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Henkel Presents the Latest in Automotive Technology at SAE World Congress

Published on 2010-04-12. Author : SpecialChem

Henkel technical experts will deliver technical sessions on the latest advances within the automotive industry. Henkel presentations will feature the environmental advantages of zirconium oxide conversion coatings; the energy efficient, two-step Aquence® Co-Cure coating process that simplifies paint shop operations; as well as the advances in metal stamping lubricant performance testing.

Henkel technical sessions in the areas of environmental sustainability and process efficiency, include:

  • New Metal Pretreatment Technology, Tuesday, April 13 at 1:20 p.m., Room D0-04C - Henkel experts will examine the advantages of a new generation conversion coating based on zirconium oxide and its performance and environmental advantages compared to the traditional zinc phosphate process.
  • Co-Cure Process: Autodeposition Primer and Powder Topcoat, Tuesday, April 13 at 3:00 p.m., Room D0-04C - Henkel experts will deliver information on autodeposition chemistry, process sequence, and deposition mechanism. In addition will describe the revolutionary Aquence® Co-Cure coating process, that saves energy and costs by layering Aquence® autodeposition coating with a topcoat and or adhesive and co-curing them together in a single oven. The performance and simplicity advantages of the Co-Cure process, as well as commercial applications will also be examined.
  • Improved Metal Stamping Lubricant Testing Using Controlled Formed Panels, Thursday, April 15 at 10:40 a.m., Room D0-07A - Henkel experts will evaluate the differences in results between stamped and unstamped (flat) panels on a variety of common stamping lubricant acceptance tests, using existing approved stamping lubricants. The value of using a standard stamped part for lubricant, cleaner, and coating development will be described. The importance of real-world process simulation will also be reviewed in thecontext of coating failures.

"Henkel is committed to developing technologies that contribute to environmental sustainability, increase process efficiency and reduce costs" said Chuck Evans, corporate vice president, Henkel. We are excited to have the opportunity at the 2010 SAE World Congress to present these technological advancements to the automotive community."

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®, Aquence®, Bonderite®, Frekote® and Multan®, Henkel provides significant economic and environmental advantages for today's vehicles, making them safer, more comfortable and extending vehicle value.

Henkel has been committed to making people's lives easier, better and more beautiful for more than 130 years. A Fortune Global 500 company, Henkel offers strong brands and technologies in three areas of competence: Home Care, Personal Care and Adhesive Technologies. Each day, about 50,000 employees worldwide are dedicated to fulfilling Henkel's claim "A Brand like a Friend." In fiscal 2009, Henkel generated sales of $18.86 billion and adjusted operating profit of $1.84 billion.

Source: Henkel

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