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Henkel Partners with DuPont to Distribute E-Coat

Published on 2007-12-03. Author : SpecialChem

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Henkel has announced a collaboration with leading coatings provider DuPont to distribute DuPont's CorMax® electrocoat to the North American automotive parts supplier industry. This alliance expands Henkel's product offerings, providing customers a strong option for e-coat technology. With DuPont's electrocoat technology, Henkel can now offer customers a single point of contact for service, troubleshooting and ordering their surface preparation and coating solutions.

"This collaboration builds upon our commitment to provide a full-range of coating solutions for the automotive supplier industry," said Dan Wohletz, vice president, Automotive, Henkel North America. "We have an extensive team of sales and service providers in this industry that are now be able to provide our customers a complete coating solution, from pre-treatment to e- coating."

Because customers can now partner with one provider for all of their coating solutions, this agreement enables them to consolidate their supply base to become more efficient. Henkel's strategic partnership with DuPont has already resulted in agreements with key automotive parts suppliers.

"We are pleased to partner with Henkel to bring CorMax® to the automotive components market," said Dave Lazzeri, business director - Americas, DuPont Coatings Solutions. "With Henkel's expertise in coatings and surface treatments, we have a channel that will allow us to expand the reach of our e-coat solutions."

Henkel is the market leader in adhesives, sealants and surface treatments to the transportation industry. Backed by extensive design capabilities, a broad product range, specific application knowledge and technical expertise, the company delivers solutions to all segments of automotive development - automotive body, interior, chassis, electronics and powertrain production. Through powerful brands like Loctite®, Teroson®, Autophoretic®, Bonderite®, Frekote® and Multan(TM), Henkel provides significant economic and environmental advantages for today's vehicles, making them safer, more comfortable and extending vehicle value.

For more than 130 years, Henkel has been a leader with brands and technologies that make people's lives easier, better and more beautiful. Henkel operates in three business areas - Home Care, Personal Care, and Adhesives Technologies - and ranks among the Fortune Global 500 companies. In fiscal 2006, Henkel generated sales of 12.740 billion euros and operating profit of 1,298 million euros. Our 53,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling our corporate claim, "A Brand like a Friend," and ensuring that people in more than 125 countries can trust in brands and technologies from Henkel.

Source: Henkel Corporation

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