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Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Automotive electronics

Discover our solutions addressing the dynamic trends in automotive electronics - from autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification to enhanced comfort and safety. Our advanced materials combat heat generation in high-power components, ensure seamless connectivity, and adhere to stringent road safety and environmental standards. With a focus on reliability, sustainability and process efficiency, we offer comprehensive solutions for thermal management, bonding & connecting, protecting & sealing. Our process expertise and equipment, including state-of-the-art mixing and dispensing machines, supports high-speed, efficient production. Partner with Henkel to navigate the complexities of automotive electronics with innovative, tailored solutions.

Auto Electronics ADAS

At a glance

$379B

by 2030

Size of global automotive electronics market.
*Source: McKinsey & Company "Outlook on the automotive software and electronics market through 2030".

50%+

have ADAS

ADAS are available on more than 50% of 2023 model-year vehicles.
*Source: Consumer Reports "Ford’s BlueCruise Remains CR’s Top-Rated Active Driving Assistance System" 2023.

1500

chips/vehicle

The average number of semiconductor chips per car. Some have 3,000 chips.
*Source: DRex 2023 "How Many Semiconductor Chips in a Modern Car?".

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  • Automotive interior and exterior

Automotive electronics overview

Electronics enable vehicle sophistication. From ADAS to automotive displays, camera lens bonding and lens alignment, and electronic control units, advanced materials such as adhesives and innovative technologies, are boosting the performance and reliability of automotive electronics.

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Applications

Illustrated electric vehicle battery module with Henkel technologies
Gasketing/Sealing

Reliable bonding and sealing of enclosures with resistance to high temperatures, pressure, and vibrations. Broad range of form-in-place (FIPG) and cure-in-place liquid (CIPG) gasketing and plugging materials for liquid and gas-tight seams, joints, and flanges.

Closeup of a gasketing application onto the flange of an electronic control unit housing
Gasketing/Sealing

Reliable bonding and sealing of enclosures with resistance to high temperatures, pressure, and vibrations. Broad range of form-in-place (FIPG) and cure-in-place liquid (CIPG) gasketing and plugging materials for liquid and gas-tight seams, joints, and flanges.

Closeup of a gasketing application onto the flange of an electronic control unit housing
Threadlocker

Threadlockers lock and seal your threaded assemblies, protecting against vibration, corrosion, and galling. But depending on your need, you have to choose the right threadlocker and consider strength, form, and removability. Which one will you need? LOCTITE® makes your choice easy.

Image of blue threadlocker on a bolt
Thermal interface material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler
Underfill

Protect solder joints from mechanical and thermal stresses and reinforce ball grid array components (BGA, CSP, Flip Chips) to ensure reliability in harsh environmental conditions.

3D illustration of nozzle dispensing red underfill material under a transparent package
Die attach adhesive

Conductive and non-conductive adhesives with excellent dispensability and high-reliability performance are designed to meet today‘s challenging, high-density die architectures.

Closeup of conductive die attach film adhesive
Active Alignment Adhesive

Achieve optical active alignment with advanced dual-cure or 1 step cure adhesives designed for reliable functionality in ADAS camera and lidar modules. 

Close Up of Active Alignment Adhesive Dispensed on a Camera Lens

ADAS Camera

At every level of camera construction - from the active alignment adhesives, image processor die attach to component connection, thermal management, underfill materials and structural bonding of the final  module assembly - Henkel's automotive camera solutions are the comprehensive, enabling superior functionality and reliability.

Interior Battery pack cylindrical cell plate illustrated teardown
Gasketing/Sealing

Reliable bonding and sealing of enclosures with resistance to high temperatures, pressure, and vibrations. Broad range of form-in-place (FIPG) and cure-in-place liquid (CIPG) gasketing and plugging materials for liquid and gas-tight seams, joints, and flanges.

Closeup of a gasketing application onto the flange of an electronic control unit housing
Gasketing/Sealing

Reliable bonding and sealing of enclosures with resistance to high temperatures, pressure, and vibrations. Broad range of form-in-place (FIPG) and cure-in-place liquid (CIPG) gasketing and plugging materials for liquid and gas-tight seams, joints, and flanges.

Closeup of a gasketing application onto the flange of an electronic control unit housing
Underfill

Protect solder joints from mechanical and thermal stresses and reinforce ball grid array components (BGA, CSP, Flip Chips) to ensure reliability in harsh environmental conditions.

3D illustration of nozzle dispensing red underfill material under a transparent package
Thermal interface material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler
Electrically conductive adhesive (ECA)

Improve reliability with lead-free solder alternatives ideal for SMT components, thermal, structural bonding, and EMI applications.

3D graphic of electrically conductive adhesive
EMI protection Material

Thermal interface materials, gaskets, and coatings with an electromagnetic absorption or shielding feature.

Close up view of 3D graphic of a blue GAP PAD thermal interface material on an automotive radar  device

ADAS Radar

Ensuring radar systems continue to function correctly depends largely on the integrity of the components in the units themselves and how they are mounted to the vehicle. Additionally, as these particular components continue to become smaller, efficient heat dissipation and thermal protection is crucial to long term functionality. Those functions will be strengthen through Liquid Gasket Solutions, underfill and Thermal Interface Materials.

Interior Battery pack cylindrical cell plate illustrated teardown
Active Alignment Adhesive

Achieve optical active alignment with advanced dual-cure or 1-step cure adhesives designed for reliable functionality in ADAS camera and lidar modules.

Close Up of Active Alignment Adhesive Dispensed on a Camera Lens
Die attach adhesive

Conductive and non-conductive adhesives with excellent dispensability and high-reliability performance are designed to meet today‘s challenging, high-density die architectures.

Closeup of conductive die attach film adhesive
Structural adhesive

Provide tough, durable bonds to a wide variety of surfaces in engineering applications.

3D illustration of black PUR hotmelt being dispensed on edge of glass substance
Thermal interface material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler
Gasketing/Sealing

Reliable bonding and sealing of enclosures with resistance to high temperatures, pressure, and vibrations. Broad range of form-in-place (FIPG) and cure-in-place liquid (CIPG) gasketing and plugging materials for liquid and gas-tight seams, joints, and flanges.

Closeup of a gasketing application onto the flange of an electronic control unit housing

ADAS Lidar

LiDAR (Light Imaging, Detection, and Ranging) systems provide a very fast and high-definition topography of the environment using Laser with the additional advantage - the calculation of distances between vehicles and other objects sensors. For this specific technology Henkel provides the material solutions to assemble these sensors, including lens bonding materials, die attach, underfill and Thermal Interface Materials.

Illustrated electric vehicle battery module with Henkel technologies
Threadlocker

Threadlockers lock and seal your threaded assemblies, protecting against vibration, corrosion, and galling. But depending on your need, you have to choose the right threadlocker and consider strength, form, and removability. Which one will you need? LOCTITE® makes your choice easy.

Image of blue threadlocker on a bolt
EMI protection Material

Thermal interface materials, gaskets, and coatings with an electromagnetic absorption or shielding feature.

Close up view of 3D graphic of a blue GAP PAD thermal interface material on an automotive radar  device
Potting

Provide superb resistance to mechanical shock, vibration, moisture, dust, chemicals, and extreme temperature variations.

Electronic Control Unit Printed Circuit Board with Blue UV Fluorescent Potting Application on Large Connector
Thermal interface material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler
Gasketing/Sealing

Reliable bonding and sealing of enclosures with resistance to high temperatures, pressure, and vibrations. Broad range of form-in-place (FIPG) and cure-in-place liquid (CIPG) gasketing and plugging materials for liquid and gas-tight seams, joints, and flanges.

Closeup of a gasketing application onto the flange of an electronic control unit housing
Underfill

Protect solder joints from mechanical and thermal stresses and reinforce ball grid array components (BGA, CSP, Flip Chips) to ensure reliability in harsh environmental conditions.

3D illustration of nozzle dispensing red underfill material under a transparent package
Die attach adhesive

Conductive and non-conductive adhesives with excellent dispensability and high-reliability performance are designed to meet today‘s challenging, high-density die architectures.

Closeup of conductive die attach film adhesive

ADAS Control Module

At the heart of any ADAS car or autonomous vehicle, the data module combines the information received from the various sensors, processing a wealth of data generated by the ADAS sensors. Responsible for processing the image, radar, and ultrasonic data, as well as displaying that data on the user interface, the data module is of critical importance to any semi- or fully autonomous vehicle. Henkel offers innovative solutions from structural bonding to package level protection materials.

ADAS, autonomous vehicles, sensors, safety, connection to cars, advanced driver assistant systems,  adaptive cruise control, self-driving,

ADAS V2X

Level 5 autonomous driving is the next frontier in ADAS advancement and V2X systems are the essential connectivity function that makes this possible.

V2X encompasses both V2V and V2I connectivity, two technologies that are crucial to the rise of Level 5 autonomous driving.

Henkel materials are integral to these devices, especially Thermal Interface Materials, underfills and encapsulants.

Interior Battery pack cylindrical cell plate illustrated teardown
Conformal Coating

Protect PCBs against harsh environmental conditions and chemicals while conserving weight and space.

Photo of printed circuit board with conformal coating for waterproofing
Gasketing/Sealing

Reliable bonding and sealing of enclosures with resistance to high temperatures, pressure, and vibrations. Broad range of form-in-place (FIPG) and cure-in-place liquid (CIPG) gasketing and plugging materials for liquid and gas-tight seams, joints, and flanges.

Closeup of a gasketing application onto the flange of an electronic control unit housing
Underfill

Protect solder joints from mechanical and thermal stresses and reinforce ball grid array components (BGA, CSP, Flip Chips) to ensure reliability in harsh environmental conditions.

3D illustration of nozzle dispensing red underfill material under a transparent package
Thermal interface material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler
Electrically conductive adhesive (ECA)

Improve reliability with lead-free solder alternatives ideal for SMT components, thermal, structural bonding, and EMI applications.

3D graphic of electrically conductive adhesive
EMI protection Material

Thermal interface materials, gaskets, and coatings with an electromagnetic absorption or shielding feature.

Close up view of 3D graphic of a blue GAP PAD thermal interface material on an automotive radar  device
Potting

Provide superb resistance to mechanical shock, vibration, moisture, dust, chemicals, and extreme temperature variations.

ECU control module with a potting application
Die attach adhesive

Conductive and non-conductive adhesives with excellent dispensability and high-reliability performance are designed to meet today‘s challenging, high-density die architectures.

Closeup of conductive die attach film adhesive

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNITS

Modern vehicles rely on electronic control units, the heart of the vehicle. Control units must meet high automotive standards and are enabled by thermal materials, conductive pastes, film adhesives, encapsulants, coatings, sealants, and potting.

Illustration of Henkel materials in the interior of an electric motor
Potting

Provide superb resistance to mechanical shock, vibration, moisture, dust, chemicals, and extreme temperature variations.

ultra sonic sensor sonderhoff
Structural adhesive

Provide tough, durable bonds to a wide variety of surfaces in engineering applications.

3D illustration of black PUR hotmelt being dispensed on edge of glass substance
Potting

Provide superb resistance to mechanical shock, vibration, moisture, dust, chemicals, and extreme temperature variations.

ultra sonic sensor sonderhoff
Potting

Provide superb resistance to mechanical shock, vibration, moisture, dust, chemicals, and extreme temperature variations.

ultra sonic sensor sonderhoff

Parking sensor

Typically, ultrasonic (parking) sensors are placed on the front and rear bumpers. Reliability and functionality depend on effective component integration and vehicle mounting, as well as  thermal protection, Potting and encapsulation.

Illustration of Henkel materials in the interior of an electric motor
Low pressure molding

Designed to simplify the assembly processes for faster and more efficient protection of sensors, connectors, cables, and wire harness assemblies.

Photo of hands holding electronic assembly with amber Technomelt low pressure overmolding

Door handle

Door handle sensors in automotive electronics incorporate smart technology for keyless entry and enhanced security. Henkel adhesives optimize the performance of these sensors, ensuring a robust and enduring bond between the handles and electronic components. Crafted with precision, these adhesives contribute to a reliable and efficient automotive experience.

Illustration of Henkel materials in the interior of an electric motor
Potting

Provide superb resistance to mechanical shock, vibration, moisture, dust, chemicals, and extreme temperature variations.

Yellow henkel thermal potting material dispensed on a motor coil

Servo motor

Servo motors are pivotal in automotive electronics, providing precise control over essential functions like throttle, braking, and power steering, thereby enhancing overall vehicle performance and safety. The adhesive solutions further reinforces the reliability of servo motors by encapsulating and protecting sensitive electronic components, ensuring resilience against environmental factors and contributing to the longevity and durability of these critical systems.

Illustration of Henkel materials in the interior of an electric motor
Potting

Our potting systems and the fully automated application process for potting electronic housings and connector pins are perfectly matched with one another and adapted to your specific component requirements.

electronics potting
Low pressure molding materials

Our polyurethane potting for molding is characterized by excellent thermal insulation as well as high dielectric strength and heat resistance. There is also an optimal stiffness to-weight ratio. In addition, the molded parts are characterized by their excellent elasticity and abrasion resistance, even under continuous stress.

electronics low pressure molding

Wire harness

A wire harness routes wires and electricity for vehicle operation and must protect the wires from vibration, moisture, and abrasion while organizing the system for safe, optimized vehicle performance. Advanced materials provide reliable and highly efficient bonding, such as potting and low-pressure molding solutions.

Interior Battery pack cylindrical cell plate illustrated teardown
Optical bonding adhesive

Liquid optically clear adhesives (LOCA) are designed for optimized lamination processes in optical bonding, enabling optical components for improved contrast ratio, impact, heat, and moisture resistance.

Image showing optically clear adhesive between glass panes held by a technician.
Thermal Interface Material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler
Thermal Interface Material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler
Structural bonding adhesive

Henkel can provide tough, durable bonds to a wide variety of surfaces in Automotive display applications and offers solutions for bonding of narrow borders in thin bond lines with the need of quick handling strength.

Sonderhoff_MK800_2K_Pro_KFZ-Cockpit-Display_20220506

Center Information Display and Cluster panel

Next-generation cockpit displays are designed in rich, curved and large sizes and offer many types of important information in high resolution.

Henkel offers solutions such as optical bonding, structural bonding and thermal interface materials.

isolated-exploded-dmd-head-up-display
Thermal Interface Material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler
Active alignment adhesive

Achieve optical active alignment with advanced dual-cure / 1-step adhesives designed for reliable functionality.

Close Up of Active Alignment Adhesive Dispensed on a Camera Lens
Optical bonding adhesive

Liquid optically clear adhesives (LOCA) are designed for optimized lamination processes in optical bonding, enabling optical components for improved contrast ratio, impact, heat, and moisture resistance.

Image showing optically clear adhesive between glass panes held by a technician.
Structural bonding adhesive

Henkel can provide tough, durable bonds to a wide variety of surfaces in Automotive display applications and give solutions for bonding of narrow borders in thin bond lines with the need of quick handling strength.

Sonderhoff_MK800_2K_Pro_KFZ-Cockpit-Display_20220506

Head Up Display (HUD)

HUD shows various information to the driver on the windscreen and the driver does not need to look down to the instrument cluster or the navigation screen. Latest HUD is fully connected with ADAS systems.

Henkel offers solutions such as optical bonding, structural bonding, active alignment adhesives and thermal interface materials.

Vehicle cockpit with automotive display rearview e-mirror in focus at daytime.
Structural bonding adhesive

Henkel can provide tough, durable bonds to a wide variety of surfaces in Automotive display applications and give solutions for bonding of narrow borders in thin bond lines with the need of quick handling strength.

Sonderhoff_MK800_2K_Pro_KFZ-Cockpit-Display_20220506
Optical bonding adhesive

Liquid optically clear adhesives (LOCA) are designed for optimized lamination processes in optical bonding, enabling optical components for improved contrast ratio, impact, heat, and moisture resistance.

Image showing optically clear adhesive between glass panes held by a technician.
Thermal Interface Material

Henkel delivers high-performance thermal interface materials (TIM) enabling highly efficient, safe, and robust heat management. Effectively dissipating heat is critical to the reliability and longevity of automotive electronic components.

This is a product key visual showing a blue gap filler

Digital Mirror

To optimize the field of view and increase safety, Henkel offers solutions such as optical bonding and structural bonding to the next-generation mirrors.

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