Henkel Corp. recently announced that it continues to build on the success of its Recycling Program by offering additive manufacturing customers recycling options across its Loctite® brands. According to Henkel, its partnership with TerraCycle® reflects its commitment to sustainability and its history of transforming manufacturing processes across a wide range of industries.
Henkel, in partnership with TerraCycle, was reportedly the first company worldwide to offer a recycling solution for anaerobic adhesive packaging and has since added light-cure adhesive technologies packaging, with instant adhesives and cyanoacrylates to follow shortly. Through this program, Henkel’s customers with 3D printing operations are provided with a recycling box where used containers of UV-curable 3D resins and cyanoacrylate-based adhesives are placed and later recycled by TerraCycle.
“Our goal is to be the customers’ champion for all industrial additive manufacturing solutions, and through our partnership with TerraCycle, we also make sustainability simpler for our customers,” said Philipp Loosen, global head of 3D Printing for Henkel Adhesives Technologies. “As a company with a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation, we are pleased to offer an environmental solution to customers who share our corporate values and use our adhesive products to spur innovation and transform the future of industrial manufacturing.”
“Through the Adhesive Recycling Program, Henkel is offering its customers with 3D printing operations a unique opportunity to divert this hard-to-recycle industrial waste from landfills,” said Tom Szaky founder and CEO of TerraCycle. “We look forward to growing this revolutionary program, and continuing to provide consumers with a powerful, sustainable option to reduce their environmental impact.”