Henkel Adhesive Technologies recently announced it is expanding its capabilities to include a new Technical Center of Excellence for Flexible Packaging Adhesives and Coating applications in Bridgewater, N.J.

Focused primarily on LOCTITE® adhesive and coatings, the new center will include labs for evaluation, design and testing, full-scale equipment, and state-of-the-art customer training facilities. Completion of the new facility is expected in late 2019.

“Our Technical Center of Excellence, with its expanded capabilities, will allow our team of technical service and product development experts to optimize our packaging technologies,” said Alejandro Schoenhoff, vice president. “Being able to demonstrate the latest adhesive and coating applications in-house gives our customers an opportunity to see the benefits of a new solution before full-scale implementation. At the same time, our upgraded facilities will support improved customer engagement with training courses designed for those involved in the creation of flexible packaging materials, combining theoretical knowledge on the adhesive lamination process with hands-on practical training.”

For more information, visit www.henkel.com.