Henkel has announced a cash donation pledge of $677,000 as immediate aid following the tsunami disaster in South Asia. In addition, Henkel is preparing a shipment of clothing and hygiene products valued at $677,000. "Henkel has endeavored to respond to this catastrophe by providing aid and assistance to the victims in as rapid and as unbureaucratic a manner as possible," explains Knut Weinke, executive vice president, Human Resources at Henkel KgaA. Henkel in North America is the manufacturer of leading consumer and industrial brands like Loctite adhesives, Dial soap, Duck brand duct tape, and Dep hair gel.