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Interpreting Henkel product codes

Please see below for lot code keys that can be used to derive the production information for Henkel products, including date of manufacture.

You may see one of the below codes on your product(s).  Here’s how to decipher both:

Standard Plant Code Format 1 – PPYMDDAXX*

KeyDefinition/Composition of US Coding 
PPPlant code: two capital letters, to identify the specific manufacturer. Each production plant is allocated to a two digit code. The code for each contract manufacturer or location is defined by Henkel.
YOne figure, numeric, last digit of the year of the filling.
MOne figure, alpha numeric, month of the filling. Months January (A), February (B), March (C), April (D), May (E), June (F), July (G), August (H), September (K), October (L), November (M) or December (N). There are no I or J codes.
DDTwo numeric figures, calendar day of the month of filling.
AShift
XXLine

*other unassigned/optional characters may follow this code and can be disregarded.


Standard Plant Code Format 2 -MMDDYYPPLB

KeyDefinition/Composition of US Coding 
MMDDYYDate of Manufacture
PPPlant code: two capital letters, to identify the specific manufacturer. Each production plant is allocated to a two digit code. The code for each contract manufacturer or location is defined by Henkel.
LProduction Line Designator
BBatch Sequence Character


Standard Plant Code Format 3 – PPDDMYBBBB

KeyDefinition/Composition of US Coding 
PPPlant code: two capital letters, to identify the specific manufacturer. Each production plant is allocated to a two digit code. The code for each contract manufacturer or location is defined by Henkel.
DDCalendar day of the month of filling
MMonth of filling – January (1) to September (9), October (X), November (Y), or December (Z)
YLast digit of the year of filling
BBBBIdentification of the batch, production line, and/or shift (optional)