Henkel’s Full Product & Service Package Convinces Aluminum Producer Trimet

  Henkel’s Full Product & Service Package Convinces Aluminum Producer Trimet

                              Know-how Wins Out

Business Wire

SHANGHAI -- July 15, 2014

With its highly efficient lubricant concentrate of the BONDERITE brand and a
technical service, Henkel offers tailored, integrated solutions for pressure
die-casting processes to companies from the metal processing industry. By
offering this full package Henkel convinced Trimet, one of Europe’s leading
aluminum casting producers, to switch all its production lines to Henkel

The lubricant concentrate BONDERITE L-CA CP 791 makes it possible to remove
light metal castings suc ...

The lubricant concentrate BONDERITE L-CA CP 791 makes it possible to remove
light metal castings such as aluminum engine blocks from the die-casting mold
easily and without residue. (Photo: Business Wire)

To create even more value for its customer, Henkel as leading producer of
industrial adhesives developed an efficiency-boosting strategy that has
reduced costs considerably in Trimet’s processes. The key element of the full
product and service package is a highly efficient lubricant concentrate of the
BONDERITE brand that cuts cycle times in production by an impressive 5

At Trimet’s plant in Harzgerode, Germany, alone, huge quantities of aluminum
are heated to almost 700 degrees Celsius (1292 degrees Fahrenheit), injected
into the die-casting molds and pressed noiselessly but with huge forces. Each
year, the plant processes thousands of metric tons of the expensive light
metal that is in such big demand in the automotive industry.

On the production line, BONDERITE not only accelerates the process, but also
brings a new level of quality to the homogeneous sealing of die-cast
components. Under the microscope, engine blocks used to reveal slightly porous
surfaces on piston and cylinder cavities resulting from gas released by
organic lubricant components bursting during the hardening process. Since
BONDERITE L-CA CP 791 contains only minimal amounts of organic constituents,
the product releases much less gas, leaving a more homogeneous surface.

Despite the shortened cycle times and improved surface quality, the castings
can be removed easily from the mold residue-free. Overall, BONDERITE L-CA CP
791 has significantly improved the process and cut costs appreciably at the
same time.

What ultimately convinced Trimet, however, was the full package including
technical service. “We have application engineers familiar with all the ins
and outs of the die-casting process,” explains Edmund Hinkel, Henkel Sales
Engineer. “Every application engineer sent to the customer site has
comprehensive knowledge either of the die-casting process or of the chemistry
involved. With this depth of expertise, we can significantly enhance customer
processes. We can modify cycle times, for instance, optimize lubricant and
release agent spraying behavior, and assure uniform heat distribution.”

“Our ability to deliver both a high-performance product and the necessary
process know-how saved our business with Trimet,” says Björn Lorenz, Regional
Sales Manager Metal Forming in the Transport & Metal business. “It makes us
unique in the die-casting sector, giving us a competitive edge that we will
continue to exploit.”

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 16.4 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of 2.5 billion euros in
fiscal 2013. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index

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