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Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Heavy equipment

Manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment face challenges including reducing costs, improving efficiency, increasing innovation and in more sustainable ways. Henkel optimizes manufacturing processes such as structural adhesive bonding to replace welding, which can strengthen assembly, reduce costs and CO2 emissions. Henkel next generation metal pretreatment cleaners and coatings help reduce water consumption and waste water generation in production lines.

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At a glance

24-25%

CO2 emissions reduction

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Projected by heavy trucks required by U.S. EPA by 2029.1

$196B

agricultural and farm machinery

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This global market size is set to reach $485.7B by 2032.2

$274B

global market

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The heavy construction equipment market should reach nearly $275B by 2031.3

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An electric future for heavy machinery

Electrical power and electronics are key to our sustainable future, from electric vehicles (EVs) run by renewables-powered batteries to intelligent electronics that can optimize efficiency and minimize the environmental footprint of any machine. The heavy equipment sector is no exception. Electrical and electronic components are at the heart of the efficient, zero-emission technologies that are driving the sector toward meeting its net-zero goals.

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Sustainability for heavy equipment

Respect the planet, rethink design and processes: it’s our responsibility to shape a viable future for our generations to come. By leveraging our material know-how and fostering partnerships with heavy equipment manufacturers, we strive to rethink and reevaluate design and processes that generate strong performance and long-lasting value for you and the planet.

2030+ sustainability ambition framework

Henkel’s sustainability strategy is a direct reflection of the company’s commitment to “purposeful growth”. We are committed to creating more value for our stakeholders, developing our business responsibly and successfully, and building on our leading role in sustainability.

Sustainability report 2023

In 2023, our 2030+ sustainability ambition framework continued to provide a strong foundation for the important economic, environmental and social challenges to which we have committed ourselves as part of our corporate purpose “pioneers at heart for the good of generations.”

Resources

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    Electrifying the heavy equipment market

    With deep expertise in advanced thermal management materials and cooling system design, Henkel partners with heavy equipment OEMs to customize reliable, efficient solutions for electrifying even the most extreme machinery environments.
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  • This is an image showing structure bonding of automobiles.

    FEA modelling and structural bonding solutions for heavy equipment manufacturing

    Henkel integrates modeling, materials science, resilient adhesives and real-world process knowledge into customized bonding solutions for heavy equipment OEMs seeking optimized structural durability and impact protection.
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Applications

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Noise, vibration and harshness sealants

Create stronger, quieter equipment and increase comfort and performance of vehicles with TEROSON® noise, vibration, and harshness sealants.

Structural bonding

Primarily designed to replace welds, rivets, and other mechanical fasteners, high-strength structural bonding adhesives improve aesthetics, performance, and processing costs of heavy equipment vehicles.

Seam sealants

Seam sealants help to effectively and reliably seal in or keep out heat, liquids, solids, and gases. They are paintable and resistant to the high heat of paint cure processes, and work effectively on metals, plastics, and composites.

Electronic and thermal management materials for display monitors

LOCTITE® and Bergquist® materials optimise thermal management, and drive sustainability in the electrical components vital for heavy equipment—from batteries, inverters, converters and chargers, to electronics for intelligent vehicle management.

Window glazing

Henkel’s pumpable high-strength elastomers provide exceptional performance for bonding and sealing windshields on heavy equipment vehicles. They simplify and improve the assembly process while improving torsional stiffness and vehicle safety.

Metal pretreatment

Henkel offers a full range of metal pretreatment solutions to improve efficiency and lower operating costs. BONDERITE® metal pretreatments and conversion coatings provide superior adhesion and protection while using less water and energy.

Thermal management materials

Enable optimal performance in electronic devices and applications while effectively managing heat with LOCTITE® Bergquist® thermal management materials.

Anaerobic machinery adhesives

Anaerobic adhesives fill gaps, enhance seals, and strengthen mechanical assemblies, offering versatile solutions for various applications.

Agricultural machinery

Manufacturers of agricultural and construction equipment face daily challenges–reducing costs, improving efficiency, and increasing innovation, to name just a few. While there are many adhesive suppliers to choose from, they’re not all created equal. Henkel is the supplier you need with a broad product portfolio, global footprint, and the engineering and application expertise to help optimize manufacturing processes, drive down costs, and partner on innovations.

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Structural bonding

Primarily designed to replace welds, rivets, and other mechanical fasteners, high-strength structural bonding adhesives improve aesthetics, performance, and processing costs of heavy equipment vehicles.

Gasketing

LOCTITE® gasketing products are self-forming gaskets that provide a perfect seal between vehicle components, with maximum face-to-face contact, reducing flange face corrosion. They form a low-pressure seal immediately on assembly and fully cure in 24 hours.

Threadlocking

LOCTITE® threadlockers increase the reliability of threaded assemblies. Threadlockers lock and seal your threaded assemblies, protecting against vibration, corrosion, and galling. Available as liquid and semi-solid adhesives.

Threadsealing

LOCTITE® anaerobic thread sealants prevent leakage of gases and liquids and are available in various adhesive forms or as thread sealing cord. Designed for low- and high-pressure applications, they fill the space between threaded parts and provide an instant seal.

Retaining

LOCTITE® anaerobic retaining compounds secure bearings, bushings, and cylindrical parts into housings or onto shafts to provide maximum load transmission and uniform stress distribution to eliminate fretting corrosion.

Seam sealants

Seam sealants help to effectively and reliably seal in or keep out heat, liquids, solids, and gases. They are paintable and resistant to the high heat of paint cure processes, and work effectively on metals, plastics, and composites.

Window glazing

Henkel’s pumpable high-strength elastomers provide exceptional performance for bonding and sealing windshields on heavy equipment vehicles. They simplify and improve the assembly process while improving torsional stiffness and vehicle safety.

Metal pretreatment

Henkel offers a full range of metal pretreatment solutions to improve efficiency and lower operating costs. BONDERITE® metal pretreatments and conversion coatings provide superior adhesion and protection while using less water and energy.

Noise, vibration and harshness sealants

Create stronger, quieter equipment and increase comfort and performance of vehicles with TEROSON® noise, vibration, and harshness sealants.

Construction machinery

Construction equipment manufacturers are turning to technology to solve today’s urbanization challenges. Intelligent controls improve vehicle precision and driver safety, while electrification increases power and reduces emissions and operating costs. Henkel adhesives and materials are integral to building state-of-the-art construction vehicles with durable, reliable assemblies and helping protect electronics against vibration, elevated temperatures and moisture.

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Structural bonding

Primarily designed to replace welds, rivets, and other mechanical fasteners, high-strength structural bonding adhesives improve aesthetics, performance, and processing costs of heavy equipment vehicles.

Gasketing

LOCTITE® gasketing products are self-forming gaskets that provide a perfect seal between vehicle components, with maximum face-to-face contact, reducing flange face corrosion. They form a low-pressure seal immediately on assembly and fully cure in 24 hours.

Threadlocking

LOCTITE® threadlockers increase the reliability of threaded assemblies. Threadlockers lock and seal your threaded assemblies, protecting against vibration, corrosion, and galling. Available as liquid and semi-solid adhesives.

Threadsealing

LOCTITE® anaerobic thread sealants prevent leakage of gases and liquids and are available in various adhesive forms or as thread sealing cord. Designed for low- and high-pressure applications, they fill the space between threaded parts and provide an instant seal.

Retaining

LOCTITE® anaerobic retaining compounds secure bearings, bushings, and cylindrical parts into housings or onto shafts to provide maximum load transmission and uniform stress distribution to eliminate fretting corrosion.

Seam sealants

Seam sealants help to effectively and reliably seal in or keep out heat, liquids, solids, and gases. They are paintable and resistant to the high heat of paint cure processes, and work effectively on metals, plastics, and composites.

Window glazing

Henkel’s pumpable high-strength elastomers provide exceptional performance for bonding and sealing windshields on heavy equipment vehicles. They simplify and improve the assembly process while improving torsional stiffness and vehicle safety.

Metal pretreatment

Henkel offers a full range of metal pretreatment solutions to improve efficiency and lower operating costs. BONDERITE® metal pretreatments and conversion coatings provide superior adhesion and protection while using less water and energy.

Noise, vibration and harshness sealants

Create stronger, quieter equipment and increase comfort and performance of vehicles with TEROSON® noise, vibration, and harshness sealants.

Lubricating

Industrial lubricants ensure smooth operations, from small machines to large presses, optimizing efficiency, tool life, and energy usage.

Cabin

Structural adhesive can reduce the weight of the cabin by half, without compromising safety, while structural bonding applications allow for a lighter-weight joining of metal sheets.

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Structural bonding

Primarily designed to replace welds, rivets, and other mechanical fasteners, high-strength structural bonding adhesives improve aesthetics, performance, and processing costs of heavy equipment vehicles.

Gasketing

LOCTITE® gasketing products are self-forming gaskets that provide a perfect seal between vehicle components, with maximum face-to-face contact, reducing flange face corrosion. They form a low-pressure seal immediately on assembly and fully cure in 24 hours.

Threadlocking

LOCTITE® threadlockers increase the reliability of threaded assemblies. Threadlockers lock and seal your threaded assemblies, protecting against vibration, corrosion, and galling. Available as liquid and semi-solid adhesives.

Threadsealing

LOCTITE® anaerobic thread sealants prevent leakage of gases and liquids and are available in various adhesive forms or as thread sealing cord. Designed for low- and high-pressure applications, they fill the space between threaded parts and provide an instant seal.

Retaining

LOCTITE® anaerobic retaining compounds secure bearings, bushings, and cylindrical parts into housings or onto shafts to provide maximum load transmission and uniform stress distribution to eliminate fretting corrosion.

Seam sealants

Seam sealants help to effectively and reliably seal in or keep out heat, liquids, solids, and gases. They are paintable and resistant to the high heat of paint cure processes, and work effectively on metals, plastics, and composites.

Window glazing

Henkel’s pumpable high-strength elastomers provide exceptional performance for bonding and sealing windshields on heavy equipment vehicles. They simplify and improve the assembly process while improving torsional stiffness and vehicle safety.

Metal pretreatment

Henkel offers a full range of metal pretreatment solutions to improve efficiency and lower operating costs. BONDERITE® metal pretreatments and conversion coatings provide superior adhesion and protection while using less water and energy.

Noise, vibration and harshness sealants

Create stronger, quieter equipment and increase comfort and performance of vehicles with TEROSON® noise, vibration, and harshness sealants.

Lubricating

Industrial lubricants ensure smooth operations, from small machines to large presses, optimizing efficiency, tool life, and energy usage.

Engine

Henkel adhesive, sealant and coatings are designed to improve reliability, durability and protect engine assemblies which is essential for heavy construction and agricultural applications.

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Battery assembly adhesives

Henkel's battery assembly adhesives are advanced solutions designed to enhance performance, safety, and reliability in battery manufacturing.

Structural bonding

Primarily designed to replace welds, rivets, and other mechanical fasteners, high-strength structural bonding adhesives improve aesthetics, performance, and processing costs of heavy equipment vehicles.

Thermal management materials

Enable optimal performance in electronic devices and applications while effectively managing heat with LOCTITE® Bergquist® thermal management materials.

Gasketing

LOCTITE® gasketing products are self-forming gaskets that provide a perfect seal between vehicle components, with maximum face-to-face contact, reducing flange face corrosion. They form a low-pressure seal immediately on assembly and fully cure in 24 hours.

EV battery system

Battery systems are the most critical component of EVs, accounting for about 20% of the vehicle’s weight and 50% of its cost. Henkel’s thermal management materials, adhesives, sealants, and coatings help manufacturers build batteries that are reliable, safe, and fast-charging.

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Thermal GAP PAD® materials

Enhance thermal conductivity and boost your component performance and efficiency with highly conformable thermal GAP PAD® products.

Thermal SIL PAD® materials

Discover electrically and non-electrically insulating silicone thermal interface materials in a conformable, easy to apply pad format with SIL PAD® materials.

Potting materials

Potting materials enhance reliability, offering thermal resistance, protection from environmental factors, and optimal performance in harsh conditions.

Sealants

Sealants help to effectively and reliably seal in or keep out heat, liquids, solids, and gases. They are paintable and resistant to the high heat of paint cure processes, and work effectively on metals, plastics, and composites.

Thermal gap fillers

Enhance thermal conductivity and reduce troublesome air gaps between electrical components with thermal gap fillers; low stress, high volume capable TIMs.

Inverter

Power conversion systems are complex components that handle high voltages as well as both DC and AC, while subjected to harsh electrical and environmental factors. Efficient sealing, electrical insulation, and thermal management are essential for optimal performance of these components.

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