As one of the world’s largest providers of adhesives for flexible packaging and textile lamination, Henkel provide a broad range of laminating adhesives and coatings that meet the highest standards of performance and versatility.
Henkel’s extensive Liofol® product portfolio offers customers the best bonding solutions to cover all of their needs from standard applications to sophisticated laminates for the most demanding performance.
Liofol® Product Line
- Laminating Adhesives(Solvent-based, Solvent-free, Water-based)
- Functional Coatings (Heat Seal, ColdSeal, Primers)
- Made of Polyurethan, Acrylics, natural Polymers, Epoxy.
Adhesive and Coating Solutions for Flexible Packaging
Flexible packages offer top functionality combined with low material costs and low weight. Manufacturing them demands increasingly innovative and sustainable solutions. To meet these needs, Henkel has expanded its product portfolio by adding a new solvent-free Liofol brand laminating adhesive based on renewable raw materials that makes it ideal for biofilms. In addition, the globally leading adhesives manufacturer is presenting two solvent-free and TDI-free laminating systems with a long pot life.
New Liofolsolvent-free laminating adhesives are based on renewable adhesives. thus enabling the production of sustainable packaging. It is especially suitable for biodegradable films that can be used for food packages.
Improving safety in use
Henkel’s portfolio of solvent-free two-component laminating adhesives has been expanded to include not just one but two new TDI-free products that make a significant contribution to improving safety in use.
Long workability time (up to 60 minutes)
The new Liofol laminating adhesives exhibit very good wetting behavior which results in excellent laminate appearance. Moreover, the two systems have a long workability time of up to 60 minutes. Even after longer downtimes due to cleaning or resetting of the machine or a switch in film/foil materials, the adhesive will remain workable within the stated time.
Long pot life
The long pot life helps to reduce material usage as it allows work to be carried out on the machine without needing to fear that the adhesive will have become unusable when production is resumed.
Innovative silane-free adhesion promoter for enhanced resistance to package contents
Aggressive filling goods pose a special challenge when manufacturing flexible packages. For such applications, Henkel has developed two new solvent-free two-component adhesives. The hardener used here contains an adhesion promoter that gives the flexible packaging an extremely high chemical resistance. Both of these laminating adhesive systems provided enhanced resistance especially to strongly acidic package contents.
Liofol is backed by more than 80 years of intensive adhesive research. At our various centers of competence across the globe, our Liofol experts are further expanding our status as technology leader in the development of laminating adhesives. We have set up special Liofol laboratories in all the world's key markets to improve and secure product performance and to achieve progress in lamination technology. The high level of expertise of our Liofol engineers and sales staff is recognized and valued worldwide.
|1972||Launch of Liofol Adhesives at the Drupa|
|1975||First generation of solvent-free polyurethane adhesives
|1993||Joint Venture between Henkel and the Lord Corporation, creation of the Liofol® Company in the USA|
|2000||The Joint Venture with the Lord Corporation ended and the Liofol® Company belongs fully to Henkel|
|2004||Acquisition of Sovereign Specialty Chemicals|
|2005||Production start in Shanghai Acquisition of Converter Adhesives and Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (CAC) in Mumbai / India|