Henkel Corporation’s automotive group and long time partner, Cavist Corporation, based in Reno, NV, announced the ability to provide local prototyping for low-pressure injection molding at Henkel’s automotive headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich.
Low-pressure injection molding prevents damage to delicate electronic and electrical automotive components. Henkel has achieved this with a one component, low viscosity TECHNOMELT adhesive.
The prototyping capabilities are available at little to no cost for the automotive manufacturing and supplier communities. Local prototyping provides an opportunity to understand the capabilities low-pressure molding offers prior to investing in the technology, lead time, processing time and associated costs.
“Henkel has achieved injection molding pressures as low as 1.8 bar (25 psi),” said Jeff Koehler, Business Development Manager, Henkel. “Low pressure is key to ensuring fragile electronic components are kept in tact.”
Prototyping demonstration requests can be submitted at www.henkelna.com/automotive.
Images: High-resolution images of the Cavist Moldman 8000 used in the application of Henkel’s TECHNOMELT Low Pressure Injection Molding are available by contacting Carrie Cioffi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas:
Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs about 47,000 people and reported sales of $21.13 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.98 billion in fiscal 2012. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.