Henkel Corporation

32100 Stephenson Hwy.
Madison Heights , MI 48071 US


Company Profile


Henkel is the name behind some of America’s favorite brands. From Dial® soaps to Purex® laundry detergents, Right Guard® antiperspirants, göt2b® hair styling products, and Loctite® adhesives, Henkel brands are part of your daily life.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas:

  • Laundry & Home Care
  • Beauty Care
  • Adhesive Technologies

Founded in 1876, Henkel is a global leader in the consumer and industrial businesses with brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, Henkel employs about 47,000 people worldwide and the company’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

In North America, Henkel has more than 5,000 employees in 45 facilities across the U.S. and Canada. Henkel has grown rapidly in North America during the past decade and now generates about 17 percent of worldwide sales in this region.

A Message from Henkel Corporation

Technology Based...Customer Driven

  At Henkel Corporation, we provide solutions to industry’s biggest challenges.

As Seen In Products Finishing

beer kegs

Beer Barrel Maker Improves Product Quality with Nitric Acid-Free Pickling Process
Absence of citric compounds also addresses the growing concern among beer brewers about residual flavors in the barrels.

painting line

Adding Finishing and Cutting Costs
BTD Manufacturing adds liquid and autophoretic finishes, and now enjoys great demand for these processes from its customers.

metal part being sprayed

Optimizing and Maintaining Spray Patterns in a Wash System
When pretreatment systems perform optimally, water and chemistry are used efficiently, with little flowing to waste treatment.

Henkel Bonderite E-CO DMC multichannel process control system

Process Control System Designed for Metal Pretreatment Lines
Henkel’s Bonderite E-CO DMC is a multichannel process control system that enables running of a complex chemical process cascade with multiple stages in metal pretreatment production lines.

Henkel Bonderite coatings for metal coil

Process Solutions Specially Formulated for Metal Coil
Henkel offers a variety of Bonderite process solutions for the metal coil industry, specially formulated for high-speed and continuous operation of manufacturing lines, as well as greater cost-efficiency and sustainability.

3D-printed parts

Novel 3D Printing Solutions for Finishing
Henkel’s Adhesive Technologies business unit is now offering the ability to create tailor-made materials for additive manufacturing.

Henkel Bonderite C-IC 192C metal pretreatment

Acid Pickle Cleaner Cuts Rust, Oxide Scale on Steel
Henkel’s Bonderite C-IC 182C metal cleaner is suited for both hot- and cold-rolled steel, and can be used as a conventional pretreatment spray or on an immersion line.

Rolling Along: Powder Coating Car And Truck Wheels.
Areway Acquisition finishes forged and cast aluminum wheels for many of the cars and trucks that you see on the road today.

Co-Cure to the Rescue For A-Coat and Powder Coating
Henkel’s autodeposition protection technology is an alternative vehicle coating, as Android hopes to produce 9,000 vehicles this year for Florida-based Vehicle Production Group.

Android Industries Open House Features Henkel, Parker Ionics, Akzo Nobel Partnerships On New Accessible Vehicle
Showcases new Vehicle Production Group auto, first mobility vehicle engineered for wheelchair accessibility. See Video

Getting a Good Finish Begins with a Great Start
Virtually all metal parts and many plastic parts have some sort of finish applied to them. These finishes are applied to improve appearance, increase corrosion resistance and enhance wear resistance.

volvo engine

Alodine EC2: ‘All aboard’ for saltwater corrosion resistance
Volvo Penta, a leading worldwide supplier of engines and complete power systems for marine and industrial use based in Chesapeake, Va., recently redesigned one of their leading engine exhaust systems and stern drives used on 20 to 35-foot pleasure craft.

New autodeposition coating technology

Tech Notes: Autodeposition Update
Process could replace e-coat for auto body apps, developer says?

Plastic automotive interior trim components

Better Plastics Cleaning
Cleaner reduces costs, saves energy

Parts run through the plant’s mid-size monorail line

Small-Scale Thinking
Nano-technology pretreatment improves powder coating quality and productivity.

The chemical tank farm

In Control
For many plants and job shops, the emergence of process control systems have accounted for hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings in chemical and energy use. Here's a look at one success story...

Autophoretic 915®

Complex Parts, Innovative Solutions
When Valley Coatings Services was presented with the challenge of coating complex parts, the company explored new finishing technologies and worked with suppliers to develop custom solutions...

E-Coat: Quantity or Quality
All finishers want a high-quality line with high throughput. But a company's decisions will typically favor one or the other. Quaker Mfg. Inc. chose quality over quantity...

assembled and electrically tested

Pretreatment System Helps Meet New Standards
Transformer maker tightens corrosion resistance standards and reduces operating costs...

Product Categories of Henkel Corporation

Aluminum Etchants & Deoxidizers
Anodizing Processes & Equipment, Aluminum Hardcoat
Anodizing Processes, Aluminum
Anodizing Sealants
Anti-Mist Chemical Additives
Burnishing Compounds
Chemical-Polishing Processes
Chromate Conversion Coatings
Chrome-Free Final Rinses (for Paint Pretreatment)
Chromium-Free Conversion Coatings for Aluminum
Cleaning & Phosphating Chemical Feeders
Cleaning & Phosphating Equipment
Cleaning Chemicals, Aqueous
Cleaning Equipment, Ultrasonic
Coatings, Dry-film or Solid-film Lubricant
Coatings, Waterborne
Coatings, Zinc-Rich
Descaling Chemicals
Dyes, Anodizing
Electrolytic Coloring Processes for Anodized Aluminum
Equipment Engineering & Installation Services
Flocculants, Polyelectrolytes
Inhibitors, Acid Pickling
Lubricants, Dry-Film or Solid-Film
Mass-Finishing Compounds
Nozzles, Liquid Spray
Paint Strippers, Chemical
Painting Equipment, Ultrafiltration
Phosphate Coating Chemicals
Pickling Solutions
Pollution Control Chemicals, Chromium Reduction
Pollution Control Chemicals, Cyanide Oxidation
Pollution Control Chemicals, Heavy-Metal Removal
Programmable Controllers
Pumps for Chemical Service
Rinse Aids
Rubbing Compounds
Rust Removers
Rust-Preventive Chemicals & Oils
Smut Removers, Aluminum
Solar-Collector Coatings
Spray Booth Cleaning Materials
Spray Booth Coatings
Spray Booth Compounds, Water Wash
Spray Booth Sludge Removal Systems
Steam Cleaning Compounds
Ultrafiltration Equipment