Adhesives are used in almost every sector including manufacturing, renewable energy, auto, aviation, construction, FMCG and healthcare among many others. Henkel Adhesives Technologies India, a major player in the domain, is well-positioned to meet the increasing demand in India. Revealing the company’s futuristic targets, Pradhyumna Ingle, Business Director, General Industry, Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Pvt Ltd said, “We see India as a high potential market, and as market leaders we intend to take on the challenge of converting the latent potential into actual market. As a company, we are determined to grow double digit every year creating opportunities in the markets by providing new innovative solutions that cut across different industry verticals.”

Henkel Adhesives Technologies India is well-positioned for the future. India holds a strategic position for Henkel as a part of the company’s long-term growth strategy. Ingle explains: “Our investments in building India’s largest adhesive plant at Kurkumbh, near Pune and in expanding the capabilities of our Innovation Center at Pune bear testimony to our commitment to the Indian market. By moving innovation capabilities and production sites close to our growing customer base in India, we have been able to provide local solutions while leveraging global technologies and expertise.”

Henkel India Innovation Centre at Pune enables the company to provide an integrated one-stop for adhesive technologies, testing facilities, dispensing systems and application training. “Henkel plans to consolidate its position as the largest industrial adhesive manufacturer and supplier in India,” Ingle informs.

New launch
Henkel Adhesives recently launched innovative adhesives LOCTITE HY 4060GY and LOCTITE HY 4090 powered by a patented Hybrid technology that combines the most critical attributes of structural, instant and epoxy adhesives. These hybrid adhesives offer excellent bond strength, fixture speed, substrate versatility, reliability, durability, and improved health and safety benefits for users; thus, enabling simplification of production process, reduction of costs and improving efficiency.

Features of LOCTITE HY 4060GY
LOCTITE HY 4060GY is a two-component, general purpose structural adhesive that provides high strength combined with fast fixture at room temperature. Besides offering good chemical resistance, it provides good temperature and moisture resistance making it suitable for applications in high temperature and humidity environments. It is designed to bond a variety of substrates including metals, most plastics and rubbers. It is machinable on metals and has a good gap-fill ability of up to 5 mm. This ready-to-use product can be dispensed directly from the pack without additional equipment. The two-colour components of LOCTITE HY 4060GY allow for indication of proper mixing. It is an ideal replacement for the traditional 2K 5-minute epoxies.

Benefits of LOCTITE HY 4060GY
• Outstanding substrate versatility
• Fast fixture reducing maintenance downtime
• Simplified product selection reducing costs
• Long-lasting reliable repairs
• Broadening repair opportunities.

Features of LOCTITE HY 4090
LOCTITE HY 4090 is a general-purpose adhesive designed to provide a versatile solution for challenging applications. The product offers good moisture, temperature and chemical resistance. It is resistant to impact, vibration and shock loads, and can be used for cold-temperature applications. LOCTITE HY 4090 has a high viscosity and is an off-white to light yellow gel. Its fixture time is 90 – 180 seconds and is suitable for gaps up to 5 mm.

Benefits of LOCTITE HY 4090
• Outstanding substrate versatility
• Allows for design flexibility
• Simplifies production process
• Fast fixture to increase throughput
• Health and safety: safe handling, storage, safe application.

Explaining the unique selling proposition (USP) of LOCTITE HY 4060GY and LOCTITE HY 4090, Ingle said, “These products are powered by a patented hybrid technology that sets them apart among the existing adhesives and sealants available in India. The products combine the speed of instant adhesives and the strength of structural adhesives, making them a performance oriented multi-purpose product. This powerful combination of two technologies in one product provides improved performance on a variety of substrates, and the versatility to solve a wide range of maintenance, repair, design and assembly challenges. LOCTITE Universal Structural Bonders are designed to reach beyond conventional approaches, and help tackle the most challenging repair situations.”

Application areas
This hybrid adhesive is a go-to adhesive for durable, general-purpose repair on a variety of substrates. It is designed to reach beyond conventional approaches, and helps tackle the most challenging repair situations. It caters to the maintenance industry, especially plant managers, maintenance managers and operators, who are constantly looking for novel ideas to optimise efficiency, reduce costs and look for new solutions that keep plants running smoothly and safely. According to Ingle, this universal repair adhesive is a 5-minute bonder that is machinable and works across a wide variety of substrates making it a product of high demand in industrial applications.

This structural bonder is fast and versatile. “Having the highest combination of critical attributes, LOCTITE HY 4090 creates limitless possibilities for designers and OEM engineers looking for ways to improve assembly applications, streamline process steps or bond materials in applications with difficult requirements,” Ingle informs.

LOCTITE HY 4090 is designed to bond a variety of substrates including metals, most plastics and rubbers at fast cure speed. The thixotropic nature makes it suitable for applications where good gap filling properties on rough and poorly fitting surfaces are required.

Apt for construction industry
The hybrid products designed by patented technology combines instant bonding qualities and structural bonding features of durability, reliability and strength. This powerful combination provides high impact resistance, high strength bonding on a variety of substrates, and high temperature resistance, making it versatile enough to solve a wide range of construction challenges. The applications are widespread in the construction industry providing superior adhesion to the most common construction materials. It can be used for interior or exterior projects due to its substrate versatility and ability to perform on most challenging applications. It is recommended for bonding various construction materials such as wood, treated wood, hardwood flooring, concrete, stone, marble, slate, masonry, brick, foam insulation of all sorts, carpets, metal, lead, cement-based products, ceramic, fibreglass, drywall and mirrors. “The newly launched products are designed to bond a variety of substrates including metals, most plastics and rubbers that are used in the construction industry. They also provide limitless opportunities in repair solutions that prove to be a long-lasting and a cost effective option for the industry,” Ingle claims.

pcoming products
Henkel consistently works to cater to customers’ pain points. New product development and their marketability is what set them apart in the market. Answering to a question new product development, Ingle said, “The new products that we plan to launch in the near future will cater to the maintenance, repair and overhaul customers.”

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