Henkel starts local production of Loctite polyurethane (PUR) adhesives in Australia

Latest: Henkel, the global leader in the adhesives market, expects to start producing Loctite polyurethane (PUR) adhesives in Australia from the first half of 2023. The adhesives will be produced in Kilsyth, Victoria, serving the engineered wood industry across Australia and New Zealand.

Purbond adhesives are used worldwide and have long been the benchmark for innovation and reliability in the wood-based panel industry. Produce Loctite locally
Purbond is an exciting endeavor that offers us many opportunities to help grow our clients in Australia and New Zealand. ”

Adhesives experts at Henkel’s innovation and application labs in Sydney and Auckland help customers explore ways to speed time-to-market and optimize their own production processes to develop engineered wood solutions. With Loctite
Manufactured in Australia by Purbond, the production of the adhesive can be tailored to specific performance requirements, such as fire resistance and use with modified wood.

Warren Grigsby, Henkel New Zealand business development specialist, said: “By bringing the Loctite
By localizing the production of Purbond adhesives, our customers will benefit from reduced order-to-delivery times, as well as greater supply chain security. This reflects our customer-centric commitment. ”

For Engineered TimberLoctite PurbondAdhesive

With increasing environmental awareness around construction and material use, engineered wood has become an increasingly popular design choice for heavy duty timber and high-tech structural engineering applications.

Purbond adhesives are approved for use in all major engineered wood construction markets, enabling the manufacture of glued wood components free of harmful industrial solvents and formaldehyde. In addition, it can be specifically designed and controlled to enable engineered wood to be used in new and unprecedented ways.