Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Engineered wood

In the global construction industry, a sustainability transformation is underway, accelerating the use of engineered wood. As a renewable material, timber offers ideal structural properties and stores carbon dioxide from the atmosphere over the lifetime of a building, reducing its carbon footprint.

Henkel engineered wood adhesives foster sustainability transformation, optimize production lines and fulfill stringent fire resistance requirements. Whether it is the height of a mass timber building or the design of the wood elements, architects across the world have the flexibility to realize their vision.

Roof of engineered wood (elephant house Zurich, Switzerland)

At a glance

632kg

CO2

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stored ​in 1m3 of cross laminated timber1

25%

faster construction time 

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with mass timber ​thanks to prefabrication potential2

Fortune

500 

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embraces mass timber3

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Reducing CO2 emissions with no compromise on quality

As the leading supplier of formaldehyde-free adhesives for the mass timber industry, Henkel is paving the way for further reduction of CO2 emissions across the entire value chain.

Two of Henkel’s best-selling polyurethane (PUR) mass timber structural adhesives are available as bio-based formulations, namely LOCTITE HB S ECO and LOCTITE CR821 ECO.

Forest.
Engineered wood brochure.

Engineered wood projects

Mass timber technology is experiencing a renaissance. See 35 stunning examples of how our customers’ products are used in award-winning commercial and residential buildings—while advancing sustainability.

Applications

Cross-laminated timber CLT.
Benefits of our Engineered Wood adhesives for CLT:
  • Faster production lines and cost efficiency
  • Healthier indoor air quality in comparison to other technologies
  • Fire resistance greater than 60 minutes and self-extinguishing properties

Cross-laminated timber (CLT)

CLT is a load-bearing engineered wood element. Its layers are bonded orthogonally (cross-grain) for better stability and bi-directional strength. CLT is used in prefabricated walls, flooring, and roof slabs.

Glued Laminated Timber (GLT).
Benefits of our Engineered Wood adhesives for GLT:
  • Less wear and tear on saw blades, saving money and time on replacement blades
  • Improved aesthetics of visible grade glulam
  • Production flexibility
  • Fire resistance greater than 60 minutes and self-extinguishing properties

Glue-laminated timber (GLT)

Layers in load-bearing GLT are bonded parallel to the grain. GLT is used as columns, beams, and trusses in straight or curved formats.

Finger Jointed Timber (KVH).
Benefits of our Engineered Wood adhesives for KVH:
  • Increase production line flexibility and productivity
  • Ability to work with fresh cut wood in specific conditions

Finger-jointed timber (KVH)

KVH, a load-bearing engineered wood element, consists of shorter pieces of timber that are finger-jointed with structural adhesives. KVH is used predominantly in buildings as posts, rafters, and beams.

I-joist.
Benefits of our Engineered Wood adhesives for I joists and I beams:
  • Increase production line flexibility and productivity
  • Avoids buying special equipment for heat curing
  • Healthier indoor air quality in comparison to other technologies

I joists and I beams

I joists and I beams are I-shaped, load-bearing engineered wood elements. The top and bottom flanges are made of laminates bonded to a web of panels. I joists and I beams are used as wall- and roof-framing elements.

Bondline wood

Other application areas

Solid Wood Panels, Structural insulation panels, Ground protection maths, Laminated veneer lumber, etc.

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