Annual Report 2013

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Employees at the Henkel engineering center near Munich, Germany, test the application of adhesives for customers from around the world. The center is a model for further expansion of our network of testing and development centers that enables us to develop and test individual solutions by working closely with customers.

 

Photo: Engineering Scientist Renate Kreuzer analyzes the shape and dimensions of a car roof segment made of carbon fiber-reinforced Henkel resin using an optical 3D measurement device.

 

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New adhesive technologies for greater sustainability: The advantage of the matrix resin from Henkel is its reduced processing time and lower CO2 emissions compared to conventional resin systems.

 

Photo: The car roof segment is measured using optical measurement points attached to the material.

 

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At the development center for the Adhesive Technologies business unit in Munich, the crash safety of load-bearing automotive body parts is also tested. In accidents, the bonded sections demonstrate better energy absorption when compared with components that have been spot-welded. This can enhance occupant safety.

 

Photo: Test engineer Jürgen Becher places a bonded test piece that simulates a component in a high-speed testing device.

 

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Munich, Germany


The importance of lightweight design technology in the automobile industry continues to grow: It helps reduce the weight of today’s vehicles, which lowers their fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Composites based on carbon or glass fibers combine light weight with enormous strength and thus offer outstanding properties in terms of safety and crash behavior.

 

Photo: At Henkel’s high-speed test facility in Munich, maximum stress is exerted on bonded test pieces that simulate components.

 

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Munich, Germany


In what is called a lap shear test, the grip of an adhesive is tested on different materials. The goal is to take full advantage of the bonding strength of the adhesive.

 

Photo: Engineer Renate Kreuzer conducting a lap shear test on bonded aluminum samples.

 

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Leverage strengths in mature markets


Munich, Germany


Once the lap shear test is completed, Renate Kreuzer evaluates the fracture surfaces in consultation with a design engineer. They test for the optimal combination of substances in order to save weight.

 

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Munich, Germany


To document the performance of our Purmelt adhesives for wind power use, Henkel developed a new testing method in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology.

 

Photo: The new test facility with a test object inserted.

 

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Leverage strengths in mature markets


Munich, Germany


Joint research for wind power plants: The innovative test method consists of a beam model that represents the load-transmitting structure in a rotor blade. The model enables fatigue testing on Purmelt adhesives from Henkel under conditions that are similar to actual operation.

 

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