Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Henkel Adhesive Technologies

Wind

Wind is a sustainable and renewable energy source that generates mechanical power through wind turbines. While advantageous relative to other non-renewable power sources, wind energy is challenged by the cost of turbines and wind infrastructure. Advanced materials such as wind turbine adhesives and wind blade bonding solutions help improve wind energy.

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At a glance

380 GW

offshore capacity 

Across 32 markets, is predicted to be added in the next decade.1

135

countries

Have renewable power targets.2

5-8

months payback

Timeframe for wind to become energy neutral.3

Explore our other Power solutions

  • Alternative energy conversion and storage

  • EV charging infrastructure

  • Power supplies

  • Solar

Wind energy materials

Wind energy materials are needed to help boost the productivity and cost-effectiveness of harvesting wind power. In addition, wind energy materials allow safe, high-quality product designs to meet rigorous safety standards and gain environmental durability.

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Applications

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Exterior and interior sealing

For superior bond strength, we offer diverse sealant solutions, overcoming challenges in temperature changes and joint movement.

Component bonding

Henkel’s wide range of bonding adhesives for electronics – enables bonding dissimilar substrates, delivers process-friendly production, eliminates the need for tapes and screws, and helps prevent penetration of external contaminants like dust and water.

Mold release

Henkel's mold release cleaners ensure safe, efficient processes, promoting quality cast parts. They clean various materials without surface damage, ideal for pre- and post-process application.

Cleaning

Henkel's mold release cleaners ensure safe, efficient processes, promoting quality cast parts. They clean various materials without surface damage, ideal for pre- and post-process application.

Nacelle

The nacelle is the streamlined central body of the turbine. During nacelle assembly and repair, advanced materials help with easy mold release, structural bonding of panels/stringers, sealants for weather resistance, and turbine cleaning.

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Magnet bonding

Henkel’s wide range of bonding adhesives for electronics – enables bonding dissimilar substrates, delivers process-friendly production, eliminates the need for tapes and screws, and helps prevent penetration of external contaminants like dust and water.

Protection of electronics

Henkel has a complete portfolio of materials for waterproofing electronic components.

Sealing of components

For superior bond strength, we offer diverse sealant solutions, overcoming challenges in temperature changes and joint movement.

Threadlocking and sealing

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.

Electrical components

Electronic components use advanced materials for thermal management, magnet bonding, threadlocking, sealing, protecting, and cleaning.

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Mold release

Henkel's mold release cleaners ensure safe, efficient processes, promoting quality cast parts. They clean various materials without surface damage, ideal for pre- and post-process application.

Blade bonding

Henkel’s wide range of bonding adhesives for electronics – enables bonding dissimilar substrates, delivers process-friendly production, eliminates the need for tapes and screws, and helps prevent penetration of external contaminants like dust and water.

Component bonding

Henkel’s wide range of bonding adhesives for electronics – enables bonding dissimilar substrates, delivers process-friendly production, eliminates the need for tapes and screws, and helps prevent penetration of external contaminants like dust and water.

Sealing

For superior bond strength, we offer diverse sealant solutions, overcoming challenges in temperature changes and joint movement.

Metal insert fixing

Henkel provides LOCTITE® product solutions that can be used for metal insert fixing.

Blade assembly

During blade assembly, advanced materials achieve mold release, wind blade bonding, void filling, and other applications such as bolt, stud, and metal insert fixing, sealing, and turbine blade cleaning.

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Retaining pitch and yaw bearings

Our range of LOCTITE® anaerobic adhesives can be used in processes as varied as retaining pitch and yaw bearings, threadlocking fasteners, thread sealing hydraulic fittings, and lubricating powertrain spines.

Sealing gearboxes/flanges

For superior bond strength, we offer diverse sealant solutions, overcoming challenges in temperature changes and joint movement.

Bearing to hub assembly

Our range of LOCTITE® anaerobic adhesives can be used in processes as varied as retaining pitch and yaw bearings, threadlocking fasteners, thread sealing hydraulic fittings, and lubricating powertrain spines.

Thread sealing hydraulic fittings

LOCTITE® thread sealants are reliable, so your operations are unstoppable. They offer a dependable and cost effective method to seal pipe joints and prevent potential leakages.

Lubricants

Our range of LOCTITE® anaerobic adhesives can be used in processes as varied as retaining pitch and yaw bearings, threadlocking fasteners, thread sealing hydraulic fittings, and lubricating powertrain spines.

Threadlocking

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.

Hub, bearing, and gearbox assembly

During the wind turbine mounting process, hub, bearing, and gearbox assembly requirements are extensive. Material solutions help in processes such as retaining pitch and yaw bearings, threadlocking fasteners, thread sealing hydraulic fittings, lubricating powertrain spines as well as mounting bolts and exposed fasteners and bearing to hub assembly.

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Corrosion protection and metal pretreatment

LOCTITE® solvent-based and aqueous cleaners and BONDERITE® conversion coating for corrosion protection and metal pretreatment offer effective wind turbine coatings.

Cleaning

Henkel's mold release cleaners ensure safe, efficient processes, promoting quality cast parts. They clean various materials without surface damage, ideal for pre- and post-process application.

Threadlocking

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.

Ladder bonding

Henkel’s wide range of bonding adhesives for electronics – enables bonding dissimilar substrates, delivers process-friendly production, eliminates the need for tapes and screws, and helps prevent penetration of external contaminants like dust and water.

Component bonding

Henkel’s wide range of bonding adhesives for electronics – enables bonding dissimilar substrates, delivers process-friendly production, eliminates the need for tapes and screws, and helps prevent penetration of external contaminants like dust and water.

Exterior and interior sealing

For superior bond strength, we offer diverse sealant solutions, overcoming challenges in temperature changes and joint movement.

Tower assembly

Tower assembly is a complex process requiring a high level of both exterior and interior sealing, threadlocking, and component bonding. Cleaners and coatings provide corrosion protection.

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Blade repair

Henkel’s applications for blade repair, sealing, and cleaning include polyurethane adhesives and color matched, weather resistant polymer adhesives.

Sealing

For superior bond strength, we offer diverse sealant solutions, overcoming challenges in temperature changes and joint movement.

Cleaning

Henkel's mold release cleaners ensure safe, efficient processes, promoting quality cast parts. They clean various materials without surface damage, ideal for pre- and post-process application.

Installation and maintenance

To ensure efficient operations and maximize wind turbine life, material applications include blade repair, sealing, cleaning, and weather resistance.

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