Henkel to open Technical Center of Excellence in Bridgewater

Henkel Adhesive Technologies announced Tuesday it has opened a new Technical Center of Excellence for flexible packaging adhesives and coating applications in Bridgewater.

The center will include labs for evaluation, design and testing, equipment, and customer training facilities. It is slated for completion in late 2019.

“Our Technical Center of Excellence, with its expanded capabilities, will allow our team of technical service and product development experts to optimize our packaging technologies,” Alejandro Schoenhoff, vice president, Henkel Adhesive Technologies, said.

“Being able to demonstrate the latest adhesive and coating applications in-house gives our customers an opportunity to see the benefits of a new solution before full-scale implementation. At the same time, our upgraded facilities will support improved customer engagement with training courses designed for those involved in the creation of flexible packaging materials, combining theoretical knowledge on the adhesive lamination process with hands-on practical training.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.