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Henkel to showcase automotive composites at JEC World

Henkel the global solution provider to automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers is progressing sustainable light weight technologies with new composite and adhesive products and extended global Composite Lab capabilities.

Henkel’s specialists will be available to discuss the company’s technology portfolio and global service capacities for composite applications in automotive and other industries during JEC World 2018.



With composite applications on display such as molds, composite wheels and leaf springs, Henkel will demonstrate its comprehensive product and service portfolio for automotive light weighting at JEC World 2018.

Henkel will display its new Loctite MAX 5 matrix resin for carbon fibre reinforced composite wheels which is designed to replace aluminium in this chassis application. The new resin combines high temperature resistance, excellent durability, rapid mould filling, thorough fibre impregnation and high curing rates for cost-efficient large volume production.

The Loctite UK 2032 will also be showcased, ideal for bonding structural parts made of composite materials with distinctly different coefficients of thermal expansion, from plastics to e-coated steel or aluminium.

“There is an ongoing strong trend for further light weighting in automotive, with a clear focus on chassis components and integrated multi-substrate designs engineered to meet the industry’s strict fleet fuel consumption and CO? regulation targets,” says Konrad Brimo Hayek, Senior Business Development Manager, Chassis, ADAS & Safety for Henkel.

“With our comprehensive product portfolio for the composites industry, including matrix resins, multi-substrate adhesives, binders and release agents, we are determined to play a leading role in this market as a global solutions partner with extensive customer support capabilities. Above all, this also includes Henkel’s dedicated two Composite Labs in Europe (Germany) and Asia (Japan), providing advanced process know-how, application engineering and customer trial facilities.”

Henkel will present its matrix resins and multi-substrate adhesives at JEC World 2018 on March 8th at Booth G48 in Hall 6.

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This project has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° [609149].

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