With more than 80 years of expertise in the metal processing/coil industry and an extensive range of process solutions for pickling, lubrication, cleaning, pretreatment, passivation, coating and lamination, Henkel has firmly established itself as a global one-stop partner of the metal coil industry. New product innovations are strongly focused on helping customers manage the process needs of next-generation alloys while meeting cost and regulatory challenges.
Metal is used in a wide range of diversified end markets from automotive and transportation, building and construction, appliances and general industry to power and electrical as well as food and beverage. In addition, growing urbanization is creating demands for everyday applications in various emerging market segments. Henkel’s comprehensive process solutions for this demanding industry are specially formulated for high-speed and continuous operation of manufacturing lines. At the same time, they address ambitious drives for greater cost-efficiency and sustainability.
“There is a clear trend in the metal coil industry towards greater process and cost control. And while new high-strength steel, aluminum and magnesium alloys open opportunities for increased lightweighting, sheet metal manufacturers and coaters are faced with ever stricter environmental regulations ” says Aziz Mabrouki, Business Director Metal Coil Europe for Henkel. “Based on our close collaboration with industry leaders, we offer customers a one-stop portfolio of process solutions meeting these challenges. Overall benefits include cost savings through longer bath and tool lives, elimination of chromium, nitrate in waste water and NOx emissions as well as reduced waste. Moreover, Henkel also provides special equipment designed to ensure best manufacturing practices in many coil process steps.”