Loctite PUR adhesives to be manufactured in Australia

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Henkel, a global leader in the adhesives market, is planning to produce Loctite polyurethane (PUR) adhesives in Australia from the first half of 2023. The adhesives will be manufactured in Kilsyth, Victoria, to serve the engineered wood industry across Australia and New Zealand.

“Purbond adhesives are used globally and have long been the benchmark for innovation and reliability in the engineered wood industry. Producing Purbond locally is an exciting endeavor that opens many opportunities for us to help our customers in Australia and New Zealand to grow,” said Brad Simpson, Sales Manager and Business Unit Manager, Adhesives Technologies, Engineered Wood, Furniture and Building Components.

Henkel’s adhesive experts at its Innovation and Application Labs in Auckland and Sydney, help customers explore ways to expedite the time to market and optimize their own production processes for the development of engineered wood solutions. With the production of Purbond in Australia, adhesives production can be customized for specific performance requirements such as fire resistance and for use with modified timbers.

“By localizing the production of Purbond adhesives, our customers will benefit from reduced lead times from order to delivery, as well as greater supply chain security,” said Warren Grigsby, Business Development Specialist, New Zealand.

Image: Henkel’s formaldehyde-free polyurethane adhesives were the first ones to meet the high standards for load-bearing wood construction. This has made it possible for the International House in Sydney to become one of the first multi-story office buildings in Australia to be built with wood.

Source: Henkel

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