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New facility targets growth sectors in Australia and New Zealand

 

SYDNEY,
AUSTRALIA – Media OutReach – 17 February 2021 – Henkel Australia has officially
opened the upgraded Innovation and Application Lab in Seven Hills, Sydney,
Australia. As a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings,
the upgraded facility positions Henkel at the forefront of innovation for key
growth sectors in Australia and New Zealand, namely food and beverage,
packaging, engineered wood and general manufacturing and maintenance.

Henkel unveils upgraded Innovation and Application Lab in Sydney

Aamir Qureshi (left), Operations & Supply
Chain Manager, and Stephen Liu (right), Product Development Chemist, cutting
the ribbon to mark the official opening of the upgraded Innovation and
Application Lab of Henkel Adhesive Technologies in Sydney. 
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Daniel Rudolph, President of Henkel Australia and
New Zealand, said, “Henkel’s customers are looking for the latest
innovations to increase performance and efficiency, and improve their
sustainability footprint. The upgrading of our Innovation and Application Lab
allows us to test and tailor solutions to meet the requirements of the local
market, ranging from the latest in product design and food safety standards to
adapting to a circular economy.”

Mark Dorn, President of Henkel Asia-Pacific and
Global Head of Craftsmen, Construction and Professional Division, Henkel
Adhesive Technologies, said, “As a global market leader in the global
markets for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings we continue to grow our
innovation capabilities across the Asia Pacific.  Our upgraded Innovation
and Application Lab in Sydney enables us to offer the latest product
innovations to the market. From food safety and sustainability for the
packaging industry to raising the standards in engineered wood production, we
are excited to offer game-changing solutions to our customers.”

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The Innovation and Application Lab is co-located
at Henkel’s adhesive manufacturing facility. This facilitates a rapid
transition and reduces the time to market from product concept and development
to volume production.

Micheal Hajj, Head of Technical for Adhesive
Technologies at Henkel Australia and New Zealand, highlighted several advanced
technical capabilities of the lab.

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  • Using state-of-the-art equipment, the lab conducts performance testing
    of customers’ samples to meet the international standards for engineered
    wood, namely AS/NZS 1328 for glue laminated timber and AS 5068-2006 for
    timber finger joints in structural products. Henkel is also able to
    validate the performance of new primer and wood species with our
    adhesives.
  • With the Anton Parr rheometer, Henkel chemists can stringently test
    complex rheological behavior in food packaging solutions. 
  • Tapping into its polymerization capability, the lab is looking into
    developing customized water-based technologies for the Australia and New
    Zealand markets.
Henkel unveils upgraded Innovation and Application Lab in Sydney
The upgraded lab is equipped with state-of-the-art
technologies, allowing Henkel to test and tailor products to the requirements
of customers in key growth sectors in Australia and New Zealand, namely food
and beverage, packaging, engineered wood and general manufacturing and
maintenance.

Henkel unveils upgraded Innovation and Application Lab in Sydney

The Innovation and Application Lab is co-located
at Henkel’s adhesive manufacturing plant in Sydney. This facilitates a rapid
transition and reduces the time to market from product concept and development
to volume production. 

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About Henkel

Henkel operates
globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds
leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer
businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel
Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market — across
all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care
businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories
around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of
success. In 2019, Henkel reported sales of more than 20 billion euros and
adjusted operating profit of more than 3.2 billion euros. Henkel employs more
than 52,000 people globally — a passionate and highly diverse team, united by
a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and
shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top
positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares
are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit
www.henkel.com.

 

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www.henkel.com/press

 

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