We usually hear recycling during the manufacturing stage of a part. Henkel, a company that operates across three business units (Adhesive Technologies, Beauty Care, and Laundry & Home Care) is bringing a unique contribution to the AM industry. The company launched last year its 3D Printing Programme that does not only include the commercialization of a 3D printer, but also the commercialization of adhesive products required during the postprocessing stage.
This 3D Printing programme now includes a Recycling Programme that offers additive manufacturing customers recycling options across its Loctite® brands. The company shows its willingness to integrate a recycling option across different applications such as post-processing bonding, coating and cleaning solutions.
To reflect its commitment to sustainability, Henkel collaborates with TerraCycle. Henkel’s customers with 3D printing operations are provided with a recycling box where used containers of UV curable 3D resins and cyanoacrylate-base adhesives are placed and later recycled by TerraCycle.
Customers in over 800 industry segments have already benefited from the company’s solutions, along with its wide range of Loctite adhesives and resins. Not to mention the diverse portfolio of 3D printing materials the company is able to supply.
“Our goal is to be the customers’ champion for all industrial additive manufacturing solutions, and through our partnership with TerraCycle, we also make sustainability simpler for our customers,” said Philipp Loosen, Global Head of 3D Printing, Henkel Adhesives Technologies. “As a company with a strong commitment to sustainability and innovation, we are pleased to offer an environmental solution to customers who share our corporate values and use our adhesive products to spur innovation and transform the future of industrial manufacturing.”
“Through the Adhesive Recycling Program, Henkel is offering its customers with 3D printing operations a unique opportunity to divert this hard-to-recycle industrial waste from landfills,” said Tom Szaky founder and CEO of TerraCycle. “We look forward to growing this revolutionary program, and continuing to provide consumers with a powerful, sustainable option to reduce their environmental impact.”
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