Benefit from a wealth of expert insight and experience when you allow Henkel’s Analytical Solutions Group to become your testing partner. 

Our pre-treatment chemical customers benefit from the expertise pooled in 12 combined analytical and accelerated laboratories across the world. We offer timely and accurate sample analyses and a range of other services and reports.

At Henkel, we have 20 analytical and accelerated laboratory employees, who bring an average of more than 16 years of industrial experience to our analytical testing labs. 

Several of our team members also hold a graduate degree (PhD/Masters). The majority have one or more bachelor degrees (BS) in a chemical/scientific field, so you know your adhesive and thermal testing, design, and processes are in good hands. 

This dedicated team performs a variety of analyses, from assistance with testing thermal design and validating customer process baths and parts to determining root cause analysis for customer issues and helping find ways to improve. 

With Henkel analytical lab solutions, you get regular access to actionable data and information. Our team uses the Analytical Solutions lab information management system to maintain that flow of data, including tracking results by product, customer, and line number.

Why Choose Henkel Lab Testing and Analytical Services?

Empower your operations and improve your manufacturing processes with a data-led approach from Henkel. Our analytical testing labs and services put data at the heart of everything you do. 

Take advantage of unrivaled analytical services suited to enhancing performance in every industry. Validate your methodology, qualify your approach, and improve your ways of working, from design to production. 

With Henkel, you can get access to lab testing facilities to suit your needs, on any scale. From testing the impact of certain products and materials in your production line, to scaling up to analyze the full process from end to end, we’re here to help you optimize performance in your operations. 

With Henkel lab and analytical services, we help you achieve excellence in manufacturing and thermal performance. Benefits of making Henkel your testing partner include:  

  • Reducing costs
  • Enhancing product performance
  • Improving reliability

Henkel Laboratory Tests

With our testing labs, you’ll have access to a wide range of comprehensive analytical services. Our adhesive performance and thermal testing methods include, but are not limited to: 

  • Pre-treatment coating characterization (SEM, XRD, XRF, etc.).
  • Customer process bath analysis (ICP, IC, HPLC, UV-Vis, etc.).
  • Customer problem-solving analysis (Fe-SEM, FTIR, GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR, etc.).
  • Customer part corrosion environmental analysis and material testing (ASTM, GMW, SAE, Mil, etc.).

Discover Our Lab Testing Equipment

Henkel’s lab testing services offer you unrivaled insights and support to optimize your designs and assemblies. With thermal testing of electronics, qualify your approach or test the performance of your thermal management products before you put them to use. 

We help define safe operating temperatures, work with you to maximize the lifetime of components dealing with heat, and look at how performance is impacted by temperature to find the right thermal management solution for your application. Each service uses your boards and products to give you the most accurate results. 

The breadth of our offering in analytical testing is unmatched. Our industry-leading adhesive and thermal testing equipment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Scanning electron microscopes (SEM/Fe-SEM) with EDX analyzers.
  • Stereomicroscopes and a metallograph with multiple imaging modes.
  • X-ray diffractometer (XRD) for p-ratios and crystalline material identification.
  • X-ray fluorescence analyzers (XRF) - Field and research-based.
  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy units with microscope.
  • Ultra-violet/visible spectrometer for component analysis.
  • Gas chromatographs (GC) for solvent and volatile organic quantification.
  • High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) units for organic compound quantitation.
  • Ion chromatograph (IC) units for anion analysis.
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) for organic compound analysis.
  • Gel permeation chromatography (GPC) for molecular weight identification.
  • Liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometers (LC-MS) for a broad range of organic compounds.
  • NC-40 dynamic and static salt spray chambers for ASTM & OEM testing protocols.
  • ASFC & CASS chambers for adhesion and conversion coating analysis.

Lab and Product Testing

No matter what your application or industry, you need the right product for your task. At Henkel, we test a range of our products in real-world scenarios to determine the right choice for your needs. 

Individual products will perform differently depending on the design and specifications of the application. So, we test the performance of Henkel products using your boards to provide the insightful performance data you need to choose the ideal solution. 

Production processes vary, so our adhesive testing labs check products for:

Torque Performance

Threaded assemblies are commonplace in machinery construction. Their functional reliability hinges on torque performance, which can be impacted by tension release or self-loosening assemblies. 

We test the effectiveness of our threadlocking adhesives to restrict movement in these assemblies and prevent loosening. This gives you the breakaway value, and remaining resistance after the breakaway of each threadlocker, to help you choose a suitable solution.

Environmental Performance

The environment adhesives are exposed to can impact their performance. Our environmental testing of bonded parts assesses the effectiveness of our adhesive products when exposed to various moisture levels, temperatures and chemicals. Learn how these tests determine the longevity and endurance capabilities of bonds to help you choose the right adhesive for your applications.

Shear Strength

Determine the structural integrity of a bond between two surfaces with our shear strength product testing. Shear strength tests establish how well the bonds in your application can withstand pressure. This can help you pick the right adhesive product for bonds in your process, depending on the stress levels they’re likely to face.

Henkel Analytical Services

Our analytical services center around data, so you get actionable insights every step of the way. 

Henkel experts will perform a detailed analysis of your entire production plant, product design, and assembly processes. This allows us to identify areas for improvement and define the best possible products and solutions for your applications. 

Whatever sector you work in, our analytical laboratories provide insights regarding your:

  • Thermal designs
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Product types used 
  • Variants in your workflow

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