MEXICO – The German company Henkel inaugurated an adhesives plant in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, with an investment of US$34.8 million.
With a size of nearly 30,000 square-meter, the new facility has been designed to primarily manufacture pressure-sensitive and non-pressure-sensitive hot melts under the leading Technomelt brand.
The products range from Henkel’s high-performance SUPRA product portfolio, designed for efficient bonding of substrates under extreme conditions, to Henkel’s COOL portfolio, with a lower melting point compared to traditional hot melt adhesives (between 100°C and 120°C).
The factory produces hotmelt adhesives used, for example, for toilet paper tubes, diapers, the automotive industry, cereal boxes, sanitary napkins and cigars.
In addition, they are also used in the consumer goods and packaging industries for food, beverages, and personal care products; and include case and carton sealing, bottle labeling, heat-seal self-adhesive labels, and bookbinding among other applications.
The plant will also manufacture hot melt adhesives under the Easyflow brand. This patented Henkel technology is designed to improve production line efficiency and minimize material handling providing a better value proposition to customers, including enhanced safety, performance, yield, and energy savings.
“Henkel remains committed to Mexico and the great growth opportunities our country can provide for the Adhesive Technologies business,” said Valentín López, President of Henkel in Mexico and Costa Rica.
“We are extremely grateful to our employees and vendors, and for the trust, our customers continue to place in our quality, technology and experience, nationally and internationally, as our plant supports customers in the Americas, such as Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Canada and the United States.”
Commenting on the project, Mr. Iván Rivas, the Secretary of Economic Development of the State of Nuevo León said: “It is a pleasure for me to accompany Henkel in this inauguration and to see the great impact this new plant is generating in our community through its technologies and innovations.”
“Our government will continue to promote actions like these for the benefit of the people of Nuevo Leon,” he concluded.
According to Henkel´s sustainability strategy, the new plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies enabling carbon emission efficient processes and reducing the impact of the site on the environment; it also features outdoor solar lamps and indoor LED technology lighting.
The plant also has ISO 9001, 45001 and 14001 certifications, and operates an advanced process control system, an automated raw material addition system and other features to create a safe work environment.
The new facility joins the US$40 million distribution center in the State of Mexico in Henkel’s portfolio that was inaugurated in 2021.
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