Henkel Adhesives Technologies India (Henkel India), a fully-owned subsidiary of Henkel AG & Co KGaA, a solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, has expanded the capabilities of its Pune Innovation Centre with two dedicated laboratories – one for Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) and the other for Acoustic and NVH.
These laboratories will facilitate development of products that can meet the unique needs of customers to save costs, reduce downtime and improve performance; test products in simulated conditions in-house before they are used in actual conditions; and train customers on product selection, application, and best practices.
As Jerry Perkins, Global Head of General Industry Adhesives, Henkel Group, shares, “At Henkel, we partner with our customers across diverse industry segments to help them achieve business success. We offer end-to-end solutions to our customers right from developing and selecting right solutions, testing and validation to on-the-line implementation. We are committed to further deepen our partnership with our customers in India, Middle East and Africa with the new investments in Innovation Centre at Pune.”
Pradhyumna Ingle, Business Director, General Industry, Henkel India, shares, “Henkel anticipates, responds to and meets customers’ expectations, building partnerships with them to achieve success. The MRO and Acoustic Centres will go a long way in working with our customers to work on finding complete solutions to their design, efficiency and reliability challenges.”
Equipment used in industrial facilities such as pumps, pipes and surfaces of all kinds – have to be able to withstand harsh conditions and heavy-duty use. The new MRO Application Development Centre at Pune is fully-equipped to develop and offer Loctite Polymer Composite solutions to rebuild, repair and protect industrial equipment. With extremely hard reinforcement fillers, the advantage of using these products is that they act as a sacrificial and renewable working surface, protecting the structural integrity of the original substrate. The Centre has full capability to apply and test the performance of these innovative solutions in typical industrial operating environments.
The Acoustic Engineering Center provides comprehensive testing of Henkel's individual and combined parts and pumpable acoustic solutions, offering customers performance and economical expertise in acoustics, along with detailed analytical results of their findings to offer optimum NVH solutions. In addition to panel vibration and sound propagation of a typical body structure, the facility conducts evaluations for vibration damping or stiffening body panels using materials loss factor. Additionally, sound transmission loss and absorption is used to measure and optimize body-in-white or component treatments.