Henkel Hosts Smart Chemistry Spotlight Event

Leaders from the automotive pretreatment world converged at Henkel’s North American Adhesive Technologies headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan, for Henkel’s Smart Chemistry Spotlight Event.

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Kirk Kramer, Henkel Technical Manager, adhesives research, material science and engineering discussing Bonderite MGC ceramic coating for magnesium alloys.

 

Leaders from the automotive pretreatment world converged at Henkel’s North American Adhesive Technologies headquarters in Madison Heights, Michigan, for Henkel’s Smart Chemistry Spotlight Event on September 20. The event focused on the role of surface treatments in achieving light weight and sustainability.

 

The event moderated by Jeff Gilbert of WWJ 950, focused on the role of surface treatments in achieving lightweighting and sustainability goals.

 

Representatives from Henkel, Ford, GM, Novelis and researchers from Oak Ridge National Research Laboratory (ONRL) offered presentations covering research innovations that enable multiple different lightweight materials to function together without compromising safety or appearance, especially in the paint finish, as well as sustainability considerations.

 

During a break-out session, participants toured several Henkel onsite labs – the Electro Ceramic Coatings Research lab, the Metal Pretreatment Applications lab, and the Analytical Solutions lab – to observe explorations and innovations, and tools in place to validate and/or troubleshoot customers’ processes. Validation testing ensures that Henkel’s processes integrate seamlessly with those of OEMs and suppliers for Henkel’s coatings to perform optimally.

 

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Dan Wohletz, Henkel VP of Automotive presenting

 

For more information about the event, click HERE.