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Nov 14, 2019  Bridgewater, NJ

Expanded capabilities strengthen packaging analyses and testing and enhance customer experience.

Henkel Adhesive Technologies Opens North American Technical Center of Excellence for Flexible Packaging

Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a market leader with high-impact solutions in adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, opened a new Technical Center of Excellence for Flexible Packaging Adhesives and Coating applications in New Jersey.  Focused primarily on LOCTITE® adhesive and coatings, the new Technical Center of Excellence includes labs for evaluation, design and testing, full-scale equipment, and state-of-the-art customer training facilities to support the needs of converters and brand owners. With packaging being a critical element in expanded shelf life and food safety, and increasingly important for sustainability, Henkel is investing in delivering innovative solutions to meet the ever-increasing demand driven by consumers and retailers.

“Our Technical Center of Excellence enables our technical, product development, and analytical experts to optimize our packaging technologies while developing new cutting-edge coatings and adhesives,” said Andrew Gold, Business Director Flexible Packaging.  “Our new facility offers our customers a platform to test packaging options before full-scale implementation, and supports training courses designed for flexible packaging professionals, combining theoretical knowledge on the adhesive lamination process with hands-on practical training.”

Created with consumers in mind, Henkel’s consumer packaging adhesives and functional coatings offer high-impact solutions to allow fast moving consumer goods companies to achieve efficient and reliable options. Henkel’s LOCTITE® products deliver flexible packaging solutions which comply with the applicable FDA and global food safe packaging regulations and provide secure and sustainable packaging for consumers.

Henkel staff provided tours of the new Technical Center of Excellence focused on our flexible packaging applications.  This investment included a laminator and retort chamber for flexible packaging development.