the correct strengths for specific applications, and technical information on specialty grades for specific industrial applications.

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11/26/2012
“Research Award” for Henkel Ibérica 

Henkel has been honored for its work with Spanish universities and research centers: The Catalan Foundation for Research and Innovation (FCRI) and the Government of the Autonomous Government of Catalonia (Generalitat de Catalunya) accorded the “Research Award 2012” in the category of the public-private partnership to Henkel, the Chemical Research Institute of Tarragona (ICIQ) and the University of Barcelona (UAB).

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11/21/2012
Henkel Sponsors Third Annual “Little Manchester Road Race” for Kids 

The third annual Little Manchester Road Race, a miniature version of the famed Manchester Road Race just for kids, drew 500 children to the soccer fields at Bennett Academy on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012.  Henkel was proud to be a presenting sponsor of the event, which was open to children age 12 and under. 

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Quarterly Report Q3/2012 (Cover)
11/16/2012
Henkel fully committed to achieving 2012 targets 
  • Sales rise 6.6 percent to 4,294 million euros (organic: + 2.5%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: + 16.7 percent to 631 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: + 1.3 percentage points to 14.7 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): + 16.5 percent to 0.99 euros
  • Sales share of emerging markets increased to 44 percent
  • Free cash flow up more than 50 percent, net debt substantially reduced
  • 2012 targets reconfirmed
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11/16/2012
Henkel presents growth strategy and financial targets for 2016 
  • Strong potential for accelerated growth and increased profitability in all three business sectors
  • Financial targets 2016*:
    • 20 bn euros sales
    • 10 bn euros sales in emerging markets
    • 10 % EPS growth (CAGR)** 
  • Strengthen competitiveness: Focus on brands, innovations, customers
  • Expand in emerging markets, leverage strong positions in mature markets
  • Increase investments: capex to rise by over 40 % to total 2 bn euros 
  • Ongoing adaptation and simplification of processes and structures
  • Strengthen global team: Leadership, Talents & Performance, Diversity
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10/30/2012
Henkel wins Arabia CSR award 

In a major recognition for its commitment to sustainability, Henkel in the Gulf region (GCC) was conferred the 5th Arabia Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award. Henkel won the second price for its efforts in spearheading sustainable business practices.

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10/28/2012
Nordson and Henkel Establish Global Alliance On Innovative Consumer Packaging Solutions 

Henkel (Dax: HEN.DE), the leader in adhesives used for package bonding and sealing, and Nordson Corporation (Nasdaq: NDSN), a leading producer of precision dispensing equipment for adhesives and other materials, today announced that they have established a global alliance on new technology development for the packaging market worldwide to provide significant benefits and deliver greater value to their customers.

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10/09/2012
Smooth 'N Shine® Announces 2013 Cosmetology Scholarships 

Beginning a career in beauty? Smooth 'N Shine can help aspiring hairstylists take their skills to the next level! Schwarzkopf & Henkel, manufacturer of Smooth 'N Shine, is pleased to announce that 2013 Smooth N' Shine Cosmetology Scholarship applications are now available. High school seniors and high school graduates enrolled or intending to enroll in a program resulting in a cosmetology (hairstyling) license are eligible to enter for a chance to win a grand prize scholarship of up to $25,000 or one of ten $1,000 scholarships.

 

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10/03/2012
College students put their knowledge to the test in the Henkel Innovation Challenge 

College students are asked to put their knowledge into practice by participating in the sixth annual “Henkel Innovation Challenge.” Students from 25 countries including the U.S. are invited to participate in the competition, which asks them to develop a concept for an innovative and sustainability-related product or technology for a Henkel brand, according to trends and market needs in 2050. Interested students can register at www.henkelchallenge.com until Dec.12. In North America, Henkel markets a range of consumer and industrial brands including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, and Loctite® adhesives.

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09/27/2012
Henkel builds on its diverse workforce 

As a global company serving consumers in more than 125 countries, Henkel is committed to employing a diverse talent pool. In order to maintain competitive and recruit exceptional candidates, Henkel will attend three recruiting conferences:  the National Black MBA Annual Conference & Expo in Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 27-28; National Society of Hispanic MBAs Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 5-6; and the Society of Women Engineers Conference in Houston, TX, Nov. 8-9. Diversity is a key company focus at Henkel, the maker of well-known brands such as Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents and Loctite® adhesives.

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09/26/2012
New High Temperature Instant Adhesives Rival Performance of Epoxies and Acrylics 

The newest surface insensitive Loctite® Instant Adhesives from Henkel Corporation maintain their bond strength in operating temperatures as high as 250ºF, yet fixture in just 15 seconds or less. Loctite® 401™, Loctite® 406™, Loctite® 495™ and Loctite® 454™ surface insensitive instant adhesives rival the temperature resistance of epoxies and acrylics and are designed to meet the needs of high speed assembly processes. 

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09/24/2012
Henkel Hosts the Sixth Annual Loctite® Auto Show in Rocky Hill 

The sixth annual Loctite® Auto and Bike Show will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7 on the grounds of Henkel’s North American headquarters at One Henkel Way in Rocky Hill, Conn. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., hundreds of vintage hotrods, customs, classics, exotics, motorcycles, imports, and more will be on display. Visitors can also see the No. 99 Fastenal/Loctite Ford driven by Carl Edwards in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

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09/24/2012
Henkel celebrates 136 years of history with a celebration focusing on sustainability efforts 

Henkel sites across North America and around the world will focus on the company’s sustainability efforts on “Henkel Day,” an annual event held on September 26 that celebrates the date the company was founded in 1876. In North America, Henkel markets a wide range of consumer and industrial brands including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, and Loctite® adhesives.

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09/18/2012
Henkel shares tips for green marketing success  

Henkel will share the secrets to successfully market green products at the Retail Sustainability Conference, Sept. 19-21 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The event brings together executives from all retail segments to discuss how companies can successfully enhance their own sustainability initiatives.

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09/18/2012
Henkel once again takes top spot in Dow Jones sustainability ranking 

For the sixth consecutive year, Henkel has been listed as sector leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World) and Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe (DJSI Europe). Henkel again took first place in the Nondurable Household Products category and remains the only company in its sector to appear in both the DJSI World and the DJSI Europe.

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09/13/2012
Henkel Products for LED Lighting Device Design and Assembly 

Henkel offers a comprehensive line of Loctite® adhesives, sealants, potting materials and threadlockers that improve the reliability and help lower the manufacturing costs of LED lighting devices. Henkel LED products are engineered for use in lighting devices found in roadway/parking lot, industrial/commercial, consumer/residential and architectural applications.

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08/28/2012
Ultra-Fast Instant Adhesive Fills Gaps Up to 5 mm 

Combining the speed and strength of a traditional instant adhesive with the ability to fill gaps as deep as 5mm, Loctite® 3092™ Instant Adhesive from Henkel Corporation permanently bonds a wide variety of materials in seconds regardless of ambient temperature and moisture conditions. This clear formulation delivers excellent aesthetics, virtually eliminating blooming and frosting on bonded parts.

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08/24/2012
Loctite® Anti-Spatter Coating Protects Welding Equipment 

Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite® SF7900™ Ceramic Shield for Welding, a silicone-free sprayable protective coating that prevents spatter adhesion on MIG/MAG welding equipment for up to 8 hours with just one application. The new ceramic coating increases welding productivity by shielding contact tips, welding nozzles, shrouds and jigs from spatter, thereby eliminating the downtime normally required for equipment cleaning.

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08/16/2012
Loctite® Adhesive Bonds Low Surface Energy Plastics Without Surface Prep or Primers 

For low surface energy polyolefin plastics that are extremely difficult to bond, Henkel Corporation has introduced Loctite® 3035™ Polyolefin Bonder, an innovative two-part acrylic adhesive that mixes easily, stores at room temperature, and fixtures to plastics and metals in less than 15 minutes without surface preparation or primers. This adhesive achieves superior bond strength on PP, PE, HDPE, LDPE, ABS and nylon, and offers good environmental resistance in a range of end-use applications. 

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08/09/2012
got2b® invites festival goers to share their sins this summer 

Being naughty never looked this good. This summer, hair styling favorite got2b is breaking the rules with their rockin'it tour. From New York to California and everywhere in between, got2b is making sure styles stay rockin' from day to night while letting music lovers bare their soul with the Church of Rock Confessional Booth.

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08/06/2012
Henkel Turkey rewarded 

Henkel Turkey has won the Gold award of Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group, for their 2011 Top Quality in the general industry sector.

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08/01/2012
Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit by Awarding One School $25,000 to Improve Youth Fitness  

With one third of American children overweight and 75 percent not getting enough daily exercise, Henkel, the company behind some of the nation’s leading brands, including Dial®, Purex®, Right Guard® and Soft Scrub®, is actively addressing this urgent health and fitness crisis facing our nation’s youth. In cooperation with Alliance for a Healthier Generation (AHG), Henkel today announced the launch of its annual Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit program in an effort to make a change and improve the quality of life of an entire generation. With schools facing budget cuts and limited resources across the country, the Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit program will award one deserving school with $25,000 to be used toward equipment and services to enhance their students’ health and fitness education.

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Quarterly Report Q2/2012 (Cover)
08/01/2012
Henkel reports strong increase in sales and earnings 
  • Sales rise 6.4 percent to 4,206 million euros (organic: + 4.0%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: + 18.6 percent to 609 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: + 1.5 percentage points to 14.5 percent
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): + 22.8 percent to 0.97 euros
  • Emerging markets again primary success drivers (organic sales: + 8.1%)
  • Targets for 2012 confirmed; EPS growth outlook raised from at least 10 percent to around 15 percent
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08/01/2012
Henkel acquired Pressure Sensitive Adhesives product range from Cytec Industries 

Effective August 1, 2012, Henkel acquired the high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) product range from the US-based specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries Inc. Both companies signed the definitive agreement on May 11 2012. Pressure sensitive adhesives are specialized adhesives used in the packaging, automotive, electronic and durable goods industries for foils and films, tapes or labels offering high performance adhesive characteristics.

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07/25/2012
New Starbucks EarthSleeve™ Blends Performance with Environmental Sensibility 

Today, Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ:SBUX), LBP Manufacturing and Henkel announced the availability of EarthSleeve™, a new hot-cup sleeve that integrates proprietary technology that enables a reduction in overall material usage while at the same time increasing the post-consumer content. These adjustments correlate to a savings of nearly 100,000 trees.

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07/24/2012
Henkel Presents Adhesives for the Filter Industry 

Adhesives for the Filter Industry, a new brochure from Henkel Corporation, reviews the company’s comprehensive line of products for filter assembly. The 26-page brochure provides technical information on more than 100 products for use on liquid, industrial, high- efficiency, HVAC and water filters.

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07/16/2012
Annual Report 2011 awarded platinum 

In its “2011 Vision Awards”, the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) awarded the 2011 Henkel Annual Report with the highest possible distinction: Platinum. The Henkel Annual Report 2011 scored 99 out of 100 points.

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07/11/2012
Tough, Durable Loctite® Structural Adhesives Bond Any Size LCM  

For bonding liquid crystal modules (LCMs) to housings and brackets on handheld devices such as smart phones and tablets with displays of any size, Henkel Corporation offers a full line of Loctite® Structural Adhesives that allow thinner profile device designs with extremely narrow edge borders. Replacing mechanical fasteners and double-sided tapes, Loctite® Structural Adhesives offer high bond strength on metals, plastics, glass, inks and composites, and provide excellent impact resistance and processing flexibility.

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07/11/2012
Henkel Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatments Allow Faster Wind Turbine Production 

To speed the production of wind turbines and increase their long-term reliability, Henkel Corporation offers a full line of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments that facilitate automated manufacturing of large composite components such as blades and nacelles. Also used to bond, seal and protect a variety of exterior and interior parts, Henkel products reduce costs and improve quality during the manufacturing process and facilitate turbine installation.

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07/02/2012
Carsten Knobel took over as new CFO 

Henkel announced that Carsten Knobel has formally assumed his responsibilities as Executive Vice President Finance and Purchasing effective July 1, 2012. Carsten Knobel succeeds Lothar Steinebach who retired after more than 30 years with the company. The CFO transition was first announced at the end of 2011.

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06/19/2012
Important Distinction for Henkel Greece and Dixan 

Henkel Greece and the Dixan brand have been recognized for their outstanding annual best practices and their CSR engagements with the Excellence Awards.

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06/19/2012
A great place to work 

Henkel in Mexico has been awarded the Great Place to Work certification, based on an analysis conducted on the employees.

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06/12/2012
Tone® Body Wash Turns It Up With Kellie Pickler 

This summer, in time for the introduction of Tone® Fruit Peel® Body Wash with alpha-hydroxy fruit acids, Tone® Body Wash is partnering with country singer/songwriter Kellie Pickler.  The Tone® Turn it Up! series provides exclusive access to Kellie while on tour for her current album, 100 Proof, and also invites consumers to keep up with her via Facebook through personal blog posts and a live Facebook chat. Fans will also have the chance to participate in contest giveaways, including a grand prize of an all-expenses paid trip to Nashville to meet the country singer.

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06/11/2012
Complete Line of Loctite® Repair Products for Wind Turbine Installation and Maintenance 

For O&M applications on wind turbines, Henkel Corporation has introduced a full line of Loctite® adhesives, sealants, lubricants and coatings for installation and maintenance of blades, nacelles, towers and bases. 

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06/11/2012
Loctite® Liquid Optically Clear Adhesives Advance Touch Panel and Display Assembly 

As touch panel interfaces become the norm on mobile devices, laptops and tablets, Loctite® Liquid Optically Clear Adhesives (LOCA) from Henkel Corporation are improving the viewing experience, increasing display durability, extending product life, reducing power consumption and enabling thinner device designs. New dual cure technologies allow full cure in shadowed areas, and offer vastly reduced shrinkage to control display distortion and eliminate mura.

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06/08/2012
Upgrades Enhance Loctite® Instant Adhesives 

Recent technical upgrades from Henkel Corporation have enhanced the performance of surface insensitive and low odor/low bloom Loctite® Instant Adhesive products. Loctite® 401™, Loctite® 406™ and Loctite® 454™ surface insensitive instant adhesives now offer reliable long-term performance at elevated operating temperatures to 250ºF. Loctite® 403™, Loctite® 408™, Loctite® 455™ and Loctite® 460™ instant adhesives are the first low odor/low bloom products to maintain bond strength in high-humidity environments while delivering temperature resistance to 200ºF.

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05/31/2012
DIAL® brand launches its "Move the Dial" Pinterest contest 

Dial® brand cares about keeping skin healthy, but they care just as much about making the world a better place. So on June 4, Dial® brand will launch the Move the Dial Pinterest contest, an initiative to help choose their 2012 cause.

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05/29/2012
Why Adhesives?: Loctite® Adhesive Sourcebook Explains Benefits and Technologies 

The Loctite® Adhesive Sourcebook, Volume 12, from Henkel Corporation is a comprehensive 202-page print and online guide to the complete line of Loctite® adhesives, sealants, lubricants, coatings and dispensing/curing equipment for industrial manufacturing and maintenance. Opening with an explanation of why design engineers and maintenance professionals should consider using adhesives to replace or enhance the performance of mechanical fasteners, the updated and redesigned sourcebook features technical information on more than 1,200 Loctite® products and includes decision trees to better guide the adhesive selection process.   

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05/11/2012
Henkel to acquire Pressure Sensitive Adhesives product range from Cytec Industries 

Henkel has signed an agreement with the US-based specialty chemicals company Cytec Industries Inc. to acquire its high-performance pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) product range. Pressure sensitive adhesives are specialized adhesives used in the packaging, automotive, electronic and durable goods industries for foils and films, tapes or labels offering high performance adhesive characteristics.

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Quarterly Report Q1/2012 (Cover)
05/09/2012
Henkel records solid sales growth and boosts profitability in first quarter 
  • Sales rise 4.8 percent to 4,008 million euros (organic: +4.7%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: up 16.6 percent to 551 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: up 1.3 percentage points to 13.7%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): up 19.2% to 0.87 euros
  • Emerging markets again show above-average growth (+8.7%)
  • Improved gross margin despite raw material price increases
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05/08/2012
Henkel receives award for manufacturing excellence 

Henkel’s Personal Care and Laundry manufacturing plant in West Hazleton, Pa. received the Manufacturing Excellence Award from the Northeast Pennsylvania Manufacturers and Employers Association on May 8, 2012. The Manufacturing Excellence Award honors companies that have invested and innovated in areas such as community involvement, product and process innovations, or energy efficiencies and environmental improvements.

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05/02/2012
Henkel Announces Winner of 5th Annual Henkel Innovation Challenge  

Cheung Hoi Fai and Sun Yi, both from the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, won 1st prize in the fifth annual Henkel Innovation Challenge (HIC) with their innovative idea for the year 2030. Their Loctite Watts product makes it possible to convert heat waste energy into useful power when applied between the components of a special electronic device. The Chinese student duo beat out nineteen other teams from around the world in the HIC International Finals which took place last week in Warsaw, Poland.

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04/23/2012
Henkel awarded “Supplier of the Year” at Rexam 

Henkel has recently been chosen by the British company Rexam plc, the world’s largest beverage can manufacturer, to receive its prestigious “Supplier of the Year” award. This honor was conferred on Henkel by Rexam BCE&A (Beverage Can Europe & Asia) in recognition of Henkel’s contributions, including its latest product innovations and the savings achieved in Rexam’s overall production process.

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04/20/2012
Canadian Retailer Rona Honors Henkel 

In recognition of Henkel’s efforts and dedication to deliver best-in-class performance and fill rate, Henkel received the Vendor of the Year award at Rona Corporation’s President’s Speech event held in late 2011.

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04/16/2012
Henkel Croatia wins Golden Index Grand Prix 

Henkel Croatia is currently among the most acclaimed companies by students for the second consecutive year, after clinching the Golden Index Grand Prix and Golden Index awards in two categories.

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04/12/2012
Walmart Mexico and Central America awards Henkel Mexico 

Walmart Mexico and Central America recognizes Henkel in Mexico as "Best Consumables Supplier" of the year 2011 for its sales performance and its dedication to sustainability which is reflected in its products.

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04/02/2012
Henkel recognized as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” 

For the fifth year in a row, Henkel has been named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the U.S. Ethisphere Institute. This honor recognizes Henkel’s ethical approach to corporate governance and its commitment to sustainable development. In North America, Henkel markets a wide range of consumer and industrial brands including Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, got2b® hair gels, and Loctite® adhesives.

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03/29/2012
New Literature from Henkel Focuses on Solutions for the Photovoltaic Industry 

New literature from Henkel Corporation details the company’s line of products for the photovoltaic industry. Henkel Solutions for the Photovoltaic Industry is a 20-page comprehensive guide that reviews the company’s broad offering of adhesives, sealants and cleaners that improve reliability, reduce costs, enable highly automated production processes, and increase production speeds for solar assemblies. 

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03/26/2012
Henkel-Sponsored Motor Sports Program Encourages Wounded Warriors 

Since 2010, Henkel Corporation and Loctite® have served as title sponsors of Racing For Our Heroes, a program created by World Challenge GT racing driver and former Marine Jason Carter to encourage the recovery and rehabilitation of severely wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars. During the 2012 race season, Racing For Our Heroes will host approximately 200 more wounded warriors at events scheduled throughout the United States.

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03/20/2012
Electrically Conductive Adhesive from Henkel Compatible with Multiple Metals; Delivers Manufacturing Flexibility for Optical Technology Leader, LensVector  

Leveraging research regarding contact resistance performance, Henkel Electronic Materials has developed an electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) that overcomes the drawbacks of older generation ECAs and extends the material’s advantages to multiple applications.  The adhesive system, HYSOL ECCOBOND CE 3103WLV, provides exceptional contact resistance stability on surfaces such as OSP copper and Sn alloys– metals which have previously been challenging for ECAs.

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Annual Report 2011 (Cover)
03/08/2012
Henkel delivers sales and earnings at record levels 
  • Sales increase of 3.4% to 15,605 million euros (organic: +5.9%)
  • Adjusted* operating profit: plus 9.0% to 2,029 million euros
  • Adjusted* EBIT margin: plus 0.7 percentage points to 13.0%
  • Adjusted* earnings per preferred share (EPS): plus 11.3% to 3.14 euros
  • Double-digit increase in emerging markets (organic: +10.8%)
  • Higher dividend proposed: plus 11.1% to 0.80 euros per preferred share
  • 2012 financial targets reconfirmed
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Sustainability Report 2011 (Cover)
03/08/2012
New sustainability strategy for 2030 

For more than two decades, Henkel has been publishing a dedicated Sustainability Report alongside its Annual Report. In the 21st issue, which is being published today, the company is presenting its new Sustainability Strategy 2030. At the core of this is the goal of achieving more with less and tripling its efficiency. The new sustainability strategy applies to all business sectors and the entire value chain.

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03/07/2012
The “World’s Most Admired Companies 2012” 

Henkel ranks among the top 20 most admired companies in Europe, in this year’s annual survey conducted by the American business magazine Fortune. Compared to the previous years, the results show a significant improvement in this year’s rankings at the European level.

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03/06/2012
Dial® for Men Pins Manly Flag on Pinterest 

A muddy flag has been pinned in a universe populated with flirty home décor, sexy shoes, and frou-frou wedding ideas: the muck-loving Dial® for Men brand has joined social sharing site Pinterest.

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03/05/2012
High Tg, Reworkable Underfill from Henkel Ideal for High Value, Fine-Pitch Area Array Devices  

Expanding on its portfolio of advanced underfill materials, Henkel has developed LOCTITE UF3810, a new underfill technology that provides extremely high reliability while also allowing for easier reworkability as compared to previous generation products.

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02/29/2012
Easy-to-Use Literature from Henkel Focuses on Surface Treatment Products 

A simply-organized, easy-to-use brochure from Henkel Corporation details the company’s complete line of products and services for industrial surface treatment. The Henkel Surface Treatment Selector Guide is a 44-page brochure that provides detailed information on the company’s products for corrosion protection, paint adhesion and environmental safety. 

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Kasper Rorsted and Hans van Bylen
02/23/2012
Henkel extends Board Member contracts 
  • Contract of CEO Kasper Rorsted extended by five years
  • Contract of Hans Van Bylen as Executive Vice President Cosmetics/Toiletries also extended by five years
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02/10/2012
New Literature from Henkel Focuses on Solutions for the Appliance Industry 

New literature from Henkel Corporation details the company’s complete line of products and services for the appliance industry. Henkel Solutions for the Appliance Industry is a 16-page comprehensive guide that reviews surface treatments, adhesives, sealants, lubricants, sound damping materials and other products for appliance design, assembly, manufacturing and maintenance. The literature also highlights Henkel’s training workshops, teardown analysis, manufacturing reliability surveys and chemical systems management program.

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02/03/2012
Loctite® Threadlockers Achieve No. 1 Safety Rating 

Henkel Corporation has introduced two groundbreaking threadlocker products that have achieved an MSDS health rating of 1. Loctite® 2400NA™ and Loctite® 2700NA™ threadlockers have been formulated to enhance occupational health and safety by eliminating allergic skin, CMR, and Prop 65 hazards.  Designed for locking and sealing threaded fasteners, these products provide uncompromised chemical and thermal performance.

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02/01/2012
Henkel recognizes BASF as most sustainable supplier 2011 

Henkel has presented the first “Henkel Sustainability Award” to BASF. The annual award will recognize business partners who notably contributed to the development of more sustainable products from Henkel.

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02/01/2012
Henkel recognizes outstanding suppliers with awards 

At the 2012 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, Jan. 30-Feb. 4 in Orlando, Fla., Henkel recognized four outstanding suppliers for their excellent cooperation. The “Henkel Sustainability Award,” which was presented for the first time, was presented to BASF. The “Best Supply Performance Award” went to Evonik Industries. Winners of the “Best Innovation Contributor Award” were The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning.

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02/01/2012
Top Rankings for Henkel 

Henkel has yielded laudable results in varying Sustainability Rankings, like the "Global 100 Most Sustainable Companies" and in the "Sustainability Yearbook 2012".

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01/31/2012
Henkel advances sustainable cultivation of palm oil 

From 2012 onwards, Henkel is purchasing certificates for sustainable palm kernel oil for its entire range of laundry and home care products. This ensures that for the quantity of palm kernel oil used in the production of the surfactants for Henkel’s detergents and cleaning products, a corresponding quantity of sustainable palm kernel oil will be produced and enter the supply chain. As early as 2009, Henkel committed to cover its overall product portfolio by certificates and to complete this step by 2015. To underline its clear commitment to sustainable palm oil production, Henkel is now accelerating the process for laundry and home care, its largest product category containing surfactants.

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01/26/2012
Henkel offers insight about business’ role in sustainable consumption 

As the world’s population growth continues at a high rate, more pressure is placed on the planet’s limited resources, causing uncertainty about the future quality of life. Henkel, best known in North America as the company behind Dial® soaps, Purex® laundry detergents and Loctite® adhesives, is working to ensure a bright future by sharing its sustainability initiatives in Washington, D.C. Henkel will attend “The Business Role in Sustainable Consumption” presented by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the World Wildlife Fund and the World Environment Center.

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01/24/2012
Dial® for Men Gets Dirty with Spartan Race Partnership  

Dial® for Men, the personal care brand that encourages men to get their dirt on, is the presenting partner of the 2012 Spartan Race series. Spartan Race, the global leader in Obstacle Racing since 2005, hosts obstacle course races through mud and trails to test one’s resilience, strength, stamina, and quick decision-making skills. Dial for Men brand will sponsor all 38 US races which kick off January 28 in Temecula, CA.

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01/18/2012
HORIZONT Award for Henkel CEO 

In a ceremony held at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt last night, Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted was awarded with the HORIZONT Award. The Award recognizes personalities from marketing, advertisement and media, who have distinguished themselves through their entrepreneurial spirit, commitment and the significant achievements they have made in the industry. Rorsted received the prize in the marketing category.

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01/13/2012
Henkel provides holiday cheer to the Village for Families & Children 

For the fourth year in row, Henkel has provided gifts and an evening of fun to the children of the Village for Families & Children, Inc., a Hartford-based non-profit human services agency. Henkel, headquartered in Rocky Hill, Conn., purchased 30 new winter coats for the children of the Village. Each child also received a $25 WalMart gift card to spend as they wish during the holiday season. Part-time professional “Santa Claus” and Henkel employee Bill Niedbala, dressed in his full Santa ensemble, delivered the coats and cards to the children, ages 5 to 14, during a holiday pizza party at the Village on December 15.

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01/10/2012
Henkel Develops Electrically Conductive Adhesive Compatible with Lower-Cost Components 

In a significant formulation breakthrough, Henkel Electronic Materials announces that it has developed a new electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) compatible with lower-cost, tin-terminated components to enable more cost-effective assembly processes.  The new material, ABLESTIK ICP-3535M1 is a one-component, pre-mixed ECA that provides low and stable contact resistance when used with 100% tin-terminated components.

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01/05/2012
Henkel-Sponsored Freestyle Snowmobiler Levi LaVallee Shatters World Record for Distance Jumping 

Henkel-sponsored freestyle snowmobiler Levi LaVallee shattered his standing world record for distance jumping on a snowmobile by soaring 412 feet, 6 inches over San Diego harbor on New Year’s Eve. LaValle, who relies upon Loctite® brand adhesives and sealants to keep his sled in top form, blasted toward the takeoff ramp at 100 mph, launched through the air across the gap between the North and South parks of Embarcadero Marina Park, and touched down forcefully but safely on the exit ramp.

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01/04/2012
Easy-to-Apply Sprayable Ceramic Coating Features Simple, Reusable Cartridge Dispenser 

Henkel has introduced a two-part, sprayable ceramic coating designed to protect metal surfaces on industrial equipment from wear, abrasion and corrosion. Packaged in a convenient, reusable dual-cartridge dispenser, Loctite® Nordbak® 7255™ Sprayable Ceramic Coating is sprayed onto metal components to create smooth, low-friction surfaces that improve equipment efficiency. 

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