MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich.,April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HenkelCorporationreceivedthe2011AutomotiveNewsPACEAwardfor itsTerophon® HDF(highdamping foam). This is the third year in a rowHenkel's automotive technologies have been recognizedwith the prestigious PACE Award,which is awarded to automotivesuppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.
Henkel's Terophon® HDF was recognized in the Product category. This cutting-edge technology replaces the need for manually applied acoustic damping treatments and anti-flutter mastics. The new Terophon® HDF product combines the function of these two products to provide superior acoustical vibration performance and significant weight savings in radiating structures such as door skins, roof panels and deck lids.
Terophon® HDF is a unique product that comes in a dry, pelletized form with 100 percent of the product being used therefore eliminating waste and scrap. Compared to traditional damping treatments, additional benefits include, wash-out resistance, reduced shipping costs and increased process efficiency.
"Henkel is committed to developing solutions that streamline processes and contribute to vehicle lightweighting, such as Terophon® HDF," said Chuck Evans, corporate vice president, Automotive, Henkel Corporation. "We're extremely honored to have this product recognized by AutomotiveNews,Ernst & Young LLP and Transportation Research Center, Inc. for this achievement."
Henkel was awarded the 2009 PACE Award for Bonderite® TecTalis®, the automotive industry's first phosphate-free pretreatment, and in 2010 received both the innovation and environmental award for its Aquence® autodeposition coating.
The Automotive News PACE Award is viewed around the world as the industry symbol of innovation and winning this honor elevates Henkel's stature in the marketplace. The 16th annual PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence) Award was presented by Automotive News, Ernst & Young LLP and Transportation Research Center Inc. (TRC Inc.). The competition was open to suppliers who contribute products, processes, materials or services directly to the manufacture of cars or trucks. The Automotive News PACE Award is accepted around the world as the industry symbol of innovation.
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 about 48,000 people and reported sales of $20.07 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.27 billion in fiscal 2010. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX and the company ranks among the Fortune Global 500.