As of January 1, 2020, all Sonderhoff Group of companies have been merged into the Adhesive Technologies business unit of Henkel AG. The former Sonderhoff sites in Germany, Austria, Italy, and the United States are now also operating under the Henkel name — only the Sonderhoff site in China will continue to operate under its previous name.
The Sonderhoff portfolio will continue as the SONDERHOFF brand of Henkel Adhesive Technologies, a global supplier of adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings. With this brand, Henkel offers its customers a technology platform for customized sealing, adhesive bonding, and potting solutions using Formed-In-Place (FIP) technology.
Henkel also provides users with materials, machines, and contract manufacturing from a single source. The advantages of customer-specific application solutions are based in the close, coordinated interaction of mechanical engineering, material formulation, and process know-how. The product range consists of foam sealing, adhesive and potting systems based on polyurethane, silicone or PVC, as well as mixing and dosing systems for automated material application to industrial components.
Additionally, Henkel offers OEMs and suppliers individual automation concepts and application technology advice.
“The innovative system solutions of the SONDERHOFF brand with their high level of technical expertise and customer-specific offers and services complement our existing portfolio excellently,” said Michael Todd, global head of Innovation and New Business at Henkel Adhesive Technologies. “They also serve an attractive market with diverse growth prospects.”
With the Sonderhoff portfolio Henkel offers a MAKE or BUY option. The customer can purchase FIP technology from a single source for his own production (MAKE option) and receives the machines and material systems optimally adapted to the manufacturing process.
Or, with the BUY option, Henkel can fully take over the sealing, bonding, and potting of the components for the customer. The material is applied on the parts with Sonderhoff mixing and dosing systems at the contract manufacturing locations in Germany, Austria, Italy, China, and the U.S. The spectrum ranges from the sampling of prototypes and small series to the assumption of series production on a production scale.
Henkel draws on its comprehensive portfolio of solutions and its broad application knowledge from more than 800 industrial segments for the tailor-made foam sealing, adhesive bonding, and potting solutions of its customers. As a product lifecycle partner to customers, Henkel’s experts for Sonderhoff FIP technology carefully analyze customer needs and their product requirements of tomorrow.