Henkel Adhesive Technologies will present its range of sustainable and safe packaging solutions at Metpack from 2 to 6 May in Essen, Germany. At stand 1C38 in hall 1, visitors will get insights into resource-efficient, energy-saving surface treatment solutions, coatings and sealants.
As one of the world’s leading metal pretreatment experts, Henkel Adhesive Technologies has been developing smart packaging solutions for food, beverages and household products for many years. The product portfolio is particularly focused on the aspects of safety and sustainability, avoiding the use of basic substances such as bisphenol A (BPA) and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) for example.
Henkel will also present its Triple Safety program at the world’s leading trade fair for metal packaging. To avoid any risks for users, all substances are subjected to a toxicological assessment and then eliminated if they are proven to be harmful. To this end, Henkel has partnered with Austrian research and testing institute OFI in the field of sealants. During a presentation at the Metpack Conference, Henkel will present a risk assessment of BPA-NI coatings for metal packaging with a focus on the aspect of food contact. Henkel does not use any chemicals under discussion in its coatings to ensure food safety for humans and animals.
A product highlight for the surface treatment of beverage cans is the new low-temperature cleaner. When used in the beverage can washer, Bonderite C-IC 72000 cleans at a lower temperature of 43 degrees Celsius (110°F) compared to 60 degrees Celsius (140°F) for conventional cleaners. The product series is thus able to reduce natural gas consumption and, in turn, the carbon footprint of the facility. In addition to the energy savings made, it also produces less foam and thus optimizes water consumption.
Henkel will also demonstrate how it helps its customers to achieve their sustainability targets using items such as cans for foods, drinks, and aerosols. Trade fair visitors will also be shown how drinks cans are produced – from coil to can.
With its brands, innovations and technologies, Henkel holds leading market positions worldwide in the industrial and consumer businesses. The business unit Adhesive Technologies is a global leader in the market of adhesives, sealants and functional coatings. With consumer brands, the company holds leading positions especially in hair care and laundry & home care in many markets and categories around the world. The company’s three strongest brands are Loctite, Persil and Schwarzkopf.