MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Henkel will discuss its new coating technology for Automotive combustion engine applications in a technical presentation at SAE World Congress and Exposition. The topic will be presented at 10:20 a.m. on April 26thin Room W2-63 at COBO Hall by Henkel technical expert, Shawn Dolan supported by a team of experts from FEV Inc. It highlights a study Henkel conducted in collaboration with FEV that shows that Henkel's Electro Ceramic coating technology reduces emission formation and has the potential to reduce fuel consumption inside the combustion chamber of internal combustion engines.
In addition to the findings of the study, the technical session will also touch upon the superior corrosion resistance properties exhibited in high temperature and harsh environments.
The flexible coating can be used on a variety of light metal substrates, and is the first of its type based on titanium oxides electrodeposited from electrically assisted hydrolysis of metal complexes.
"With the introduction of new CAFE standards in the Automotive industry, it is more important than ever to utilize materials that reduce fuel consumption," said Chuck Evans, senior vice president and general manager, NA automotive, Henkel. "Henkel's study with FEV which we will be presenting will show how these Electro Ceramic Coatings can help meet these standards."
For more information on Electro Ceramic Coatings please contact Mark Neuenschwander at 248.577.2263 or via email at [email protected].
Additionally, Henkel will be hosting an SAE webinar on May 31st at 11 a.m. on this technology. If you would like to register for the webinar, please contact Mark Neuenschwander with your request.
Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Founded in 1876, Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial businesses with well-known brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. Henkel employs more than 47,000 people and reported sales of $21.7 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.8 billion in fiscal 2011. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.