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Henkel Expands Line-up to Redefine the Indian Laminates & Coating Industry
The range includes Liofol®LA 7514, a single component solvent-free adhesive for laminating film and foil to paper; Liofol®HS 4890, an extrudable Hot melt Coating; solvent-based and water based HS coatings (gravure applied); EB Coatings or electron beam Cured Coatings and; CAC 4644, a water-based emulsion for laminating film, or foil to paper by wet lamination process. The introduction of the expanded line-up in the Indian market is a reflection of the faith our customers repose in our products as much as it is an affirmation of Henkel’s commitment to innovation, quality and perfection.
The new line-up was unveiled by Mr. Jeremy Hunter, President of the Henkel Group in India. Commenting on the product he said, “The Liofol brand under Henkel is a 40 year old brand today because it has consistently delivered performance and quality to its stakeholders. It is trusted by the packaging industry from the Americas to Europe and Asia. In spite of a slowing global economy, India has been a rapidly growing market, with the size of the packaging industry being pegged at USD 18.8 billion and growing at 15% per annum.”
Liofol®HS 4890 is extensively used in the US and Europe from Cup lidding for Paper, PET and aluminium foil to PVC, HIPS, PVDC-HIPS, PP and Glass cups. It is suitable for A - A and A - B sealing, and can be applied via extrusion coaters/laminators with conventional PE screw. Its features include EVA based with low activation temperature, wax for block resistance and excellent transparency. The Solvent based HS coatings can be applied via gravure and is suited for A-A and A-B sealing. While it is modified EVA/EAA based, it has good grease and oil resistance properties along with a high degree of clarity. Again, its manufacturing in India allows easy logistics and uninterrupted supply.
The EB Coatings or Electron Beam Cured Coatings has a high gloss and has a high gloss tailor made COF and possesses good toughness /and scuff resistance along with a high product and temperature resistance. With application areas including Food processing, Labels / In-mould labels, outdoor bags, it is also FDA approved for indirect food contact. CAC 4644 works on different types of paper like glassine, chromo art, poster, etc. and has extremely low odour level. Alongside it being Environment friendly, it is also a single component requiring no dilution.
Benefits of Liofol® LA 7514 include the ability to work on various paper types like Glassine, Chromo art, Poster, etc, and can deliver more than 20% savings on a Rs/sq.m. basis as compared to a solvent based solution. Its fast curing can give a fibre tear within 8 hours, and requires a low adhesive coat weight. Furthermore, it has good HR properties – 180 deg C for 2 secs, while its manufacturing in India allows easy logistics and supply.
For Henkel, India is central to the APAC region and presents a huge opportunity and a detailed start-up protocol is part of the Henkel service On Site Services including Start-up and technical support during production by qualified Henkel specialists. There is emphasis on individual technical training service on the clients’ production lines through Henkel specialists; optimization of the process parameters for adhesive application, and troubleshooting analysis. Quality Control support is maintained through Henkel specialists for optimal processing of the adhesive, check of produced parts and detailed test report including proposals for establishing the client’s quality assurance system.
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Henkel Adhesive Technologies India Private Limited is a subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co.KGaA Germany. In India, Henkel is the market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments for consumers, craftsmen, and industrial applications. Headquartered in Mumbai, Henkel has a long tradition of a well balanced portfolio of international, regional and local products that cater to a whole spectrum from manufacturing anaerobic adhesives, cyanoacrylate, polymer composites and seal laminating adhesives. These are used in diverse segments ranging from electronics, automotive, manufacturing aerospace to biomedical industries. Well known brands include Loctite, Teroson and Bonderite. Under the Cosmetics/Toiletries division, Henkel has Schwarzkopf Professional and Indola which is a part of the Henkel Group, Dusseldorf.
Globally, Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and ranks among the Fortune 500 companies.