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Henkel owns former National Starch adhesives

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM

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Henkel ( acquired in 2008 the Adhesives and Electronic Materials businesses previously owned by National Starch. This substantially strengthened Henkel's position in the global adhesives markets, particularly in the industrial segment. Henkel markets a wide range of consumer and industrial brands in North America. The company operates in three business areas — home care, personal care and adhesives technologies — and ranks among the Fortune Global 500 companies.

Henkel's PURmelt adhesive line includes PURmelt MicroEmission — a dramatic reduction in monomeric isocyanate, eliminating the need for hazardous materials labeling. Henkel's patented PURmelt Dual Cure system offers a dramatic improvement on the standard 24 to 36-hour crosslink and cure rate of standard polyurethane-based hotmelt. UV lamps enable the system to achieve 80% cure in approximately 3 minutes.