Shanghai – Henkel Adhesive Technologies announced that it has been awarded the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product Label for three building components adhesive products: LOCTITE UK 3145, LOCTITE UK 3156, and LOCTITE UK 8113.
The USDA BioPreferred® program aims to promote the development, purchase, and use of biobased products. With labels that inform consumers of biobased content, biobased products can be more easily identified. These products are made of renewable resources derived from plants, animals, marine environments, or forestry feedstock, which can lower the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that contribute to climate change. Biobased products excel in cost-competitiveness, availability, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts. Thanks to its advantages in both sustainability and performance, biobased products have gradually replaced petroleum-based chemicals.
To eliminate dependence on petroleum-based raw materials, Henkel has taken the lead in developing biobased adhesives with renewable carbon resources. With up to 53% USDA certified biobased content, LOCTITE UK 3145, LOCTITE UK 3156, and LOCTITE UK 8113 effectively reduce carbon emissions during the production process. They can be used for bonding wood, plastic, and metal substrates and offer excellent performance in bonding strength compared with conventional adhesives, ensuring customers green and efficient production.
“Being awarded the USDA Biobased certification is proof that Henkel's innovation in sustainability is widely recognized,” said Neo Zhou, Head of Sales for Furniture and Building Components industry, APAC region, “Sustainability is deeply anchored in Henkel’s strategy — Pioneers at heart for the good of generations. At Lifestyle business, we are committed to providing industry-leading sustainable solutions for every customer we serve and for every technology we offer. Looking ahead, we will accelerate sustainable transformation through continuous innovation for customers in the furniture and building components market to cultivate sustainable lifestyles.”
Vernell Thompson from the USDA BioPreferred Program congratulated Henkel for being awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label, noting, “The label aims to help spur economic development, create new jobs, and provide new markets for agricultural commodities. It is also helpful in guiding consumers to consider planet-friendlier options during purchase decisions. By having their products become USDA Biobased Certified, Henkel joins an expanding list of businesses contributing to a thriving bioeconomy, and further decreasing our reliance on petroleum.”
Sustainability is a central element in Henkel’s vision of the future. With years of rich experience and technological expertise in furniture and building components, Henkel is committed to empowering customers and the industry with industry-leading sustainable solutions.
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