Henkel Corp. recently welcomed Governor Phil Murphy to its facility in Bridgewater, N.J., to showcase products and designs for customers to enable more sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for consumers. “From advanced manufacturing to life sciences, our state is truly home to a wide range of innovative businesses who share our belief in developing environmentally sustainable solutions to 21st century problems,” said Governor Murphy. “I was thrilled to visit Henkel today, and I applaud this talented team for their pioneering spirit and commitment to technological progress, right here in New Jersey.”
Henkel shared several solutions that the adhesives technical teams are developing to enable and enhance sustainable and recyclable products in the packaging, consumer, and constructions industries:
- Paper straw durability—Henkel has developed a new range of adhesives and coatings to enhance the performance of paper straws and provide an alternative to plastic straws. These solutions reportedly provide improved water resistance that enrich the consumer experience.
- E-commerce packaging—To provide more sustainable e-commerce packaging, Henkel’s team collaborated with Amazon to apply Henkel’s technology and develop single-stream recyclable e-commerce packaging. Amazon is currently deploying the technology in selected markets.
- Insulated paper hot cups—Henkel’s heat-resistant innovation reportedly provides the necessary spacing in a double-walled paper cup to maintain a cool exterior while containing a hot beverage, a solution for on-the-go beverages that provides an alternative to a double-cup or sleeve.
- Cross-laminated timber—According to Henkel, its LOCTITE® Purbond adhesives enable and support the sustainable use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in construction projects across the world. Constructing a building with CLT instead of concrete and steel can eliminate and sequester thousands of tons of carbon dioxide. CLT also offers lower total life cycle energy emissions and is lighter than concrete and steel, provides stability without the need for deep foundations, and enables faster assembly.
“We are delighted to have had the opportunity to speak with Governor Murphy about our shared commitment to the environment and to demonstrate the progress Henkel is making in advancing sustainable and innovative solutions,” said Michel Bilodeau, corporate vice president of Packaging for Henkel. “At Henkel, we understand the changing market dynamics and consumers’ desire for more sustainable products. Our high-impact adhesive and coating solutions are created with this knowledge in mind and with a commitment to creating more value for consumers at a reduced ecological footprint.”
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