GUANGZHOU, China, June 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With the acquisition of Darex Packaging Technologies from GCP Applied Technologies in July 2017, Henkel showcased its broader metal packaging product portfolio at CANNEX 2018, in Guangzhou from May 15 to 18, 2018.
Henkel Adhesive Technologies is a global leading solution provider for adhesive, sealant and functional coating solutions. Henkel annual sales increased to 20,029 million euros in fiscal year 2017. Henkel Metal Packaging, a business unit of Henkel Adhesive Technologies, is the worldwide leader of products, services and technical expertise for the food and beverage container industry. With a proven track record of delivering new and innovative technologies to keep pace with the canmakers' changing requirements, Henkel offers full frontend solutions for two-piece aluminum and tin-plate steel cans. Henkel Metal Packaging has kept a leading position in both technology and marketing for a long history in Asia Pacific.
Darex is a global leading supplier that offers both solvent based and water based can sealants, and a pioneer in introducing BPA and PVC free metal can coatings and can ender sealants which improve food and beverage safety. It provides high performance sealants and coatings for the global metal packaging industry, and high-quality solutions for beverage, food and aerosol can manufacturers/makers with excellent technology.
With broader product portfolio, Darex water base and solvent base can sealants meet customer requirements
In fiscal year 2016, Darex annual sales reached USD 309 million (about 290 million euros). With the acquisition of Darex, Henkel Adhesive Technologies complements its technology portfolio, which brings great market opportunities and is conductive to a strong position as the global market and technology leader.
During CANNEX 2018 (May 15 to 18, 2018), Henkel showcased the product portfolios including post lubricant, cupper lubricant, coolants, cleaner, functional coating and sealant for aluminum cans, tin plate cans, food cans, aerosol cans, aluminum tubes, can enders and crown caps. Equipment as well as the efficient and sustainable solutions across the metal can value chain were also showcased.
"During Cannex 2018 we noticed the growing presence of laminating machinery makers for metal packaging. As the leader of adhesive, sealant, and functional coating, Henkel will certainly look for opportunities to participate in this emerging segment, including but not limited to cooperation with the equipment manufacturers. In fact, we have engaged in some interesting conversations around this topic during this CANNEX show. We also noticed the emerging bottle cans in China. It is still early in the development to predict whether a widespread consumer will be willing to pay premium for its more convenient and functional (recloseable) format. Henkel Metal Packaging has readied itself to support can makers with lubricant and washer products for bottle can applications and will also work with ROPP caps maker to develop suitable closure sealants," Andrianto Jayapurna, Head of Asia-Pacific Business, Henkel Metal Packaging said.
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2017, Henkel reported sales of 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 3.5 billion euros. Combined sales of the respective top brands of the three business units – Loctite, Schwarzkopf and Persil – amounted to 6.4 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com.
About Henkel Metal Packaging
Henkel Metal Packaging, a business unit of Henkel Adhesive Technologies, is the worldwide leader of products, services and technical expertise for the food and beverage container industry. With a proven track record of delivering new and innovative technologies to keep pace with the canmakers' changing requirements, Henkel offers full frontend solutions for two-piece aluminum and tin-plate steel cans.