Step by Step: Innovative Solutions From Henkel for the Powertrain

  Step by Step: Innovative Solutions From Henkel for the Powertrain

Business Wire

SHANGHAI -- May 7, 2013

Aimed at meeting the ever-increasing requirements on automotive efficiency,
power, performance and service life, Henkel has developed an array of
innovative product solutions covering the full range of powertrain
manufacturing processes.

Henkel offers a select range of electroceramic coatings suitable e.g. for the
coating of IC engine p ...

Henkel offers a select range of electroceramic coatings suitable e.g. for the
coating of IC engine pistons. (Photo: Business Wire)

With its unique combination of innovative products and process know-how,
Henkel not only contributes to the smooth and cost-efficient production of
powertrain components but also helps enhance durability, safety and
sustainability through compliance with the highest of quality standards.
Henkel has solutions supporting every step along the value chain: Cleaning,
cooling and lubrication during the manufacture of powertrain components, plus
surface treatment, bonding and sealing at the assembly stage. Henkel – world
market leader for adhesive technologies – thus plays a significant role in
shaping trends in the automotive industry. Worthy of particular mention in
this respect is the growing importance of lightweight construction
technologies and the constant need to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

Multifunctional electroceramic coatings

Under the brands Loctite and Bonderite, Henkel is able to offer a select range
of electroceramic coatings (ECC) for various engine and exhaust system
applications. Suitable for aluminum, titanium, magnesium and their alloys,
these coatings enable such metals to be used in the manufacture of light
constructions that would normally require steel, thus greatly reducing vehicle

With beneficial tribological properties leading in particular to reduced wear,
Henkel’s electroceramic coatings also contribute significantly to increasing
engine component efficiency and saving fuel. Tests also show that ECC helps
reduce harmful engine emissions by diminishing the quantity of nitrogen oxides
produced during fuel combustion. Further, diesel engines are found to be less
noisy, thus meeting the ever present need for quieter vehicles. Henkel’s
electroceramic coatings further combine outstanding corrosion protection with
high resistance to extreme thermal loading, satisfying the prime prerequisites
for, say, exhaust system and turbocharger component longevity.

ECC also delivers top performance for Porsche Motorsport, with which Henkel
has a mutually beneficial collaboration agreement. Henkel is committed to
supporting this partner not only as an official Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
sponsor but also through heavy involvement in Porsche’s product development
activities. Henkel products are therefore regularly tested by Porsche under
the extreme conditions that only motor sport can provide.

Innovative liquid gasketing portfolio

Gaskets are incorporated in powertrain components to prevent gas and liquid
leakage. Aside from its silicone-based liquid gasketing products, used
primarily for engine components, Henkel has also now developed a range of
innovative polyacrylate gasketing systems. These Loctite products offer
exceptional resistance to aggressive transmission oils and can thus be relied
upon to durably seal transmission flanges and similar connections.

Automotive manufacturers appreciate not only Henkel’s high-performance
products but also its ability to provide allied process expertise and suggest
viable techniques for simply and efficiently applying these gasketing

Reliable porosity sealants for drive components

Porosity – and the possibility of leakage – is always a concern when it comes
to the casting of cylinder blocks, cylinder heads, transmission cases and
similar from light metal alloys. However, such problems can be quickly and
reliably avoided by having Henkel seal these components. For this, the
components are sent to special service centers where – in a fully automatic
process – they are impregnated under vacuum with a Loctite resin, so sealing
the pores and avoiding scrap. This certified process is already in operation
at many renowned automobile manufacturers and component suppliers.

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