Henkel announced the opening of its South China Application Engineering Center (SCAEC) in Dongguan, Guangdong Province. With its first engineering center for electronics applications in the region, the company aims to better support Chinese consumer electronics customers. Housing advanced testing, analytical and research labs, as well as joint development labs, the facility is designed to expedite the development of next-generation consumer electronic products and empower industry innovation.

Located in the epicenter of China’s consumer electronics cluster, Dongguan Songshan Lake Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Henkel can provide prompt technical support and increased collaboration with customers to speed up prototype development. The center focuses on four major consumer devices technology platforms–structural bonding application, encapsulation application, thermal interface material application, and electrically conductive adhesive/ink application, all of which support the performance testing and product development. With access to Henkel's knowledgeable teams, extensive lab resources worldwide in real time, and link to massive experimental data points, SCAEC is dedicated to supporting the company’s high-tech customers in technical innovation and product development through faster application simulation, and data generation and analysis, thereby accelerating time-to market.

In addition to specialized laboratories with advanced assets, such as mechanical property evaluation equipment, constant temperature and humidity systems, and reliability testing and failure analysis capabilities, SCAEC is also an electrical conductive ink (ECI) application lab for printing direct structure (PDS) antenna and an open lab to support color match or appearance demand application. Equipped with analytical instruments and robust engineering capability, Henkel can offer material characterization and analysis, as well as emerging application simulation and process optimization. Moreover, SCAEC’s joint development lab provides collaborative spaces for Henkel and customers to engage in new designs.

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