Garching bei Munchen, Germany
Garching bei Munchen, Germany

Henkel AG & Company, KGaA is a manufacturing company making various chemical products including detergents and adhesives, with brands and technologies for consumer and industrial businesses, headquartered in Düsseldorf.In 2011, Henkel reinforced its position in the emerging markets, where 42 percent of its sales are generated and 54 percent of its people employed. Wikipedia.


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The invention relates to a thickening concentrate for continuously producing a liquid cationic formulation of domestic cleaners or fabric softeners and to a method for continuously producing a liquid cationic formulation of domestic cleaners or fabric softeners, in which method a thickening concentrate according to the invention is used. The invention further relates to a formulation that can be obtained in accordance with the method according to the invention.


Patent
Henkel AG | Date: 2017-01-25

The present invention relates to a laundry article, a water-based composition for use in the preparation of the laundry article, and methods of preparing the water-based composition and laundry article. The laundry article comprises: (i) a water-insoluble substrate; and (ii) a dried water-soluble coating provided on the substrate, the dried water-soluble coating comprising: (a) from about 60% to about 95% by weight of at least one surfactant; (b) from about 0.5% to about 5% by weight of at least one enzyme; (c) from about 1 % to about 35% by weight of at least one binder; and (d) from about 0% to about 15% by weight of residual water; the percentages by weight being percentages by weight of the total dried water-soluble coating.


Patent
Henkel AG | Date: 2017-02-08

Plastic component (1) for releasing fragrance, comprising at least a first wall (2) with a first side (4) and a second side (5) characterized in that, a second wall (3) is formed at least partially in parallel with the first wall (2) wherein the first wall (2) is spaced apart from the second wall (3) by at least two partition walls.


Patent
HOMAG GmbH and Henkel AG | Date: 2017-04-19

The invention relates to a device (1) for preparing and applying adhesive, comprising a feed unit (2), a preparing unit (3), and an application unit (4), wherein the feed unit (2) is used to feed a basic component (16) of the adhesive and/or of at least one additive (17), wherein the preparing unit (3) effects continuous mixing of the basic component (16) of the adhesive with the one or more fed additives (17) to form the prepared adhesive and continuous conveying of the prepared adhesive, wherein the adhesive prepared in such a way is conveyed from the preparing unit (3) into the application unit (4) and can be applied to a workpiece by the application unit (4).


The problem addressed by the invention is that of improving the bleaching power of acylhydrazones in detergents and cleaning agents that contain peroxygen. This was achieved through the use of a protease.


Patent
Henkel AG | Date: 2017-02-08

The invention relates to proteases with enhanced water hardness tolerance and to protease-containing washing and cleaning agents.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: NMP-22-2015 | Award Amount: 9.11M | Year: 2016

The vision of 1D-NEON proposal is to develop fibre-based smart materials along with an integrated technology platform for the manufacturing in Europe of new products with multi-sectorial applications in consumer electronics, energy, healthcare and fitness, smart buildings, sensors and e-skin for soft robotics. The overall objective of 1D-NEON is to build a modular platform for manufacturing fibre-based industrial products in multiple market sectors. Nanomaterials will be assembled into five basic fibre components along with manufacturing processes for integration into smart products, to impact three pilot applications. Our design and manufacturing approach will address both technical performance and cost-effectiveness of these multi-sectorial applications, targeting sustainable development of new high-value, high performance devices and systems that could be integrated safely into everyday objects for an improved quality of life. With that perspective, 1D-NEON fully addresses the challenges of the H2020 work programme topic NMP 22 2015: Fibre-based materials for non-clothing applications.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: IA | Phase: PILOTS-01-2016 | Award Amount: 8.10M | Year: 2017

The project targets the incorporation of advanced functional materials to deliver customised conductive inks and flexible adhesives compatible with high volume manufacturing platforms. Specifically the development of these enabling materials will support high speed roll to roll integration of hybrid and large area electronics to address internet of things opportunities. The consortium will integrate materials development with end application requirements in terms of technical performance (thermal/electrical conductivity, processing conditions, materials integrity and adhesion) and unit cost of production to facilitate market adoption. The project will utilise and build on existing CPI pilot facilities (R2R print line) to demonstrate technology integration, manufacturability and produce components for end user evaluation to enable the direct comparison of production techniques. The project delivers a supply chain to support future commercialisation: incorporating materials suppliers of inks and adhesives, supporting RTO in Formulation and nano-particle production, established high fidelity print equipment manufacturers, electronic device manufacturers, established pilot line facilities and potential end users from the apparel, packaging and healthcare sector relating to the internet of things.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: ECSEL-IA | Phase: ECSEL-18-2015 | Award Amount: 82.27M | Year: 2016

The goal of EnSO is to develop and consolidate a unique European ecosystem in the field of autonomous micro energy sources (AMES) supporting Electronic European industry to develop innovative products, in particular in IoT markets. In summary, EnSO multi-KET objectives are: Objective 1: demonstrate the competitiveness of EnSO energy solutions of the targeted Smart Society, Smart Health, and Smart Energy key applications Objective 2: disseminate EnSO energy solutions to foster the take-up of emerging markets. Objective 3: develop high reliability assembly technologies of shapeable micro batteries, energy harvester and power management building blocks Objective 4: Develop and demonstrate high density, low profile, shapeable, long life time, rechargeable micro battery product family. Objective 5: develop customizable smart recharge and energy harvesting enabling technologies for Autonomous Micro Energy Source AMES. Objective 6: demonstrate EnSO Pilot Line capability and investigate and assess the upscale of AMES manufacturing for competitive very high volume production. EnSO will bring to market innovative energy solutions inducing definitive differentiation to the electronic smart systems. Generic building block technologies will be customizable. EnSO manufacturing challenges will develop high throughput processes. The ENSo ecosystem will involve all the value chain from key materials and tools to many demonstrators in different fields of application. EnSO work scope addresses the market replication, demonstration and technological introduction activities of ECSEL Innovation Action work program. EnSO relates to several of the Strategic Thrusts of ECSEL MASP. EnSO innovations in terms of advanced materials, advanced equipment and multi-physics co-design of heterogeneous smart systems will contribute to the Semiconductor Process, Equipment and Materials thrust. The AMES will be a key enabling technology of Smart Energy key applications.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: BBI-IA-DEMO | Phase: BBI.VC1.D1-2015 | Award Amount: 10.61M | Year: 2016

The GreenSolRes-Project demonstrates the levulinic acid value chain of lignocellulosic feedstocks to high-value products in a 3-step approach on TRL 6 to 7: First, the feedstock of GFBs existing demo plant in Caserta is shifted to lignocellulosic residues or wastes by implementation of a char separation unit and a boiler to cover the process energy demand. A new product separation unit enables more efficient and purer levulinic acid production, leading to a capacity of 10kta at the end of the project. In a 2nd step the versatile platform chemical levulinic acid is hydrogenated to 2-methyltetrathydrofuran (MTHF), gamma-valerolactone (GVL) and 1,4-pentanediol (PDO) in a highly efficient direct process developed by RWTH Aachen. These can be produced in the same reactor with a single catalyst by tuning the process conditions, the demo-plant is constructed by GFB. Third, the application of the products as solvents is validated in adhesives and the pharma sector as substitute of their more ecotoxic C4-analogues. Additionally, Henkel studies the development of respective new polymers with improved properties. The basic engineering of first commercial plants for these steps supports rapid upscaling and exploitation after the project. This will release these products from the niche markets they are confined to due to ineffective existing production routes. At about 1 EUR/kg levulinic acid and competative prices compared to their their C4-counterparts these chemicals and related products will boost the bio-based market as they have a high GHG avoidance of at least 70% and an additional value to society via better health&safety properties. The whole value chain from e.g. forestry residues to consumer products is assessed for environmental sustainability, risks and health&safety to support business case development and market implementation.

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