Besides other cutting-edge solutions, Henkel’s product highlights at drupa 2016 undoubtedly are our innovative and sustainable solutions for pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) supporting the industry to achieve sustainability goals. Cooperating closely with its customers, Henkel is the only adhesive supplier improving sustainability in all four main PSA technologies: hotmelt adhesives, UV hotmelts, water-based and solvent-based acrylics.
The hotmelt PSA LOCTITE DURO-TAK UV range, for example, is 100 percent solid acrylic-based and UV-curable and an alternative to water-based and solvent-based PSA. This reduces emissions in our customer’s production process. Furthermore, Henkel improves sustainability by optimizing the delivery process through the supply of liquid hotmelt PSA. This saves energy, as it is more efficient to keep the product in a liquid state than having to re-melt it on site. And it reduces waste, as packaging material for transport is not needed. Our new solvent-based and water-based acrylics with increased total solid content are designed to reach optimal performance through better production processes.
Ensuring future success with Henkel’s adhesive technologies
drupa, the leading international trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, is celebrating its return from May 31 to June 10, 2016, with a new strategic focus, improved scheduling over eleven days, a new design and higher frequency. Under the motto “touch the future”, the focus is especially on next-generation topics such as print, packaging production, multichannel, 3D printing, functional printing and green printing.
Henkel dedicates its presence at this year’s drupa especially to its innovative pressure sensitive adhesive range. Oliver Bossmann, European Head of Packaging and Consumer Goods Adhesives at Henkel, explains. “It is our aim to provide our industry partners with both a comprehensive product portfolio and the know-how to ensure they excel in their future business. This year’s drupa provides us with an ideal framework for an exchange on these matters.”