Henkel Adhesives Satisfy Stringent Criteria for Use with Cree® LEDs

Loctite® Adhesives Meet Challenging Chemical Compatibility Testing Protocol

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LEDs utilizing Henkel compatible products (up). LEDs without Henkel compatible products (down).





March 22, 2013

Rocky Hill, Conn. -- March 22, 2013. Henkel Corporation has become the first adhesives manufacturer to demonstrate the ability of its products to meet stringent chemical testing protocol developed by Cree, Inc., for use with their high performance LED lighting components. Henkel collaborated with Cree to identify, test, and validate a wide range of Loctite® adhesives to determine their performance in direct and indirect LED assembly applications.

Cree reviewed and verified the results of the tests conducted by Henkel. The manufacturer of high performance LED lighting products has confirmed that numerous Loctite® adhesives, sealants, potting materials and threadlockers satisfy the stringent chemical compatibility testing protocol identified in the Cree® LED Solution Provider Program for use with their LED lighting components.

"Adhesives and sealants are important to the production of an LED lighting fixture," explains David Cox, Director of Alliance Development at Cree. "Incompatible materials such as adhesives can cause the encapsulant to turn brown and block light emitted from the LED. We are excited by Henkel's development of Loctite® products that meet our requirements and help to maintain the color point of our LEDs. Such adhesives help customers to ensure the consistent quality and long-term reliability of our LED lighting components."

Henkel adhesive technologies help to ensure a long life for LED lighting devices, even in applications exposed to harsh conditions, such as extreme temperatures, dust, dirt, vibration and underwater submersion. Henkel LED adhesive products are engineered for use in LED lighting devices found in roadway/parking lot, industrial/commercial, consumer/residential and architectural applications.

Information on Henkel products for LEDs can be found at www.henkelna.com/LED. Visitors to the site can access information on Henkel LED application solutions and download a copy of the Loctite® LED Design Guide (LT-6558), a new 16-page brochure focusing on products for LED lighting device design and assembly.

Henkel operates worldwide with leading brands and technologies in three business areas:
Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care 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 47,000 people and reported sales of $21.13 billion and adjusted operating profit of $2.98 billion in fiscal 2012. Henkel's preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX.

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